Bialys | Sponge Method

Oh, to have a freshly baked Bialy warm from the oven is one of life’s greatest joys. A mitzvah for your senses as you bite into this savory puffy disk that is delightfully crisp, soft, and chewy and gives way to the savory flavor of deeply caramelized onion and poppyseed filling that sits atop a thin crispy […]

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Bavarian Pretzels

The deep dark brown burnished crispy crunchy exterior contrasted with the soft and chewy interior that is full of salty pretzel goodness. Nothing can beat a still warm Bavarian Pretzel slathered with butter served with an ice cold beer to celebrate the start of the 184th Munich Oktoberfest (09/16/17 – 10/03/17) Traditional German Soft Pretzels […]

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Smoked Brisket – Central Texas Style

Smoked Brisket – Tender, succulent, and juicy, seasoned only with salt and black pepper and the scent of sweet smoke from hardwood. The first slice reveals the smoke ring, a mark that the brisket has been slowly cooked for 10 to 12 hours with care. Central Texas Style Smoked Brisket is one of the purest forms […]

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Focaccia al Rosmarino

©©©This scrumptious and savory flatbread with a porous and tender crumb is infused and slathered with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and topped with Fresh Rosemary, Coarse Sea Salt, and the best imported Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese you can find. Focaccia al Rosmarino is delicious alone as a snack or appetizer with a glass of wine or served as an […]

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Handmade Egg Pasta – Shaped 9 Ways

How can something so simple be so delicious, but yet few ventures to make their own fresh handmade egg pasta.  Learning to make fresh egg pasta might seem daunting at first, but if you follow the time-tested steps and with a little practice you’ll be making your own fresh pasta too. The alchemy and lore […]

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Garam Masala – India’s Aromatic Spice Blend

Garam Masala is an intoxicating, complex and aromatic spice blend that is essential when cooking Indian cuisine. The addition of the Garam Masala to Indian dishes enhances and balances the flavors of the recipe bring out the fragrant floral notes and hints of the warming spices. Garam means “to warm or heat the body” Masala means “spice.” […]

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Italian Peasant Bread

The sweet aroma of whole wheat and corn perfumes the air as the knife breaks through the crisp and crackling crust. The first slice reveals a crumb that is light and airy with a open textured with a few large fermentation bubbles through out the loaf. You can taste subtile sweetness in the bread which is developed in […]

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Buttermilk Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Fork tender Top Sirloin Steak enveloped in a crispy, crunchy, well seasoned breading, hot from the fryer, and covered with a rich and decadent Cream Gravy. Buttermilk Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy is what is on the menu for dinner this weekend. The origins of Chicken Fried Steak also known as “Country Fried Steak,” can be traced back to […]

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Fried Fruit Hand Pies

Fried Fruit Hand Pies – Bursting with fresh fruit filling, encased in a tender and flaky crust that has been fried until golden brown and then finished with a light powder sugar glaze. Eating a warm hand pie is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  What fruit should I used? You can use any fruit that is […]

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Bagels “Old School” – Hand Shaped, Boiled, and Hearth Baked

With its shiny burnished deep brown crust the bagels shiny exterior is the tell-tale sign that they were boiled not steamed before baking. The crumb has just a hint of sweetness from Barley Malt Syrup and the perfect amount of salt to produce a savory finish when eaten. Crisp, dense, chewy, and full of flavor these Bagels “Old School” will make you shout […]

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