Archive for April 28th, 2010

QUEST: Science of Taste & City Egg, Country Egg

QUEST: Science of Taste & City Egg, Country Egg

| April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Did you know that about 95 percent of what we think is taste is actually smell? Or that the way we perceive flavor comes from a complex relationship between our senses, emotions and memories? As scientists decode how our taste and olfactory receptors work, top California chefs are taking that knowledge and creating alchemy in the kitchen.
Plus a Web Extra: City Egg, Country Egg

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Slow Roasted Strawberry Milkshake with Crushed Malt Balls

Slow Roasted Strawberry Milkshake with Crushed Malt Balls

| April 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

Like clockwork, as local strawberries start to trickle in, so do the slew of seasonal recipes that appear in print and in tons of blogs. Timeless dishes such as trifle, shortcakes, pie, creams and custards consume the majority of the recipes indexes. Yes, of course, they all have merit and nothing beats a perfectly ripe strawberry, but what drives my imagination as a cook is coming up with something new and innovative. This concoction came to my mind while recently looking over an image for a strawberry milkshake.

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