Almond Joy

Frangipane is a luscious foil for the last, best gasp of the summer harvest, quick enough for a steamy August day and decadent (and impressive) enough to transition through the bittersweet (at least for me) season of fall.

Starting with the Gourmet recipe for an apricot fangipa

Coming Up Short (Cakes)

My recent adventure with allspice-heavy pickled red onions has given me a new taste for the spicy berry. It is a natural with ginger and peaches, and a little unexpected in a summer dessert.

Makes Scents

Brunch conversation with a group of perfumers and food bloggers inevitably turns to the crucial interplay between smell and taste in recipe development, whether it’s for a perfume blending, mixology, or good, old-fashioned baking. Offerings this time around included slices of Orange-Rosemary Olive Oil Cake, topped with a glaze that included a few drops of  neroli. An…

Three Cubed: B&O Fresh Fruit Shortcake

The Book: Dining on the B&O: Recipes and Sidelights from a Bygone Age (2009, though the collection gathers recipes from instructions published decades earlier) And now for a bite of dessert. Kate conceptualized this Three Cubed cooking project as a way to expand our horizons and blow our minds, and so far it seems to…

Pineapple Express

The Bahamian pineapple tart is tasty and tropical and very humble. I remember thinking it could be much more.