Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

July 10th, 2008  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


Recently, I have been reading Dianne Jacob's "Will Write for Food". No, wait. Not reading it - I am studying the book. As in taking notes, underlining important sentences and making a list of buzz words to avoid, etc. One of the chapters in the book talks about getting the passion across, which is to me one of the core elements of good food writing. Jacob quotes ...

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Semolina Halva with Turkish Ice Cream

Semolina Halva with Turkish Ice Cream

July 06th, 2008  | Category: Dessert, Ice Cream & Sorbet, Turkish Cuisine


The scoop of ice cream above, clotted cream Maras (MA-rush) ice cream to be specific, was nestled on top of a bowl of warm semolina halva with a spoon stabbed in the center for the whole duration of the photo shoot (you'll see in the photo below). And the spoon stayed still for at least 20 minutes. All this was possible due to the core ingredient of ...

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Gianduja Gelato – A ticket to Hazelnut Heaven

Gianduja Gelato – A ticket to Hazelnut Heaven

July 13th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet, Turkish Cuisine


I couldn't help but eat half of this gelato before it even had a chance to freeze and went to heaven. The hazelnut heaven. What makes you choose a recipe to try the first time you open a cookbook? An enticing photo? A favorite ingredient used in the recipe? Raves you read on food blogs? All of the above? For me, it is sometimes the technique that is used. ...

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Another Sunday at the Mansion

Another Sunday at the Mansion

July 09th, 2007  | Category: Friends, Ice Cream & Sorbet


Yes, we never get bored of The Mansion. But you know that already. How can you with a sweet creature like this? The highlight of the day was the peach ice cream from David's new book The Perfect Scoop. I bought the book almost a month ago and finally got around to trying recipes after weeks of salivating. Numerous blogs have praised it and I am not going ...

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Hay Hay It’s Donna Eats Sorbet Day!

Hay Hay It’s Donna Eats Sorbet Day!

July 04th, 2007  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


Laura of Eat Drink Live is hosting this month's HHDD and she picked the best summer theme possible: Sorbet! I rarely drink alcohol. And when I do, I drink Campari and Campari only. If I feel thirsty, I drink it mixed with mineral water (which also help release the flavors). If I feel festive, I prefer it with orange juice. And if it is a rather chilly day, ...

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