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Atelier Food. Food reviews, recipes, restaurants a blog about all things asian or gooky » Breakfast. Food reviews, recipes, restaurants a blog about all things asian or gooky » Lemon Polenta Cake. Pushing Buttons and Pan de Higo (Spanish Fig Loaf) This Spanish fig treat, known as pan de higo, pushes a lot of my buttons–the good buttons, not the ones our moms or bosses push that send us into immediate bouts of self loathing.

Pushing Buttons and Pan de Higo (Spanish Fig Loaf)

For me, pan de higo is all about rainbows and unicorns. First it smacks my nostalgia button. With one bite I’m instantly transported to a cozy tapas joint nestled in the cobbled streets of Old Madrid. Then, as it softens in my mouth, my I Love Anything Figgy button lights up. The sweetness of the rich figs drapes across my tongue, while the spices cause it to gently quiver. Pâte à Choux with Vanilla Bean Cream Fillling. I learned how to make Pâte à Choux four years ago in the cooking school, I remember how great they turned out in the academy, they were soft, full of cream and covered with the most delicate confectioners sugar.

Pâte à Choux with Vanilla Bean Cream Fillling

I knew I must replicate them at home, so I organized a dinner (first mistake) with my mom and my boyfriend at the time (second mistake, you never try something out for the first time when you want to impress somebody) and I waited to the very last minute to start making them (needless to say this one was the third mistake) I mixed the batter and from the very start I knew something was wrong, but I continued cooking, so when they came out of the oven they were the result of a series of unfortunate events.

They were hard, part burned part uncooked, with lumps, and completely flat, everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong. They are the perfect treat to eat while sipping a cup of hot comforting tea. Mustard Marinated Wild Alaskan Salmon and Avocado Salad with Watercress. WINE: 2011 Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner ‘Kamptaler Terrassen’ Marinated Wild Alaskan Salmon and Avocado Salad with Watercress.

Mustard Marinated Wild Alaskan Salmon and Avocado Salad with Watercress

That name’s quite a mouthful and I should know because I ate way more than a mouthful. From the first luscious bite of California Avocado, all the way through to the last nip of heat from whole mustard seeds. I have to admit I impressed myself with this recipe. Decadent Cocoa Terrine (Gluten-free!) This cocoa terrine is the epitome of all cocoa desserts.

Decadent Cocoa Terrine (Gluten-free!)

It is intense, it is dark, it highlights the brilliant bitterness of pure chocolate and just like Donald Trump, it is rich! You'll be surprised to know that there's no chocolate in this recipe! Lemon Pudding Cake. Cake is synonymous with joy, laughter, and togetherness.

Lemon Pudding Cake

While warm cookies may accompany an afternoon snack or ice cream may be a treat for a weekend celebration, cake is for the moments we want to remember, the milestones we want to imprint on our minds and hearts. A frosted cake rests on a kitchen table, dotted with glowing candles and melted wax, as everyone gathers to sing a spirited, off-key version of Happy Birthday to the guest of honor. Towering cakes are sliced by a bride and groom as they feed each other their first mouthfuls as husband and wife. Cake celebrates life, marking the passing of another year. How to Make Bread (The Easy Way) There is really no comfort food like fresh baked bread warm out of the oven.

How to Make Bread (The Easy Way)

Something about tearing off a piece of steaming hot ciabatta or sourdough, with its spongy texture from all the holes and bubbles on the inside, makes for an experience that can’t even be compared with eating store-bought sliced bread. For me, the best way to enjoy homemade bread is simply dipped in a good olive oil (and maybe a few seasonings like crushed red pepper flakes, dried oregano, and black pepper). And sometimes I add some grated parmesan cheese too :) I really could eat this all day! As much as I have always loved cooking and baking, for quite a while bread-making seemed to me like a special secret complicated process that required starters and “bread flour” and various stages of rising and proofing and measuring temperatures or even using a bread machine. Although those fancy things can be fun once you get the hang of baking bread, they aren’t necessary to make a good “artisan” loaf!

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower. For a long time I was convinced I didn’t really like cauliflower.

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

I thought it was just a boring, plain vegetable with a slightly musty smell. How to make a perfect burger. And how not to make a burger. To make the best burger, Delia Smith says it has to be 20% fat.

How to make a perfect burger. And how not to make a burger.

John Torode says 40% fat. Heston Blumenthal’s epic burger recipe has a formula of 2:1:1 of chuck, short rib and brisket. Donna Hay put this in her burger recipe: mince, garlic, tomato paste, sauce, parsley, salt and pepper. Jamie Oliver’s burger recipe suggests adding 12 cream crackers, parsley and an egg to minced beef. No one suggests a dash of horse meat. Pita bread. Pitabrot. خبز البيتا. This is nearly my first successful bread recipe!

Pita bread. Pitabrot. خبز البيتا

I took it from a dear friend "Naglaa" who loves baking & who is "for me" a bread expert :) This is an adictive no fail recipe , I did it 4 times in one week & we eat it hot as soon as it gets out of the oven without even filing it! Roasted Chicken with Clementines. Food, recipes and random photography: orange and rum olive oil cake {recipe} The Magical Layers in Grapefruit Sabayon Cake. Ooey gooey brownies. I feel happy today because I can finally invite all of you, my lovely readers, to my OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH at one of the most breathtaking bookstores I have ever seen, KINOKUNIYA!

ooey gooey brownies

It's the largest bookstore not just in Singapore, but south east Asia too and is the kind of place I'd like to get unwittingly locked in, when everyone else has left for the night!! What bliss, to be let loose in book nirvana, just me and all those shrink wrapped new titles, waiting to be disrobed and read! Carrot, Ginger and Orange Soup with Star Anise « Cook Eat Live Vegetarian. I am a bit of a soup freak at the moment. They are quick, easy, cheap and good for you. Lunch doesn’t have to mean a sandwich especially if you are a bit of a delicate flower like The Washer Up. Bread is not his friend, it gives him all sorts of grief that I won’t go into here but his system can’t cope with it anymore so his lunches for work have been a bit challenging recently. Pesto-Spinach Muffins. La lista de los alimentos afrodisíacos que despiertan el erotismo. La famosa dieta de las infusiones no te matará de hambre.

La Dieta de las Fusiones es especial para quienes tienen la sana costumbre de tomar líquidos. Su secreto, es ocupar los principios activos de frutas, verduras y hierbas naturales para hacer infusiones caliente o frías, que tienen el gran objetivo de ayudar a perder peso y grasa localizada. La nutrióloga Vivian Muñoz (dravivim@hotmail.com) cuenta que son preparaciones que inhiben el apetito antes de las comidas y otras, que queman grasas después de los alimentos.

“Son aguas de cítricos y cocciones de vegetales ricos en alcaloides e infusiones ricas en cafeína y xantinas, que producen un acción diurética en el organismo”, dice. Son “remedios alternativos” que no tienen efectos adversos y se toman diluidos en casi 3 litros de líquidos, durante el día. Aunque para obtener los resultados exitosos es necesario seguir una dieta que contenga entre 1.100 a 1.300 calorías por día. Los líquidos más conocidos que utiliza la dieta son el maté y el té verde. Comenta y navega en emol con tus amigos. Oh-So-Easy Broccoli Cheddar Pot Pies Recipe. Cocorico! C’était le 14 juillet! Saturday was the 14th of July, France’s national day, or Bastille day as it seems to be called in English. In French, we just call it le 14 juillet, and it is, obviously, a day of national celebration. This post was actually planned for Saturday, but my photo editing program decided to go on strike, presumably in honour of France, so that obviously didn’t happen.

But today’s recipe is worth the three-day delay (and pre-recipe rambling), I promise. Whenever we spent le 14 juillet in France, my main memories are of food, followed by fireworks. Homemade Pasta: Read All About Homemade Pasta. Go ahead... We give you five seconds to name a food that is usually ready in less than 10 minutes: ready? If you thought pasta, you may be among the Americans who consume about a quarter of the world's pasta production. » Maple Sweet Potato Ravioli w/ Toasted Marshmallows & Pecans Diva Eats World. I had a few friends over for dinner the other night and I wanted to prepare dishes that say “Autumn.” Maple mashed sweet potatoes came to mind. I guess they remind me of fall, because of Thanksgiving. Growing up, my mother would always make maple sweet potatoes as part of our holiday meal. To do something a little different, I decided to make ravioli using the potatoes as the filling.

Making homemade pasta isn’t that difficult, but it could be time consuming; especially if you’re not use to doing so. Pooch Love! We love our dog and our dog loves... peanut butter!!! Homemade Mushroom Soup. Creamy mushroom soup made at home – this is so much tastier, so much healthier than canned stuff. 5 Minute Microwave Berry Cobbler. You might hate me for this. Because, to be honest, I sort of hate myself for this.

EAT. EAT: a trip around the world in one minute. Sesame and Balsamic Glazed Asparagus Cranberry Tart for Tongue Ticklers. Peach lavender custard... at Gopher Springs Farm. There is something both fascinating and somewhat irritating about seeing things come full circle. A Mobile Restaurant That Chases Down Farm-Fresh Ingredients. Whether it’s an Olive Garden down the street or a three-star Michelin restaurant halfway across the globe, the definition of a restaurant is a fairly predictable one: You go to some brick and mortar building to be served prepared food--either crafted from exotic ingredients acquired halfway across the globe, or trucked from a “local” farm 30 miles away.

Book Your Trip. Beetroot Cake. Zucchini Blossom Tempura « Caramel Cheesecake Flan. La Repostería de Miguel: Tartaletas de Chocolate y Crema de Café. Panna cotta two ways for two special occasions « My Custard Pie. Matías Palomo: Todo sobre el desconocido hinojo en la cocina. Polenta and Veggie Lasagna « Vegetarian 'Ventures. Creamy zucchini lasagna. Beef, Tomato and Eggplant Bake. Six-Cheese Vegetable Lasagna in a Basil-Cream Sauce. Roasted tomato & scallion tart with a whole wheat cheese crust. Loaded Potato Skins. Heirloom Tomato Caprese Bites. Summertime! …and the Living’s Easy… Secretlifeofachefswife.com. Fig, Goat’s Cheese and Caramelised Red Onion Quiche with Easy Olive Oil Pastry « Cook Eat Live Vegetarian. Glass Potato Chips. Apparecchiare la città.

Crustless Quiche in a Cup. Asian Coleslaw. Mango Creamsicles / Easy mango kulfi. Rosemary Facts And Figures: History, Recipes And Oddities About Rosemary. Feasting at home: Easter Eggs and Stuffed Bunny. Rumblings, Frogs & Scones « Chez Chloe. Yogurt-hummus potato salad. Summer Rolls (Vegan) Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto.

Mango Chutney with a Hint of Kick « FrugalFeeding. Strawberry & Tomato Bruschetta with Goat Cheese. “Stove Top” Baked Beans. Nic cooks » Paella Croquettes and Spanish Braised Beef Cheeks. Apricot, Cardamom & Orange Blossom Tart. Yogurt Brûlée (and the secret to a sugar crust without a blowtorch or oven grill) {Moosewood Monday} Broiled Polenta with Mushrooms and Cheese and a Blog Hop. Cooking at the Kasbah: Red bell pepper and garlic confit. Spirit and Skill #1 Miki Hardware. Second best: Instant chocolate mousse (and there are marshmallows involved..)

View All Photos < Cooking Tips and Cooking Questions Answered. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. SAUERKRAUT, POTATO & CHEDDAR PASTIES - PASTIES A LA CHOUCROUTE, POMME DE TERRE ET AU CHEDDAR ♥ A GUEST POST FOR SIMONE AT "JUNGLEFROG" Craft Restaurants. Nutrition Education Workshop for Children in Dubai. Tasteologie. Extra Credit - GiustoGusto - One Dude's Food Craze.

Red beets with avocado, grapefruit & pistachios. Easy Carrot Soup. Tuscan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (healthy too!) Maple & balsamic roasted brussels sprouts. Spicy Pumpkin Soup. Sprouted Quinoa Salad - superfood supper, made raw. Ricotta & fig jam bruschetta.