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Sushi Tutorial Adventures of a cocktail enthusiast » Oh Gosh! Cocktails, Mixed Drinks, Bartending and Mixology on New Year’s Rituals – Tecolameco « The Cookie Shop On New Year’s Eve, we Brazilians have tons of “mandingas”, or little good luck rituals you have to do at midnight SHARP. If you are at the beach, you should jump over seven ocean waves. If you are indoors, you should eat 12 grapes, and make a wish for each of them, or eat seven pomegranate berries, and keep the seeds in your wallet for the year. Then, you must eat a fullspoon of lentil, for money, and you can NEVER eat animals like chicken, or turkey, cause they scratch the soil backwards (bad luck) – fish is much better, because, you know, they swim straight ahead always. And you MUST wear brand new underwear, and choose the color accordingly – white for peace, red for love, yellow for money, and the other colors have meanings too, but I can’t recall of them all – my bad. In that spirit, I decided to make a very rich and delicious dessert for our New Year’s Eve dinner, because I really wanna have a rich and delicious 2010. From Portugal, my friendly regards, Laura.” Ingredients: Like this:

The Cocktail Chronicles Drink Recipes, Drinking Games and More at Bar None Drinks Refrigerator Soup is a delicious photo collection of recipes, cooking, baking, photo contests and culinary giveaways! The best recipes by the best food bloggers on the planet! - Part 3 Home faq submit Headline» November 8, 2010 – 3:57 am | No Comment Luxurious, light, sexy Amaretti Brownies with Amaretto Read the full story » appetizers breakfast healthy vegetarian winter {*style:<b><b> </b></b>*} {*style:<b><b> <b>Pink Ginger Cordial <b></b></b> <b><b> </b></b></b></b>*} {*style:<b><b><b><b> <b>Calabacitas con Elote (Zucchini with Corn) <b></b></b> <b><b> </b></b></b></b></b></b>*} {*style:<b><b><b><b><b><b> <b>Lavender-Mint Chip Ice Cream <b></b></b> <b><b> </b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b>*} {*style:<b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b> <b>Prosciutto, Goat Cheese & Cherry Jam Rolls <b></b></b> <b><b> </b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b>*} {*style:<b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b> <b>Italian Blackberry Tart <b></b></b> <b><b> </b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b>*} {*style:<b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b> <b>Grilled Mint Julep Peaches with Bourbon Sauce <b></b></b> <b><b> </b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b>*}

Bourbon Dork Dalloyau Opera cake Dalloyau Opera cake, original watercolor, 9" x 12" It's "Chocolate Friday" and we shall discuss the classic Opera Cake or gateau.. Dalloyau has happily taken on the mantle of ownership of the multi-layered CHOCOLATE Opera Gateau. I just happened to by passing the Bastille Dalloyau. They do have lovely tea salons at each of their shops, so why not? Firstly you must see the Opera Garnier, namesake of the famous Opera Cake. And it just so happens that Dalloyau was celebrating the 100th anniversary of this cake and making a great to-do over it... Et Voila! They've also got a pink or raspberry version called,"OPERA ROCK" For those of us with smaller appetites, an entrement or side dish in 3 versions. A look inside... A closeup of THE OPERA CAKE! I aim to please you all but I have to please myself too and this beehive of caramel was calling out to me - the Torbillon Caramel. So I indulged and ordered the two of them. And an entrement of my own -

Cocktails, spirits, recipes, bars, and all things drinks Operation Street Food – Day 1 (Food Safety) Preparing my lunch My first day of street food went surprisingly well. I focused on grilled meat products because….well…it was easy to order. Here is how the day broke down:Breakfast – 3 pieces of chicken satay. 15 baht (US$0.45)Lunch – 3 grilled chicken wings and chopped grilled pork. 40 baht ($1.21)Dinner – Chicken with rice, soup and a mango/sticky rice desert and a sprite. 140 bhat ($4.24) The first thing that should jump out at you is that street food is REALLY cheap. My dinner The second thing that should jump out at you is that I mostly ate meat. I’m not a foodie and really don’t know too much about Thai food. Dessert: Mango with sticky rice I also thought I’d address the issue of food safety today because it is usually the first thing people raise when the subject of street food comes up. Street food is about as dangerous as a backyard BBQ. The preparation, sanitary conditions are about the same as you would find cooking on a grill or tailgating.

Martinis - it's all about technique | Full Page I can't tell you how to make the perfect martini. No one can. For the martini is the Rorschach test of cocktails. It is a window into the imbiber's psyche. Shaken or stirred? Yet it's worth tracing a path toward martini perfection at this festive time of year. Let's briefly define terms. The gin martini is about the courtship between two complex ingredients. The bar top was crowded with gin and vermouth, a thermometer, a stopwatch, a cooler of chilled glasses and an afternoon to kill. "This is the revenge of the martini nerds," Bezuidenhout said. The variables to be found in a simple martini soon become unwieldy. But here's where perfection fails. Degree of modesty The goal was to create a cocktail with a degree of modesty - one that remains cold and refreshing to the end. "A martini like this should be like a liquid truffle. At its core, the martini is about ratios. A supersize shot of chilled gin, however, does not a martini make. A martini contains one other essential ingredient.