For the love of Amba: How I came to eat swarma with a cabbie in Tel Aviv

“Now you are not a customer, you are a friend. I can smoke,” Ofer, my uber driver turned friend said to me as he leant over to swipe his phone, turning off the metre. As he quickly flicked open the box that was in his shirt pocket, he turned to me, in as much as one can turn in a car seat, “Want a cigarette?“ I was back in Israel again a lot sooner than I had expected. In fact, I only left two-weeks prior thinking I’d be back in July. Instead I was back after one of my guides to Hebron messag...
Tags: Travel, Food, Germany, Israel, Tel Aviv, Prague, Gaza, Middle East, Miami, Destinations, Turkish Airlines, Hebron, Ofer, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, Shuk HaTikva, Ben Gurrion International Airport

Sourdough not rising, advice?

Sourdough not rising, advice? Submitted by LizaLeigh on March 19, 2019 - 6:28am. Hey there!So I'm new to pure sourdough breads. I've been baking breads with commercial yeast for years but recently was given Flour Water Salt Yeast and wanted to try one of the pure levain breads. I spent two weeks making and feeding a sourdough mother, and then took a stab at the Country Blonde dough from the book. I was prepared for the dough to be very sticky so that wasn't a problem. But it really ...
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What went wrong?

What went wrong? Submitted by sclemens on March 20, 2019 - 2:01am. Hi, I am new to sourdough baking and I love the challenge of it. I have made multiple loaves that usually turn out well, but this loaf that I baked this morning was completely crazy and went wrong in so many ways! I would appreciate any feedback on what problems you see and that I can fix for next time.-I autolysed for about 45 min. to 1hr. -Slap and fold technique for ten minutes-Let rest and then did 3 stretc...
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Veggie Pizza Muffins

Cheesy, and loaded with veggies, these pizza muffins are great for kids and grownups alike. They are made in jumbo muffin pans with a really easy (no-rise) pizza dough. My pizza muffins are made similarly to monkey bread – where the muffins are made up of lots of small balls of dough, each filled with vegetables, cheese, and sauce. Share one for an after-school snack or bake them as a quick and easy dinner for the whole family.Read the full article here
Tags: Savory, Baking, Cupcakes, Tomato, Calzone, Taste And Create, Veggie Pizza Muffins

Why health care should start long before you reach the hospital

The average American spends about 24 hours a year at the doctor's office. What you do the other 364 days a year mostly determines your health.Michael Dowling discusses Northwell's focus on environmental, social, economic and other social determinants of health.
Tags: Health, Food, Medicine, Life, Innovation, Community, Health Care, Human body, Northwell, Michael Dowling

Sourdough Challah Buns

Sourdough Challah Buns Submitted by KeepPracticing on March 18, 2019 - 11:35pm. Dear Bakers, Hello from Toronto. I am new to this Forum, so I hope I am not inventing a bicycle here. But even so, it's really fun. And it's a great and useful site. I want to share my "recipe" of sourdough sweet (challah-type) buns. They do not look/taste much like sourdough, but they in fact are. Very soft, delicate crust and great taste/flavour. Some history: I started practicing baking regularly 4 ye...
Tags: Toronto, Baking, Vermont, Hamelman, Jeffrey Hamelman, Everyday Vermont Sourdough, Walmart Organic All Purpose Unbleached

Changes in Bread Baking I've seen over 50+ years

Changes in Bread Baking I've seen over 50+ years Submitted by msneuropil on March 20, 2019 - 1:33pm.  The Hole Truth! I grew up in Texas but live in the Pacific NW now. I was raised on home canned foods,hanging beef, and fresh slaughtered pigs, fresh baked baking powder biscuits and cornbread daily, but my family didn't bake yeast breads hardly ever unless it was salt rising (go figure). I of course loved it when visiting someone's Mom or Granny's farm that made yeast
Tags: Texas, Germany, Canada, New Orleans, Baking, Heidelberg, Julia Child, Ginsberg, Pacific NW, Rye Baker, Ortiz Village Baker

Blood Orange Curd Tarts

Blood oranges just might be some of the most beautiful citrus fruits out there, with a sweet and colorful flesh that ranges from a hint of red to a deep purple. Blood oranges are always an excellent choice for juicing and look beautiful just sliced into a fruit salad, but that fresh juice can be incorporated into some stunning desserts, as well. These Blood Orange Curd Tarts offer a surprisingly easy way to show off the colorful citrus in a perfectly pink springtime tart. The filling for the ta...
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Trying for perfection: Weak gluten and little oven spring.

Trying for perfection: Weak gluten and little oven spring. Submitted by soursteve on March 19, 2019 - 3:10pm. I've managed to get a few of the aspects of making a good loaf down, but I'm looking for the final touches. The flavor is great and the texture seems close.I used the following recipe:400g Bread Flour160g Starter @ 100% hydration260g Water8g salt40 min autolyse (flour water and starter)Added remaining water and salt.3 hour bulk ferment with stretch ad fold every 30 min...
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Les baskets

Once upon a time, if you arrived via an airplane, or left your hotel room, wearing puffy white sneakers, you were immediately branded un américain, scorned for your fashion faux pas. So Americans (myself included) purposely wore regular shoes so as not to be pegged as, well – Américains. A few of us brave souls occasionally bared our American patrimoine (heritage), bucking fashion in favor of comfort. I sometimes wore sneakers, carefully sidestepping those of the puffy variety, and if anyone ha...
Tags: Food, Adidas, Paris, States, Sneakers, New Balance, Stan Smith, Veja, Trendy, Parisian Culture, Branchee, Parisians

Launching from YC, Eclipse Foods casts a long shadow over the $336 billion dairy industry

Eclipse Foods may be the company that finally takes milk out of the dairy business. Ever since the acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by the French dairy giant Danone for over $10 billion investors have been thirsting for a technology that would give consumers a better tasting, more milky (for lack of a better word), milk substitute than the highly valuable (but not very tasty) almond, soy, and other plant based dairy alternatives. There are at least $37.5 billion worth of other reasons for investor...
Tags: Food, TC, Y Combinator, Europe, Chef, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Bbc, Paris, Dairy, Milk, Food And Drink, Bp, Michelin, WhiteWave Foods

Continuous baking on a Rofco B40

Continuous baking on a Rofco B40 Submitted by panevivo on March 18, 2019 - 10:42pm. I'm working on a micro-bakery project, planning to do artisan bread in the U.S. I'm not a pro yet but am enjoying it and making people and palates happy :)I am seriously considering the Rofco B40 but after reading a lot about it, I haven't found yet a clear answer about how to use it for successful continuous baking. My plan is to bake 12 800gr loafs during each batch. How long should the buffer time...
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The Egg House pop-up has arrived in L.A., and it’s ready to crack you up

Your parents told you not to play with your food, but at Egg House having fun is encouraged. Biubiu Xu’s immersive art installation Egg House – which we warned you was coming – originated in New York, traveled to Shanghai and now has rolled into Los Angeles. Opening March 20, Egg House features 12 egg-themed scenes inspired by iconic Southern California life, including a pink and blue basketball court honoring the Staples Center, a Santa Monica beach with a sea of “eggs” and a tiny room with eve...
Tags: Food, New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Shanghai, Staples Center, Southern California, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Knott, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN

328 Katong Laksa Singapore Michelin Guide The Bib Review

( = || []).push({}); Your visit to Singapore is incomplete you never tasted the famous Katong Laksa. There are many laksa places you can find in Katong like satay in Kajang Malaysia. Thus, we visited the most popular laksa restaurant in Katong, the 328 Katong Laksa. They had the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide The Bib but our real reason to visit them because IP Man (Donnie Yen) ate there before. 328 Katong Laksa is also popularised by ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Gordon Ramsay, Headline, Singapore Food, Donnie Yen, Katong, Katong Laksa, HK Roast Changi, Katong Laksa Singapore Michelin, Kajang Malaysia, Blue Mussels

What Does It Mean to 'Stir Frequently'?

If you are one to get caught up in details and definitions, cooking from recipes can kick the pedantic portion of your brain into overdrive. Words and phrases that are intuitive to more seasoned home cooks can prove utterly mystifying to newbies, particularly those related to the construct that is time.Read more...
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Family Adventure Ideas

This post is in partnership with Sony. All ideas are my own. After watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse we were inspired to have some family adventures and make wonderful memories! If you missed the movie in theaters no worries Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is available now on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD. You will want to be sure to watch! It won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a family friendly movie for all ages. A plus ...
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If it Ain’t Got That Spring, Then it Don’t Mean a Thing

Fleeting warm breezes tease on cool mornings, while sporadic rays of sun manage to break through cloud cover, gently kissing still frozen earth. Tempting, taunting, spring arrives in maddening snippets too short to savor at first. Right when you begin to peel back layers of heavy sweaters and fold up thick comforters, winter rages back in with a vengeance, more brutal than before, crystallizing budding sprouts into frosted popsicles or piling on a fresh coat of ice, depending on your locale. Eve...
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Guilt free Desserts

Guilt free Desserts Submitted by lisaymarvs on March 20, 2019 - 5:53am. Dear Health-Conscious Dessert Lover,Enjoying a delicious dessert at the end of a great meal is one of life’s sweetest pleasures.Moist vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream… warm pumpkin pie… crème brulée… carrot cake with cream cheese frosting… fresh brownies…Or just imagine the smell of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies wafting from your kitchen…Just thinking about these decadent creations makes ...
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Tips on Getting the Right Engagement Ring

For anyone who is looking to ask that big question to his partner, getting the right ring is one of the most important aspects, not that this will change your partner’s response of course, but if something is worth doing then it is worth doing right. Men and women all over the world propose to each other every day and the majority of them have struggled and worried for many months over getting the choice of ring just right. If you are in this position at the moment and you wish to propose to you...
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Catherine Newman's Ricotta and Spinach Frittatine

Our morning routine is very rushed. Hugo has to be up by 6:10 at the latest to have enough time to get dressed, eat breakfast, brush his teeth and get out the door (with shoes, jacket and scarf on, preferably) by 6:55 to catch the school bus. While the boys have their breakfast, their dad's showering and getting dressed (he has to leave at the same time Hugo does and has a nearly 2-hour commute each way), I'm chatting with them, packing Hugo's snack box and pounding down some kind of...
Tags: Food, Breakfast, Catherine, Vegetarian, Hugo, Bruno, Catherine Newman, Eggs and Beans

A German rye

A German rye Submitted by OldLoaf on March 20, 2019 - 1:41pm. This is my first attempt at one of Stan Ginsberg's recipes.  It's the German "Franconia Crusty Boule" from The Rye Baker.Having read his book several times, I was prepared for the inevitable "stickiness" and tenacity of working with the rye dough.  And it certainly lived up to its reputation!I also didn't have dark rye on hand, so I used pumpernickel in its place.  I decided to use the "bread spice" he calls for in the re...
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Singapore beats Malaysia in the Most Popular Food In The World

You read it right, Singaporean cuisine beats Malaysian cuisine in the Most Popular Food In The World survey by YouGov. YouGov is a global public opinion and data company and they did many surveys around the world. The report is released a few days ago at YouGov website. ( = || []).push({}); The most popular food in the world survey conducted by YouGov in 24 countries with more than 25,000 people. Their methodology is to ask which of 34 natio...
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Grate Your Butter to Soften It Quickly

“I need a few new shortcuts in the kitchen,” I told my mom-in-law recently. “I’m tight on time these days and I gotta pick up the pace.”Read more...
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Turn Sad Winter Tomatoes into Delicious Roasted Salsa

At least once a year, desperate for the tiniest glimmer of spring, I buy the first crop of supermarket tomatoes that look even vaguely ripe. They are never anything but a total letdown, which means I end up regretting my purchase—and resenting those subpar tomatoes for suckering me in. Read more...
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Comment on cozy cabbage and farro soup by Penny Powell

This soup is mysteriously delicious. My two teenaged boys and I had it for dinner last night with buttered toast, and I just had a bowl for lunch. It makes an amazing leftover to take to work, but remember to bring along the cheese, because it elevates it substantially. Deb’s description is completely accurate. It is so utterly simple that the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. That’s why I call it mysterious. I don’t understand how these elements became the soup that just filled ...
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Comment on salted chocolate chunk cookies by Sam

Love your Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe and often substitute caramel M&M’s for the chocolate. Do you have a print version of the recipe? Thanks much.
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Comment on extra-flaky pie crust by laurajean3

Simply put: the easiest, most successful pie crust I’ve ever made. I baked it this evening with Deb’s “even more perfect apple pie,” and I can’t wait until what it tastes like tomorrow, because it’s dang delicious tonight! And flaky, by George this thing is flaky! On-its-way-to-croissant flaky!
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Comment on the browniest cookies by Kamaldeep Chandel

Wow, it’s looking yummy and best cookies I have ever seen. It’s very tasty and awesome. .
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Comment on apricot hazelnut brown butter hamantaschen by Tattycoram

Even more pedantic addition on the meaning of “Hamantaschen”– They aren’t supposed to be tricorn hats and they don’t even (in German) mean Haman’s ears! They mean “Haman’s pouches/pockets.” I’m not sure if there’s a salacious subtext in there. But it does mean the fold-over method is aesthetically appropriate, even if the pinched corners do look more elegant.
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Comment on extra-flaky pie crust by Judith Tracy

Is a 1/3 cup sugar enough to sweeten 4 cups of rhubarb? My pie calls for 1 1/2 cup sugar for 4 cups of rhubarb?
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