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Vegetable Bundles - Food Gypsy

Vegetable Bundles – Easy Entertaining

September 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

Having a ball in the big shiny kitchen, in the last couple of weeks I've tied about five hundred of these adorable little vegetable bundles for weddings and swanky gala events. A great idea...

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Whether you're growing them yourself or bringing them home from the farmer's market, often times we drag in more than we bargain for in our garden goods. Try a low solution vinegar wash for...

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Making the perfect Pate Brisse (pie crust) has been one of those things that has been hit or miss for me, I love to bake, but pie crust has proved my nemesis. That is,...

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Chestnut Honey - Food Gypsy

Chestnut Honey, Sweet Meets Smokey

April 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

A strong honey with a slightly bitter aftertaste and hints of leather and spice, Chestnut Honey is a new addition in the Gypsy Pantry. I would classify it as a savory honey, and as...

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Softening Brown Sugar - Food Gypsy

How to soften brown sugar

March 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Tip #37 from my grandmother's kitchen - how to soften brown sugar when it's become a hard, unusable mass. The brown sugar is neglected for a little while, we lift the lid and...

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Black Périgord Truffle - Food Gypsy

Truffles, Everyday Decadence

March 12, 2012 | 12 Comments

Time for a new edition of Food Gypsy CSI (Corinna's Secret Ingredient) and a look at an expensive little addiction: Truffles. Truffles aren't a big secret, they've been enjoyed by lovers of fungus...

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Molecular Valentines, full plate - Food Gypsy

A Molecular Valentine

February 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

This Valentine's Day instead of posting yet another red velvet cupcake, we decided to let Food Gypsy Technical Adviser Chef B loose in the kitchen with some food science. Using three relativity easy molecular...

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A little something interesting for Valentine's Day with our Up Your Skirt Dessert; a reconstructed creme brulee, strawberry carpaccio, a dash of chocolate and a pair of edible gams. What? You were expecting...

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Chef B & caviar - Food Gypsy

A Beginners Guide to Caviar

January 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Often we try things without the benefit of good advice and then wonder why we're so underwhelmed. That is the experience many first timers have with caviar then they stand there saying "what's the...

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Chipolte Chocolate Souffle - Food Gypsy

Chipotle Chocolate Soufflé

November 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

The Chef in my life, was my first soufflé. He makes it look so easy. So we're tasking Food Gypsy Technical Advisor, Chef Benoit Gelinotte, to give us his best tips so...

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Who says Thanksgiving has to be all about turkey? It’s your Thanksgiving, make your own rules (you rebel you). What says Fall Feast in your kitchen? You’re not bound by convention, you're...

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Savory Waffles - Food Gypsy

Waffle Workshop – The Savory

April 28, 2011 | 1 Comments

A day in the Gypsy Test Kitchen started innocently enough... looking for a savory waffle delivery vehicle for some hollandaise and a bit of egg for Mother's day. Next thing you know I'm hip...

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