Chocolate Mousse: To Paris and Back

Expat David Lebovitz's search for the perfect mousse leads him back to Julia Child's classic recipe.

 


DIY Candied Peanuts

How to make candied peanuts just like the ones you can buy on the street, only more sanitary (and delicious).

 


Rome at Home

If you can't make it to Rome's Forno Campo de' Fiori, you can always try recreating pizza bianca at home.

 


Sweet Summer Salad

101 Cookbooks reinvents panzanella, the classic Italian bread salad, as a fruity dessert combining bread, strawberries, and brown sugar.

 


Berry-Brioche Bread Pudding

Karen DeMasco, pastry chef at Craft, shares her recipe for custardy brioche bread pudding with berries.

 


Pancakes for Passover?

At 101 Cookbooks, Heidi Swanson has created a recipe that re-imagines coconut macaroons as pancakes. It sounds like it could be the quintessential Passover breakfast, notwithstanding two suspect ingredients: baking powder and flour. Yet, it turns out that baking powder is a leavener that has been deemed kosher for Passover. Could matzo cake meal stand in for real flour?

 


Of Beans and Brownies

101 Cookbooks sings the praises of black bean brownies sweetened with agave nectar. Sounds repulsive, but we'll take Heidi's word for it.

 


Walnut Tart

A French variation on pecan pie sans corn syrup.

 


Spain's Pizza

Sweet or savory, Catalan coca is a delicious (and practically foolproof) rival to pizza.

 


Croustade for Christmas

Daniel Boulud's croustade, piled high with filo, apples, and Armagnac-soaked prunes, is stunning and "easier than pie."