While Catherine most certainly enjoyed delicate pastries, her cook did not invent puff pastries nor did he invent the cream puff.
The ancestor of the cream puff can be traced back to the Middle Ages.
I first learned about it when my friend Andrew told me about a pizza crust he made with it.
He said it was deliciously crisp and flavorful--not to mention tailored to accommodate several dietary restrictions.
My ongoing curiosity about chickpea flour was recently satisfied on a Sunday trip to Vik's Chaat in Berkeley, where I like the food, but I the adjacent Indian grocery store, with its affordable bulk spices, unique teas, outrageously cheap and delicious raw nuts, and fabulous selection of paneer.
We pick up on all of these bloopers and it really makes television shows and movies look cheap.See full summary » When a Hollywood film crew comes to shoot in Lawrenceton, and the film's star is found poisoned and bludgeoned in her dressing room, crime-solving librarian Aurora Teagarden enlists members...See full summary » A wealthy family with a storied past and a large sprawling estate, hires Henry to oversee the menu for an annual summer gala.Many cooks and pastry chefs passed recipes along by word of mouth.Recipes might be called one thing in France and another in England, one thing in the queen's kitchen and another in the mayor's.Because Catherine was a patroness of the arts, many assume that her high taste in art ran to high art in the kitchen.Unfortunately, this myth is probably just that - a myth.Archaeologist Emma Fielding is hired to consult on the acquisition of a castle-like estate that local legend states is cursed.But she finds herself in the middle of a murder case after ...High in protein (6 grams per 1/4 cup serving) and fiber (5 grams per 1/4 cup serving), and relatively low in carbohydrates (18 grams per 1/4 cup serving, only 13 of which are effective, after you subtract the fiber), it's an ideal product for anyone avoiding gluten or refined carbohydrates.I tend to develop junior high school crushes on ingredients.