Buckwheat Cake, Honey-Almond Semifreddo and Red Wine Poached Apples

Buckwheat is such an assertive flavor with a unique earthy and somewhat grassy flavor. It is not a flavor that you can use as a background in dishes. Some people like that while others really cannot stand it. I fall in the first camp firmly and have enjoyed it in desserts ever since I firstContinue reading “Buckwheat Cake, Honey-Almond Semifreddo and Red Wine Poached Apples”

Alinea: Chocolate, warmed to 94 degrees

From the title of this recipe one would not know what to expect. Is it a hot chcolate drink? Just warmed chocolate? Honestly it sounds a bit boring. Boring, though, this recipe is not! Without waxing with no end about the nuances of this dish I have to say that this dessert from Alinea isContinue reading “Alinea: Chocolate, warmed to 94 degrees”