Recipes

18
May

Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

A fantastic-looking chilled coffee treat Presentation is important: sweetened condensed milk is gently poured over a spoon resting atop the iced black coffee to achieve a layered effect. Makes 2 servings 4 cardamom pods (or substitute ½ teaspoon ground cardamom) 45g coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee 475ml boiling water Sugar to taste Ice 75 ml sweetened condensed or evaporated milk Break open the cardamom pods and grind the tiny seeds to a powder with a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle. Combine the ground cardamom and coffee

18
May

Cowboy Coffee

Whether you're thinking about making your home on the range or simply spending a weekend roughing it in the woods (or huddled in a pillow fort in your living room), a cup of joe's always close at hand—provided you've got ground coffee and a way to boil water. Just ask a cowboy. So-called "cowboy coffee" is one of the simplest ways to brew a pot of mud, and the extraction technique it uses—called "decoction," the simple act of commingling grounds with boiling water—is the

18
May

French Cafe Frappe Recipe

A French café frappé, Paris. This is the original frappé, once a centrepiece of the French brasserie's coffee and dessert repertoires. The name comes from the French verb frapper, which, though it means "to hit" or "to strike" (maybe like a frappé in a blender), indicates "iced" or "cold" in a beverage context. The classic frappé is in most instances thinner than an American milkshake, which, confusingly, is called a "frappe" (pronounced "frap," not "fra-PAY") in Boston. In Italy a frappè al

10
May

(ARA) - These days, when it comes to produce, the catch words are "local" and "seasonal." Local and seasonal, like fresh and organic, can mean a lot of different things, according to Jim Gallivan, department chair of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta and author of several cookbooks, including "The Adventure Cookbook" and "The New Spa Cuisine." Gallivan offers definitions for the terms: * Local. Local can be defined

10
May

(ARA) - Espresso, invented in Italy in order to serve commuters rushing to catch trains, is now enjoyed around the world.  While many enjoy espresso sitting at a favorite neighborhood cafe, you can easily prepare it at home when armed with a basic understanding of espresso-brewing techniques. Espresso - which is also a type of roast - requires a unique, rapid brewing method that utilizes pressure, not gravity, to brew, and is always prepared fresh to be savored