Biscotti is the perfect accompaniment mid-morning when I’m into my fifth or sixth cup of coffee.  I drink coffee all morning long and I’m able to do so because I don’t use one of those horrible drip machines, but rather what I think of as my personal 1956 Lincoln Continental of a coffee machine. The problem has always been that I’ve never really liked biscotti.  Maybe because I’ve only ever had the stuff that comes in a gift basket from Gallucci’s (a store I adore).  Or the one time I tried to make it myself.  It was rock hard and tasteless, so I figured I’d done a perfect job. But a while back, someone asked for a biscotti recipe, perhaps even a ratio.  My able colleague Emilia Juocys was intrigued and so recently set to Read On »

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A British woman living in India shares her stories of Indian street food and her love of baking in her blog, via Eat & Dust.

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Was it born in Pennsylvania or in Maine?  Learn more about the tie to the Amish and types of fillings, via Wall Street Journal.

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Epiphany has passed.  Did you have your galette des rois (kings’ cake)?  A French dessert comprised of puff pastry, frangipane and a ceramic figure, via the Huffington Post.

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The genomes for the chocolate tree and plant have been released by competing chocolate companies. Learn more about the science behind chocolate, via Nature.com.

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