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Handmade

  • How-To

    How to Make Caramel

    Learn how to make luscious caramel, a versatile building block for dozens of desserts from elegant crème caramel to simple yet rich sauce for ice cream.

  • Article

    Fresh Mexican

    Spice up summer's freshest ingredients

  • Recipe

    Handmade Corn Tortillas

    There’s just no comparison between supple, aromatic, freshly made corn tortillas and store-bought ones. You can roll out tortillas by hand, but a tortilla press makes for faster, more consistent…

  • How-To

    Handmade Ice Cream…and cones, too

    Walking into the Ici Ice Cream shop is like setting foot in an old-fashioned Italian gelato store with handcrafted wood panels, marble countertops, and the day's flavors handwritten on the…

  • How-To

    How to Use a Pasta Maker

    Create delicate fresh lasagna or fettuccine with a hand-cranked pasta machine

  • How-To

    Handmade Sausages from an Old-Fashioned Grocery Store

    Imagine an old-fashioned neighborhood grocery store where the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the owner sometimes comes out to greet his customers, and the butcher knows meat inside out and…

  • Article

    Beautiful & Functional Wooden Utensils

    If you’re looking for a present for the cook who has everything, why not replace an essential tool with a piece of art? These wooden tools are just two of…

  • How-To

    Handmade Sea-Salt Caramels

    Christine Moore first sunk her teeth into a Brittany sea salt caramel when she was training as a pastry chef in France in the early ’90s. She was smitten by…

  • Article

    Beautiful to Look at, Exquisite to Eat

    As pastry chef of Kansas City’s celebrated American restaurant, Christopher Elbow had been experimenting with color, hand painting, and inventively flavored fillings for the restaurant’s chocolates. Soon, gourmet markets and…

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