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Aki and Alex
Levittown, PA
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"I think you've made the perfect pie." Rare words from my husband, especially when we're discussing a chocolate pie. I know he meant them because this pie was gone in just a couple of days. I can't even take credit... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
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It’s time for a change. Ideas in Food has been our passion project for over almost 15 years and it’s past time to shake things up. For a long time we prided ourselves on our ability to write something every... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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I came across Athletic Brewing's Run Wild NA IPA at our local beer store. I didn't know anything about it and the owner of the store did not know much. He had brought the beer in at the request of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Since chili topped spaghetti is a thing, we figured we might as well test out its viability on a pizza. Turns our it too should be a thing. Years Past April 8, 2018 April 8, 2017 April 8, 2016 April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Whenever we are teaching pasta workshops and demonstrating the benefits of a pasta extruder we make cacio pepe. It is a dish with just a few ingredients and that means we need to pay attention when we cook it. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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It started here. Which led directly to our interpretation, thanks to the super talented Airlie Anderson. Years Past April 6, 2018 April 6, 2017 April 6, 2016 April 6, 2015 April 6, 2014 April 6, 2013 April 6, 2012 April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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It started here. Which led directly to our interpretation, thanks to the super talented Airlie Anderson. Years Past April 6, 2018 April 6, 2017 April 6, 2016 April 6, 2015 April 6, 2014 April 6, 2013 April 6, 2012 April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Life is full of happy accidents. Like putting white chocolate chips into a slowly baked shortbread recipe and having them caramelize resulting in over the top, super delicious cookies. Years Past March 5, 2018 April 5, 2017 April 5, 2016... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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We have occasionally served a filled doughnut. We have always added the filling to the doughnut, like most doughnut shops, after the frying. I am fixated on changing that. I want to fry a filled doughnut. Today we accomplished that.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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An egg white is 87% water. That's a lot. So when I see recipes that use only egg yolks and then add additional water or perhaps liquid dairy, I quickly began making rough calculated adjustments. Today we were playing with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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In order to connect the dots you must first collect the dots. Years Past April 2, 2018 April 2, 2017 April 2, 2016 April 2, 2015 April 2, 2014 April 2, 2013 April 2, 2012 April 2, 2011 April 2,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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The spiral doughnuts have been, like everything we do, a work in progress. The idea for turning our no-knead danish dough into a doughnut was sparked by the Caddy Shack line, "a doughnut without a hole is a danish." They... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Pink tonic water, that is tart, refreshing and so delicious. Years Past March 31, 2018 March 31, 2017 March 31, 2016 March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014 March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012 March 31, 2011 March 31, 2010 March... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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When the thermometer says 375°F and the biegnets go up in smoke in their normal fry time, something is amiss. My first response was to question my dough. Did I make something wrong? It didn't occur to me that the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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We learn to see with practice. We see the successes and failures. We see what works and what doesn't. Practice is a time to try, test and explore. It is the place where failure opens doors. As we practice questions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Years Past March 28, 2018 March 28, 2017 March 28 2016 March 28, 2015 March 28, 2014 March 28, 2013 March 28, 2012 March 28, 2011 March 28, 2010 March 28, 2009 March 28, 2008 March 28, 2007 March 28,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
A TED talk from Rose Eveleth, because understanding how spice works will makes us better cooks and diners. Years Past March 27, 2018 March 27, 2017 March 27, 2016 March 27, 2015 March 27, 2014 March 27, 2013 March 27,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Years Past March 26, 2018 March 26, 2017 March 26, 2016 March 26, 2015 March 26, 2014 March 26, 2013 March 26, 2012 March 26, 2011 March 26, 2010 March 26, 2009 March 26, 2008 March 26, 2007 March 26,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
We formed the second layer in the large ring and froze it. Then we unmolded the frozen layer and placed it on top of the cooked pie layer. We let it thaw in the refrigerator and the two layers were united.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2019 on Two Lime Pie at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Years Past March 25, 2018 March 25, 2017 March 25, 2016 March 25, 2015 March 25, 2014 March 25, 2013 March 25, 2012 March 25, 2011 March 25, 2010 March 25, 2009 March 25, 2008 March 25, 2007 March 25,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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It's extremely hard to find reasonably priced, great seafood around here. So, we're trying out a monthly seafood subscription from a company in Alaska. It's only been a month so we're not ready to weigh in on them yet, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Take your favorite pie crust recipe (ours is in both Maximum Flavor and Gluten Free Flour Power) and add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Then roll out your dough in shortbread crumbs. It's that simple. We're going to use it for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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It's the first strawberry pie of the season. Spring is definitely here. Years Past March 22, 2018 March 22, 2017 March 22, 2016 March 22, 2015 March 22, 2014 March 22, 2013 March 22, 2012 March 22, 2011 March 22,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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I was making a lime pie for my mother in law's birthday when Alex wandered into the kitchen. He was watching me make the filling for the baked curd and thought it looked a little bit skimpy. Then as we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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The roe is firm with a tender pop. It has a delicate sweetness and a balanced salinity. The mezcal adds a touch of heat and a smokey peppery note to the roe. We have not worked with mezcal cured roe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at IDEAS IN FOOD