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Blood Orange Chocolate Cake With Sicily’s Floral Aroma

Blood Orange Chocolate Cake With Sicily’s Floral Aroma

Zester Daily March 24, 2014 Using extra virgin olive oil in cake baking is not new. I’ve been doing it for years along…

‘Modernist Cuisine’ Through A Different Lens

‘Modernist Cuisine’ Through A Different Lens

Zester Daily March 11, 2014 I am not one of the lucky ones who owns the original “Modernist Cuisine” 2,400-page, six-volume set that rocked…

Where’s The Oscar For The Best Popcorn Ever?

Where’s The Oscar For The Best Popcorn Ever?

Zester Daily February 27, 2014 It’s Oscars time, and in addition to dressing for the occasion, we always like to set the table with…

Out With The Old Spices, Especially Ground Pepper

Out With The Old Spices, Especially Ground Pepper

Zester Daily January 8, 2014 If your kitchen houses an old jar of ground black pepper, do me a favor and throw it…

Port Wine Is A Great Excuse For A Tasting Party

Port Wine Is A Great Excuse For A Tasting Party

Zester Daily December 23, 2013 Quick: In three words, what is port wine? Before hosting a port tasting party the other night, I…

The Modernist-Inspired, Ultimate Mac ’N’ Cheese

The Modernist-Inspired, Ultimate Mac ’N’ Cheese

Zester Daily December 12, 2013 You have successfully made it past Thanksgiving, but there are 20-something dinners between now and the glass of…

Tasting Room: Great Lakes Tea & Spice

Tasting Room: Great Lakes Tea & Spice

Michigan BLUE Magazine Winter Issue 2013 When wintertime starts to blossom in Leelanau County, Chris and Heather Sack reach for two things: their best…

Fuyu Persimmons: Spread the Holiday Love

Fuyu Persimmons: Spread the Holiday Love

Zester Daily November 26, 2013 Sitting in the kitchen next to a bowl of gorgeously orange Fuyu persimmons is an elephant. I’m ignoring…

Wild Stand-In for Turkey: A No-Stress Way with Salmon

Wild Stand-In for Turkey: A No-Stress Way with Salmon

Zester Daily November 19, 2013 Toying with Thanksgiving tradition is tricky – I might disappoint my guests. From prior experience, they will arrive…

How Salmon in the U.S. Can Yield Caviar Without the Guilt

How Salmon in the U.S. Can Yield Caviar Without the Guilt

Zester Daily October 15, 2013 Every morning during the fall in Michigan’s thumb, I watch sport fishermen skimming by in boats outfitted with…