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Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies? Bang Them

Thanks to a high-profile plug, Sarah Kieffer's recipe went viral

(Newser) - "It's all in the pan-bang," baker-blogger Sarah Kieffer says of her unusual chocolate chip cookies. The Minnesota baker's not-so-secret recipe had already been circulating on Instagram when the New York Times tested it out, and after the Times covered it, it went viral. Kieffer detailed her... More »

Revealed: How to Make Chocolate-Chip Cookies... Perfectly

No matter how you like them

(Newser) - There is no one universally perfect chocolate-chip cookie: Some of us like them soft, some crispy, some thick, some thin. Fortunately, OZY has the secrets to making them exactly the way you like, and the site is sharing its findings with the world. It all starts with the Nestle Toll... More »

5 Posh Culinary Vacations to Book This Fall

Learn to appreciate food, wine, and bread in style

(Newser) - There's no better time than autumn or winter, the harvest seasons, for foodies to embark on a luxurious gastronomic adventure. Consider these premier gourmet trips, rounded up by the Wall Street Journal :
  • Wine: Spend 3 days refining your palate as you learn to taste, select, and pair top wines
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Cape Cod Shop Hides Extract From Boozers

Thieves target baking product for alcohol content up to 35%

(Newser) - Devious drinkers have compelled at least one Massachusetts shop to put vanilla extract behind the counter, the Cape Cod Times reports. Owners of Stop & Shop in the town of Sandwich recently discovered empty bottles of the baking product stashed around the store. The extract can contain up to 35%... More »

Michelle Wins Bakeoff, But Who Cares?

Since Americans still expect first ladies to command kitchen, recipes put to test

(Newser) - In an age when pretty much nobody bakes anything, Laura Shapiro wonders in Gourmet, why do Americans still expect would-be First Ladies to whip out cookie recipes for the public’s pleasure? Shapiro looks at the recipes submitted by Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama for a Yankee contest—and gives... More »

Margarine Shortage Stymies Passover Bakers

Kosher spread too pricey for most producers

(Newser) - Jewish families are facing a culinary crisis: a shortage of margarine that’s kosher for Passover. The lack of available stick margarine in particular is frustrating cooks who bake confections that offset the holiday’s ban on leavening, the Wall Street Journal reports. "There are so few really tasty... More »

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