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Sacré Beurre: France Faces A Butter Shortage

In the early morning hours inside a cozy Paris boulangerie, big batter-mixing machines are kneading dough for the flaky breakfast pastry that has become a symbol of good French eating. Baker Frederic Pichard says it's no secret how to make a good croissant.<p>"It takes savoir-faire and of course milk, …

Food

The Great Butter Meltdown

In recent weeks, supermarket shelves in parts of France have been bereft of the butter that sustains French cooking and baking, not to mention the quintessential Gallic pleasure of a baguette au beurre. Empty food shelves are a pitiable sight anywhere, but a butter shortage shakes the foundation of …

Forestry

France, Land of Croissants, Finds Butter Vanishing From Shelves

PARIS — It’s hard to imagine a country where butter is taken more seriously than it is in France.<p>It’s a staple of sauces and baking, alike. Without it, the croissant would be a leaden mass of flour, and the jambon-beurre sandwich missing a certain something. The Rouen Cathedral is said to have been …

France

What's Up France - #7 - Butter Crisis

This is how Brexit will actually affect the economy over the next 10 years

If you think the Brexit debate has become unpleasantly ill-tempered, I’m afraid that is something that we had better get used to. It will become a …

The Best Cheesecakes in America

It’s hard to say no to a slice of dense and creamy New York–style cheesecake, but that doesn’t stop pastry chefs from reinventing the American …

Dessert

6 Recipes That Start With a Can of Crescent Roll Dough

1 of 6<p>Brownie Batter Babka Bites<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>Dried Plum and Ginger Turnovers With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Glaze<p>3 of 6<p>Apple Coffee Cake Twist …

Date cake tastes like holidays, will make you forget fruitcake jokes

Despite the jokes, we enjoy fruitcake in our house. Likewise, the dark fruit flavors of mincemeat, plum puddings, stollen and lebkuchen. They prove a bold contrast to all the sugar cookies, peppermint bark and homemade fudge — which we also love.<p>Cakes made with dates are relatively new to our …

When My Mother Taught Me To Cook, She Taught Me How To Live

Unlike the women I’m descended from, I don’t need to know how to cook. But I’m grateful, almost every day, that I do.<p>The first thing my mother taught me to make was the Toll House recipe for chocolate chip cookies. She handled the oven, but the rest was simple enough for an 8-year-old. Two sticks …

Cookbooks

Tired of Takeout? Try Making This Authentic Chinese Cold Noodle Dish at Home

Sometimes, nothing hits the spot like good old-fashioned Chinese takeout. Before you reach for the phone, consider recreating those classic flavors …

Lucky Break: the Zimmermann Telegram

It is well known that the Second World War was significantly shortened thanks to the team at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, who cracked the code of …

History

5 Food Trends for Summer Weddings

Step aside, cupcakes-as-cake trend. We hear there's a new batch of food trends ready to impress your wedding guests. We asked some of the top catering experts from around the country what they see as the menu trend for the upcoming wedding season. Join us in making bets on which will rise to the …

Minute Moo Shu Pork (or Chicken!)

20-Minute Moo Shu Pork (or Chicken)<p>Haaaaaaaallelujah!<p>Daylight Savings has <i>finally</i> arrived! And I could not think of a better reason to lose an hour of …