Archive for the ‘Biscuits’ Category

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My cantucci fetish

March 9, 2008

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So I’ve been baking, cooking and eating plenty the last couple of weeks. I just didn’t get round to photographing it. Taking a shot involves me setting up my “studio”, hoping the sun is shining and having the time to shoot it. Not as easy as it seems. Unfortunately I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my photographs which means less posts. Sorry!
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Christmas Chocolate & cinnamon cantucci

December 18, 2007

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This time last year my tiny studio turned into a mini biscuit factory. Like my aunts in Austria who bake tons of Christmas biscuits every year I like to carry on the tradition (maybe not as well and in smaller quantities). Unfortunately this year I just haven’t had the time to bake as much (slightly due to the fact that I’ve been baking about 500 biscuits a week at La Cocotte recently) so I came up with this easy but just as delicious recipe.

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Menu for Hope IV

December 10, 2007

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The lovely Fanny from Foodbeam sent me an email a couple of weeks ago, asking whether I could participate in the Menu for Hope IV event. Menu for hope is an annual fundraising event masterminded by chez Pim raising money for the UN World Food Programme feed the hungry.

Each year, food bloggers from all over the world join forces to host the Menu for Hope online raffle, offering an array of delectable culinary prizes. For every US$10, the donor receive a virtual raffle ticket toward a prize of their choice. This year, the prizes include once in a lifetime experiences such as touring the elBulli laboratory with Ferran Adrià , dining on a historic British meal prepared by Heston Blumenthal, or joining Harold McGee on a lunch date to satisfy a lifetime’s worth of cooking curiosity. You can also tag along with your favorite blogger on a tour of their favorite markets, restaurants, or even receive a care package fashioned especially for you from your favorite bloggers themselves. All you need is $10 and a bit of luck.

Wanting to do my own bit I’ve submitted two prizes for the raffle… Read the rest of this entry ?

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Hot off the press…

November 21, 2007

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Hate to blow my trumpet, but who cares I’m so excited about being on the cover (with my cake) of this month’s Elle à table I just had to share it with you. There’s an 8 page article inside “Christmas dinner with the 4 girls from la Cocotte“. Andrea and I wrote the recipes and made the food (and some food styling). Nathalie did the beautiful interior and prop styling…well worth rushing to your local newsagent and getting a copy now, while there are still some left 😉

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Be careful what you make kids eat…

November 9, 2007

I don’t really have the time to do a proper post in the next couple of weeks…so here’s a cute animation by Louis Clichy (if you don’t already know his ‘A quoi ça sert l’amour’ check it out, it’s adorable). Let this be a warning to all those parents force feeding their kids horrible things to eat… 😉

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And the winner is…

October 20, 2007

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So the winner for the first Stop the Traffik chocolate competition is Stephanie from Whisk & Spoon with her very delicious White chocolate & almond tartufi (you can invite me over for dinner anytime 😉 A little fairtrade chocolate goodie bag will be winging her way soon. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Can you really? I so can-tu-cci

October 12, 2007

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Cantucci: famous tuscan almond biscotti

The last couple of weeks (or maybe months) have been pretty crazy, not just workwise but socially. I seem to be meeting a whole bunch of cool people every week. The obligatory ‘So what do you do in life?’ question crops up within 2/3 minutes of the first conversation. I usually say I bake biscuits, makes things a lot simpler (telling people you’re a food stylist, always involves a lengthy explanation). Then comes the ‘Can you make xxx?’ ‘Yes’ ‘Can you really?’ …and a demand of some proof of some sort. Read the rest of this entry ?