Daring Bakers: Vols-au-Vent

The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan. I am so glad Steph included the link to the video from PBS showing Julia [...]

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: MOONCAKES AND TEA PARTY

Next to  Chinese New Year,  the Mid-Autumn Festival is the most important and most popular traditional Chinese holiday celebrated by most Asians throughout the world.  Held during the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, a date when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest (a  symbol of wholeness and [...]