A sweet Jamaican pudding is known as Hella Top, Hella Bottom, Hallelujah in the Middle. Hella Top describes the soft coconut-milk topping, Hello Bottom refers to the browned layer at the bottom, and Hallelujah in the Middle describes the dense, sweet, moist center.
The rough lineage of the martini starts with the Manhattan, a mix of whiskey and sweet vermouth, that begat the Martinez, a mix of sweetened gin and sweet vermouth that soon became known as a martini. The Martinez-style martini, popular in the 1880s, is made with Old Tom gin, Italian vermouth, bitters and usually a taste of maraschino liqueur.
The 25-course $225 meal at Chicago's Alinea restaurant includes trout roe with parsnip, licorice and ginger, and sweet potato with bourbon, brown sugar and smoldering cinnamon. Constant novelty is the hallmark of Grant Achatz's latest "tour" menu, with never a dull moment, taste, sight or smell.
Luxe, midrange and budget tools were put to the test by three food bloggers. An oval cast-iron pot, knives, an ice cream machine, a food scale, a food mill, mortar and pestle, and a knife sharpener are included.
The primary ingredients of herbes de Provence are thyme, rosemary, marjoram and savory, but the mix also can include oregano, sage, tarragon, chervil, fennel seeds or basil. The dried herbs add fragrance and flavor to dishes.