Flickr/TuscanyciousIf you're going to learn how to make gelato, you might as well learn from the experts.
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At the Carpigiani University in Anzola dell'Emilia, Italy (outside of Bologna), folks from around the world are flocking to its gelato-making courses.
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Carpigiani, located outside of Bologna, houses the world's biggest gelato machine, as well as the Museum of Gelato Culture and Technology. And in spite of the struggling economy, gelato-making is on the rise.
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Founded in 2003, the university has nearly 7,000 students, the majority of which are not even from Italy. A one-week course is offered to become a gelato maker, but the four-week course earns students the title of "gelato master."
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Americans Kerri Bancke and husband David Rasmussen were recently at Carpigiani so they can open a gelato shop in North Carolina. After being on the road endlessly
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Flickr/TuscanyciousIf you're going to learn how to make gelato, you might as well learn from the experts.Read More »from Gelato University Teaches Art of Italian Gelato-Making
Jane BruceBarbecue sauce is one of those products that can make or break a summer cookout, and even when it's cold out there's nothing that can ruin a sandwich or burger quicker than the application of crummy barbecue sauce. When shopping for sauce, though, there's always that moment when you're faced with a decision: standing there in front of a seemingly endless selection of barbecue sauces, the choice can be a difficult one.Read More »from The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce Taste Test
When it comes to bottled barbecue sauces, one thing is for certain: all are not created equal. Some are too sweet, some are too spicy, some have that weird artificial smoke flavoring, and some just taste sort of 'off' and don't hit that barbecue sauce sweet spot. To buy a bottle of each and go through them one by one until you find one that you like isn't really an option, so most of the time we'll just choose one at random, and hope for the best.
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We here at The Daily Meal decided that choosing at random is an unworthy compromise,
Foodnetwork/Cathy LoweThe bagel's longtime sidekick is white, mild, and spreadable. Cream cheese is a smooth, soft but firm cheese made from cow's milk. Used on toast, muffins, and scones, this condiment turns any baked good into a tangy moist creation.Read More »from What is Cream Cheese?
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Who can we thank for this creamy breakfast spread? William Lawrence, a lover of dairy, mimicked France's Neufchâtel cheese by adding more cream. He began selling his condiment in small, tin-foiled packages, hoping to be recognized in the city of Philadelphia. Soon after, a fellow cheesemaker convinced him to mass-produce his product under the Philadelphia brand name that is still seen on our shelves today.
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Sharing its spotlight with soft cheeses like ricotta and cottage cheese, cream cheese can be found in a variety of forms - from the diet-friendly "lite" versions to whipped. It's also available in flavors with herbs, vegetables, or fruity mix-ins. Once opened, be aware
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sat, Jun 22, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
Clay's Creative Corner BakeryIt's that time of year - diplomas, tassels, and polyester gowns are everywhere. And with graduation season come all of the parties for the special graduate along with, of course, a celebratory cake. Lately we've noticed that when it comes to graduation parties, things have gotten a little out of hand, with celebrations now being held for little tykes in their last year of pre-school, complete with schoolhouse-shaped cakes!Read More »from The Most Ridiculous Graduation Cake We've Ever Seen
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Back in the day, most graduation parties didn't even include a cake. If it did, it was a simple sheet cake from the nearby grocery store or Carvel shop. Wow, have times changed. One college graduate headed out into the real world had a two-tier Dr. Seuss cake at their party, while another was honored with a cake inspired by their impending global adventures.
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And the extravagant cakes keep coming, with cakes for those who have gone back for a second round of higher education
Valaer MurraySummer is less than a month away and, as the heat continues to rise, so do the cravings for healthy, frozen treats. Smoothies are an excellent way to relax and cool down while enjoying your favorite fruits. With endless possibilities for smoothie recipes, there is sure to be one that perfectly fits your taste.Read More »from Deliciously Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipes
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Whether you're looking for a smoothie that's flavorful, healthy, unique, or even grown-up with a twist of alcohol, one of the homemade recipes below will hopefully inspire you to get started today.
Looking for a milk-based smoothie to make a creamy warm-weather drink? There are smoothies with yogurt, ice cream, milk, and Greek yogurt, depending on your preference and recipe choice. And if creamy isn't your style, there are recipes that can be made with sorbet, ice, and juice. Smoothies are great for healthy eating and can help you obtain the antioxidants and vitamins our diets sometimes lack, especially during hot, busy summers -
Thinkstock/iStockphotoAll-purpose flour is called "all-purpose" for a reason - because it can be used to make everything from muffins to pizza, cakes to cookies, and quick breads to pie crust. Just because it's all-purpose, though, doesn't mean it's the best choice for your baking.Read More »from Everything You Need to Know About Flour
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With lots of different varieties of flours out there, it's no surprise that certain flours are best for certain types of baking projects. If you're looking to fine-tune your baking skills, learning about other flours and which ones are best for certain types of baked goods can make your baking even better.
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When considering different types of flours, there is one very important factor that will greatly affect the outcome of your baking: the protein levels. Lower protein percentages give baked goods a more tender texture, and higher protein flours result in thicker, doughier consistencies. Most commercially available flour is made from hard winter
CLB PhotographyHave you thought about what kind of wedding cake you would like?Read More »from The Most Unusual Wedding Cake Ever!
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While the options for wedding cakes are nearly limitless, the process of picking out the cake should be enjoyable for a bride and groom. What could be more fun or delicious than sampling a variety of different cake flavors and fillings? (And, as cakes are ordered typically six months before the big day, there is no need to worry about a bit of cake derailing your efforts to fit into the dress.)
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When choosing a wedding cake, the design is often inspired by the bride and groom's personalities or the style of the wedding - layer cakes are no longer the norm. We've found ten statement-making cakes that will certainly catch your guests' eyes.
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Like the layered look, but want something jazzier? Use a more unexpected flavor for the cake itself, like mojito or Irish cream. If you want something more
Singapore AirlinesAs Aziz Ansari's character Tom Haverford says on Parks and Recreation, sometimes, you really must "treat yo self." And when better to do that than when traveling? Especially internationally. You're already on your way to a destination of your dreams, so why not splurge and get there in style by traveling first class.Read More »from The Best Airline for First Class-Food
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First class - those two words alone can easily fill your mind with grandiose mile-high visions: advanced boarding, complimentary champagne, plush oversized seats, soft cotton PJs, excessive extra legroom, an amenity kit packed with designer toiletries and gourmet meals. Wait, gourmet meals? On an aircraft?
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Yes, gourmet meals accompanied by top-shelf liquors and premium wines - all from expansive menus. Even though there may not be a fully equipped kitchen on board, a number of airlines are making sure there's food from an award-winning chef along for the trip, made from a
Flickr/Bruno SoaresFood is one of the most basic ways to experience another culture. It is also one of the most transportable.Read More »from 5 Cuisines You Find Surprisingly Far from Home
As long as populations have been migrating around the globe, they've largely held onto their native cuisines in their new homes. Take Italians bringing pizza to New York as an example. Continuing a culinary tradition in a new location may mean adapting it ("New York-style" pizza), but as different groups establish themselves in new settings, it seems that their food traditions do so as well.
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In addition to pizza in New York, there are other well-known examples of this trend: Indian food in London, Chinese food in Vancouver, and Korean food in Los Angeles, to name a few.
Since we live in an increasingly globalized world, there are also emerging and lesser-known examples that we've rounded up here. After all, it's not every day that the American Midwest is noted for its emerging East African restaurant scene.
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flickr.comHave you ever come across someone who didn't enjoy a huge, stuffed burrito? Yeah, we haven't either. Packed with protein, beans, rice, and countless variations of Mexican flavor, the burrito is customizable and crowd pleasing- and therefore the perfect party food. Yet, before you start taking orders and comprising your ultimate burrito bar at your next Mexican-themed soiree, consider and follow these essential tips, courtesy of The Guy Gourmet cookbook by Men's Health magazine:Read More »from How to Build the Perfect Burrito
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• Go big: a 12 inch tortilla allows you to stuff your burrito with plenty of ingredients, yet provides enough wrapping room.
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• Heat your tortilla first: before assembly, heat tortillas in a dry skill or nonstick pan (the microwave will make them soggy) until puffed and pliable, about 10 seconds on each side.
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• Create a foundation: place rice on the burrito first to soak up the other