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Zingerman's Bakehouse's better baked goods

Issue No. 94: A dozen ingredients we use that make for better baked goods

1. Butter tastes better You can’t tell just from looking at a cookie or a piece of cake whether it’s been baked with butter or shortening. The bottom line on baked goods’ flavor is that butter tastes better. It’s also about ten times more costly, so many bakeries make the choice to use less expensive […]

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Issue No. 40: Spices from the source from Epices de Cru

“We travel the world looking for whole spices, authentic recipes and traditional spice blends. That’s really our mantra,” Marika de Vienne told me recently about her family’s spice business, Epices de Cru. “We go to different countries and start in the markets. We look at what everyday people are eating. Cultural gastronomy often happens through […]

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