Here’s Why Science Says A Crackly Crust Is Essential To The Identity Of A French Baguette — Food Science

There's nothing like getting a baguette straight out of the oven from your local bakery. It's perfect to eat by itself or as the bookends to a wonderful sandwich. Why is it just so delicious? It turns out the secret may be in the crust. According to research published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the crackly crust is a non-negotiable, as it gives the bread its aroma and, in turn, its perceived flavor.

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Starbucks Is Introducing the One Thing That Can Make Your Iced Coffee Even Better — Food News

Your iced coffee from Starbucks might just get a whole new makeover. Starbucks is currently experimenting with coffee ice cubes, which means your favorite summer beverage won't be diluted after a few minutes in the sun. The new offering is coming to select franchises and its going to cost customers 80 cents more. But what people get in return may be well worth the extra money.

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20 Apps That Will Go with Just About Any Bottle of Wine — Recipes from The Kitchn

Wine and food pairings don't need to be as complicated as they are often made out to be. Sure, there are certain wines that work better with certain foods, but you don't need to overthink it too much. That's especially the case when it comes to pre-dinner snacks and sips. When you're easing into the evening, whether it's a dinner party with friends or a quiet Sunday on the couch, the best approach is the most causal approach: Pop open whatever you most enjoy drinking, be it white, rosé, red, or even bubbles, and snack on whatever you're in the mood for. These 20 appetizers work with just about any bottle of wine and I have a good feeling that at least one of them is what you're in the mood for.

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Recipe: Blueberry Breakfast Trifle — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Let's all thank the Brits for the trifle, which we are going to take full advantage of here to turn leftover cake into breakfast. Breakfast trifle will make you look like the Patron Saint of Brunch (or hey, just a cool mom) and it's easy, pretty, and delicious.

So what is a breakfast trifle, you ask? It has layers of tangy yogurt, studded with ripe blueberries and candied ginger, all sandwiched between vanilla cake and granola. Sounds like a real treat, right? That's because it is!

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What’s a Naked Cake (and Why Is It Naked?) — Internet Phenomenon

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Barely there frosting was once only seen by bakers between as a crumb coat before the final layer of frosting was added, but now naked cakes have moved from verified trend to bakery staple. These cakes, easily recognized by their exposed layers and minimal garnishes, have become a staple style for everything from homemade birthday cakes to multi-tiered wedding cakes. More than just a cake with less frosting, here's everything you need to know about the naked-cake trend and why you might actually want to try it at home.

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Can’t Find (or Afford) the Kitchen Island of Your Dreams? Make One from IKEA Items — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Can't Find (or Afford) the Kitchen Island of Your Dreams? Make One from IKEA Parts

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