In Print on Wednesdays: What the Rest of the Food World is Talking About

As we enter the last full week before Christmas, food sections all around the country agree – it is all about the holiday entertaining at home…

5. – Chicago Tribune Pastry Chef’s Tips can Make your Baking Even Better For the perfect ganache, puff pastry and mousse – look no further.

4. – LA Times Panettone and stollen, a pair of European dandies Here’s those fruitcakes again. This article has a couple of great recipes for cakes from around the world.

3. – Willamette Week Let Them Eat Truffles As a hostess gift or a little party favor, these truffles are simple to make and quite delicious!

2. – Tulsa World Peppermint Bark Makes an Excellent Present And if truffles aren’t quite your thing, perhaps peppermint bark is!

1. – NY Times 101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less A couple of examples, “Red peppers and anchovies: Drizzle piquillos or other roasted red peppers with olive oil, and top with a good anchovy fillet. A caper or two on each is not amiss.” Or perhaps “40 Flash-cooked squid: Marinate whole baby squid for 5 minutes in olive oil, a little sherry vinegar, salt and pepper. Sear on both sides in a very hot pan or broiler for less than 3 minutes total. Cut into pieces and sprinkle with more salt. You can do this with shrimp and scallops, too,” is more your thing… Either way, this article is one not to be missed!

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