All About Sours

If you’re at all involved in the craft beer scene, you may have noticed the growing popularity of sour beers. Personally, this variation of brewing served as an entry point to foster my own love for beer, and beer-lovers and non-beer-lovers alike seem to have an affinity for the tart tang of these brews. So…

Trader Joe’s Matcha Joe-Joe’s

Have you ever experienced the flavor of a matcha green tea latte in a cookie? Well, that’s what you’ll get with the new Matcha Joe-Joe’s from Trader Joe’s. If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s basically a concentrated powdered green tea. It’s gotten pretty popular among Millennials, but it’s definitely an acquired taste. You really…

What You Didn’t Know About Maple Syrup

One of my little joys in life is the magical elixir that is maple syrup. I’m not talking about Aunt Jemima or Mrs. Butterworth’s or any of that colored corn syrup; I’m talking about the real-deal straight-from-the-maple goo that makes any breakfast (or cocktail, dessert, roast) 10x better. You may wonder why maple syrup is…

Why the Creamiest Ice Cream is Made with Nitrogen

Nitrogen ice cream. It might sound like a strange combination, and you may not think that nitrogen would help to create some of the creamiest, densest ice cream you’ve tasted, but you’d be wrong. Nitrogen ice cream is more than just a passing Instagram trend, it’s an ingenious way to create fresh ice cream to…

The Healthyish Feel Good Food Plan: Week Two

After week one, I was feeling pretty invested in the Feel Good Food Plan, as we had really enjoyed the recipes, they were very produce-heavy, and with sizable portions, they left me feeling full but light on my feet. The only thing that was really tiring me out about the plan was the way that…

Puff Pastry Class

This summer, as with the last few, I have had the chance to take a few cooking classes!  In previous summers I took bread baking classes at Le Pain Quotidien in Newport Beach, such as a pretzel making class, French bread, and enriched doughs such as brioche and challah.  They were amazing classes! So this…

New Food Writing Adventures

It’s difficult to believe that it has already been a year since my last post!  This past year has been rather hectic, as I am currently just finishing up my first year of college.  Luckily, I chose to attend college in one of the most food-friendly of places, Fort Collins, Colorado.  I’ve heard rumors that…

First Ice Cream Sandwiches Attempt

It is very true that I have not written a post in a great while, and I apologize.  I have been very short on time, and thus have not been cooking as much as I would like to. However, with the holidays came time off to cook and bake to my heart’s content!  I posted…

Who doesn’t love pie and ice cream?

The past few days I suppose you could say that I went through an ice cream frenzy.  This spree was triggered by the fourth of July, when I made none other than the classic summer treat.  I must’ve forgotten how easy it was, and how awesome the turnout, because once I started- I couldn’t stop….

Welcome!

This is my first official post on my new blog, Batterie de Cuisine. For those of you who don’t know, batterie de cuisine is French and literally translates to “battery of kitchen.” The phrase is typically used to mean a fully stocked kitchen, which is one of my many aspirations. Here I will write about…