Tis The Season (or almost)…

home decor 6Just like the rest of the world we can’t help but plan and get excited for the upcoming Holiday Season.  It’s not even Halloween yet and we start to feel the excitement and joy of Christmas getting inspired by cute idea’s for our own tablescapes for our holiday food stations.

Check out these adorable little gingerbread houses that are super cute and would be a perfect embellishment for a hot cocoa station.  We also thought the idea of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” as a theme for a hot piernikowe_mini_domkicocoa bar, with all the fixin’s 04353f5b68777bb9ed8814776b5e6d09was clever.

And not only are these melting snowman cookie’s cute, they taste amazing too.  What an adorable addition to a holiday sweets table.images
For 15 fabulous Hot Cocoa recipes check out this link from Shabby Creek Cottage http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2013/12/15-yummy-hot-chocolate-recipes.html

And for perfect gingerbread dough check out this recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gingerbread-house-recipe1.html


Fusion Cuisine – Hybrid Dishes For Special Events

_dsc1779-editFusion cuisine is cuisine that combines elements of different culinary traditions. This type of cuisines is not particularly categorized according to any one particular cuisine style but plays an important part in creative and contemporary food innovations.  It’s sometimes the best way to interpret an old classic into something fresh and modern.  Or to combine the best of 2 worlds into one fabulous and interesting dish.  Today there are entire restaurants & food trucks built around this concept.  We’ve found several fun and innovative food blogs that also highlight the art of Foodie Fusion, here are some of the tastiest we’ve seen.   Try your own culinary chemistry experiment of these food mash-ups!

_mg_8480A twist on the classic chicken and waffles! Infused with chicken, garnished with crispy chicken skin, chives, and syrup drizzle, by Canard Inc. in New York.

Taco shells made from rice flour and sushi rice, filled with tuna and salmon, and sprinkled with sesame seeds, by Encore Catering in Toronto.
turk-full-res-3_edited_newCheeseburger spring rolls filled with ground beef, onion, three cheeses (American, cheddar, and Swiss), and béchamel sauce, by Delicatessen in New York.

And for Dessert!  A chocolate brownie-cookie hybrid filled with vanilla panna cotta, by Pinch Food Design in New York.