Monica and Paul Feybesse, the couple behind Tartes du Feybesse, are chefs: the former at Robert Sinskey Vineyards, the latter a member of the United States’ Bocuse d’Or team — essentially, the fine dining Olympics. Neither are pastry specialists, but during the pandemic, the duo started making bread for their Vallejo neighbors and quickly expanded to include pastries, too. They then developed their tart-making process as a way to have fun at home, applying their training in Michelin-starred kitchens to create hypnotic fruit tarts, dazzling eclairs and perfectly sculpted crusts. … [Read more...] about The Bay Area has a thrilling new Instagram pastry scene. Here are three to try
Banana chocolate chip bread
“As cat owners know,” says our senior writer (and cat mom) Karen Iorio Adelson, “if you spend a significant amount of money on a cat toy, your cat will likely prefer playing with the cardboard box it came in.” That’s why she calls this treat maze “pretty ingenious”: Because it basically makes a cardboard box the actual toy. The puzzle, she explains, is “split into three interior sections with some holes cut out,” adding “the different colored divisions make the maze more challenging. Drop a treat in the ‘beginner’ green section and your cat can either fish it out from three large holes on top or knock it out of a big slot on the base. In the ‘intermediate’ purple section, there are smaller openings higher up on the box so your cat has to drag treats along the side, and in the ‘top cat’ yellow third section, the holes are even smaller.” Adelson says this will keep her cat Lovey occupied … [Read more...] about 9 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Plant Poles to Cat Toys
By 2013, as Etsy prepared to go public, the term hipsteader made appearances on websites about crab apple cordial and chevron knitting patterns. Since then, as the youngest consumers, Gen Z, eke out their identity, buzzwords like self-care and hygge (a Danish word for coziness) suggest the home-centered mindset is destined to grow. … [Read more...] about Covid is turning us all into hipsteaders
Just before cooking, remove the patties from the refrigerator. Divide the chopped bacon into six equal portions. Using your thumb, make a dent in the center of 6 of the patties. Place a portion of bacon in each dent. Top each with another patty and press the edges together to seal, checking each patty on all sides to be sure. Gently flatten each patty to about 3/4-inch thick. … [Read more...] about Bacon and shrimp prove to be a mighty pair in these stuffed burgers
But what I think is the best thing about Buc-ee's is how completely over-the-top and ludicrous it is if you spend more than 30 seconds thinking about it. I mean, Buc-ee's holds two size-related World Records (World's Largest Convenience Store for the New Braunfels location and World's Longest Car Wash for its Katy location). No one needs that much convenience store or car wash. … [Read more...] about Buc-ee’s is reportedly heading to North Carolina. I hope they appreciate it.