Confusing, for one thing. When Shape provided a recipe for Double-Lemon Labneh Cheesecake with Pistachio Crust in April 2020, the game was on. Cheesecake? Yes. Double-Lemon? How about Double-Yes? Pistachios? Nothing else compares. But what to make of this “Labneh” thing? Just what is that supposed to be? The internet provided answers, though unsurprisingly, many… Continue reading What the Heck is Labneh?
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It Began Here
Gliding through the millennia, we find ancient Romans enjoying savillum, a dessert that’s wended its way to us as cheesecake. No less a personage than Senator and historian Marcus Porcius Cato (better known as Cato the Elder) provided instructions, 160 BC, in his De Agri Cultura: Make a savillum thus: Mix 1/2 libra (*1) of… Continue reading It Began Here
The Citrus Will Remember
Over the next few months, as we wait for fresh produce to return from winter vacation, citrus will spring gloriously into season, returning the brilliant sunshine it spent all summer gathering. With so many limes, oranges, clementines and grapefruit filling the shelves, the sheer exuberance alone is sufficient to warm the spirits until local farms… Continue reading The Citrus Will Remember
In the South, Maybe the Far South
About forty years ago, a recipe appeared in Southern Living magazine, and it soon took the region, then the country, by acclaim. Thus, Hummingbird Cake was introduced to the culinary world. One bite of the lusciously moist cake is enough for many to proclaim it the best cake ever. Easy to understand why, what,… Continue reading In the South, Maybe the Far South