Sweet Things: Crème Brûlée

Cream, eggs, vanilla, sugar, rhubarb. When dining out recently, I had two lovely versions of crème brûlée. The first was at my favorite run-away-to spot, Ten Twenty Four in Hastings (New Zealand). Kent – star and chef served a quite substantial amuse bouche to accompany a dry ice cocktail – a brûlée served in a… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Rice Pudding

Rice, milk, sugar, cream, vanilla. Sometimes I lament the fact that fabulous, classic recipes go out of fashion. I love the current movement both for reinventing the classics and also for serving them just the way they were. When winter is in full flight, one of the most comforting desserts in the entire world must… [Read More]