The ingredients of pancake and waffle batter are almost the same but they have different ratios. Typically waffle batter has more butter or oil than pancake batter. Sometimes waffle batter has vanilla extract as well.
At Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop you’re sure to find decadent desserts. The restaurant is family owned with locations in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Monica Johnson, a longtime Baltimore resident and contributing writer for MCCN says, “I love the icy rich strawberry 🍓 granita and the cannolis they have to offer.”
Visit the Website: https://vaccarospastry.com/
Every year Chapín Festival offers you a different experience to meet your roots again! Bring your whole family to a fun-filled party where they can learn more about our Bella Guatemala!
The Artisan Market
Imagine a place where you can find Authentic Guatemalan Handicrafts, a perfect place to buy unique accessories, items to decorate your home and all kinds of Guatemalan products.
Watch how some of your favorite typical dishes come to life in front of your eyes. With a dozen kiosks offering you the most delicious dishes with the main ingredient and unforgettable flavor of Country of Eternal Spring.
WHEN: August 24 and 25 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
WHERE: Los Angeles’ Lafayette Park -625 S Lafayette Park Pl
Catalina Island is a place like no other. Consistently named one of the best island getaways by media outlets and digital influencers nationwide, Catalina Island, located just 22 miles off the Southern California coast, is a unique blend of laid back vibe, rich and historic past, features water and land activities to suit any taste and modern day amenities and services for every budget.
The Island is constantly evolving to offer visitors the best experience, whether it’s to relax and rejuvenate or rev up the action. Following are some of the most exciting new happenings on the Island this year, from new restaurants, hotels, cultural attractions and retail stores.
RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS TO TRY
El Galleon (pre renovation)
The iconic El Galleon Restaurant has been acquired by the owners of Bluewater Avalon, Jimmy Ulcickas and Richard Staunto, along with local entrepreneur, Caleb Lins, and other local investors, with a plan to update the historic destination for the next generation of Catalina Island visitors and locals.
Opened in 1967 by Jack and Nora Tucey on Crescent at Front Street, El Galleon is an Island institution known for its eclectic atmosphere, extensive menu and karaoke bar.
The new owners will maintain the legendary El Galleon name and concept, update the interior and simplify the menu to combine the most popular items – ribs, steaks, prime rib and chicken, classic sandwiches and burgers, and fresh, locally sourced fish in season – with a series of rotating specials. Plans call for El Galleon’s lively karaoke bar, neighborhood happy
Toyon Grill by Bluewater is now open and is a result of a partnership between Bluewater’s owners and the Catalina Island Conservancy. Located at the new Trailhead Visitor Center, which also has a retail store, tour operation, gallery and roof deck that doubles as an educational, event and wedding venue, Toyon Grill is named after the Toyon bush, or California Holly, native to Catalina Island and Southern California. According to legend, the Toyon is so plentiful in Southern California that developers of Hollywood mistook it for “holly” and named the burgeoning community “Hollywood” by mistake.
Consistent with the Conservancy’s commitment to sustainability, Toyon offers fresh, hyper-local ingredients. Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, Toyon will feature specialty coffees, small-batch craft beers, cocktails and California wines. Grab-and-go picnic boxes will be available for adventurers exploring the island. Much of the Pacific swordfish, white seabass and other fish served at Toyon Grill will be caught in waters off the Island by Bluewater’s own boat, Pilikia, or by local fisherman.Info: 310 510 8599
LONG BEACH, CALIF. – Tickets are now on sale for inaugural Taste of Japan, a cultural festival celebrating Japan, taking place at the iconic Pike Outlets in Downtown Long Beach. A celebration of the art, culture and cuisine of the island nation, this family-friendly event will be a treat for all the senses, featuring a wide variety of Japanese culinary treats available for sale, as well as beautiful Japanese art and goodies. Traditional Japanese guitarists, drummers, martial artists, and samurai – among others – will be on center stage to entertain the crowd. For the adults, Taste of Japan offers a special VIP ticketed beer and sake garden, which will include an eclectic variety of all-you-can-drink beer and sake, as well as some special food items.
Food experiences will include everything from sushi to fresh-baked goods, to BBQ, soups and noodles. Taste of Japan Sapporo will be on-hand with its iconic beer, alongside Orion brews, and others. Suntory whisky will be on-hand alongside Hiro sake making it a beautiful tasting experience. Handmade and artisan crafts, as well as toys and anime vendors will also be featured.
Enjoy Japanese pop culture, shopping, entertainment, activities will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The Pike Outlets on South Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Structure parking is available and ride sharing for the sake drinkers is encouraged.
Guests can take advantage of early bird pricing online now! Tickets are now on sale, and available here.
The Golden Foodie Awards voting is August 11 – 17. All voting will take place at GoldenFoodieAwards.com.
This year we are excited to have new hosts: Aarti Sequeira, TV host and cookbook author and Neil Saavedra host of the popular Fork Report radio show.
Below are some important event facts.
It is believed that tea leaves have been steeped in water and enjoyed as a hot beverage since as early as 1000 BC in China. Ever since, tea has stuck around as a fan favorite, largely due to the soothing experience of sipping a hot cup of tea, but also because of the unexpected health benefits that different types of tea offer. Read our tea guide to find out the individual benefits of green tea, oolong tea, and more! You may find that your tea of choice offers an unexpected benefit.
If you’re looking to prevent risk of stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, green tea may help to protect you while oolong tea may be able to help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. If your goal is to achieve weight loss, try drinking yerba mate tea, as it can quell hunger cravings and also may increase calories burned throughout the day. READ MORE
Info contributed from PartSelect.com The right cut of meat is crucial to cooking. Oftentimes we don’t know much about the animal from which the meat comes. If we can get back to the animal’s anatomy, we can better choose the cut that is right for our dish. The less a muscle is worked, the more tender it will be. Generally, the tougher meats are at the front and rear of the animal. This is because the front and hind sections do most of the work over the animal’s life, through walking and supporting the body.
Tender cuts are the easiest to cook, and are also the most expensive. These areas contain the least-worked meat with the largest amount of intramuscular fat. This type of fat is referred to as “marbelization,” and is rated in the United States by the USDA as Prime or Choice. Only about 3% of beef cows are rated Prime, and about 54% are rated Choice. Prime typically contains the more visible marbelization of fat. This fat melts at a lower temperature, and results in meat that needn’t be cooked to high internal temperatures. These cuts of meat can be prepared medium-rare or rare. READ MORE
Hulu is expanding its foray into original food programming with a new series starring Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi. The streaming network announced the project today at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.
The Untitled Padma Lakshmi Series is described as a “living cookbook” made up more from people and culture than recipes. Curated by author and chef Lakshmi (Top Chef), the 10-episode series embraces culinary traditions from the first Americans to the latest arrivals, all alongside Padma’s perspectives and personal connection to each story. READ MORE
Looktothestars.org – Today, two-time NBA MVP and three-time NBAChampion Stephen Curry and renowned restauranteur, chef, The New York Times best-selling author and TV host Ayesha Curry announce the launch of Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, a family-founded charity with a mission to help end childhood hunger, ensure universal access to quality education and enable healthy, active lifestyles. READ MORE