How Lysée Bakery’s Master Pastry Chef Makes Realistic Corn Desserts

The NYC shop sells about 400 of these highly coveted pastries per week

At New York City bakery Lysée, chef Eunji Lee makes pastries that are as inventive as they are labor intensive. “When people come to our shop, I’d like to feel like they are not only in the bakery but also in the art gallery,” says Lee.

Perhaps nothing Lee makes is as indicative of this as her realistic corn cake dessert. The dish takes three days to make and may have been among the first examples of the corn dessert trend sweeping the internet right now.

It starts with Lee making a caramel that gets mixed with vanilla bean-infused cream. Next, she makes a sponge cake from corn flour, which gives the cake its corn flavor. Once the batter is whipped, she makes a meringue out of egg whites and cream, and mixes that in with the … Read more

Vegan Pancakes

Not only are vegan pancakes a tasty way to start your day, but they’re free from any animal products, making them a great choice for anyone following a vegan diet! They’re light, puffy, and perfectly soft. You’ll love them!

I know finding good vegan recipes can be tricky, but I’ve got you covered! You’ll have to try this chickpea curry or my Buddha bowl recipe! They’re jam-packed with flavor and body-loving nutrients. And if you have a sweet tooth… vegan chocolate chip cookies are always the answer.

A stack of vegan pancakes topped with blackberries and maple syrup.

Quick and Easy Vegan Pancakes

Who doesn’t love a stack of fluffy, delicious pancakes for breakfast? And when you make them vegan and homemade, they’re even better! First of all, homemade vegan pancakes are incredibly customizable. You can add in your favorite fruits, nuts, or dairy-free chocolate chips to make them even tastier. Plus, you know exactly what ingredients are going into them, … Read more

The matrix has failed, the system has crashed; FDA needs a new food approach


Editor’s note: This was written in response to comments made by FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf in his exclusive interview with Food Safety News Publisher Bill Marler that posted on Feb. 27.

Dear Dr. Califf,

The FDA Foods Program is different. The food system and food safety are complex, but the core of FDA’s food safety role and congressional mandate is straightforward. FDA establishes standards and guidance for industry and engages with industry and regulatory partners in multiple ways to assure compliance with those standards. The Foods Program mission is fundamentally different from Google or a hospital.

As logical as matrix management may sound, it is a prescription for continued failure of the FDA to live up to the vision and mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). 

As representatives of the food industry and consumers, and state food regulators who have worked directly for many … Read more

A Rich, Buttery, Fruit-Filled Recipe for Filipino Polvoron

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Abi Balingit’s new cookbook Mayumu: Filipino American Desserts Remixed” infuses the Filipino shortbread with freeze-dried fruit

All the vibrant colors: That’s how baker and cookbook author Abi Balingit remembers the polvoron of her childhood — a rainbow of colorful wrappers in a big box. The yellow one, she recalls, meant classic polvoron, sweet, buttery, and flavored with just toasted flour and powdered milk. “I grew up eating a lot of Goldilocks polvoron,” says Balingit, referring to the Filipino bakery chain with locations in her home state of California.

Thanks to their Spanish origins, polvoron and polvorones can refer to a confusing array of confections: Mexican sugar cookies, Spanish almond-flecked shortbreads, the powdered sugar-covered nut balls sometimes known as “Russian tea cakes.” For Filipinos, polvoron doesn’t require nuts, just crumbly shortbread to which flavors like ube and coffee can be added.

In Balingit’s debut cookbook Mayumu: Filipino American Read more

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

If you want a bright, light and filling dinner, then this lemon chicken orzo soup is for you! A savory and vibrant lemon chicken broth combined with orzo pasta is the perfect pair for a flavorful and delicious soup that is as satisfying as it is tasty.

Lemon and chicken were made for each other! They taste so amazing together, I just can’t get enough. If you love lemon chicken, you’ve got to try this Easy Greek Lemon Chicken, this delicious Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata, and this Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken.

Lemon chicken orzo soup in a bowl.

Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup

Lemon chicken orzo soup is like an elevated chicken noodle soup that is full of bright lemon flavor and tender orzo pasta. It is an absolute favorite at my house. The best part about it is it’s totally comfort food without being heavy in your stomach. It’s a light soup that is full of flavor … Read more