On a particularly early morning, I found myself sitting in one of London’s east end restaurants, working through details of a fast approaching and fairly high-pressure event. It was a misty wooly grey morning, and I had waited outside in the drizzle for someone to let me in. Being so early, the space was just a hair shy of warm, the ovens only having just begun their day’s labor. I ordered a cup of black coffee, imagining it would be the hottest thing on their early morning menu. A hand appeared in my peripheral vision and placed a plate in… Read more
When we need a quick snack on the go, we inevitably reach for a granola bar. Convenient and satisfying, these little bars can deliver breakfast during the morning commute, get us through a noon meeting, or tide us over until dinner. There are entire grocery store aisles devoted to bars of all kinds. Picking the right bar can be overwhelming – there’s crunchy, soft, protein-filled, fiber-filled, low-carb, vegan, raw, and probably 20 other different categories to choose from. If you find yourself turning over every box and analyzing the nutritional benefits of bar A versus B and questioning some of… Read more
The arrival of a New Year calls for something decadent. Welcome 2016 with this French toast bread pudding for brunch. It’s crowned with a crunchy almond streusel and served with a buttered maple syrup. Use convection mode to ensure the bread pudding is evenly cooked inside with a crisp golden-brown topping. You can prepare the recipe ahead of time, so all you have to do in the morning is bake it. The Wolf Gourmet countertop oven with convection bakes, broils, roasts, proofs, toasts, and warms – all in a fast, energy efficient way.