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Expecting Company? Try These 4 Simple, Elegant Appetizer Recipes

March 27, 2015 12:02 pm

Don’t get caught off guard the next time you have a last-minute gathering at home. With these convenient appetizer recipes, you can prepare beautiful and delicious hors d'oeuvres without taking time out of your busy schedule.

Bacon-Wrapped Apricots with Sage [Real Simple]
With such contrasting ingredients coming into play, this appetizer seems like it’s much more complicated than it is. All it takes is some apricots, crispy bacon, simple seasonings, and a few toothpicks to create a handheld appetizer.

Orange and Fennel Marinated Olives [Oprah]
No one hosts a party better than Oprah, and her sweet and savory marinated olives will have your guests asking for the recipe all night.

Endive with Ricotta, Almonds and Raisins [Real Simple]
Endives make an attractive vessel for eating the creamy ricotta in this simple appetizer, and the crunchy almonds and sweet raisins are just the icing on the cake.

Leek Tart [Martha Stewart]
A tart looks pretty and it’s easy for guests to eat, but most tarts are complicated and time-consuming to make. This one uses basic frozen dough and a few simple tricks to turn create a perfect tart crust.

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il laboratorio del gelato: The Science of Sweetness

March 18, 2015 11:02 am

Taking a scientific approach to ice cream, il laboratorio del gelato features a range of amazing flavors. With nearly 200 flavors and counting, il laboratorio del gelato scours the globe for inspiration when producing its fine products. As a result, the line of gelati and sorbet runs the gamut from the classic ultra sweet to the surprisingly savory.

For every common concoction il laboratorio del gelato features a delicious alternative that could only be thought up by the creative minds employed here. They include basil, avocado, beet, cream cheese, caramel, fresh mint, and so many more. il laboratorio del gelato even offers gelato inspired by famous beverages, such as a Guinness, Kahlua, Sambuca, and Cassis. Red bean and rice is quite surprising, while wasabi offers a slight kick.

il laboratorio del gelato
188 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 343-9922


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 11:11 am

May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?

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