It took many months of persistent messaging to set up a time to chat! Finally, on a random Tuesday night we did it and here the food media podcast with Linecook Thoughts is born. Ray Delucci is making sounds waves in the food industry with an outlet that speaks to all AND with all of those dedicated to the art of creating, thinking, eating, and living a life of food. I am so excited to share my thoughts of food media and how you can break in, figure it out, create and love food through a digital lens.
It amazed me, all of the unique ice cream flavors at the quaint, tucked away Alleyway Ice Cream spot. Sure, you find lots of concepts similar to this in big cities, but Julian Hom’s ice cream doesn’t compare to anything I’ve seen upstate. His flavor combos are developed through the critical eye of a foodie and well-seasoned traveler. It’s a complete experiment of risk that he is always willing to take! So, I took it upon myself to experiment flavors with him. We both found beauty in the prettiest colors and textures imagining the final product to taste as lovely as it looked. Our first flavor was made with an elderflower ice cream base, edible flowers and homemade crunchy honeycomb. It’s floral and refreshing reminding me of a sweet cocktail encompassed in an ice cream scoop! And, as a gal who loves her toppings, this one should only be consumed solo. It’s rare that I ever want to do this!
Julian also wanted to create a flavor with some tang to it! Creamy goat cheese with swirls of pomegranate molasses gave this cone some edginess. It’s definitely a flavor that should also be eaten without any added toppings other than a little drizzle of more molasses.
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Only a few more weeks until the heart of this recipe is unveiled! I would never say gin is on my list of likable spirits, but after tasting this beauty by Pomp and Whimsey, I won’t be turning my back on gin again. It’s fair to say this multi botanical spirit is feminine forward so raise your glasses to that ladies and gents! It’s deeelish! And with my choice of any Perfect Puree ingredient I am feeling summer in my bones! Also excited to concoct an app with perfect puree in addition. I’m thinking two flavor profiles that synchronize together with floral garnish?!
I am so happy to tell you that I will be collaborating with Pastificio Benedetto Cavalieri, a pasta brand from Puglia, Italy. I met proprietor Andrea when while studying abroad last year. I am SO excited to develop recipes and devour my pasta passion with the many kilos of pasta sent !