I have two pretty exciting things to share with you.
One, is this recipe for Jacques Torres famous chocolate chunk cookies. They require at least 24 hours of refrigeration due to the combination of all-purpose flour and bread flour, so that the gluten bonds have time to break down. Even though they are time intensive, these cookies are famous for a reason. They are absurdly delicious.
These are the cookies the Cookie Monster dreams of. The crisp exterior gives way to a perfectly soft center riddled with salted dark chocolate chunks. The recipe yields a lot of cookies so I like to divide half of the dough into ready-to-bake scoops using a tablespoon or ice cream scooper and freeze them in a container until I need a cookie fix again.
Now for the really exciting news, on Friday May 1st I am setting off on a two month culinary road trip of America with my Baker best friend, Belle. This project has been a pipe dream of mine until very recently when we decided that now was the time to chase it.
The road trip will take place between May 1st and July 3rd 2015 and will circumnavigate America’s outer states: Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California and Oregon.
We will be interviewing chefs, home cooks, food bloggers, farmers, fishermen and huntsmen… basically anyone who has anything to do with food! And we will be blogging about it on our website The Travelling Table. If you are interested in food and travel you can follow us on our culinary adventures!
Here is a little video explaining our project in further detail.
If you have any suggestions for places we should eat, see or stay, please don’t hesitate to let us know!