It’s one of the most classic flavors in the culinary menu, lending itself to a bevy of different recipes from beverages to savory to sweet. Some palates are not excited by the flavor alone, but all can respect the contribution that vanilla has made to the culinary industry. PreGel understands the diverse power of vanilla… Read more »
Just a few short weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Michael Laiskonis, creative director at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, and one of today’s most celebrated chefs. His three-day seminar in All Things Chocolate: From Bean to Dessert was the debut class of this year’s PreGel 5-Star Pastry Series®…. Read more »
For most U.S. states, June marks the transition to summertime temperatures, meaning it’s going to get hot! And for most of us, it already has. This is why June is the perfect 30-day span to celebrate one of summer’s most refreshing beverages: iced tea. With so many varieties of the wildly popular thirst quencher (and dessert flavoring… Read more »
I could be wrong, but I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone has a favorite day of the week. Around PreGel, Thursday is in the top two choices for many of us (of course Friday is always in the running). That’s an ambitious statement, you may say but there’s a good reason why I made… Read more »
It’s National Grilled Cheese Month, and what better cheese to celebrate this April occasion than mascarpone? Otherwise known as Italian cream cheese, mascarpone is indeed a “rock star” amongst some of the most iconic dishes consumers have come to love, including tiramisu, whipped cream, cheesecake, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Though PreGel has innovated ways to… Read more »
If every month had an assigned frozen dessert flavor to market, I would vote green mint for March. Why? My first reason is solely superficial – because it’s green, which correlates beautifully with St. Patrick’s Day. Second, because March is the month of the spring equinox, and the color green represents the season of spring… Read more »
I’m almost certain that you’re familiar with it – one of those days…the kind where time seems to stand still. For every hour that you think has passed, your desk phone makes the painful reveal that it’s only five minutes later since the last time you checked. You’re either sleepy, anxious, low-energy, or a bit… Read more »
March is National Peanut Month, and seeing as peanuts account for two-thirds of all snacks consumed in the States, now is the perfect time to highlight the nutty treat. Being the preferred “nut” of Americans, the peanut offers many nutritional benefits; goes by several different names; and has a plethora of culinary applications that peanut… Read more »
It’s February and National Chocolate Lovers Month; so for this occasion, I felt inclined to reflect on my lifetime love for chocolate…brownies in particular. I don’t quite recall how old I was when I first experienced the splendor that is chocolate, but brownies…oh yeah, I remember the day. So many questions ran through my… Read more »
It’s National Chocolate Lovers Month, and rightfully so. Chocolate is indeed worthy of a month’s (or more) worth of culinary praise. The decadence of its variant tastes from dark to white is unprecedented in many opinions. And the astronomical number of uses this bliss-inducing ingredient is capable of creating automatically makes it a reliable ally… Read more »
Could it be true that in an environment of constant business deals; hard-sole shoes; business executives; quarterly margins; growing brand awareness; earning more customers; and the ongoing pursuit of professional excellence, that Corporate America is not immediately paralleled with showing genuine acts of kindness? If this is the case, it’s important to point out… Read more »
It’s the start of New Year, 2018, and generally, the beginning of every twelve-month cycle is the time when people commence to prioritize what they want out of life spiritually, emotionally, physically, and/or professionally.
By all accounts, almost everyone is familiar with the famous oil painting Mona Lisa by famed Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer, Leonardo di Vinci. Despite the worldwide fame of the iconic art, the true identity of the model depicted has still not been verified more than 500 years following its creation. Could the… Read more »
“It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line.” – Erma Bombeck, writer. Guts. The word is used quite often in the English language; many times in the informal sense, otherwise known as slang.
“What’s gelato?” I’m not ashamed to admit (and on a website dedicated to the culture of gelato, which makes it a bit more embarrassing) that there was actually a time in my life when I asked that question
“Hello!” I greeted in an almost overly-cheerful tone. Excitement radiated from my bright young eyes as I hurriedly approached the counter of my family’s favorite ice cream