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Dessert Mon Jul 25 2011

My Summer Crush: Speculoos

speculoos.jpgEven though Western Avenue was full of long delays due to broken traffic lights, making the trip up to Evanston slower than if I had just walked there, I made a trip to Edzo's for a much-anticipated lunch this past Friday. I ordered the burger and fries as my eyes darted around for the display board of shake specials. Sensing that I was there for serious business, Edzo himself suggested that I order the speculoos shake, a recent add to his menu. What is speculoos, you ask? It's a peanut butter-like spread that reeks of cinnamon, ginger, and a hint of caramel. In cookie form, speculoos are known as Dutch Windmills or Lotus Biscuits (which you can find on Delta Airlines flights--they're also sold in Walgreens); in shake form, speculoos is pure genius. You can find jars of speculoos spread at Fresh Market or Meijer stores; however, I decided to order it online (it's known as "Biscoff Spread" in some circles). I can't thank Edzo enough.

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Amber / July 29, 2011 10:08 PM

Yep, this stuff is good. And reminds me so fondly of my time studying abroad in Germany.

I remember my first time trying this shake and Eddie was so surprised that I actually knew what Speculoos was!

Lisa / September 3, 2011 8:33 PM

OMG! I just had this for the first time on a liege waffle from a waffle truck. I am on the hunt to find some now. I'm a super peanut butter fan and this is even better!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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