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Recipe Tue Aug 11 2015

Make This Ice Cream in Your Office Freezer

5034578144_017b7b5214_o.jpgLike Kanye, I like my ice-cream creamy and voluptuous. Except unlike Kanye, I don't need the finest things in life. Hence, a lazy ice-cream recipe I concocted in the office, for the office:

1. ¼ cup white sugar (12 packets of sugar--Slowly hoard these at your desk so colleagues don't judge you.)
2. 0.4 cup of heavy cream (Don't use those half & half cups; buy heavy cream at lunch or bring from home.)
3. 1 tbsp coffee grind (I like to use half a French Vanilla Keurig cup.)

1. Combine all ingredients in bowl or cup. If your measurements are off by a bit, eyeball to the best of your ability. You're making ice-cream at work, for Christ sake.
2. Microwave and stir in intervals until sugar has melted. Coffee straws are particularly crucial during this stage.
3. Mix and put in freezer. Depending on how many people open your office fridge, plan accordingly. I would freeze for at least two full hours.

Because of the high fat content in heavy cream, the mixture freezes extremely well and tastes like sophisticated soft serve. There are endless variations of this recipe -- instead of ground coffee, use Lipton tea powder, or hot chocolate mix with Hershey's kisses. Or add in caramel and Snickers to the plain base.

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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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