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What Even IS Red Velvet Cake?

Everyone’s tried it, and everyone loves it – or hates it. There doesn’t seem to be much in between. But what even is Red Velvet cake? And why is this technicolor torte a thing in the first place? The combination of vivid red and pristine white icing is certainly striking inside a bakery case, but …

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A Powder Keg in the Baking Battles!

Nowadays, if you hear the words “battle” or “war” in connection with baking, it’s probably a cooking contest reality television show. But Jezebel reports on a new book, Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking by Linda Civitello, explaining the cooking war you’ve never heard of! See, at one point your choice …

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