The Vanilla Shortage: Our Solutions
May 10, 2017
The Problem: Last year the leading provider of vanilla suffered from a smaller crop than usual. Madagascar produces the largest quantity and best quality of the world's vanilla supply and the changing climate just couldn't produce in 2015. This year's crop is looking better, but it's still too early to tell if we'll be looking for long-term solutions.
Choosing the Best Chocolate
January 4, 2016
To create the best recipe every single ingredient must be perfect. Here are some points that should be taken under consideration when making the decision of what kind of chocolate is the best. Origin There are three different cocoa trees varieties: Forastero (or amazonico), which is very resistant against diseases but acidic and bitter, it is mainly produced in the biggest cocoa producing countries located in Africa and Asia.
Holiday 2016
December 13, 2016
Here in the ifiGOURMET office, north of Chicago, the atmosphere inside was feeling as gray as it was looking outside. With the holidays just around the bend, I felt like we needed some sparkle and spirit brought to our daily grind. This was the inspiration behind the First Annual Gingerbread Cubicle Decorating Contest.
Top Ten Convenience Products
March 17, 2016
ifiGOURMET is a master importer & distributor of basic and specialty ingredients from the world's leading manufacturers of pastry, bakery, and confectionery products. But just because our products are of the finest quality and meet the exacting standards of professional pastry chefs doesn't mean they can't be fast, easy, and convenient, too. Go ahead--try these shortcuts!
We're in the mood for fall
September 09, 2015
It's that wistful time of year when we're most aware of the passage of time - the evening creeps in a little earlier, there's a cooler hint to the breezes. Frisbees have been traded for footballs, and bathing suits for backpacks. We're not quite ready to say goodbye to our lazy summer days and rush headlong into pumpkins and sweaters, so let's take the time to enjoy the last hurrah of summer fruits and anticipate the harvest bounty to come.
Smoked Ice Cream
March 18, 2015
With the warmer, Springtime weather, we are dreaming about delicious ice cream concoctions! And whether it's a special 4th of July tradition or a favorite weekend treat, homemade ice cream really does taste better. Perhaps it's the memories that come with having ice cream at grandmas, or churning it yourself, that thick, creamy delight really is next to none.
40 ways to use Dreidoppel Flavor Paste
December 05, 2014
Dreidoppel Flavor Pastes are a work horse in the kitchen. They have reliable color and flavor, are ALWAYS in season and have consistent quality helping to reduce labor and expense. They are a perfect partner for all things pastry and with all of these ideas, they may become your new secret ingredient.