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Rouxbe – Online video recipes of the highest quality

If you love watching cooking shows on television, you’ll love the new online video recipe web site The name is a take-off of a roux, the base for a white sauce. The site gives you unlimited access to their video recipes for the first 30 days and you can join their premium service for more video demonstrations.

Rouxbe’s videos and recipes are top-notch! These are HDTV super hi-def compared to what you normally see on the internet. Here’s a nice video recipe example: Panna Cotta with Stone Fruit.

Here’s a snippet of the recipe:

Panna Cotta with stone fruit

Panna Cotta with Stone Fruit Compote

This Italian classic, is perfectly balanced with a fresh stone fruit compote

Active Time: 20
Total Time: 3 hours
Serves: 6
Step 1: Starting the Panna Cotta

  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp. table salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. gelatin powder (approx. 1 package)
  • 1/8 cup milk

To start the Panna Cotta split the vanilla bean in half length-wise and scrape out the seeds. Using a small pot add the cream along with the salt and powdered sugar and bring to a gentle boil over low heat. While the cream heats up pour the gelatin over the milk and mix well and set aside. Once the cream comes to a gentle boil, immediately turn off the heat and remove the vanilla bean and discard. Now add the gelatin mixture and whisk until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium sized bowl and let cool to room temperature stirring occasionally.

The full recipe can be seen at

Vintage Cheese Signs in a Paris Flea Market

old food signs at the Marche aux Puce - Port de Vanves

I found these cheese signs while shopping at the Marche aux Puce – Port de Vanves in Paris. They sold for approximately $3 each.