Sunday, August 15, 2004

Summer Syrups

I recently wrote about Torani syrups, but at the Fancy Food Show earlier this year I also discovered syrups from the Sonoma Syrup Company. Less sweet than Torani and made from all natural ingredients, Sonoma Syrups are a real treat not just for drinks but also for experimenting in the kitchen.

Sonoma syrups come in terrific flavors like tangerine, lavender, pomegranate and vanilla. They give you a bit of a head start in the kitchen for infusing your creations with flavor. One idea is to mix them with powdered sugar to make a simple glaze for homemade baked goods. You can also use them in marinades and salad dressings. I'll be playing around with these syrups and sharing more recipes, but in the meantime check out an article I wrote for SF Station on using syrups this summer. In it you'll find the recipe for Gary Danko's signature cocktail the Orange Dreamsicle.