Something You Should Eat: Cake and cookie mixes from Vosges
We've all been guilty of baking something from a box at one point or another. I have to admit, I made my fair share of Duncan Hines while in college, and as a result of having kids, I've worked from the back of a Nestle's Tollhouse package on more than one occasion. But Katrina Markoff is taking the concept of boxed mixes to a new level. The Founder of Vosges Haut Chocolat has moved way past the exotic truffle part of her business, and has just released a series of exquisite dry mixes for chocolate cakes, chocolate-bacon-chip pancakes, even some serious chocolate chip cookies. Nothing is artificial, cacao is well into the 70-80% range and all you need to do is add butter or cream in most cases.