Cookbook Crush: Salt & Straw
Everybody on staff at Rachael Ray Every Day knows I love ice cream, and Salt & Straw in Portland, Oregon, makes some of my favorite fancy-pants pints. This stuff is so delicious that it's almost worth booking a flight just to get a freshly churned scoop. But now that co-owner Tyler Malek has written a cookbook (also called Salt & Straw), you can save yourself a trip. The charming book includes tons of incredible recipes, plus the company's only-in-Portland origin story. Back in 2011, Tyler and his cousin, Kim Malek, started with four ice cream machines from Goodwill. They eventually graduated to a custom pushcart and now have 19 scoop shops up and down the West Coast. At home, start with crowd-pleasing flavors like Chocolate Gooey Brownie or Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache. Then if you're feeling adventurous, try Arbequina Olive Oil—or go really crazy with Salted Turkey Caramel. Somehow Tyler Malek manages to make even the wackiest flavors taste wonderful.