Bossche Bollen: Dutch Profiteroles

Bossche Bollen are essentially giant profiteroles filled with cream and covered in chocolate, originating from the Dutch city, Den Bosch. They look impressive and are deceptively simple to make. While they originate from Den Bosch, you can find them throughout the Netherlands either by the name of Bossche Bol or Moorkop. Like all Dutch treats,

The Viennese Cake War

After winning the Battle of Vienna in 1683, Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki pored over the spoils of the defeated Ottoman army and found the supplies to brew coffee. He opened the first café in Vienna and popularized adding milk and sugar to sweeten the bitter brew, now called a Mélange. Or was it Johannes Theodat, who