Saturday, December 20, 2008
Not Your Grandma's Brittle
'Tis the season for confections of all kinds, but let me turn you on to the most delectable ones I've come across this year. Echo Park-based chef Max Lesser updates the classic holiday peanut brittle with an artisinal hand and high-quality ingredients. His brittle branches out into new flavor territory such as Indian Curry and Pistachio; Cocoa Nib, Coffee Bean & Pecan; Chai Tea and Cashew (my personal favorite); New Mexico Chili and Pumpkin Seed; and Fleur de Sel and Peanut.
Max raises the bar and the results are delicious! If you're dying to try it, visit Morning Glory Confections on the web, or if in Silverlake, stop by the Cheese Shop on Sunset where they carry the locally made brittle.