New Delhi, August 10: California pistachios - also called the ‘smiling nut’ are no stranger to most foodies - one of the best antioxidants and a popular ingredient in desserts. Add nutrients, not weight, with California pistachios in your sweet treats and main course, Corporate Chef Olivier Vincenot said at a live demo as he whipped up yummy deserts here. “The unique flavor of pistachios can create wonder if adds to something else and not necessarily eaten by themselves,” Vincenot told IANS at the demo at the Foodhall at DLF Saket with collaboration of American Pistachio Growers.
Not for nothing is pista ice cream something that my sweet tooth always crave for! These terribly “dil maange more” nuts taste amazingly good in roasted, salted and crushed form. The kennel is nutty, yet pleasantly unique in taste with a fruity aroma. It compliments well with almost all sweets and desserts as in pista roll and pista kulfi being the more popular ones.
Chef Vincenot surprised me with his lip-smacking recipes. His innovative style and culiry magic transforms the pistachios to a mainstream must-have. The health benefits of pistachios have encouraged him to explore the nut ad infinitum. For instance, for the finger-licking appetizer - pistachio hummus - he twisted the Mediterranean dip with a pistachio touch to make it best served with lightly-flavored chips. Its mild flavor and attractive green color made it very tempting. (IANS)