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COMING SPRING 2019
The Institute of Domestic Technology Cookbook.
Chronicle Books, Spring 2019

The authoritative cookbook and reference on the crafts of the artisanal food movement – coffee, canning, fermentation, and more from IDT Founder and Director Joseph Shuldiner.

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Here at the Institute we are up to our elbows at the secret Institute Lab, redeveloping traditional formulas and inventing new recipes for the upcoming IDT Cookbook. A “Joy of Cooking” for foodcrafters, this massive undertaking is approaching magnum opus status and has become the Institute’s central project as we temporarily shift our focus away from classes until it’s completed. Stay in touch with the Institute via our newsletter or consider joining our cadre of IDT Cookbook recipe testers!

Technologically yours,
Joseph Shuldiner, Director

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Elderflower Liqueur

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Here in Los Angeles elderberry trees grow like weeds along highways, in empty lots and our case, in backyards. The trees are in full bloom right now and soon will yield to a plethora of beautiful purple berries which can be made into a liqueur of its own. The flowers however, are what we are interested in right now and infused in a 100-proof neutral spirit (vodka), it will produce a sweet and spicy liqueur.

Become a Recipe Tester

Become a Recipe Tester

I am pleased to announce that the new Institute of Domestic Technology Cookbook will be published by Chronicle Books in Spring, 2018.

Iced Horchata Au Lait

Iced Horchata Au Lait

The “Summer of Iced Coffee” continues here at the Institute. Today’s recipe is a cross-cultural mash-up of Horchata (the Mexican rice milk drink) and that French classic, Café au Lait.