Food & Drink

She's Got the Right Truff

truffle truffle confections!
Photos: Courtesy of Truffle Truffle

Confidential: Nicole Greene’s (a.k.a. Secret Agent Sugar Genius) Schedule

03:30 Rouse for reverie. Stand at attention. March to kitchen. Use skills honed at The French Culinary Institute to hand-temper chocolate, hand-roll truffles, spin sugar.

05:30 Daydream about prior job as military analyst for the Department of Defense. Smile: Candy won that war.

07:30 Make killer artisanal caramels, shortbread s’mores, and brittles with all-natural ingredients, real truffle shavings, and Guittard chocolate. Combine sweet and savory elements for sensory explosion.

09:30 Launch top-secret holiday collection. Apple cider and pomegranate blood orange caramels. Pecan pie and cranberry ginger truffles. Pistachio apricot and roasted pine nut shortbread. Pumpkin spice s’mores. Pistachio bing cherry nougat.

11:00 Coffee break. Push-ups.

13:00 Exit kitchen, guns blazing.

Available at Southport Grocery & Cafe,
3552 North Southport Avenue, at Addison Street (773-665-0100 or southportgrocery.com); online at truffletruffle.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Truffle Truffle

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3552 N Southport Ave
bt Addison & Eddy Sts
Chicago, IL 60657