The term "biscotti" comes from the Italian language, and it actually means "twice cooked." That's the fundamental difference with this unique pastry. These cookies are hard, dry, and designed for dunking in coffee, tea or wine. If you're using dried fruit in your biscotti, remember to re-hydrate it (you will be cooking it twice, after all). Biscotti can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.
Chicago native Dale has been a chef for six years, with plans underway to open his own restaurant. Whether he's cooking four-star meals, diving, or doing gymnastics, Dale's competitive edge is undeniable. He has created something he calls "flavor math," where the right number of spices can bring the perfect flavor and taste. He uses French American cultural influences in his cooking, and is serious about putting his skills to the ultimate test. He loves the fact that the other contestants could be "out-cooked by a queer." Dale will say what everyone else is thinking.