Curious to find out if British drugstore sweet treats had much to boast beyond their novelty factor, we set out to sample nearly two dozen varieties. While some were doozies — one candy prompted the exclamation that "it tastes like I licked an old lady" — we found some delightful new favorites and a few improved versions of American analogues. Find out what we'll be buying in bulk.
- Get excited for the Fall lineup of new cookbook releases — Eater
- Watch the cryptic trailer for Chicago's Next restaurant — Zagat
- Have a tiny, cluttered kitchen? Learn how to maximize your space — Kitchen Daily
- Find out what tasty treat President Obama is banned from eating — Delish
- Campbell's launches a line of hipster soups — Grub Street NY
- Learn the "right" way to eat a Tic Tac — HuffPost Tech
- Pulparindo to chicle: a primer on Mexican sweets — Saveur
So, with that inspiration in mind, I took to my market and picked up a bounty of end-of-season apricots for a mere 99 cents per pound. The stone fruits, along with some figs, went into the oven to be roasted until they were syrupy and falling-apart sweet. I served them in their juices over fresh ricotta on rustic levain.
As it turns out, roasted fruit-topped bread makes a delicious start to the day, as well as an after-school or post-workout snack. It's easily adaptable (I'm certain everything from plums to blackberries to grapes would work!) and affordable to make at home. Keep reading for the indispensable recipe.
There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
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Unless you went to culinary school or are an amateur pizzaiolo, a bench scraper like this OXO version ($10) might not frequent your kitchen counter — yet! While traditionally, this dull-edged, rectangular piece of stainless steel is used to portion out bread dough and scrape off persnickety pieces of dried pastry dough from countertops, there's an even more practical way to implement this tool. Find out the life-changing bench scraper trick.
We're daydreaming of a trip to the land of pasta and prosciutto, but we don't yet have a trip to the continent on the books. Until then, we'll play virtual tourist. So follow along, but fair warning: this roundup of quintessential Italian treats is sure to cause tortuous hunger pangs.
Who doesn't love crab cakes? Here, sevimel shares her healthy take on everyone's favorite appetizer.
For the full recipe, check out her blog and be sure to upload your latest food-related obsessions with us in the YumSugar Community. If you're on Instagram, then join us by tagging your pictures with the hashtag #savorysight.
Vegans beware! Cochon Heritage Fire is a celebration of mouth-watering, carnivore-friendly fare. Last Saturday, prominent local and visiting chefs (including Jason Vincent from Chicago's Nightwood, the 2012 Grand Cochon winner) convened at the River Terrace Inn in Napa to dish up a variety of enticing bites, highlighting heritage breed goats, lamb, pigs, rabbits, foraged mushrooms, and wild birds.
We can't wait to see Britney Spears on The X Factor when it premieres Sept. 12! She's been hard at work — and looking fantastic while doing it — at the auditions for the past few months. To celebrate the new season of The X Factor and Britney's debut as a judge, we're giving away an exciting trip where one lucky winner and a friend will fly to Los Angeles to get the A-list treatment, all before meeting Britney in person as part of our I'm a Huge Fan series! We're looking for one of Britney's biggest fans, so prove that's you by taking our quiz and see if you can get them all correct. Check out the official rules here. Hurry, the contest ends Aug. 28 at noon PDT. And don't forget to catch Britney on the new season of The X Factor on its two-night premiere Sept. 12 and 13.
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