I'm not afraid to admit that I love Martha Stewart. I know a lot of people don't like her, but I've always been a fan of her do it yourself ways. The first time I came across this book, Martha Stewart's Hors D'oeuvres Handbook, I was actually at a very chic dinner party in New York City. I was browsing the host's collection of cookbooks and immediately fell in love with this one. It covers everything: homemade crackers, millions of dips, toasts with every topping imaginable, puff pastry with a bajillion fillings, and so on. I was so engrossed with looking at this book that my friends had to rip it from my hands and drag me back to the party. No worries though, I haven't forgotten it and it's on my birthday list. If you're all about hosting parties — like moi, PartySugar — this is a must have for your collection.
Posts for August 23rd 2007
Tomorrow's the last day to participate!!!
Get your pictures in now! Read below to find out how you can be included in the roundup!
This month is all about summer reading here at YumSugar. We're talking about our favorite cookbooks, our favorite books about food, and books that just make us think of food. I don't know about you, but we have books in our collection that we just can't live without. For me it's Baking Illustrated by the editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine. For PartySugar it's Williams-Sonoma's The Bar Guide by Ray Foley. We've both taken pictures with our favorite cookbooks and now we want you to do the same! So go ahead and take a picture of you with your favorite cookbook (or book that relates to food, drink or entertaining) and send it on over.
You can use the Look Book feature on TeamSugar, or post it in a blog or on your own website. When everyone's submitted their photos (due date: August 24), I'll do a giant post featuring everyone's pics (and you don't have to cover your face, we're just shy!)!
To be included in the roundup, notify me via email (email@example.com) or PM by August 24 with the following information:
- Name you want me to use
- Where you're from
- What book you chose
- Link to your look book, blog post or website OR photo of you holding your favorite cookbook
- One short sentence on why you chose that book
Can't wait to see your fave cookbooks!
An extravagantly rich dish that is usually served on toast points. Cooked chopped shellfish (lobster, shrimp, crab, etc.) is covered in an elegant sauce consisting of butter, cream, sherry, egg yolks, and seasoning. The sauce can be used with other foods, but traditionally is paired with the shellfish.
If you can't make it camping — or if you're like PartySugar and don't enjoy camping — this set of four glass camping plates will allow you to bring the campground home. Designed by Caroline Wolfe, these are hand-painted with icons reminiscent of camp. The whole set is $60, which is more than a night under the stars, but they'll last a lot longer.
In RWII (Restaurant Wars 2), the cheftestants received a chance to correct their mistakes from last week's episode. They were still divided into two teams — Restaurant April (CJ, Brian, Tre and Casey) and The Garage (Howie, Sara, Dale and Hung) — and each team had to redecorate their restaurants and tinker with their menus in hope for a flawless evening. But before they could begin, there was (of course) a quickfire challenge. This time they were greeted by both Padma and Chef Tom. To find out what happened next, read more
If you love chocolate and often find yourself with that wild 3pm chocolate craving, then you may be interested in Chocomap.com. This site is dedicated to finding and listing chocolate stores and chocolatiers near you. - Chocomap
As soon as I saw these new snacks, I immediately notified all of my French Fry loving pals. After all, if they love french fries in ketchup, then surely they're going to love "Ketchup & French Fries" flavored potato snacks, right?
Junk food makers Inventure Group have partnered with fast food royalty Burger King by creating a new line of "flavored potato snacks." These snacks will be for sale in grocery stores vending machines, and eventually Burger King itself. Available in two flavors — fry-shaped Ketchup & Fries and chip-shaped Flame Broiled Burger — they will initially be offered in single-serving sizes (1-3 ounces) and later in 20 ounce bags.
There's something hypnotic about Burger King fries — I think I may just have to hunt these down to find out if they have the same appeal. Has anyone seen them around and if so, what do you think? Do they really taste like a flame broiled burger or ketchup & fries?
Source: Junk Food Blog
Tonight's dinner is a vegetarian pasta filled with luscious greens and caramelized onions. Quick cooking vegetable based sauces are wonderful for rapid and simple cooking because they come together in the same amount of time it takes to boil the pasta. The fresh mozzarella is added in after the sauce is tossed with the pasta so it's deliciously oozy and delicately creamy. If you don't like arugula substitute spinach or basil. Sound delish? Get the recipe when you read more