I love to follow up a nice meal with a little something sweet. It doesn't have to be much, just a little morsel at the end. Keeping this in mind, I went out to find a simple, sweet bite and stumbled across this recipe for Ice Wine Truffles. It looks ridiculously easy and wonderfully tasty so I'm going to give it a try. If you want to join me, get the recipe when you read more
Posts for April 30th 2008
I was first drawn to The Show ($12-15) wines because of their awesome labels. The labels, which were designed by Nashville's Hatch Show Print — one of America's oldest working letterpress print shops, and famous concert poster creator — feature bold colors and eye-catching imagery. Three labels were created, but the winery couldn't decide on one, so they released all three!
Created by Three Thieves, this Cabernet Sauvignon is bold and easy to drink. It has spicy notes of blackberries with a subtly sweet aftertaste. Give it some time to breathe and you'll definitely have a hit at your next party.
Oh and if you want to know more about it, The Show wine has a MySpace page. I guess they know their target demographic, no?
If you love a sleek, but unique martini glass, you'll probably be interested in the Bombay Sapphire 2008 Designer Glass Competition. It's an annual, international event held in London. Right now the folks at Bombay Sapphire US are looking for a glass to represent the United States. They have narrowed the field to 10 finalists and need your help choosing one. So who are you going to vote for? A few of my faves are above, but there are definitely some unique glasses in the running! Voting ends May 26 and the winner will be announced on June 5.
Take a glance at last year's winning glass, then look through all the options and let us know which one should win this year!
Though most of you will probably celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend, I have already marked the occasion by devouring a torta, and looking at the photos again makes me want to eat another one right now. Similar to a submarine sandwich, the torta originated in Mexico, though you can get them at many taquerias in the States. The sandwich features your choice of meat, served on a white roll called a telera or a bolillo and typically garnished with avocado, lettuce, and tomato.
For my first-ever torta, I visited Super Tortas when I was down in Los Angeles. After all, this family business, which has three stores in LA, specializes in tortas, and I figured if I was trying a new sandwich, I might as well start with one that calls itself "super." For more photos and details, read more
- Consider making this menu that features grilled sweet potatoes with orange chipotle glaze and fresh guacamole for Cinco de Mayo. — San Francisco Chronicle
- How will a shortage of fertilizer affect the food crisis? — The New York Times
- Instead of cooking on Sunday night make meals for the entire weekend on Saturday morning. — Los Angeles Times
- Crisp Rosés are lusciously charming and surprisingly affordable. — Boston Globe
- Has your pantry been invaded by a plethora of pricey one-use items? Deal with these space invaders now. — Washington Post
- Treat mom to a lovely Mother's Day brunch in the comfort of your own kitchen. — Sacramento Bee
- Which is better: cooking from scratch or buying items ready-made? — Seattle Times
Last night on Hell's Kitchen things started to heat up. The chefs clearly showed signs of stress and low morale. They competed individually, each making their own gourmet pizza. The girls won the challenge for the third week in a row, beef wellington was finally mentioned — I was beginning to wonder if Ramsay had taken it off the menu, the dinner service was completed, and Ben looked like a donkey, again. To discuss all of this and more, read more
Keeping up with the Southern style dinner menu, serve guests a classic down home dessert at your Kentucky Derby party. A buttermilk pie has a creamy, buttery filling with a slight tang from fresh lemon juice. It's a humble, but incredibly delicious dessert.
Our friends at the Food Section tipped us off to the fact that there's been a rise in the number of home insurance claims involving kitchen accidents. According to the research done by Esure — an online home insurance provider — 14 percent of the accidents involved people trying new recipes. With fast chopping, deep frying and skewering being the most common causes. However, new recipes are not the only cause of kitchen accidents, and often something as mundane as a bottle of oil can cause great harm.
As a reminder to take it easy and pay more attention, I dug up this commercial from South African cellular company Cell C. In less than one minute a woman enters her kitchen, hits her head on a cupboard, slips and falls in some oil, catches her shirt on fire and electrocutes herself with the toaster. While it's extreme and over-the-top, it makes you think twice about kitchen safety. To check out the commercial for yourself just read more