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- Sneak peek! Vera Wang's lower-priced David's Bridal line
- Generic vs. brand-name drugs: are they both the same?
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Posts for February 9th 2011
Since guzzling a couple of glasses of pink champagne is my single girl's cure to getting through Valentine's Day, I've been on the lookout for a great sparkling Rosé. While I'd love to try one of the nine bottles recommended by the San Francisco Chronicle, there's no super affordable option on the list.
However, I was recently sent a bottle of Mumm Napa's Brut Rosé, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. At $22, it's more than I spend on an everyday sparkling, but it's for a holiday, so it's worth the splurge!
This Brut Rosé has a dark blushing color, delicate bubbles, and a super fruity nose. It's 85 percent Pinot Noir and 15 percent Chardonnay and a wonderfully drinkable wine. It has a fresh, clean taste and light body. If you're in need of a good pink bubbly, I highly recommend the Mumm Napa Brut Rosé.
What's your favorite sparkling Rosé?
- Snacks, Other
- North American
1 bag (about 4 ounces) pork rinds
10-12 ounces high-quality semisweet chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli
Cayenne pepper (optional), for sprinkling
- Set up a double boiler: Heat a large saucepan filled with water over high heat; once it boils, reduce heat to a simmer. Set a heatproof bowl atop the simmering water. Add the chocolate and stir until completely melted.
- Cover two sheet pans with wax or parchment paper. Using clean hands, carefully dip each pork rind halfway into the melted chocolate, turning if necessary to coat the rind on all sides. Shake well to remove excess chocolate, and transfer to the lined sheet pan. Repeat with entire bag of pork rinds.
- If desired, sprinkle pan lightly with cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
- Allow to cool slightly, then refrigerate as-is on the sheet pan to harden chocolate. Once frozen, gather pork skins and store them in a freezer bag.
Makes about 30 chocolate-dipped pork rinds.
Looking for a special sandwich to make your honey on Valentine's Day? Whip up a chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluffernutter melt. This gooey sandwich is not only delicious, but it's also full of aphrodisiacs. Watch the video to learn how it's done!
- Food Network's latest series follows ice sculpturists.
- Food Network's latest series follows ice sculpturists. — Food Network
- Local and sustainable goes to the next level with farm-to-table-to-closet. — New York Post
- Were food prices behind the unrest in Egypt? — Globe and Mail
- Bordeaux isn't just for moneybags. — Chow
- Foie gras rochers and such: inside the Modernist Cuisine's Cooking Lab. — Serious Eats
- Grant Achatz's new bar, Aviary, will offer 18 different kinds of ice. — Eater CHI
- What will be New York's next big food trend? — PopSugar New York
- Here's a first look at Jamie's Food Escapes on The Cooking Channel. — Grub Street NY
With Valentine's Day landing on a Monday this year, there may not be enough time to hit up everything on your dessert to-do list. Instead, save the chocolate fondue for the weekend and pick up a fun-filled chocolate assortment. Here are a few of our favorites for this romantic holiday.
According to PepsiCo, the "taller, sassier new Skinny Can" is a "celebration of beautiful, confident women" and will be available come March, alongside the classic can, which won't be going away.
The redesign's already been met with some serious criticism. "Pepsi needs to can the 'skinny' equals 'beautiful and confident' marketing," wrote Brand Channel. What do you think of it? Which will you buy: the new can, or the old?
Taco Bell, it seems, is not done defending its beef tacos. After being sued by a woman who claimed the chain's beef tacos, which contain only 15 percent protein, were falsely advertised, the Tex-Mex eatery took out full page advertisements in major publications to explain the truth behind its seasoned beef. Today, Taco Bell has taken it one step further by announcing the world's largest taco giveaway.
The company plans to thank Facebook fans for their support throughout the ordeal by giving away 10 million free beef tacos. To get a free taco, all you have to do is "like" Taco Bell on Facebook, then you'll be granted access to print a coupon for the taco. Although I haven't had Taco Bell in years, all this taco talk has made me crave the fast food joint's crunchy, meaty tacos. Perhaps I will take them up on the offer. How about you? Will you get a free beef taco?
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