Posts for March 11th 2011
Did you stick around as we followed the food world — and celebrated Mardi Gras! — this week? Let's find out when you take our quiz.Take the Quiz
According to Amy Wirtanen, the marketing director for Pepsi Throwback, the drinks will become a permanent part of Pepsi's beverage line. "It's a return to a simpler world," added Shiv Singh, PepsiCo's digital chief. "There's a massive teen trend around simplicity and authenticity."
Nostalgic purchases aren't just big for Pepsi: according to USA Today, yesteryear-inspired fare is blowing up in every segment from sneakers to apparel. Frito-Lay found such success in a 1980s-inspired throwback Doritos Taco Flavor that too will become permanent in the next month. I've always wondered whether the nostalgic items truly take off for their nod to the past, or simply because they're limited-edition menu items. Now, time will tell.
1 part vanilla vodka (recommended: Svedka Vanilla)
1 part coffee liqueur
1 part chocolate liqueur
3 tsp sugar
2 parts heavy cream
Chocolate flakes, optional for garnish
- Mix all ingredients, except sugar and cream, in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
- In a clean shaker filled with ice, mix sugar and cream together. Shake and strain on top. Garnish with chocolate flakes, if desired.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American
- Serve an Irish breakfast this weekend.
- Serve an Irish breakfast this weekend. — Chow
- Giant whoopie pie pan: love it or hate it? — Baking Bites
- A table at Top Chef's restaurant wars is up for bid in a charity auction. — Eater
- Make pasta e broccoli for dinner tonight. — Serious Eats
- Michael Voltaggio and Ludo Lefebvre prove they've paid their dues as chefs. — Daily Dish
- Where to eat bone marrow in San Francisco. — Grub Street SF
- Inside the making of an ice cream cookbook. — The Feast SF
- Food bloggers: learn how to use Google recipes to your advantage. — Huffington Post Food
- If you're heading to SXSW, here are Austin's top eateries. — ZagatBuzz
Earlier this week, we discovered that, in addition to launching a new anniversary brew to mark its 40th year in business, Starbucks was also rolling out a brand-new food line of eight tempting baked goods and treats under 200 calories.
This morning, I headed to Starbucks for my daily coffee fix but wound up leaving with all eight of the treats in tow. (If you feel tempted as well, hold out until the afternoon, then score some of them for free.) Did the newest Starbucks menu offerings satisfy that sweet tooth, or leave something to be desired? We put them to the test to find out.