TRENDS: Gastroporn, Or, How To Make Vegetables Erotic

How times change! Animal rights organization PETA has turned the other cheek. Previously, members of the organization attracted publicity by throwing red paint (signifying blood) onto fur coats. Now they’ve recalled the bet between the sun and the wind over who could get the man to take his coat off. (The wind blew and blew…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Twisted Grandma Pretzels

In the cold north country of Eveleth, Minnesota lives a twisted grandma. She’s got spiked blonde hair and a tattooed toe. While the other local grandmas make cookies and casseroles, Twisted G makes some wicked pretzels. Sure, from the outside they look like normal, miniature pretzel twists. But take a bite: They taste like they’ve…
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NEWS: Winter Fancy Food Show 2009

Essential Cane, our Bronze Star winner from the 2009 Winter Fancy Show, dazzled with a dozen flavors of cane sugar, including Green Chili, Habañero and Sweet Onion. Who took the Silver? See the complete article. Amazing! In the midst of an economic downturn, the 34th Winter Fancy Food Show matched all-time records with 16,000 attendees…
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TOP PICK: Great Spirits Baking Co. Chocolate Cake

As pre-teens, when one might have thought us too young to appreciate it, we were enamored of the rum cake made by an old Italian baker. The cake was fragrant and moist from the rum syrup in which it had been soaked. A favorite of our mother, it would be ordered for holidays and special…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Cheese Of The Week, Persillé De Malzieu

Persillé de Malzieu, from Murray’s Cheese Shop. This week’s cheese recommendation comes from guest blogger Dana Romero, proprietor of La Fromagerie D’Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. Murray’s Cheese shop describes our cheese of the week as such: “Spice is the variety of life, which is why we hunger for this rare, powerfully spicy blue.” Produced just…
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