NOVEMBER/THANKSGIVING COCKTAIL: Pumpkin Paradise From Tommy Bahama

We love the food at Tommy Bahama, so every time we receive a recipe from them, we make it (or ideally, head to the nearest Tommy Bahama restaurant and have it served to us, along with some delicious cuisine). This sophisticated cocktail is perfect for the month of November, until cranberry flavors take over in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Perfect Halloween Cheese

These beautiful photos of Vermont Creamery’s aged goat cheeses were taken by Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provincial, where you can see more of her camera work and recipes. [1] The most ghostly cheese board ever. [2] Creepy Bonne Bouche (for Halloween, it’s Bone Bouche). 3] Got brains? Coupole cheese is one big brain. 4] Cremont,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Squid Ink Pasta (Really Cuttlefish Ink)

[1] Somewhat spooky: squid ink linquine with baby octopus. Here’s the recipe from Jultchik (needs translation). [2] Squid ink cavatelli maya be the creepiest pasta choice: Cavatelli look like grubs or maggots. This dish is from Marlow Bistro in New York City. [3] Here, squid ink shells are an option. These are in citrus-butter sauce,…
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RECIPE: Mutant Mary Cocktail, A Halloween Bloody Mary

[1] The Bloody Mary becomes a Mutant Mary with eyeball ice cubes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] For Halloween, Andrea replaces the red “eyeball pupil” with a black one (photo courtesy Recipeland).   Counting down to Halloween, we received this cocktail recipe from Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers. Just add eyeball ice cubes…
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RECIPE: Black Ice Cream For Halloween

Is this black ice cream spooky enough for you? Perfect for Halloween, it’s actually part of a “Goth” ice cream trend that sprang up in Los Angeles as an alternative to unicorn/rainbow ice cream trend. We found this recipe at Baking Bites, a technique that uses activated charcoal to make a deathly black color with…
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