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This Sounds Like The Best Darn Cheesecake Ever…

I recently read this description of a cheesecake in Don DeLillo’s novel Underworld and it’s really stuck with me:   “The cheesecake was smooth and lush, with the personality of a warm and well-to-do uncle who knows a hundred dirty jokes and will die of sexual exertions in the arms of his mistress.”  Sure, we can’t really [...]

Pet Peeves: Bakery Edition

One of my biggest pet peeves is lack of signage on a bakery or deli case. And by that I mean, a description, whether one word or one sentence, and the price of individual items.   I needed a special cake for a party. Price was not an issue. But, it had to look and taste [...]

All The Candy at the All Candy Expo

I would call myself a trade show veteran having both exhibited at and attended numerous food shows, from Fancy Food Show to National Restaurant Association Show. I also know how to pace myself samplewise. But I am still never prepared for the cacophony of the All Candy Expo. I went with Kim, a team member. [...]

The New Name in Food? Gwyneth.

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I was reading Ad Age today and discovered that this fall PBS will be airing a series entitled “On The Road Again… Spain.” The “docuseries” will follow Gwyneth Paltrow, Mario Batali, food critic Mark Bittman and Spanish actress/singer Claudia Bassols traveling through Spain and enjoying the cuisine. What an odd combination. The official show release [...]

Macking On Macaroons

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I just had THE best macaroons I’ve ever had. If you’re like most people, you’re ambivalent about coconut macaroons—especially if your experience comes from a Maneschevitz can. Clearly in rebellion to the typical processed lumps, numerous versions at various bakeries have popped up over the last few years. Usually enormous and drizzled with chocolate, they [...]