With so much talk of late about cupcakes and legalizing marijuana, we should have known a Cannabis Cupcakes cookbook wasn't too far behind. "What better way to take advantage of both [the cupcake and cannabis] trends than with a cookbook that satisfies these guilty pleasures?," the cookbook's press ... More >>
What happens when Betty Goes Vegan? Pull out the Aqua Net and your best pair of Silver Lake stilettos. Brooklyn-based authors Annie and Dan Shannon are serving up vegan bacon cheeseburger hash, Greek sliders (with vegan ground beef), "faux cassoulet" (beans, vegan beef broth, Tofurky sausages), spin ... More >>
When a cookbook titled 200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes lands on your desk, there's really only one reaction: That's a lot of canned tuna.
But if you look closely at the recipes from author Susan Sampson, former food editor of the Toronto Star, many are really quite clever. (Did we really ju ... More >>
At Loreto's in Compton, the art of fried turkey extends well beyond Thanksgiving. While most Americans will carve up their centerpiece this holiday -- then subject themselves to a week of leftovers before tiring of the bird -- a small take-out shack in South Central has made a name by specializing i ... More >>
At a recent fancy event, when the dessert table was unveiled, we were startled by how many adults elbowed past children to get to the cake pops display. (Hey, that little kid was going for the last red velvet one! We couldn't let that happen.)
This got us thinking about how cake pops seem to be eve ... More >>
Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin is the sort of cookbook we really shouldn't need, as most of us with access to Southern California's abundant produce already have what the second half of the subtitle offers: 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes. But we really didn't need a book on The Art of ... More >>
At a moment in our culinary history when even our everyday weeknight dinner focus -- or fuss, depending on your recipe perspective -- is on (more) sustainable, farmers market-friendly, nose-to-tail cooking, we were curious what we might find among the pages of a modern Betty Crocker cookbook. Slow-c ... More >>
www.socialmiami.comWolfgang And Maida At The 2006 South Beach Food And Wine Festival
There is a beautiful irony in knowing that all those years Betty Crocker boxed cake mix devotees were strolling the grocery store aisles in a fruitless search of the perfect pre-mixed chocolate birthday cente ... More >>
OK, we admit it. When a cookbook press release begins, as The Big Book Of Cupcakes does, with "Get ready for adorably decorated," we run. And then we notice that the author is not yet another cupcake bakeshop -- thank goodness -- but the "editors at Betty Crocker." Of course it is. We aren't ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
For years the most popular method of getting through the workday for America's busines ... More >>
Sincerest apologies, but our favorite cookbook memoirs of 2010 are not blog-inspired personal tomes about how fantastic it has been to bake brownies and arrange them ever-so-artfully for light box-enhanced photos the past few years. We are using the term more loosely, in the global history se ... More >>
Because teaching kids to cook isn't the same as teaching grown-ups, cookbooks have always used a different approach in getting children to learn how to prepare food: they get them into the kitchen with pictures of cute, fun-to-make desserts. Flickr user Charm and Poise has compiled vintage kid-food ... More >>
Flickr User Betty Crocker ImagesAh, Thanksgiving. That beloved day when commercial canned cranberry sauce somehow winds up on the same table as grandma's homemade brandied cranberries, just for nostalgia's sake. After we've taken care of all the traditional family member must-haves (sweet pot ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"But if it's really not too much trouble, could we all declare a moratorium on implicit comparisons between spherical foods and the male anatomy? Thanks. It would mean a lot." A Food-Writing Misstep of Which I've Been Guilty ... More >>
If you're a woman reading this, you may have used the PMS excuse for anything from binging on breathtaking amounts of Valrhona to being in a terrible mood to, well, just fill in the blank ______. If you're a man, you may be sympathetic, or you may think PMS is a lot like R ... More >>
If your nightly cooking ritual involves doctoring up a bagged lettuce, The Lost Art of Real Cooking by food historian and prolific author Ken Albala and blogger Rosanna Nafziger probably isn't for you. If cooking the old fashioned way -- meaning from scratch and without fancy equipment or det ... More >>
If you're getting hungry while watching all the Olympic events and poutine just isn't doing it for you, try making some Olympic ring cookies. These fantastic colored rings come to you via Serious Eats, where every Monday Cakespy (Seattle food blogger Jessie Oleson) guest blogs with a recipe. This on ... More >>
Sweet Retreat Cakes, www.sweetretreat.caEdible RockLes Paul, the guitar legend who created the prototype for the first solid-body electric guitar, died today at the age of 94. Though he was perhaps best known for his guitars, Paul was one of the greatest jazz guitar pickers of his time.
The ... More >>
TraderZedThe "Fuck This Cake" Team: From left, Oscar Rivero, Zack Ginies and Loly Diaz.
If you're someone who routinely Googles "dessert" and "fonts" and "Helvetica," you may have seen photos of a "Fuck This Cake" cake floating around on the Internet. It turns out there were many cooks in the kit ... More >>
If you're someone who routinely Googles "dessert" and "fonts" and "Helvetica," you may have seen photos of a "Fuck This Cake" cake floating around on the internet. It turns out there were many cooks in the kitchen during the creation of this typographic nerd-masterpiece. The cake was made by 26-ye ... More >>