Sip Chat Chow created a fun series of ‘Cereal Couture’, turning the most normal breakfast food into luxury items. The series includes the Burberry Flakes, Cartier Crunch, Gucci Loops, Chanel Cocos and Louis Vuitton Charms. Love the box designs and the merging of glamor and food. Perfect the food diva in you.
We just came across a delight good enough to set your taste buds tingling and your pockets jingling. Carved into being by artists chocolatier Paul Wittamer and jeweler Fabienne Lascar, this chocolate praline made from dark ganache, and caramel with essence of ginger and gold leaf sports a 3.63 carat diamond, making it the world’s most expensive chocolate praline worth $240,000. Too rich for you? Fear not, for those on a budget, a cheaper version of the praline adorned with a Cubic Zirconia sells for just $26 at Wittamer’s shops.
Thinking ahead to Thanksgiving… A sweet treat from Erica’s Sweet Tooth Blog that looks easy and delicious.
Some tips for Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shot Glasses:
- Try to choose strawberries as big as you can find, unless of course you want to make baby shots
- Cut the point of the strawberry off so they can stand on their own, the melted chocolate helps form a little base too which makes them even more stable
- We recommend hulling out the strawberries using a paring knife and grapefruit spoon, you have to be careful not to make them too thin or they’ll break (nothing a little melted chocolate can’t help mend!). Don’t forget to pat strawberries dry before dipping in chocolate.
- Freeze the dipped strawberry cups for maximum sturdiness, and to keep your drink cold. Let them thaw for a few minutes before serving so no one breaks any teeth. Fill with liquor of your choice.
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkles for an extra special touch
The Salon du Chocolat trade show held in Paris in Oct.—yes, it is a whole convention all about chocolate!—kicked off with demonstrations by master chocolatiers and chefs. Some of the most amazing photos are shots from the chocolate fashion runway show—elaborate, detailed dresses and accessories and of course the perfect stilleto made nearly entirely from chocolate! Read more
This $100 egg roll by renowned Hollywood Chef Jack Lee has Maine lobster tail, summer black truffle, baby carrot, julienned nagaimo (mountain potato), Alaskan king crab, and wild baby taro root. It’s topped with a crown of Sveruga caviar and gold leaf, and is made balanced with a fresh raspberry along with a 2009 Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc reduction dipping sauce. Sounds delicious! Anyone volunteering to buy me dinner?
Spiced Hot Cider
For a non-alcoholic version, omit the applejack and schnapps and add 2 tablespoons cinnamon-flavored syrup, such as Torani brand.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings, 3/4 cup each
4 cups apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
5 whole cloves
1/2 cup applejack, (apple brandy)
2 tablespoons cinnamon schnapps
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Bring apple cider, cinnamon stick and cloves to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add applejack and schnapps.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve hot.
I know the holidays are drawing near when I start to recieve the 100 Days of Holidays email from Better Homes and Gardens. Always filled with wonderful tastes, decorations and delightful things for the coming season. If you are interested in some great ideas, you can subscribe here. I saw this recipe and just had to share it. It looks delicious and I can smell it’s spicy sent already.