Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
photo courtesy of Tina Fineberg for The New York Times
I've written about the over-saturation of cupcakes in New York City a number of times in the past (click here to read the kvetching). I've also written of the roots of this over-saturation stemming directly from Magnolia Bakery. I don't like to write about them too much because it was publicity (aka, Sex and the City)that messed up that bakery in the first place. That said, I feel obligated to report that today's Grub Street blog announces that Magnolia Cupcakes will soon be available for all, no matter where you live. As of January 2, Magnolia is willing to send their butter cream frosted treats to any U.S. address. (I wonder how they stay really fresh. Butter cream by nature does not travel easily). So if you want to know what all the fuss is about, go to the Magnolia Bakery homepage and order up a dozen.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
the website here...
click here to read) and had been dreaming about them an awful lot in the meantime. Last night I found them at Target (apparently Target struck a deal to be their only purveyor) and today I awoke like a kid on Christmas morning ready to dive in. They're good. They're not all I had hoped for, though. They do have this mellow Cinnamon taste that is striking for the first two or three you consume and then you forget about because it is so subtle. Honestly, it tastes a little like Mexican hot cocoa- cinnamon-spiced chocolate that is one of my favorite tastes in the world. But this is Mexican hot cocoa for people who aren't that into cinnamon whereas I think that cinnamon should be used in abundance in pretty much everything (have you ever added it into peanut butter?- such a treat!). So I had been hoping these would honor the cinnamon a little more, let the flavor sing, push the spice flavor to the forefront. I think m&m's brand is onto something great but should pump up the volume a little on the entire endeavor.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Princessa Maxi. This Turkish delight boasts very light crispy wafers and a thicker coating of rich chocolate. Wafer bars never blow me away, but this Go Free is better than most- a little more substantial.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Grub Street New York alerts readers to a wonderful map, created by the American Almond Products Company, of macaron purveyors within New York City's 5 boroughs! (Though you won't find any macaron in Staten Island). The map, as well as the endeavor to taste-test every macaron, is entitled and trademarked as "Macaronathan." Helpful and tantalizing, both! Click here to see for yourself!!