I can’t decide whether Nutelasagna is one of the best or worst things to happen to humankind, but like it or not, it’s here to wreak havoc on your taste buds and your life. Robicelli’s bakery in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is behind the brilliant creation, which consists of “layers of buttery lasagna noodles, cannoli custard, copious amounts of Nutella, crushed roasted hazelnuts and chopped chocolate, with some marshmallows on top for additional sweetness.” Baker Allison Robicelli invented the dish over the summer during the bakery’s Jump The Shark event, a tongue-in-cheek mission to top gimmicky food hybrid sensations like cronuts. Robicelli’s delivers to parts of NYC and Long Island, so if you’re in the area and feeling brave, head to their website to order yourself some. If you live elsewhere, you can always make a pilgrimage across the country to try it for yourself. [Gizmodo; Gothamist]
The holiday season is in full swing, which means dessert everywhere you turn! I really resent the phrase “guilt-free” when it comes to food, but I’m all about attempting to do our arteries a favor by opting for treats that are at least slightly healthier than other popular choices — without too many unpronounceable fat-free chemicals that are inexplicably labeled as good for you. After the jump, 14 semi-healthy holiday desserts that will leave you with less of a food hangover than that butter-filled casserole concoction your aunt brought to Christmas dinner.
DestapaBanana, perhaps one of the more brilliant food creations of our time, allows you to fill a banana with chocolate, caramel, yogurt, or prepackaged filling of your choice (and no, despite its suspicious appearance, it is not a sex toy). The Argentinian contraption slices out the middle of the banana and inserts the new filling in its place. The company’s website boasts, “in each banana you eat in your favorite restaurant in your neighborhood, city, or country, there is a world of fun, joy, surprises, health, vitality, nutrition and much, much more awaiting.” Well, that isn’t exactly untrue. So far it only seems to be available in Argentina, but the product is about to launch in Switzerland, so I can only hope this gooey, semi-phallic ticket to tastebud heaven will be on its way to my local Bed, Bath and Beyond soon. [Metro UK]
I’m a weirdo who eats her cupcakes with a fork, but thanks to these new edible cupcake wrappers, I guess I don’t have to anymore! I can bite right into the side of the thing without having to worry about peeling the paper back without dropping half the cupcake onto the sidewalk (okay, wait, the visual of haphazardly chomping into a delicate baked good doesn’t sound too dignified either). Keep reading »
For years, I have dreamed of making homemade ice cream, but I have never risen to the challenge. Apparently you need a machine?!? A friend suggested I try ice cream’s simpler cousin sorbet. No equipment required! Try one of these surprisingly easy and refreshing summer treats…