I love cannoli, but they’re so rich I can barely finish a normal-sized one without getting a stomach ache. When I saw a picture of the world’s largest cannoli, created for the New England Dessert Showcase last year, I didn’t exactly want to eat it. I did, however, want to climb inside it like a sleeping bag, doze off, and have sweet dreams of chocolate and ricotta. [Boston Foodie]
Here’s what you need to know about what you’re looking at right now:
- These life-sized, disembodied baby heads are made entirely of white chocolate.
- They were created by Conjurer’s Kitchen (those people who make the STD cupcakes) for a private commission. (OMG, WHO!?)
- They are horrifying.
OK. That’s all. I need to go eat a chocolate bar right away to get me back in touch with my love of sugar. [Gizmodo]
Seriously, is there anything better than sipping a hot drink when it’s cold and blustery outside? Whether you like your warm beverages chocolatey or fruity, with or without booze, I found 12 delicious drinks guaranteed to please your palate and warm you up this winter. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
Last thing about Paris and then I’ll shut up. I promise. Topic du jour: dessert. My trip made me realize that, for me, it is essential to have dessert with every meal.
This is not based on anything scientific whatsoever, just one sugar lover’s humble opinion after indulging in dessert with every meal for an entire week. I’m not exaggerating for the sake of comedic effect. I really ate 21 desserts while I was on vacay. There were a few factors which contributed to my sugar spree: I was traveling with a food critic who took me to all the finest easting establishments, it’s the French way, and of course, because I was on vacation so I was cutting lose. Keep reading »
We may eat 10,000 calories worth of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, but all that is really just prep for the main event: dessert. Whether you’re a pumpkin pie loyalist or want to change things up with caramel apple trifles or chocolate bourbon bread pudding, we found 10 Thanksgiving dessert recipes everyone will be thankful for. Get your dessert stomach ready and click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
While you might be tempted to fill up on amazing vegetables, stuffing and mashed potatoes, save room for the main course – protein! Click on for amazing holiday-worthy turkey, pork roast, rib roast, and ham recipes that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. Sorry, vegetarians, nothing for you to see here.
Stuffing is absolutely my favorite Thanksgiving food, followed closely by super creamy mashed potatoes. Seriously, I could load up my plate with heaping mountains of these two side dishes and be perfectly content. It’s easy enough to find basic recipes for stuffing and mashed potatoes, but if you’d like to try something a little different this year–artichoke parmesan stuffing, anyone?–I found 10 awesome recipes for stuffing and mashed potatoes that are guaranteed to steal the show. Click through to check ‘em out!
Sometimes science is used for good. Sometimes science is used for evil. Depending on the depth of your love for bacon, it may be difficult to tell whether the Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium is Batman or Bane in this scenario: an international team of researchers has sequenced all of the DNA in a female pig and can now engineer tastier piggies. Of course, animal breeders have long bred all types of livestock for their version of the “ideal” animal; the main concern of this pig DNA project will create healthier pigs. But sciences are also saying it’s possible to toy with the tenderness and fat content of the pig’s meat, as well as the color. I, for one, never conceived that bacon could possibly be more yummy. So I’ll go out on a limb here and ask if these porcine geneticists could try and make eating bacon as healthy as, say, kale. You can do it. I have faith in you, science! [NPR]
Ugh, you guys, I have only begun to think about what I’m going to make for Thanksgiving dinner and have already determined that I need to make all 10 of these amazing side dishes — and they don’t include mashed potatoes or stuffing, recipes for which we’ll be covering in another gallery. The great thing about a number of these vegetable sides is that they can very easily make up a whole meal for the vegetarians in your life (or yourself, if you don’t eat meat either). Click on to get recipes for twice-baked sweet potato, cauliflower gratin, green beans, brussels sprouts, and more! (And don’t forget to send me YOUR Thanksgiving recipes!)