Posts tagged "food"

Pancakes, I Am Your Father

I am not recommending that you purchase this spatula just because it happens to be shaped like Darth Vader, although that is pretty awesome. No, I am recommending that you purchase this spatula because I happened to get it for my brother-in-law, a pretty well-known chef, and he recently told me that it is the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

AC/DC Rocks The Wine Making Biz

Today is your very lucky day. Because you can go to your local wine store and ask, “Hey, do you have any bottles of AC/DC?” and they will not look at you like you are crazy. Yep, the rockers from down under have released their own line of vino. Which I find strange because, whe…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 21, 2011

A “True Blood” Cookbook?

I know what you’re thinking when you watch “True Blood.” As you watch Eric and Sookie doing it over and over again in the forest, as you witness the bloody gore that occurs after a vampire is staked, as you see that raccoon decomposing in the credits—you’re thinking, Man, I wish there was a cookbook

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 19, 2011

Sarah Palin Tries Fried Butter, Disses Barack Obama

“I’m excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried Twinkies, etc. I’ll enjoy them in honor of those who’d rather make us just ‘eat our peas.'”
Sarah Palin writes to her supporters to tell them that she is heading to the Iowa State Fair and plans on chowing down on all…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 13, 2011

One If By Mouth, Two If By Sea

Sometimes there’s no better way to reward yourself than with a proper bar of chocolate. Mast Brothers’ fine craft chocolate bar, the Fleur de Sel, will provide you with the perfect chocolate escape. The dark cocoa and sea salt melt in your mouth in salty and sweet harmonic ecstasy. The best way to end your…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 4, 2011

Famous Writers By Snack Food

Check out what your favorite writers were ingesting/imbibing as they penned works of literary genius. Who knew that oysters, vinegar, and canned meat could inspire such brilliance. If I ever publish there will be a container of hummus, a cup of iced coffee, and a bottle of red wine next to my name. [Laphams Quarterly]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2011

Vagina Cupcakes, Anyone?

Well, I know what I’m doing this weekend. Attempting to make a batch of Chaos Bakery’s anatomically correct vagina cupcakes. I never thought I’d know how to fashion labia out of fondant, but hey, you live and learn. It’s kind of like a science and baking lesson all rolled into one tasty vagicake with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2011

Angelina Jolie Says Pax And Maddox Love Eating Crickets

“[Crickets are] their favorite thing. They ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn’t stop. I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from eating too many.”
Angelina Jolie explains that Pax and Maddox have more adventurous palates than most kids their…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 20, 2011

The Slush Mug Is Back And Ready For Freezing!

When I was growing up, one of life’s greatest pleasures was going over to my grandmother’s house and making Coke slushies and microwaved s’mores. These days, I can still make s’mores when I’ve got the hankering, but my homemade slushie cravings have long gone unquenched because I lacked the proper device — but not anymore!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2011

Pippa Middleton’s Butt Depicted In Crumpets

Getting a tattoo as an homage to your favorite celeb is so 2010. The hot new thing to do is recreate that celeb’s rear end in crumpets. Fifteen thousand crumpets and the manpower from 12 dedicated crumpet-ers honored Pippa Middleton, depicted in her bridesmaid’s gown. Artist Laura Hadland used over 100 jars of Marmite and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2011

Eat Slowly And Carry A Big Fork

According to a new study, if you want to eat less of your giant plate of food, use a giant fork. Researchers at the University of Utah found that fork size affects people’s food consumption when eating large portions by making them feel as if they are making a more significant dent in their meal.

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 18, 2011

“Paletas” Is Spanish For Heaven On A Stick

On a recent boiling hot summer day, we were on a stroll, dripping with sweat from head to ass to toe, craving something cool and refreshing. An answer to our prayers came in the form of a woman selling what she called paletas (also known as “Mexican ice pops”). Not your average popsicle, these babie…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2011

Random Single Gal Recipe: The Juicy Lucca Burger

Really, this burger recipe is my take on the Juicy Lucy which is what a burger stuffed with cheese is commonly called. I’ve added a little heat with the inclusion of jalapenos and cayenne into the meat, opted for an English Muffin instead of the usual bun, and topped it off simply with a slice…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 4, 2011

Food I Need To Try: Fried Kool-Aid

In general, my favorite fare comes from the state fair. As a kid, I fell in love with deep-fried Oreos and Mars Bars and pickles. More recently, as fryers got more creative, I marveled at deep-fried Coca-Cola. And now we have the next frontier: deep fried Kool-Aid, a treat that Charlie Boghosian whipped up for…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 25, 2011

Harry Potter: The Cupcakes

Just three weeks until “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” arrives in theaters. To tide you over, here are some Harry Potter cupcakes. Ron Weasley and Voldemort look especially delicious, no? Wouldn’t it be funny if one of these were a horcrux?

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 25, 2011

Down With Martini Glasses!

I love martinis—stirred, not shaken—with olives, please! Something about the drink is so tangy and, boy, does it do the trick fast. But as much as I enjoy martinis, I almost never order them. Why? Because I have a vendetta against martini glasses. I mean, glasses are supposed to contain liquid, right? So why ha…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 22, 2011

The Poop Burger Is Here

 

Telling someone to “eat a s**t sandwich” is no longer an insult reserved for your worst enemies. It’s something you can literally do. Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda has made a scatological breakthrough with his alternative meat product containing a protein extracted from human poop. It’s more delicately referred to as “sewage mud.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2011

Cool Off With A Hoffsicle

Summer begins in just one short week and you know exactly what you’ll need to make it through the steamiest of days—a popsicle shaped like David Hasselhoff. Luckily, Del Monte has created just that, in honor of National Ice Cream Month. It is called The Hoffsicle. Yes, I will be buying stock in Del Monte.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 16, 2011

Blake Lively Sabotages Ryan Reynolds With Cupcakes

“[Baking cupcakes] was just a way to sabotage Ryan. He was working out as much as he was, and I’m the girl. I’m supposed to look better.”
Blake Lively jokes at a “Green Lantern” press conference about why she baked so many cupcakes while making the movie. Or at least, she’s sorta joking here.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 12, 2011

Reader Call Out: Random Single Gal Snack Recipes!

Earlier this week, our marketing coordinator, knowing my favorite pastime is cooking/eating, sent me an excited email about the snack she invented one particularly hungry afternoon. “So, in the past week strawberries have been amazing,” she wrote. “I decided to put a smear of fresh goat cheese on a Nilla Wafer and topped it with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2011
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