Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co's Uncommon Artisanal Sweets
Among the many wonders we uncovered at this year's NYC Summer Fancy Food Show, Tennessee's Olive & Sinclair pleased our palates for many good reasons. The chocolatiers and confectioners whip up what they refer to as "Southern artisan treats" and...
The Drawing Room Pop-Up Bakery and Bar
From Black Tap's colossal milkshakes and Dominique Ansel's milk and cookie shots to Crown Heights' new bar/bakery Butter & Scotch, there's no shortage of creative, hyped-up sweet treats in NYC. But if you're looking for something beyond a quick...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Origins of Monopoly's Iconic Playing Pieces Ever wonder how such random items as a shoe, thimble, wheelbarrow and battleship became the playing pieces of possibly the most iconic board game in history? According to Cool Material, their...
Round Popsicle Molds
Embrace the warmer months and your inner child at your next pool party or grilling session and make four popsicles at a time with Zoku's round pop molds. Totally BPA- and phthalate-free, the silicon-made molds make it easy to peel away your popsicles...
Treehouse Chocolate's Four Drinking Chocolates
Winter may be officially over in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn't mean hot chocolate has to disappear from people's radar until temperatures cool again. For some of us, it makes for a viable alternative to coffee in the morning—with some...
Allow a few minutes for a spin through another one of Mexico City's unique establishments, Pasteleria Ideal. Originally built in 1927, this two-story bakery borderlines on ridiculous with its towering quinceañera cakes, thematic jelly treats and layers...
Brazilian Sweet Treats by Simply Brigadeiro
by Eva Glettner Even though she has spent many years in Los Angeles, Sabrina Pires Kahn's Brazilian roots are deeper than just her Portuguese-tinged English. In fact, Pires Kahn is on a mission to bring brigadeiros—Brazil’s most loved confections...
Becca Punch of The Musket Room, NYC
Just a few blocks from the perpetually busy corner of Houston and Lafayette in NYC's SoHo neighborhood lies a tranquil outpost for New Zealand cuisine that channels the calm reserve of the island nation. Just four months after opening in October...
Coolhaus Ice Cream Recipe Book
When architect Natasha Case and real estate developer Freya Estreller repurposed a mail truck to fill with highly imaginative all-natural cookie and ice cream creations, no one predicted such an immediate, overwhelming success. Food trucks come and...
When CH was in Vancouver, BC for TED week, a friend's recommendation resulted in a pitstop at the BETA5 chocolate and pastry shop. While it's a bit out of the way in an industrial area, the line stretched out the door and we managed to nab some of...
Dave's Sweet Tooth
The team behind Dave's Sweet Tooth keep their sugary treats simple. Before indulging in a chunk of their decadent brittle, turn the packaging around for a reassuringly uncomplicated list of ingredients—almonds, butter, sugar and milk chocolate. Each...
Brooklyn Sesame Halva Spread
Taking Brooklyn by storm is newcomer Brooklyn Sesame, whose debut product breaks down dense, crumbly blocks of sweet halva (Arabic for "dessert") into a delicious spread for more versatile munching. Halva is a traditional food enjoyed all over...
Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce
The Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce is for the boozie foodie—the infusion of Kentucky Straight Bourbon will imbibe, and the tongue-smacking creaminess of the cajeta caramel (similar to dulce de leche but is goat milk-based) will punch you in the mouth...
Alan Patric McClure has been in the chocolate business for a decade; after his chocolate tour through France in 2004, there was no turning back. He spent the next two years experimenting with chocolate-making before finally settling on a bar for...
Glazed & Infused
Following the trend started by the Doughnut Vault—where owners were opening tiny, walk-up classic doughnut shops in a small corner of their venues—restaurant mogul Scott Harris made it his own and has launched a sweet cake empire. Glazed & Infused...
The Mission is one of San Francisco's most beloved restaurant areas, serving up organic experimental cuisine and specializing in the hardy and eclectic. Given the popularity of some of it's more famous foodie havens, many SF residents look past some...
Traffic Jam and Snug
How many restaurants can you name that make their own bread, ice cream, cheese and beer? Just south of Wayne State University in midtown Detroit, this two-level eatery grows ingredients on its rooftop garden and has an observation balcony so the curious...
McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
When McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream won the Sofi Award for Best Dessert at the New York Fancy Food Show this year, the new owners—winemaker Michael Palmer and chef Eva Ein—were thrilled, but not completely surprised. Palmer and Ein were such loyal fans...
Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat
Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat is appealing at first for its sweet packaging, but even more so for what's inside. Two French chocolatiers, whose names together make Marou, created the first "bean to bar" single-origin chocolate company in Vietnam after...
Tokyo Banana Pie
If you've ever had the good fortune to travel through Tokyo's Narita Airport, you wouldn't have missed the stacks of Tokyo Banana Pies in the shops, sitting among all the tasty treats for friends back home. These small vanilla sponge cakes filled...
Using only cane sugar and natural flavoring derived from the real thing, Wondermade makes a superior small-batch mallow. Their little one-inch-squared marshmallows pack just enough flavor to bring a slight smile to your face, side stepping the cringe...
In their first cookbook, the cult-followed Portland, ME bakery Standard Baking Co. shares the recipes behind some of their most beloved pastries, including their scrumptious chocolate corks and morning buns. Authored by head chefs Alison Pray and Tara...