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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...
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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...
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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...
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BETA5 Chocolate
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...
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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...
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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...
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Patric Chocolate
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...
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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...
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Dandelion Chocolate
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Wondermade Marshmallows
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...
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Pastries
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...
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Splendid Ice Creams
A pint of Jeni's super splendid signature ice cream will brighten any wintry day. The Columbus, OH-based dairy deity's ethereal flavor combinations include brambleberry crisp, reisling poached pear, the buckeye state and more.
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Tea Truffles
Valerie Confections' limited-edition collection of elegant tea truffles lends exotic appeal to traditional chocolates with flavors like Jasmine Pearl, Marrakesh Mint and Earl Grey.
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Black and Blanco
The Black and Blanco Sandcastle cookies are so rich and buttery, it's hard to believe there's actually no butter in them. There's also no wheat, refined sugars, trans fat, dairy, cholesterol, preservatives, eggs or GMOs. They're inspired by the...
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Liddabit Sweets
Herds of experimental chocolate makers have entered the game in recent years, while the crowd championing traditional American candy bars remains much more subdued. Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets is one of a few confectionaries aiming to reverse...
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Popbar
Churning out a flavorful variety of portable ice cream, yogurt and sorbet snacks from their NYC shop, popbar has us hooked on a warmer sweet. The newest addition to the brand's all-natural, kosher-certified lineup (including vegan sorbet varieties...
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Chocolats du CaliBressan
While walking along the shady tiled walkways to the quaint shops of La Arcada in Santa Barbara, a peek inside Chocolats du CaliBressan reveals a candy case filled with tiny turtles, ruby lips, glistening buddhas and classic truffle spheres...
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Botanical Bakery
After numerous compliments and requests for her lavender shortbread, Sondra Wells decided to take her craft to the next level with Botanical Bakery. Soon, she'll even add Thai chili and gluten-free varieties to the roster of flavors of unusual, buttery...
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Alice's Stick Cookies
Buttery and crumbly, Alice's Stick Cookies are a rich treat that will have you licking your fingers. (We won't say which CH editor poured milk into a bowl of leftover crumbs and ate them like cereal.) The delightful texture and flavor makes the...
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