TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: SodaStream Sparkling Water & Soda Maker For Earth Month & More

[1] A carbon dioxide cartridge in the back of the appliance carbonates creates a bottle of sparkling water. There are colors for every decor. [2] A four-pack of the most popular flavors. First you carbonate the bottle of water (photo above; then you add your flavor. [3] Fizzy cocktails, anyone? Make a sparkling Bellini, G&T,…
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FOOD FUN: Stuffed Bagel Buns Baking Kit

We first encountered petite stuffed bagels at a trade show, some 10 years ago. Made by a Canadian company, they were a delight for the eyes. They were not the traditional two halves of a bagel with cream cheese, but a dome shape with cream cheese piped inside. They tasted the same as a traditional…
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FOOD FUN: Easter Macarons

[1] Easter macarons: Edible art from Stay Sweet NYC.   A number of pastry artists are creating colorful macarons for Easter, but we haven’t seen anything as lovely as these from Lindsay of Stay Sweet NYC. Her pastel cookies are decorated with abstract flowers. Lovely. But we’ve never seen dual-color ganache before! Who needs chocolate…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Kurobuta Ham

In the recent past, we were looking for the “best” ham for our Easter dinner. As part of research for THE NIBBLE, we tasted six different hams and came up with the winner: Kurobuta ham from Snake River Farms. If you’ve been pondering a ham for Easter dinner (or any other time of the year),…
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FOOD FUN: The Titanic As An Ice Cube

[1] Something new in ice cubes: the Titanic hits the iceberg (photo courtesy The Caveman’s Guide).   We have a quirky sense of humor. When we saw this quirky—some might say macabre or tasteless—ice cube mold, we had to have it. The mold makes cubes in the shape of the H.M.S. Titanic and the iceberg…
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