Friday, April 30, 2010

Cherry Blossom Pink Macarons

Food stylist and photographer Aran Goyoaga created these amazing confections for Martha Stewart Weddings. Check out the recipe and more images on her gorgeous blog, Cannelle et Vanille.

{Image from here; Bowls by Caroline Swift}

Monday, April 19, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Hot Cocoa

Claire Thomas has a fascinating blog entry about vegan truffles and the origins of hot cocoa in her latest post for The Huffington Post. Claire paid a visit to Intemperantia, a Pacific Palisades-based chocolatier that offers these decadent yet vegan treats. I couldn't agree more when Claire says "I truly appreciate food that's good not in spite of its challenges, but because of them." You can read the whole story HERE.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Treat

Don't these white chocolate truffles coated with pistachios from Kee's Chocolates in New York seem like the perfect springtime snack?

{Top photo from here, bottom photo from here.}

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kip Loves Ladurée

Julie Lightbourn received a fresh batch of Easter Eggs from Ladurée, and reports that "the best parts are the chocolate bells inside." I think her dog Kip would disagree--the best parts are all of it!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Good Morning Chocolate

The acclaimed Chelsea, New York restaurant El Quinto Pino just introduced a new morning menu featuring Ensaimadas, which are described as "larded sweet rolls" that originate from Mallorca. Even more intriguing is something called Submarino de Chocovic, which consists of hot milk poured over a Spanish chocolate bar. Um, I think I know where I'll be tomorrow morning.

{Photo from New York magazine}

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Good Egg

New York Magazine's website currently features a slideshow of this year's "most creative egg-and-bunny themed sweets." Most impressive is Jacque Torres's "Sleeping Monk," a hand-crafted two-and-a-half-foot tall chocolate egg of dark chocolate shell, complete with sugar daisies and six milk chocolate bunnies.