Situated in Glossop, on the edge of the UK’s Peak District, is a little gem of a cake shop filled with freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and cake pops. Plus, some fabulous gifts, locally made marmalades and aprons, and a vast range of sprinkles and cake stands. Recently the talented Alice Rose created this AMAZING pirate […]
Sushi? Burritos? If you’re living in California, working through this conundrum is probably engrained into your weekly routine. But thanks to one chef in San Francisco who just didn’t want to have to make that choice, now you don’t have to either. Sushiritto is the ultimate mash-up of burritos and sushi, where Latin flavors mingle with Asian ingredients.
Tacofino is a roving food truck that’s been winning over the hearts and stomachs of Vancouverites for years. With the success of their “fast slow” concept and Baja-inspired tacos – which have been called some of the best in British Columbia – Tacofino swung open the doors to a brick-and-mortar space last week. The menu and the interior are creative and hip, making Tacofino Commissary the newest hotspot in Vancouver.
Moonshine ice cream. Mojito popsicles. Pinot truffles. We’re always up for booze-infused collaborations. And the latest to catch our eye is a top-notch mash-up of craft beer and pickles: the Hop-Pickle. Brooklyn Brine, an independent artisan company that’s passionate about ‘damn fine pickles’, teamed up with Dogfish Head Brewery to create this all-natural, purportedly earthy, hopped-up pickle.
Designed by Venezuelan designer Enrique Luis Sardi with coffee company, Lavazza, the Cookie Cup is a handy cup-shaped pastry that is thoughtfully coated with icing sugar to waterproof the cup’s interiors, so you can savour your cuppa without all that goodness seeping through. Only bummer: this apparently first surfaced nearly a decade ago, in 2003. Where can we buy it today?
Is rap music ‘music’? Is pop art ‘art’? Here’s another insoluble: suppose a pastry chef uses flour, water, sugar, chocolate, frosting, and other yummy fixins to create a cake. When the cake is presented, is it a piece of art?
You know those trippy dreams where everything is made of chocolate and sweets? Well, Tokyo’s 100% Chocolate Café is the real life version. Step into this “contemporary chocolate kitchen” and it’s a virtual – rather, literal – smorgasbord of chocolate cakes, hot chocolate, frozen chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate ice creams, chocolate pastries, and chocolate tastings. Fifty-six varieties in all fused with everything from milks and fruits to herbs and sweeteners, like honey, cheese, almond praline, and black pepper.
The Pig & The Lady in Honolulu is one stop that epitomizes the marriage of gastronomic traditions and contemporary flavors. Or so they say. To be fair, I’ve never been but the buzz about this place is hard to ignore. Conceived and led by Andrew Le and Martha Cheng, both Hawaiian-based chefs with a ton of street cred, The Pig & The Lady is a pop-up restaurant with an ever-changing menu, currently in residence during off-hours at Hank’s Haute Dogs.
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies promises “quality goods for monsters of every kind.” But you won’t find them in a children’s book or a Harry Potter film. You will, however, find them in London. Curious?
Toasty toast and melty cheese was always a favourite growing up. Sometimes alone, but mostly together, this happy couple created what is formerly known as the Jaffle. Many years have past since my last Jaffle, a delicious savoury snack that was at times a sweet toothed desert. Thankfully the wait is over as Sydney’s own […]
Downtown San Diego is a host to many fabulous restaurants and bars. Just off of Market Street (which is the main road of the Gas Lamp Quarter) is 4th Avenue where you will find an Asian-themed establishment called Gaijin Noodle + Sake House. In Japanese, the word ‘gaijin’ means ‘foreigner’ and this is what Gaijin […]
It was a spring day in 2008. My sister and I spent the morning lurking around cheese shops in Los Angeles, hoping to get an insider-tip on where the magic was happening. A few twists through Griffith Park later and we were there: the Grilled Cheese Invitational. We screamed, we voted, we pushed our way through to free grilled cheese. Needless to say, I’m a fan.
An air of culinary creativity is permeating the food scene in Cape Town, South Africa as inspired chefs reconceptualize the city’s dining culture. Chef Luke Dale-Roberts is perhaps the poster child for this movement. The mastermind behind the two-year old Test Kitchen, Dale-Roberts designed this space as a ‘creative hub’ for art, culture, and collaboration among his team of hot young rising chefs.
Only in Milan are cured meats sold beside designer clothes. But this is Italy, after all, where fashion and food rule. At Agua and Food Agua and More both passionate traditions are married in an innovative and unexpected boutique space. Against a backdrop of Fornasetti wallpaper and black-and-white film projections, men’s shoes sit beside salami, […]