I finally got around to making a cake from Southern Living Cakes cookbook. (Well, I already made one–a peanut butter cola cake, but I didn’t like it.
It called for using coca cola, and I don’t think I like that flavor in cake.) I knew I would get around to making the red velvet cake recipe because I love red velvet cake. Only, I used only one bottle of red food coloring, so I have a pink velvet cake. This recipe makes a lovely cake, and there is plenty of frosting.
Halloween is not a gift-giving holiday, but it can be if you want to give a gift to someone special or to yourself! I found some cool Halloween- and fall-related gift items.
The first is this adorable pumpkin-shaped cookbook of pumpkin recipes I saw at Kinokuniya, a Japanese bookstore in Manhattan. (They even have ones on potatoes, eggs and pasta too.)
If you want something a little more eerie, opt for the chocolate skull at Fika, a Scandinavian coffee shop in Manhattan.
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Tagged chocolate, cookbook, Fika, Halloween, Japanese, Kinokuniya, pumpkin, Scandinavian, skull
Today is Eater’s Fall 2013 Cookbook Preview, a list of the cookbooks for Fall 2013, both domestic and international. Some of interest to me include favorite topics of mine like classic New York restaurants/food and food Americana. I also like Balaboosta, Robicelli’s, and I’ve been seeing a lot of John Besh on TV and liking his cooking and thought the combination of Southern and Italian cuisine was an interesting idea.
By Einat Admony
Katz’s: Autobiography of a Delicatessen
By Jake Dell
The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Cookbook
By Sandy Ingber and Roy Finamore
Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes
By Allison Robicelli and Matt Robicelli
Collards & Carbonara: Southern Cooking, Italian Roots
By Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer
Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way
By John Besh
The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home
By Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman
The Taste of America
By Colman Andrews
A Century of Restaurants: Stories and Recipes from 100 of America’s Most Historic and Successful Restaurants
By Rick Browne