Gran Classico is a bitter liqueur in the vein of Campari and Aperol, but I find it a little more multi-dimensional than the fluorescent Campari. In fact, it is supposedly the liqueur that Campari based its initial formulation upon. Gran Classico has only recently made a comeback, and I love it in simple, classic cocktails. Mix with gin and Carpano Antica vermouth for what we like to call a "golden Negroni."
Like our love for truly ooey-gooey chocolate desserts, our love for beautiful kitchen goods is forever. Here are 10 tools and products that will always have a place in our kitchen, no matter the season, style, or trend. Because once we commit, we commit hard. That's just how we do.
For all the bakers who really want to make an impression this weekend, this cookie kit makes it easy. Use the cookie cutter to create the cookies, then use the six included chocolate molds to make sweet chocolate toppers. Nifty!
Keep your chocolate. Hang on to your roses. I'll be over here with the guava buttermilk ice cream sandwiches. And if guava doesn't quite do it for you, note the rest of this winter collection from my hometown favorite, Jeni's: Toasted Brioche with Butter & Jam, Seven Layer Bar, Milk Chocolate Bombay No.3, and Lemon Buttermilk Tart Frozen Yogurt. That's Valentine's right there, folks!
I'm not the most chocoholic person but if I found a box of these with my Valentine's Day breakfast I wouldn't complain! High-quality chocolate, real Taittinger Brut Champagne, and adorable shapes. Ariel has tried these and, in her words, "They rock."
Are they toys? Are they tabletop tools? Or both? These incredibly beautiful and whimsical grinders are by artist and designer Cas Holman for Areaware, and both can be used for either salt or pepper. A really special and beautiful object for the table.
We've shared Pierre Lamielle's work here before — he's an illustrator with a great sense of humor, a love of food, and a very chic kitchen. His current venture is Food on Your Shirt — a collection of t-shirts for food-lovers. It's hard to pick just one, but I already want to wear this one to Thanksgiving dinner next year.
When you get the call or email that the office is closed for a snow day, you want to be prepared. Which is why this soup recipe, jumbo mug, and hot cocoa mix are just a few of the snow-day staples making us happy this week.