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Irish Beer and the Baker Boy, (Armagnac, Lemons and Lavander Fields)

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By ockstyle · March 8, 2011

Healthy : UnHealthy ~

Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy

"As 2011’s winter draws to a frigid close, cozying up with a glass of mellow Armagnac brandy is the very thing"

Armagnac, that underappreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history. David Lincoln Ross pays tribute...
Read more: Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy; thedailybeast.com





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"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." ~Albert Einstein (quotegarden.com)

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Scientifically proven
It's one of the most stoutly contested Irish boasts in bars the world over...
Read more: Why Guinness tastes better in Ireland than anywhere else in the world; dailymail.co.uk


Always use the best ingredients
The master patissier Eric Lanlard is taking the traditional tiered cake to the next level...
Read more: Eric Lanlard: Fabulous baker boy; telegraph.co.uk

~ Styling Lemons; kitchengeneration.com
~ Lavender Fields recipe; telegraph.co.uk



Dreamy snaps
Today’s big photographic irony is that we take our super high-tech digital cameras, machines that can capture better photos more easily...
Read more: DIY Retro Ikonette Lens Is an Analog Instagram; wired.com


Liquid news
~ Today, Chicago’s mixology scene is bursting with forward thinkers and fresh blood...
Read more: Chicago Cocktail Scene 2011 vs. 2005, a night and day transformation; starchefs.com

~ Once derided as tequila’s raffish, crazy-making sibling, mezcal is the spirit du jour, popping up on cocktail menus around the globe...
Read more: Mezcal Supreme; nowness.com

~ How to have a beer-pairing dinner at home; washingtonpost.com
~ All We Can Eat - Celebrate Mardi Gras without the Hurricanes; washingtonpost.com
~ Barley shortages could have beer drinkers crying in their suds; canada.com
~ The 3 Best Crossover Beers for Wine-Loving Women; esquire.com




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Healthy corner
~ A Simple Guide for a Mindful Digital Life; zenhabits.net


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




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Tart-Cherry Cake
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Appetibilis
~ Gluten Free Chocolate Chickpea Cake; 52kitchenadventures.com
~ Nutella Cinnamon Rolls with Cherry Glaze; bellalimento.com
~ A Piece of My (Red Velvet Cake) Heart; cooksbookblog.com
~ The Sweet Tooth Chronicles: With Love....; konstantkraver.blogspot.com
~ Let Them Eat Tart; kitchen-confidante.com


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Absinthe, Edible Gardening, Gin & Tonic and ... Chocolate, (of course!)

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By ockstyle · February 22, 2011

Historic film center ~

Cocktails Where the Stars Once Lounged

"Where Valentino once ate cafeteria food, film buffs can now dine on lobster Thermidor"

The commissary at Queens' Kaufman Astoria Studios is now the Astor Room restaurant and Beaver Bar...
Read more: Cocktails Where the Stars Once Lounged; nytimes.com






"A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament." ~Jeremy Taylor (quotegarden.com)

delightfully yours, ockstyle



A kitchen garden
Chef and TV host, advocate for healthy cooking and eating, is touting kitchen gardening on YouTube and in his new book...
Read more: Chef Graham Kerr gallops into edible gardening; seattletimes.nwsource.com


Liquid notes
~ Following the hype that accompanied its reintroduction, the product is starting to mature...
Read more: Absinthe: A Status Check - The Juice; chow.com

~ A new look at the standard gin and tonic...
Read more: Gin and homemade tonic, a perfect match; washingtonpost.com

~ A Rare Champagne that Lives Up to Its Name; wsj.com
~ Champagne cocktail recipes; bbc.co.uk



Human and financial terms
Nonprofits have long concentrated on helping those at the bottom of the pyramid, but Endeavor CEO Linda Rottenberg...
Read more: The Not-for-Profit Capitalist; wsj.com


All about chocolate
~ Alice Medrich, cookbook author and culinary educator in Berkeley, CA, shares her secrets for using chocolate in every day recipes...
Read more: A Food Lover's Guide to Chocolate; rachaelraymag.com

~ As worldwide consumption grows, confectioners experiment with adventurous flavors...
Read more: Strange confections: camel's milk chocolate? today.msnbc.msn.com

~ Bittersweet and Semisweet Chocolate; bonappetit.com
~ Chocolate, Sea Salt, and the Knitters of Nob Hill; divinecaroline.com
~ Asked & Answered | Chocolatier Oriol Balaguer; nytimes.com
~ The Choco-List: 50 Chocolate Things We Love; poortastemag.com





Healthy corner
~ Dark chocolate may be healthier than fruit juices for a healthy heart: study; nydailynews.com
~ Eat the Week: Kissing Triggers Food Allergies, Ronald McDonald Held Hostage, Coke’s Secret Recipe, and the Drunkest Countries in the World; poortastemag.com


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




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Pear and Blue Cheese Millefeuilles
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Appetibilis
~ Lemon Logs; ciaprochef.com
~ “Pick Me Up”; theblogisthenewblack.wordpress.com
~ Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita; kitchenkonfidence.com
~ Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe; browneyedbaker.com
~ Gourmande’s choco friends; dailyfoodporn.wordpress.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...


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Join The Food Styling and Photography Club on Facebook to improve your skills in food photography and food styling, learn something about cooking and enjoy the visual.





Absinthe, Edible Gardening, Gin & Tonic and ... Chocolate, (of course!)

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By ockstyle · February 22, 2011

Historic film center ~

Cocktails Where the Stars Once Lounged

"Where Valentino once ate cafeteria food, film buffs can now dine on lobster Thermidor"

The commissary at Queens' Kaufman Astoria Studios is now the Astor Room restaurant and Beaver Bar...
Read more: Cocktails Where the Stars Once Lounged; nytimes.com






"A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament." ~Jeremy Taylor (quotegarden.com)

delightfully yours, ockstyle



A kitchen garden
Chef and TV host, advocate for healthy cooking and eating, is touting kitchen gardening on YouTube and in his new book...
Read more: Chef Graham Kerr gallops into edible gardening; seattletimes.nwsource.com


Liquid notes
~ Following the hype that accompanied its reintroduction, the product is starting to mature...
Read more: Absinthe: A Status Check - The Juice; chow.com

~ A new look at the standard gin and tonic...
Read more: Gin and homemade tonic, a perfect match; washingtonpost.com

~ A Rare Champagne that Lives Up to Its Name; wsj.com
~ Champagne cocktail recipes; bbc.co.uk



Human and financial terms
Nonprofits have long concentrated on helping those at the bottom of the pyramid, but Endeavor CEO Linda Rottenberg...
Read more: The Not-for-Profit Capitalist; wsj.com


All about chocolate
~ Alice Medrich, cookbook author and culinary educator in Berkeley, CA, shares her secrets for using chocolate in every day recipes...
Read more: A Food Lover's Guide to Chocolate; rachaelraymag.com

~ As worldwide consumption grows, confectioners experiment with adventurous flavors...
Read more: Strange confections: camel's milk chocolate? today.msnbc.msn.com

~ Bittersweet and Semisweet Chocolate; bonappetit.com
~ Chocolate, Sea Salt, and the Knitters of Nob Hill; divinecaroline.com
~ Asked & Answered | Chocolatier Oriol Balaguer; nytimes.com
~ The Choco-List: 50 Chocolate Things We Love; poortastemag.com





Healthy corner
~ Dark chocolate may be healthier than fruit juices for a healthy heart: study; nydailynews.com
~ Eat the Week: Kissing Triggers Food Allergies, Ronald McDonald Held Hostage, Coke’s Secret Recipe, and the Drunkest Countries in the World; poortastemag.com


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




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Pear and Blue Cheese Millefeuilles
Image by ockstyle via Flickr

Appetibilis
~ Lemon Logs; ciaprochef.com
~ “Pick Me Up”; theblogisthenewblack.wordpress.com
~ Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita; kitchenkonfidence.com
~ Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe; browneyedbaker.com
~ Gourmande’s choco friends; dailyfoodporn.wordpress.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...


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Nail Lacquers, Cocktails, ... Simply Cuckoo for Cocoa.

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By ockstyle · February 14, 2011

The right fragrance ~

Scents and Sensuality

"The idea that smelling good (or smelling "right") can engender romantic and, ultimately, sexual activity is obviously not a new concept"

Writing an analysis about whether wearing the right fragrance can get the right results...
Read more: Scents and Sensuality; wsj.com




"Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure." ~Murphy's Law (quotegarden.com)

delightfully yours, ockstyle





Valleys of chocolate
The Londoner single-handedly began what could now be termed the "New British School" of chocolate...
Read more: Rococo Chocolate Founder Chantal Coady's World of Pure Imagination; wsj.com


Cuckoo for cocoa
~ A new breed of chocolate artisans has opened up salons, boutiques and bars all over Paris...
Read more: Tout Sweet | The New French Chocolate; nytimes.com

~ Recipes for Chocolate Desserts;



Nail lacquer line and cocktail list
A drink to match the dress at Prabal Gurung's fashion show after-party tonight at the Mondrian Hotel...
Read more: Prabal Does Cocktail Couture; nytimes.com


Cocktail times
A Champagne cocktail is the perfect way to start an at-home Valentine’s Day celebration...
Read more: 7 organic Champagne cocktails; mnn.com


Wine etc
~ Only a handful of producers outside northeastern Italy have it in their repertory, and very few examples make it to America, but the wine teroldego is worth the effort to seek out...
Read more: Teroldego, Esoteric But Worth Seeking - The Pour; nytimes.com

~ Glossary and definitions of Wine Tasting Terms; thewine-experience.co.uk





Intensely Chocolate

Healthy corner
~ Still drinking diet soda? Don’t be a fashion victim! grist.org


Environment
~ Not On My Plate - Which Fish? slowfood.it


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




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Butter Cream Puff with Pistachio Crumbles [Det...
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Appetibilis
~ Laura’s Sacher Torte; en.julskitchen.com
~ Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake; moogieland.blogspot.com
~ Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie; stetted.com
~ Double Chocolate Salted Peanut Bark; thehazelbloom.com
~ Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt Recipe; cookincanuck.blogspot.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...


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Nail Lacquers, Cocktails, ... Simply Cuckoo for Cocoa.

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By ockstyle · February 14, 2011

The right fragrance ~

Scents and Sensuality

"The idea that smelling good (or smelling "right") can engender romantic and, ultimately, sexual activity is obviously not a new concept"

Writing an analysis about whether wearing the right fragrance can get the right results...
Read more: Scents and Sensuality; wsj.com




"Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure." ~Murphy's Law (quotegarden.com)

delightfully yours, ockstyle





Valleys of chocolate
The Londoner single-handedly began what could now be termed the "New British School" of chocolate...
Read more: Rococo Chocolate Founder Chantal Coady's World of Pure Imagination; wsj.com


Cuckoo for cocoa
~ A new breed of chocolate artisans has opened up salons, boutiques and bars all over Paris...
Read more: Tout Sweet | The New French Chocolate; nytimes.com

~ Recipes for Chocolate Desserts;



Nail lacquer line and cocktail list
A drink to match the dress at Prabal Gurung's fashion show after-party tonight at the Mondrian Hotel...
Read more: Prabal Does Cocktail Couture; nytimes.com


Cocktail times
A Champagne cocktail is the perfect way to start an at-home Valentine’s Day celebration...
Read more: 7 organic Champagne cocktails; mnn.com


Wine etc
~ Only a handful of producers outside northeastern Italy have it in their repertory, and very few examples make it to America, but the wine teroldego is worth the effort to seek out...
Read more: Teroldego, Esoteric But Worth Seeking - The Pour; nytimes.com

~ Glossary and definitions of Wine Tasting Terms; thewine-experience.co.uk





Intensely Chocolate

Healthy corner
~ Still drinking diet soda? Don’t be a fashion victim! grist.org


Environment
~ Not On My Plate - Which Fish? slowfood.it


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




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Butter Cream Puff with Pistachio Crumbles [Det...
Image by ockstyle via Flickr

Appetibilis
~ Laura’s Sacher Torte; en.julskitchen.com
~ Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake; moogieland.blogspot.com
~ Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie; stetted.com
~ Double Chocolate Salted Peanut Bark; thehazelbloom.com
~ Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt Recipe; cookincanuck.blogspot.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...


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Join The Food Styling and Photography Club on Facebook to improve your skills in food photography and food styling, learn something about cooking and enjoy the visual.






Olive Oil, Wines and Everything Chocolate!

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By ockstyle · February 8, 2011

Book Review ~

The Art of the Chocolatier

"Two cheers for Hernán Cortés. He may have bullied Montezuma and victimized the Aztecs, but he gave the rest of us chocolate"

First cultivated by the Olmec Indians, brought to Spain and kept secret by the Spanish crown for nearly a century before an Italian merchant laid hands on the magic beans and...
Read more: Book Review: The Art of the Chocolatier; wsj.com




“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” ~Dave Barry (thinkexist.com)

delightfully yours, ockstyle





As long as it's chocolate
Using olive oil in brownies gives them a claim to the savory side
Read more: Getting All Gooey for Valentine’s Day; nytimes.com


Sweet spot
Olive oil bottler Theo Stephan experiments with the oil in dishes as varied as grilled cheese and chocolate sauce...
Read more: Olive oil 101; latimes.com



Great dessert wines
Rieslings, Marsalas, Madeiras, Moscatos, Sauternes and Other Sweet Wines, Not Just for Dessert...
Read more: Bringing Sweet Wines Out of the Shadows; wsj.com


Wine Matching
With Valentine’s Day coming, are you wondering which red wine to have with your chocolate? Did you ever wonder which red grape is responsible for the most red wine?...
Read more: Chocolate & Wine; nataliemaclean.com

~ Pairing Chocolates & Wines; thenibble.com
~ Together at Last: 6 Perfect Wine and Chocolate Pairings; oprah.com


Decadent notes
~ Chocolate-Whiskey Cake: A delicious dessert for chocoholics and non-addicts alike; marcussamuelsson.com
~ Chocolate Nests with White Chocolate-Vanilla Candies; oprah.com
~ Homemade Nutella; davidlebovitz.com





Healthy corner
~ Sexy Veggie Food; care2.com
~ Fats and sugars; bbc.co.uk


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




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Chilli Peppers and Dark Chocolate on Green
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Appetibilis
~ Sprinkles of Parsley: EASY Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
~ Recipe Indulgence: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
~ Moogie & Pap: Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
~ Chocolate Nutella Bites « I'll Have What She's Having
~ Double Chocolate Ginger & Hazelnut Cookies Recipe & Giveaway; cookincanuck.blogspot.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...


Food Meditations [by ockstyle] on FoodistaFood Meditations [by ockstyle]

Join The Food Styling and Photography Club on Facebook to improve your skills in food photography and food styling, learn something about cooking and enjoy the visual.







Olive Oil, Wines and Everything Chocolate!

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By ockstyle · February 8, 2011

Book Review ~

The Art of the Chocolatier

"Two cheers for Hernán Cortés. He may have bullied Montezuma and victimized the Aztecs, but he gave the rest of us chocolate"

First cultivated by the Olmec Indians, brought to Spain and kept secret by the Spanish crown for nearly a century before an Italian merchant laid hands on the magic beans and...
Read more: Book Review: The Art of the Chocolatier; wsj.com




“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” ~Dave Barry (thinkexist.com)

delightfully yours, ockstyle





As long as it's chocolate
Using olive oil in brownies gives them a claim to the savory side
Read more: Getting All Gooey for Valentine’s Day; nytimes.com


Sweet spot
Olive oil bottler Theo Stephan experiments with the oil in dishes as varied as grilled cheese and chocolate sauce...
Read more: Olive oil 101; latimes.com



Great dessert wines
Rieslings, Marsalas, Madeiras, Moscatos, Sauternes and Other Sweet Wines, Not Just for Dessert...
Read more: Bringing Sweet Wines Out of the Shadows; wsj.com


Wine Matching
With Valentine’s Day coming, are you wondering which red wine to have with your chocolate? Did you ever wonder which red grape is responsible for the most red wine?...
Read more: Chocolate & Wine; nataliemaclean.com

~ Pairing Chocolates & Wines; thenibble.com
~ Together at Last: 6 Perfect Wine and Chocolate Pairings; oprah.com


Decadent notes
~ Chocolate-Whiskey Cake: A delicious dessert for chocoholics and non-addicts alike; marcussamuelsson.com
~ Chocolate Nests with White Chocolate-Vanilla Candies; oprah.com
~ Homemade Nutella; davidlebovitz.com





Healthy corner
~ Sexy Veggie Food; care2.com
~ Fats and sugars; bbc.co.uk


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




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Chilli Peppers and Dark Chocolate on Green
Image by ockstyle via Flickr

Appetibilis
~ Sprinkles of Parsley: EASY Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
~ Recipe Indulgence: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
~ Moogie & Pap: Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
~ Chocolate Nutella Bites « I'll Have What She's Having
~ Double Chocolate Ginger & Hazelnut Cookies Recipe & Giveaway; cookincanuck.blogspot.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...


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Join The Food Styling and Photography Club on Facebook to improve your skills in food photography and food styling, learn something about cooking and enjoy the visual.







The Drink, the Book, the Legume and the Pleasure Diet

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By ockstyle · February 1, 2011

The Retox Cocktail ~

An Alcoholic New Years Cleanse

"How lucky for us, then, that a bottle of the sweet stuff that comes from Kentucky's bourbon country hit some of our desks today"

Working late, finishing up the magazine issue that features a writer diving into the heart of Quebec's maple sugarland...
Read more: The Retox Cocktail: An Alcoholic New Years Cleanse; saveur.com






“Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are.” ~Matt Lauer (thinkexist.com)

delightfully yours, ockstyle


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Choco news
~ Believe it or not, it is possible to lose weight with no deprivation, no self-flagellation and plenty of chocolate, wine and...
Read more: How to Lose Weight With No Deprivation; self.com

~ The Drink, the Book, the Legume...
Read more: Haute Cocoa, Fresh Book, Special Beans; wsj.com

~ Sinless Valentine's Day Desserts; self.com
~ Food for Fort: Chocolate tart and meat stews; guardian.co.uk



Liquid notes
~ Rather than one drink, the martini is now a set of variables and constants. Is it a vehicle for a preparation ritual akin to a tea ceremony or...
Read more: Martini; latimesmagazine.com

~ Now Drinking | The Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Martini; nytimes.com
~ Japanese Flip; cocktailchronicles.com


Emilia Romagna
Parma ham and Parmesan – two of Italy’s most prized foods, and both from the same northern city...
Read more: The Terroir of Food; decanter.com


Pairing tips
~ Tips from The Wall Street Journal's reporters and columnists...
Read more: Wine How-To Guide; wsj.com

~ Why You Should Drink White Wine with Cheese; davidlebovitz.com





UnUsual
~ Luxury Spa Offers Chocolate Bath for Valentine's Day; slashfood.com
~ Have you got the guts for an edible performance? guardian.co.uk
~ What We’ll Be Drinking in 2011 - The Juice; chow.com


Healthy corner
~ Poetry, Painting to Earn an M.D.; wsj.com
~ Think You Know How To Drink Water? womenshealthmag.com


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




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Appetibilis
~ Salted Caramels; saveur.com
~ chocolate-peanut spread; smittenkitchen.com
~ Bombay Sapphire Collins Recipe; mindfood.com
~ Dark Chocolate M&M Cookies; nesting-project.com
~ Chocolate Cocoa Brownie with Dried Cranberries; lululuathome.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...


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Join The Food Styling and Photography Club on Facebook to improve your skills in food photography and food styling, learn something about cooking and enjoy the visual.





The Drink, the Book, the Legume and the Pleasure Diet

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By ockstyle · February 1, 2011

The Retox Cocktail ~

An Alcoholic New Years Cleanse

"How lucky for us, then, that a bottle of the sweet stuff that comes from Kentucky's bourbon country hit some of our desks today"

Working late, finishing up the magazine issue that features a writer diving into the heart of Quebec's maple sugarland...
Read more: The Retox Cocktail: An Alcoholic New Years Cleanse; saveur.com






“Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are.” ~Matt Lauer (thinkexist.com)

delightfully yours, ockstyle


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Choco news
~ Believe it or not, it is possible to lose weight with no deprivation, no self-flagellation and plenty of chocolate, wine and...
Read more: How to Lose Weight With No Deprivation; self.com

~ The Drink, the Book, the Legume...
Read more: Haute Cocoa, Fresh Book, Special Beans; wsj.com

~ Sinless Valentine's Day Desserts; self.com
~ Food for Fort: Chocolate tart and meat stews; guardian.co.uk



Liquid notes
~ Rather than one drink, the martini is now a set of variables and constants. Is it a vehicle for a preparation ritual akin to a tea ceremony or...
Read more: Martini; latimesmagazine.com

~ Now Drinking | The Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Martini; nytimes.com
~ Japanese Flip; cocktailchronicles.com


Emilia Romagna
Parma ham and Parmesan – two of Italy’s most prized foods, and both from the same northern city...
Read more: The Terroir of Food; decanter.com


Pairing tips
~ Tips from The Wall Street Journal's reporters and columnists...
Read more: Wine How-To Guide; wsj.com

~ Why You Should Drink White Wine with Cheese; davidlebovitz.com





UnUsual
~ Luxury Spa Offers Chocolate Bath for Valentine's Day; slashfood.com
~ Have you got the guts for an edible performance? guardian.co.uk
~ What We’ll Be Drinking in 2011 - The Juice; chow.com


Healthy corner
~ Poetry, Painting to Earn an M.D.; wsj.com
~ Think You Know How To Drink Water? womenshealthmag.com


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
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Appetibilis
~ Salted Caramels; saveur.com
~ chocolate-peanut spread; smittenkitchen.com
~ Bombay Sapphire Collins Recipe; mindfood.com
~ Dark Chocolate M&M Cookies; nesting-project.com
~ Chocolate Cocoa Brownie with Dried Cranberries; lululuathome.com

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Chocolate: Delicious and Medicinal

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By ockstyle · January 26, 2011

Tasty tourist sites ~

Around the world... in white chocolate

"...whipping up the tasty treats to form Paris' Arc de Triomphe, Greece's Parthenon, Italy's leaning Tower of Pisa and Colosseum, the Egyptian temples Abu Simbel..."

As one of Italy's most famous famous chocolatiers, Mirco Della Vecchia knew he had to come up with a pretty sweet idea for his next project...
Read more: Around the world... in white chocolate. These tourist sites have never looked so tasty; dailymail.co.uk






“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ~Charles M. Schulz (thinkexist.com)

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...thanks to the world's most passionate, highly talented, chocolate-making Missouri-based ex-attorney, Tanzania can now constructively go onto my mental map as a source of superior cacao beans...
Read more: A Chocolate Artisan's Unusual (and Good) New Product; theatlantic.com


Delicious and positively medicinal
Hot chocolate, the sort you get in Demel in Vienna, is little more than grated chocolate, sugar and milk, and yet...
Read more: Nigel Slater's classic hot chocolate recipe; guardian.co.uk



So-called “food porn”
Looking at pictures of food and imagining eating it makes people want that food less, according to a newly published study...
Read more: Looking at ‘food porn’ and imagining eating helps you eat less: Study; montrealgazette.com


Canned whisky
A Panama-based company believes outdoor drinkers would prefer to crack open a tin rather than lug round a bottle of their favourite tipple...
Read more: The dram in a can: Scottish whisky the way South Americans like it...; dailymail.co.uk


Menu ideas
Nurse one of these cocktails as you sit by the fire and make a toast to winter, the best excuse for a good drink...
Read more: Winter Cocktails; food52.com





Healthy corner
~ Allergic reaction to wine. You know the feeling: headache, fuzziness, stuffed nose or sneezing, and I'm certain it has nothing to do with having that last glass...
Read more: Katherine Donnelly: Wine without the headache; independent.ie

~ Good News: Alcohol Doesn't Actually Kill Brain Cells; theatlantic.com


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Appetibilis
~ Carrot Cake Recipe; browneyedbaker.com
~ Chocolate Crinkles; recipeindulgence.blogspot.com
~ Pink Grapefruit Margaritas; kateiscooking.blogspot.com
~ Mexican chocolate and cajeta sandwich cookies; marmandefoods.com
~ Marble cookies and the Best of Food Blogs Cookbook; invitadoinviernoeng.blogspot.com

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