This Oreo cookie crust, peanut butter cheesecake, topped with chocolate ganache and miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups, is the ultimate death (or sex) by cake. The kind of thing that Elvis would eat? This over-the-top American dessert has been lovingly conjured by domestic Goddess in Amsterdam, Carla Madden. Warning! Not to be eaten alone, but rather, shared at a huge birthday or special occasion. Oh if only I was in the Dam to enjoy a slice of your genius Carla….
Princess Lottie has been at it again. So sinful I’m absorbing calories just looking at them. Nanimo bars a Canadian invention and Cherryripe bars inspired by an Australian confection, this plate epitomises diplomacy degustation…
1: Roadkill crow
This cake would be perfect at a roadkill restaurant or for a halloween party. I especially like the subtle use of blood, it is just enough to know that the bird is not sleeping (well – that and its broken neck).
I’ve had a hard week and it’s affected my taste. Enjoy more sick cakes at your peril…
A Cannoli on steroids? Yes indeed, this is the NY version of my favourite Italian crispy, creamy pastry. Yes it was delicious…but not like the original Italian inspiration for this evolved New York variety.
So, I have this gorgeous girlfriend called Kristina. And every couple of years I pop up to Malmo Sweden via Coppenhagen to have a girly weekend with her. We eat, we talk, we play, we shop and we moan about another love lost. As soon as I arrive the first thing I do is pick up a ‘fransk korv med brod’, or basically a delicious fresh hot street hot dog, as these people do them best!
I’ve sampled so many carrot cakes and my favorite was from Ottolenghi until I tasted the carrot cupcakes with coconut frosting at Lantana cafe in Soho. I realised it was time to bite the bullet and start grating those carrots. Read more…
When Princess Lottie and Wayne visit Narbonne one of the things they love to do is EAT. So it’s no surprise that one of their favourite places to visit is Les Halles, an undercover market famed for its wonderful produce. A typical morning is spent walking up and down the aisles sampling and buying fresh produce, to take back to ‘the family home’ affectionately known as ‘Piglet’ – a very appropriate name considering the amount of food consumed there in between sunning themselves and sipping the local wine! Drool!
Oh Lord, am I dreaming? Have I died and gone to heaven?