The pink-and-red gingerbread-looking house on East Commercial Boulevard could have been plucked out of Epcot Center's German pavilion and dropped in the middle of Fort Lauderdale.
Sure Norma and Dieter Dauer sell apple and cherry strudel, poppy-seed cake, and crumb cake out of the pocket-sized hous ... More >>
Grilled cheese, America's favorite childhood after-school snack, has been a trendy adult meal for the past few years now. What was once a Kraft single melted between two grilled slices of Wonder Bread has been upgraded to gruyere, brie, and onion jam.
But it doesn't seem like the trend has really g ... More >>
Prepare your Costco-sized box of Kleenex for that friend who gleefully shelled out fistfuls of cash to obtain some of the last packages of Twinkies on earth.
First because a U.S. bankruptcy court in White Plains, N.Y. on Monday gave Hostess Brands Inc. permission to auction of its Twinkie and Wonde ... More >>
Growing up in Brooklyn, there were only two kinds of bread available at any given day -- fresh baked loaves of Italian bread for the grownups -- and Hostess Wonder Bread for us kids. Read Also: Bankrupt Twinkie Manufacturer Warns of Hundreds of Florida LayoffsIn fact, Hostess was pretty mu ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein of Michy's won last night's Cochon 555 at The Four Seasons in Miami, an event in which five chefs each cooked a whole heritage pig --offal and all-- for judges and a several hundred adventurous guests. At the announcement of the win, the crowd held up flutes of sparkling r ... More >>
Look at that forlorn veggie burger.After a weekend plus of double dinners, today seems to have warranted a meatless Monday. Inspired by a commenter who sent me a note about Energy Kitchen's burger as "a bitter disappointment," I ran over for a late lunch to try the vegetarian options. I second gu ... More >>
It's a classic example of the bait and switch. During one of my recent late night television binges, I found myself drawn to a commercial that seemed to repeat during every break. It was for some kind of cheesy, bacony, Texas toasty burger at Checkers. Despite seeing the commercial at least a doz ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user dtredinnick13There's an episode of Pee-wee's Playhouse in which Pee-wee is talking about how much he loves fruit salad, and Miss Yvonne says that if he loves it so much, maybe he should marry it. So he does. Now, I like a guy with the courage of his convictions, but for me, w ... More >>
*After years of my pooh-poohing parsley-speckled plate rims and mindless squiggles of mango and raspberry purees on dessert plates, it seems that both fads have faded into oblivion. Thank you, but please hold your applause until after the column is finished.*Norman Van Aken has laid low of late, no? ... More >>