Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I found Bergl, Austrian based Josef Zotter's Organic Fair-Trade Rose and Basil bar in the Food Emporium beneath the 59th Street Bridge. The market's vaulted ceiling, international selection and spacious ambiance makes shopping for groceries a rather grand experience. Aside from the striking wrapper designed by Berlin based artist andreas h. gratze, I was immediately drawn to the bar's unusual menagerie of ingredients from rose water and basil oil to almonds, apple brandy, rasberry, strawberry, lemon, cherry juice and chili. What a combination. A decadent taste experience, the rose is the most dominent flavor while the basil hits you as a delicate aftertaste. I expected milk chocolate, that's what the wrapper says, but I'd say it tastes more like dark.

Friday, September 14, 2007

and everything nice...
What gorgeous handcrafted bars from our friends at Byrne&Carlson out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I'd expect no less from one of my favorite New England towns.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Something's Fishy
This bento box isn't sushi and sashimi at all. The ladies at Suedy's Koo-ki Sushi are iron chef's at whipping up dark chocolate seaweed, white chocolate sashimi, lemon merengue tamago and apricot flavored gummi roe.