Topographic, Architectural Chocolate Tarts

In a tasty example of ephemeral art, artist José Margulis built topographic, perception-changing sheets of 3D plastic. Collaborator and architect-turned-pastry-chef Dinara Kasko used these designs to craft pastry components by way of various “cutting machines and tools to create 3D chocolate layers,” according to PSFK. Kasko finalized the desserts by placing the layers on top of four different flavored tart cakes. The geometry here truly …

Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Kids and Pets

Treats and toys for all those little creatures who depend on you

Of course we don’t mean to imply children are animals, but there’s a reason we couple the two gift guides together: these small humans and creatures depend on you for everything. From keeping them safe to feeding, encouraging and teaching them, pets and kids need you. The holidays are the perfect occasion to remind them how much you need and love them too (though, of …

Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

Adventurous flavor combinations like bacon caramel popcorn and candied jalapeño cookies change up the snack game in Scottsdale

Banish any and all New Years Resolutions. Blue cheese and fig caramels, duck fat toffee, mesquite chocolate chip cookies, bacon caramel corn popcorn and the mysterious-sounding Cowpuncher (a chocolate cocoa cookie topped with a candied jalapeño and a sprinkle of cayenne) are just a few of the unusual treats offered by Super Chunk in Scottsdale, Arizona. Everything, from the ice cream to the black licorice, …

Homemade Pies from Jam Jar Bakery

Binge-worthy bites baked in single-serving jars, ready to eat

Baking pies right in mason jars isn’t a new concept, but you’d be hard pressed to find those as well as executed (both inside and out) as the offerings from NYC’s Jam Jar Bakery. Created by Abby Lavin—an alum of the French Culinary Institute (as well as famed restaurant Colicchio & Sons and perennial baked goods favorite Magnolia Cupcakes)—the rich, all-natural pies are simply delicious …

Kinderhook Snacks

Homemade snacks from Baltimore, stamped with former US President Martin Van Buren's face

After all of the Super Bowl festivities that took place yesterday, many Americans might never want to hear the word “snack” again. This morning, however, we found ourselves munching on triple ginger cookies, spicy and smoky mixed nuts and baked cheese stamps. The goods are from Baltimore-based Kinderhook Snacks, run by Katie Horn and Marie Stratton, who started selling their baked sweet and savory fares …