Birthday Cakes à la française

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Of Carrots and Things

Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot. Irish Proverb A memory, augmented and tempered by time ... and carrots. I close my eyes and scraps of the past flicker through my mind. The last carrot rasped against the finest “teeth” on the four-sided grater, orangy juice pooling slowly into a small puddle in the…

Election Cakes

Leafing through some files the other night, I came upon these recipes, squirreled away for some future use. It's late in the game --- the 2008 election is over and others have blogged this, no doubt --- but I think that those of you who eat, drink, and obsess as much over politics as you…

Barack Obama Takes the Cake, 1240 Cupcakes, That Is

Maybe a little late in the game, but I just learned of this amazing political food art --- this is a form of history along the lines of ice carvings and other such things: President-elect Barack Obama in cupcakes. Zilly Rosen of Zillycakes in Buffalo, New York created this stunning mosaic of Obama to celebrate…