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11 Christmas Candies You Can't Get In America

Thrillist | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste

Let's complain about the stuff we can't have.

The Sweetest Guy in Beverly Hills

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 12.04.2013 | Home
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Jonathan Grahm will have you remarking, "what a sweet guy," and that's not only because he is at the helms of the historic Compartes Chocolatier, ...

America's Best Salty-Sweet Desserts

Food & Wine | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Food & Wine

Salt intensifies flavor and beautifully plays off sweetness.

Ice Cream Plus Fall Equals Comfort

Nik Sharma | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Nik Sharma

Just because summer's over doesn't mean it's time to stop eating ice cream.

'Love Spell' Tea Cookies

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

This recipe has been developed exclusively for Tay Tea by pastry chef Lizabelle Burke. Master tea blender Nini Ordoubadi's loose-leaf teas are a m...

The Sugar Season Is Upon Us

Andrea Wachter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

So the next time you feel the urge to overindulge with sweets, pay attention to what your mind is telling you. Notice your unkind thoughts. See if you can challenge or at least question them. Get off your back and on your side!

The Marshmallowists!

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Marshmallows are having a moment. With fewer calories than a cupcake, these square little fruit-sweetened and essential oil-flavored marshmallows f...

Halloween, A Nutritionist's Guide

Julie Upton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

Many adults are looking for healthier options to give to treat-seekers at their doorstep. Here are some of my go-tos for All Hallow's Eve.

Ode to Whoopie (Pie)

Brian Silverman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Brian Silverman

For me, I'll feast on the Pie of Whoopie until my jaw aches.

The History and Etiquette of Afternoon Tea

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.13.2013 | Taste
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Sugar and spice and everything nice are what little girls are supposedly made of, and they're also essential ingredients of a traditional afternoon tea. This English custom is a sweet and civilized way to entertain, and it breaks up the day in the nicest way.

The Complicated Search For The Origins Of Humor

Matthew Hurley | Posted 10.08.2013 | Home
Matthew Hurley

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen there is a well-defined, unambiguous hypothesis to test, an experiment can be very simple: find a clear counterexample. In the case of a theory of humor, find something that is funny but is not predicted to be funny by the hypothesis, or something the hypothesis says should be funny that isn't.

The Future-Directed Nature Of Mirth

Matthew Hurley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Matthew Hurley

How does innately liking sweetness translate into thinking about and seeking out the dessert menu, when there is no ongoing experience of sweetness right there on our tongues to inform us of our enjoyment?

Blackberry Peach Ginger Crumble

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 08.24.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

It's summer, and that means it's blackberry season.

Perfect After Eight Thin Mint Ice Cream Recipe

Andy Deemer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Taste
Andy Deemer

Could there be anything better than After Eight Thin Mint Ice Cream?

PHOTOS: 8 Unusual Sweets From Around The World

Triposo | Posted 05.13.2013 | Taste

Here are eight of our favorite unusual sweets from all around the world. Have you tried any of these?

Irish Oatcakes For Healthy New Year Baking

Loren Brill | Posted 01.14.2013 | Taste
Loren Brill

Dig in to healthier baking and a healthier new year with the Irish! Irish Oatcakes are a terrific, hearty cracker-bisquit made from oats and flour. They are light and nutty with a just-baked crispness that works well with savory or sweet accompaniments.

Accidental Locavore: Top 6 Blog Posts For 2012

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.05.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

'Tis the season for year-end round up lists and The Accidental Locavore is as good at lists as anyone else. So, here are the top six blog posts for 2012, based on very little scientific research.

17 Irresistible Holiday Treats

Jennifer Segal | Posted 02.16.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

These holiday cookies have all been tested, perfected and reader-approved. Enjoy!

How To Make A Perfect Caramel

Food52 | Posted 02.12.2013 | Taste

Caramel is sugar that's allowed to change, run a little wild, maybe dye its hair. Here, you're parenting your sugar, and it's an important job.

Cupcakes No More!

Elise Sax | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Elise Sax

Enough already with the cupcakes. America, you have gone overboard with these pastries. Come on, if we're honest with ourselves, we will admit the attraction of a cupcake is all about the high frosting to cake ratio.

Salted Caramel Custard Mini Pies

Karen Gibson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Taste
Karen Gibson

These pies are full of creamy salted caramel custard, are not heavy or cloyingly sweet, as you might expect: The lightly salted graham-cracker-oat crust cut through the sweet with its savory crunch. This recipe's a keeper, for sure.

How to Make Parisian Macarons

Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.07.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

What does chemical engineering have in common with French baking? A lot, apparently.

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches: Summer's New Sugar Rush

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.21.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Here's a little secret, at Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you can order any of their donuts served cut in half, with a scoop of ice cream in the middle. Contributing Editor, Liza de Guia, filed the following report on this 60+ year old donut shop's latest sugar rush creation.

Try This Dish: Boubouki's Fluffy & Moist Olive Oil Pear Cake (NYC)

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

On any given day at Boubouki, a teeny-tiny artisan Greek food stand in the Essex Street Market, there are only eight slices of Rona Economou's fluff...

Some Of The Best And Worst Products At Trader Joe's

The Daily Meal | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

'What's Good at Trader Joe's?' is a four-member team review site that has been rating the store's best and worst products since August of 2010.