F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)

Ingredients | Retro Candy...Vinegars...Mixes

Dime-Store Sweets Retro candy is making a comeback. At San Francisco's Frisson, pastry chef Garrett Melkonian creates his own Pixie Stix and Sweet Tarts, and at David Burke & Donatella in New York City, the CandyMosa cocktail comes in a flute rimmed with crushed fruit-flavored Life Savers. Manhattan's Broadway Panhandler sells bubble-gum-making kits, and cotton-candy kits can be found at chefscatalog.com. On shelves: Steve Almond's Candyfreak goes inside Nashville's Goo Goo Cluster factory, while Hilary Liftin's fun chick-lit memoir, Candy and Me, links her love life and passion for sweets.

Varietal Vinegars In California, Round Pond's vinegars include a Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Petit Verdot blend, aged in oak for 10 months. Grapevine Trading Co. makes five varietal wine vinegars, including one based on Champagne.

Fancy baking mixes Williams-Sonoma's molten-chocolate-cake mix, made with ingredients like Schokinag cocoa, easily passed the F&W taste test. So did scone mixes from California's Ivéta Gourmet (especially fluffy cranberry) and Vermont-based King Arthur Flours' new muffin mixes in flavors like triple coconut.

Published January 2005
You Might Also Like

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Run with chefs and wine experts in the Celebrity Chef 5K and dance all night at Gail Simmons’ Last Bite Dessert Party during the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.