New Pies & Thighs Location! (Eater)
Chocolatexture Japanese Onomatopoeic Sweets! (Spoon & Tamago)
Petee’s Pie Co. Interview! (Grub St.)
Junior’s Cheesecake Recipe! (Fork in the Road)
Dog Cafe Coming to LA! (Grub St.)
New Pies & Thighs Location! (Eater)
Big news! The book I’ve been working on over the last few years, Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen, is available for pre-order right now! The official release date is March 10th 2015, and I’ll be on tour this year for it, so let me know if I should come to your town! This is my first non-fiction book and also my first full-color book. It’s a fun, fully-illustrated, cartoon guide to traveling in Japan and features amusing stories and anecdotes as well. Whether you’re planning a trip to Japan or not, this is a fun read!
You can pre-order from NY indie store McNally Jackson here! Plus, here’s a B&N link and here’s an Indiebound link. You can pre-order it from Powell’s too. And Amazon has it too of course (link below)!
Happy 2015 everybody! Here’s a little news: I changed my twitter account to @abbydenson – I’ll still be doing my sweet tweets from there, but I have a lot of non-CST activity coming up this year and wanted to be sure my readers will be able to find me easily. It’s going to be a great year!
A few weeks ago, I got a tip from a reader about Kanami Chocolate, so I stopped by J+B Cafe (300 7th St., Brooklyn), a cafe and boutique in Park Slope that features crafts by Japanese artisans. The cafe sells Kanami’s chocolate and I even got to meet her while purchasing this lovely box of truffles. This box included Tsukikage Matcha white , Raspberry Chocolate, and Purple Aroma chocolate. All of the truffles were excellent. A nice gift idea for chocolate fans!
(image via Le Pain Quotidien)
I don’t typically do traditional gift guides, so this is more like a list of some cool things I’ve seen around that I would like (or already got for myself). Maybe a sweet tooth in your life would like them too!
Here’s something fun! I got invited to do a digital cookie exchange by the folks at Patience Brewster, purveyors of handmade gifts, holiday ornaments and home decor. All it involves is posting a cookie recipe and they’ll share their faves on their facebook page. The above comic was drawn before I started this blog and features the best holiday cookies! I now present: Peanut Butter Blossoms (Dark Chocolate Variation) adapted from the Hershey’s Kitchens recipe. Feel free to share your cookie recipes too!
Free Robicelli’s Nutellasagna this Monday! (AMNY)
Best Ready-Made Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Serious Eats)
Food Gift Guide! (Fork in the Road)
A Look at Brigadeiros! (Grub St.)
Holiday Markets List! (The Skint)
Bûche de Noëls are at Financier Now! (Financier)
Best Restaurants for Dessert! (Serious Eats)
Get your Robicelli’s Classes! (Robicelli’s)
Ample Hills Coming to Gotham West Market! (Eater)
Top Holiday Pies! (Points Guy)
Doughnut Plant in Brooklyn! (Eater)
Chocolate Tours and Classes! (Grub St.)
Luxury Tea Programs! (Eater)
This year, I was lucky to attend a preview tasting of La Maison du Chocolat‘s holiday selection! I was wowed by the chocolate Christmas tree sculpture and the winter-themed chocolates were wonderful.
Doughnut Plant is Coming to Brooklyn! (Eater)
Gourmet Gift Guide! (Grub St.)
Gingerbread Lane at NY Hall of Science! (NYC, Style, & a Little Cannoli)
Pop Tarts That Should Exist! (Cakespy)
Di Robertis Caffe to Close! (Grub St.)
Reminder! The Robicelli’s book, Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes, is here! I thought it would be fun to share these comic pages I collaborated on with Allison when the book was in the pitching stage. These pages are not in the book, but I think they’ll give you a good idea of the fun tone of the book!
The book got a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly! I had a blast drawing Allison’s script for some recipe comics. This book is going to be hilarious and packed with great recipes!
The White House’s First Female Pastry Chef! (Grub St.)
Shake Shack & Big Gay Ice Cream Collab! (First We Feast)
Earl Grey Chocolate Tartine! (Oh, How Civilized)
Tuna Shaped Wedding Cake! (Rocketnews24)
Dessert-apoolza is on 12/11 and Tickets are Here!
Sex & Cupcakes Book Party at Sweet Revenge 11/17!
Morgenstern’s Thanksgiving Pies! (Eater)
Sparkling Wine Round-up! (Grub St.)
Tea and sweets at Maman! (Oh How Civilized)