Archives » January 2012

  • Sweet New Paintings!

    I decided to make some new little paintings for Angoulême. These are made with ink and gouache, it’s fun to try new methods! Tweet

    Tuesday 24th January 2012 - 5:33:48 AM | Comment

  • On to France and Belgium!

    I’ll be in France and Belgium in the next week, while I’m away please enjoy my French-themed comics and posts here!

    Tuesday 24th January 2012 - 3:30:39 AM | Comment

  • Celebrating 100 Years of Callebaut Chocolate at Flanders House!

    Last week I was very lucky to be invited by the folks at Callebaut to a cocktail party celebrating their 100th Anniversary!

    Monday 23rd January 2012 - 9:57:15 AM | Comment (1)

  • Angoulême Comics Festival January 26-28th!

    January 26-28th – This year, happily once again I will be at the Angoulême Comics Festival in Angoulême, France at the Scarce Booth, this time Yuuko Koyama will be with our gang, all the way from Japan, so please come and say hello! Update – my booth hours are:  10-12H on 26th, 16-18H on 27th […]

    Saturday 21st January 2012 - 6:04:03 PM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of the Week Jan. 20th!

    A Look at “Killed by Dessert!” (DessertBuzz) Ovenly to Go Brick and Mortar! (Grub St.) New Puddin’ Shop on St. Marks! (Fork in the Road) Le Bernardin’s New Pastry Chef! (Grub St.) Cupcake Cruise Press Event in NY This Sunday! (Cupcakes Take the Cake) Tweet

    Friday 20th January 2012 - 4:45:25 PM | Comment

  • Choice Eats 2012 Tickets on Sale Now!

    There’s even more to look forward to now since tickets for Choice Eats which takes place on March 13th are now available! Always a fantastic event, The Village Voice curates all of the best bites in New York City for this one. I highly recommend buying a VIP ticket to get in early. Check out […]

    Thursday 19th January 2012 - 3:14:53 AM | Comment

  • Tickets On Sale for New York Culinary Experience 2012!

    This year, the New York Culinary Experience will take place April 28-29, 2012 at The International Culinary Center and tickets are available now! I’ve re-posted my comic about my own experience at the event above and you can read more about it here.

    Tuesday 17th January 2012 - 12:30:42 PM | Comment

  • L’Arte del Gelato Offers Deal on “Lucky Tuesday”!


    Monday 16th January 2012 - 12:43:59 PM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of the Week January 13th!

    Sushi Cake Truffles! (Cakespy) Puddin’ by Clio Opens! (Eater) NYC’s Best Galette des Rois! (Grub St.) Cannoli Collage! (NYC, Style & a Little Cannoli) Dominique Ansel Bakery to Expand Sweets Line! (Fork in the Road) Michael Laiskonis’ Final Desserts at Le Bernardin (DessertBuzz) Tweet

    Friday 13th January 2012 - 2:43:40 PM | Comment

  • Hot Chocolate on a Stick at Popbar!

    While you’re probably familiar by now with Popbar’s creamy gelato pops, they have something fun for winter – hot chocolate on a stick!

    Wednesday 11th January 2012 - 11:04:59 AM | Comment

  • Agemanju in Japan at Asakusa Kannon!

    Is the color on these great or what?! These are ume (Japanese plum) flavored Agemanju sold on the merchant street leading up to the Asakusa Kannon Temple. They are deep-fried manju (soft buns filled with bean paste). Really fantastic and a nice warm treat on a cold day. I found a recipe for them online […]

    Tuesday 10th January 2012 - 9:56:12 AM | Comment

  • Chocolate Show 2011 – The Comic!

    It may be a bit late since I was out of town for a while, but here’s my comic featuring highlights of this year’s Chocolate Show! Tweet

    Saturday 7th January 2012 - 9:56:36 AM | Comments (4)

  • Sweet Links of the Week – January 6th!

    Interview with Johnny Iuzzini! (DessertBuzz) New Girl Scout Cookie Announced! (Jezebel) Magnolia Cupcake Club is Here! (Cupcakes Take the Cake) One Girl Cookies Interview! (Fork in the Road) A Look at the Cake Boss Cafe! (NYC, Style, & a Little Cannoli) Caneles hit NYC! (Fork in the Road) Doughnut Plant Expands! (Eater)   Tweet

    Friday 6th January 2012 - 11:34:20 AM | Comment

  • Sweet, Sweet Wine Tasting: Precept, Part 1!

    This month  Precept kindly provided me samples of their sweet wines to try out! They carry several lines that are of interest to sweets fans. There is Chocolate Shop, Confectioners, Chocolate Cellar, and they have sweet Reislings as well, in their non-sweet specific brands. I set up a tasting with some friends, some who have sweet […]

    Thursday 5th January 2012 - 12:45:15 PM | Comment

  • Introducing Sweet, Sweet Wine!

    Every once in a while I’ve done some wine coverage, especially with chocolate pairings, but I’ve been wanting to bring more recommendations to sweets fans like myself. I am not a wine expert in any way, in fact, I often find myself disappointed when tasting wines since the most common wines are often too dry […]

    Wednesday 4th January 2012 - 3:20:04 AM | Comment