Via my friend Neil, here’s an AP article about how chocolate’s doing in our current economy. Pretty well, it seems.
Via the NY Times, the folks behind Umami Burger are planning their next big hit: ChocoChicken. That’s right. Chocolate in everything – mashed potatoes, ketchup, and, per the namesake, fried chicken. Sounds weird, but I guess if it works for mole? And I can tell you from personal experience that a touch of sweetness makes fried chicken awesome.
I logged on to do some blogging today and found myself totally turned around by Flickr’s new layout. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to embed my photos (get the image file’s URL), so I thought I’d put together a quick post to save others some time.
When you click on your photos, you’ll be taken to a lightbox layout. From there, click on the three dots on the right side of the screen to open up the More Actions dialog.
In that menu, click Download/All sizes. That will open up a new dialog box. From here, don’t left click anything. Instead, right click on the image size you want to open up the familiar dialog box that will give you the option to Copy Link Address.
Ta da! Back in blogging business.
When I post news about chocolatiers, it’s often focused on New York City. That’s partly because there are loads of chocolatiers in NYC, and partly because I get a lot of my food news from Serious Eats,
For a change of pace, via Knile, here’s a post about chocolatiers in Philadelphia. I have tried zero of them, though I’ve seen John & Kira’s at Whole Foods (they are pricey!). More fodder for the never-ending candy bucket list!
Serious Eats titled this post “Irish Potatoes: The sweetest candy you’ve never heard of“, and they were right! I’ve never heard of Irish Potato candies before, much less had them.
I just hope that they taste better than the Idaho Spud (pictured below):
This one in particular got a bit controversial thanks to their wording: “Walk, run, waddle, or ride your motorized wheelchair down to the Route 66 Candy Shoppe!”