A few weeks ago along with my friend Debbie from Ready4Air, I took the crosstown bus to Chelsea Market to meet Shauna Server at Posman Books for her Marshmallow Madness book signing.
The first marshmallows I ever made were from a recipe on Shauna's blog, Piece of Cake. They came out perfect and in the numerous times I have made marshmallows since I have always used her recipe, just switching out the flavors and colors.
Shauna was sweet and gracious and brought samples! There were vanilla bean, concord grape and mint chocolate chip marshmallows sitting in front with a come hither look just waiting to be tried. I sampled the concord grape and was not disappointed. They were lusciously delish.
I bought Shauna's book and have spent a good deal of time leafing through it and marveling at her creativity. Cute Fact: The book itself has a cushy cover that somehow even feels like a marshmallow. Puffy and colorful. I highly recommend the book if you love marshmallows, are a mallow maker of any level of expertise or are just looking for inspiration. Don't let the cuteness fool you. There is great info in the book. She covers the process from A-Z and from fruity to boozy, the recipes are wonderful. The book is so cute and cheerful, it makes me smile.
Onto other things that made me smile this month. Here are some funny food blogger posts:
If You Can Make That You Can Make This's The Wednesday Tipple - The Steadier, for Frazzled Nerves and Catastrophe.
Food For the Thoughtless' I Won't Eat Kale Poem
Cake Wrecks' Now That's a Bad Day
Lentil Breakdown's My Girl Scout Cookie Cartel Makeover
Anger Burger's My Mother F#$king Weeknight TReat (as much as I love The Kitchen, this cracked me up)
Thursday Night Smackdown's If All My Friends Jump Off a Bridge, I Hope They Have a Collective Funeral.