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Japan's Wild Kit Kats...

...from Zester Daily

The electric green and pink box contained a candy bar like nothing I'd ever seen: a green tea and cherry blossom Kit Kat bar from Japan. This exotic gift came courtesy of my friend Susan Heeger, who had recently returned from a trip to the island nation. I marveled at the package and its contents: How could the Kit Kat inside the box, with its cherry blossom wrapper and its playful…

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Added by Susie Norris on August 19, 2010 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment

Join the new blog on Cakes, Candies, Cookies and Chocolate!

Please join the new blog about cakes, cookies, candies and chocolate....Susie Norris Sweets. Bloggin' with recipes, travels, confectionary techniques, interviews, articles and all the sweet stuff.

Added by Susie Norris on July 1, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Vanilla-chocolate's jungle sidekick

Good-quality vanilla beans make wonderful homemade extract.

When you think about vanilla, you might picture the familiar brown bottle of extract next to a bowl of butter, eggs, sugar, eggs and flour. Chances are you can practically smell the vanilla’s potent fragrance -- warm, earthy and resonant with cherished memories of cookies past. If you were to taste a pinch of the cookie dough, you would notice the completeness vanilla provides the sweet brown sugar and rich butter…

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Added by Susie Norris on April 6, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Fancy Food Show's Front Line

More than 600 purveyors of gourmet foods sought the attention of buyers, brokers, shopkeepers, party planners and journalists this month at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. And plenty of them were stretching the definition of "gourmet."



Retail shops and supermarkets from around the country sent their buyers on a mission of taste to this semiannual trade show Jan. 17-19, sponsored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. Among the products they encountered: a… Continue

Added by Susie Norris on January 28, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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