Plate It or Hate It
Recent food world discoveries the ES crew is loving and hating
Plate It: Creamed Honey
We love honey. We hate how it sticks all over everything. Creamed honey is pure honey that is crystallized so that it changes texture; you get a smooth, creamy product that spreads like butter and doesn’t drip-drip-drip all over everything like that pedestrian un-creamed honey. Brilliant. (Available at http://www.shopbot.co.nz/)
Hate It: Push Pop Cakes
The latest mom blogger craze picks up where cake pops left off. Come on, foodie moms — please stop sacrificing practicality for cuteness. That is not how you eat a cake. Push it up and things start to fall apart once you take your first bite. (Photo: kristin_a)
Plate It: Travel-Size Brie
Finally. We no longer have to fly with just Laughing Cow. Quality doesn’t compare to regular brie, but it’s sure better than no brie. (Available from Ile de France)
Hate It: Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off
Really, Food Network? Market research told you the world wanted a show that combines Guy Fieri’s overenthusiastic douchiness with RayRay’s perky catchphrases? And then you decided all it needed to be perfect was a former N’Sync member and maybe Lou Diamond Phillips? To be fair, we can’t hate on the ingenious inclusion of Coolio.
Plate It: Rachel vs. Guy Recaps on Grantland
Max Silvestri’s hilariously in-depth recaps almost make us think we should actually be watching this show every week…almost.
Hate It: “Eatie”
Plate It: Candied Egg Yolk