We’re going to keep this week’s food blog summation short and sweet. Sweet because we will be discussing everyone’s favorite indulgence: dessert. And short because not many people a) blogged or b) blogged specifically about desserts this week. Either way, your sweet tooth will be sated and satisfied. So release your inner Augustus Gloop and let the sugar coma commence:
Here’s a redux of this week’s happenings in our favorite food blogs. Last weekend’s Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic tempted Valley food enthusiasts with delicious appetizers, entrees and, of course, desserts from dozens of our finest local restaurants. New contributor, Christina Barrueta of Pen & Fork, hit the scene to document her experience at this much anticipated two-day event held at the Phoenix Art Museum. There were sliders, ceviche and even a seafood salad from many of the Valley’s heavy hitters, but most importantly, there was a brown sugar cupcake with Cracker Jack frosting from Modern (pictured), a Peanut butter mousse from Arrogant Butcher, a caramel pecan tart from the magical Tammie Coe, an anisette ice cream with caramel biscotti from Crave and a sinful-sounding fudge-like brownie infused with Four Peaks beer and rolled in crushed in pecans. In short, there was dessert (and that is really all we care about.) If you don’t mind that we gave away the ending, you can read the full review here.
With a name like Cupcakes and Cashmere, it’s no wonder why we chose to include this blog in this week’s food recap. But what’s in a name without the gooey goods to back it up? Good thing famed food and fashion blogger, Emily, dished up this recipe from Food Network Star, Ina Garten, for a classic chocolate cake….and homemade frosting. Check our her fabulous photography of the involved process and try not to drool on your keyboard.
Speaking of the Food Network, you know that show where people you have probably never heard of talk, with great authority, about the best food ever shoved in their pie holes for an unnecessary amount of time while making your feel both hungry and angry? You know, The Best Thing I Ever Ate? Well, apparently it’s coming to the Valley as dished up by Amy Silverman of Chow Bella. Scottsdale’s very own Sweet Republic will be featured on the show for their Toffee Bonofi Sundae complete with two scoops of Vanilla, slices of banana, caramel, whipped cream and an almond toffee topping. Our suggestion would be to head there and try one now before the show debuts and you can’t get your foot in the door. Thanks, Alton Brown. You’re now our third or fourth fav Food Network talking head.