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Eat Like a Local in America’s Oldest City: St. Augustine

Eat Like a Local in America’s Oldest City: St. Augustine

Colonized by the Spanish in 1565, St. Augustine, Florida– America’s oldest city– has charm and history at every corner. With a complex history rich with tales of ghosts, pirate invasion, and colonial wars for power, St. Augustine lures history lovers and tourists year round. The […]

Sweet and Nutty Grilled Cheese

Sweet and Nutty Grilled Cheese

  I cannot begin to explain my admiration for a good sandwich, especially the melted variety. Grilled cheeses have been a staple of my childhood, and ever since I have sought out gourmet varieties that embody both my love for the classic sandwich and need […]

Spiced Bundt Cakes with Bourbon, Dark Chocolate, and Ganache

Spiced Bundt Cakes with Bourbon, Dark Chocolate, and Ganache

I’m still enthralled with my newest cookbook purchase, Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook. My latest favorite comes from their recipe for a “Dark and Stormy Chocolate Cake.” This original recipe is inspired by the classic, sailor-favorite cocktail of dark rum and ginger beer and […]

Review: Mast Brothers Chocolate A Family Cookbook

Review: Mast Brothers Chocolate A Family Cookbook

Rick and Michael Mast have revolutionized the bean-to-bar movement in America. From humbled beginnings in Iowa, these hipster chocolatiers have grown to the real deal. The flagship Mast Brothers Chocolate store is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Factory tours are offered daily by appointment and delicious baked […]