This is most likely the only time in my life I will be able to have good reason to make a menorah in the shape of a turkey. As Channukah and Thanksgiving are coinciding with each other this year, I felt it was only appropriate to make a tribute to this once in a lifetime event.

Thinking I was clever I have been talking about making a menurkey for months but alas, somebody out there already copyrighted the term.


Hudson Chocolates


I do not usually ‘review’ here but yesterday I had my first experience with Hudson Chocolates and I have to rave. Chef Migoya is always outdoing himself and as an artist in another life I have to say I am consistently impressed. Not only does he make the smoothest ganache fillings but his eye for design is unbeatable in my opinion. He finds ways to use every day objects and turn them into chocolate masterpieces. Take his honeycomb bar for instance, I am pretty sure his silicone mold was originally produced as an oven mitt.

He finds new ways to out do himself with the panning machine as well. Take his pear and walnuts for example. Having the ability to create some of their own chocolate they replace the milk powder with blue cheese powder and coat dried pears and candied walnuts. While a little on the pricier side I highly recommend any of his products for gifts this holiday season. The amount of work that goes into each piece of chocolate is unrivaled by any chocolatier I have seen.

I opted for the modernist collection which I am working my way through as we speak. It is going far too quickly for my liking.