Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes by Duff and his brother Willie. I just received this, so I haven't gotten a chance to do more than quickly flip through it, but it looks fantastic - totally my type of book. I'm sure it won't hurt that I'm a big Duff fan as it is, but I can really get behind a book about cakes that is not a cookbook. I'm betting that it deserves it's current sold-out status on Amazon. I'll report back more later.
The awesome folks at POM Wonderful sent me several bottles of their new iced coffee products - a while ago, I have to admit. I didn't slack off on writing about them because they weren't good. I just kept forgetting.
Because they were good - really good, in fact. Rich and creamy and delicious. What's even better is that they are not at all bad for you. They might taste like they've got a million calories and fat grams, but they don't.
I also have a couple of POM blend juices in the refrigerator. I will be drinking them soon...and writing about them soon, too.
Well, I don't have an image for this one, but I did hear recently from Discovery Doug, who alerted me to a new show on Planet Green that, in my eyes, has a lot of potential. (As an aside, Cooper and I watch a lot more Planet Green than anyone might expect.)
The show is called Future Food and it stars Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche from Chicago's Moto. Basically, it's a molecular gastronomy show. Cooper is reserving judgment - he feels like maybe the molecular gastronomy thing is overdone and not broad enough for a whole show, but I think it sounds interesting.
And that is it. The contents of my mailbox and inbox these days.