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Masters of Social Gastronomy: The Candy Lectures

Here's all you really need to know about the next MSG lecture on Tuesday, February 28: we're talking about candy, in a bar, you get to eat some, and it's free.

All you have to do is show up at Public Assembly at 7pm and hang out while we fill your brains with delicious candy facts and your mouths with candy (and booze). We'll love you even more if you RSVP on Facebook so we have plenty of samples. 

Most importantly, we want...

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Let's Make: Spicy Cinnamon [Bodega] Candy

Super lazy and hate reading? Skip to the recipe.

Okay, so we now know what the story is with Atomic Fireballs. So let's make some.

Every single (every! single!) recipe for spicy cinnamon candy looks something like this. The important ingredient is cinnamon oil, which you can totally buy from Amazon. On the other hand, we all have stores 30 seconds away with ground cinnamon, so let's hamfist our way into some candy using only things from around...

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Blog Post

What makes Atomic Fireballs candy so spicy?

I've been doing a lot of "candy science" research in preparation for next month's Masters of Social Gastronomy, and being in love with spicy flavors, Atomic Fireballs were on the top of my list.

Atomic Fireballs were brought to us by the Ferrara Pan Candy Company, which is the best candy company because they also invented Lemonheads. If you make a super spicy candy and a super sour candy you're aces in my book.

Fireballs were...

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Class Recap

Microwave Candy Has Blown My Mind

I haven't owned a microwave for a long, long time and have come to think of it as useful only for melting butter and reheating coffee. But then we decided to have a microwave candy class, ripped from the headlines of this NYTimes article on the subject, and now I know how completely wrong I was about them. They make the entire process way quicker and way easier. I'm so totally sold. 

If you're venturing into the wild world of microwave...

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