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In Jane Austen’s day, only the most privileged English families served “ices”—frozen desserts made of fruit, sugar and water or cream. Cooks often pressed these concoctions into fruit- or flower-shaped molds to make frosty, alluring sculptures.

In Jane Austen’s day, only the most privileged English families served “ices”—frozen desserts made of fruit, sugar and water or cream. Cooks often pressed these concoctions into fruit- or flower-shaped molds to make frosty, alluring sculptures.

Know a budding scientist with a sweet tooth? It’s easy for you and your kids to grow a rainbow of homemade rock candy crystals — all you need is a little kitchen chemistry.

How To Make Rock Candy

Know a budding scientist with a sweet tooth? It’s easy for you and your kids to grow a rainbow of homemade rock candy crystals — all you need is a little kitchen chemistry. (christmas desserts for kids to make fun)

Purple Ice Cream

Keep seeing this pinned as as "earl grey" ice cream - its not. It's actually black sesame ice cream, yummy!

Beignets

Holey Deliciousness: 12 Heavenly Doughnut Recipes

Don't Forget Dessert - Though dinner is the main course, delicious desserts will ensure your wedding ends on a sweet note. One unexpected option? These nutmeg-dusted beignets served with mini malted milkshakes.

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Eat Seasonably Calendar: Fruits and Vegetables. This is a great cheat sheet. Lesson: where does out-of-season produce come from?

raw cocoa beans

National Chocolate Day: 10 convincing health reasons you should eat more of the stuff

Archaeologists say they have found traces of chocolate on a plate in the Yucatan peninsula, the first time they have found ancient chocolate residue on a plate rather than a cup, suggesting it may have been used as a condiment or sauce with solid food.

JAPANESE FOOTGEAR  Walking the Path of Innovation  Centuries ago, in the rice patties of Japan, pontoon-like wood frame sandals were innovated to facilitate the planting and harvesting rice. The ingenuity of these and other Japanese forms of footwear are testaments to the legacy of functional design in Japan.

This Bata Shoe Museum website features virtual museum exhibitions that fall into the themes of Canadian Aboriginal cultures, Footwear of Canada's Multi-cultural Groups, Fashion Footwear and Special Purpose Footwear.

A sample meal in the exhibition.

If you could sit down for a meal in any part of the world, at any time in history, what meal would you choose?

Learn about unique, cultural dishes in the exhibition.

Learn about unique, cultural dishes in the exhibition.

This was one of many dishes served to a famous Mongol Emperor.

This was one of many dishes served to a famous Mongol Emperor.

This dish is one of many in the exhibition featuring meals from around the world.

This dish is one of many in the exhibition featuring meals from around the world.

Food Preservation: #TheScienceYouEat - opening May 13, 2014. Learn the scientific reason why long-used methods of food preservation continue today and discover new innovations that will affect our food choices into the future. You’ll find something to feed your mind and imagination on the menu!

Food Preservation: The Science You Eat: Exhibition opening May 2014

“La Boutique de Joel Robuchon”白無花果のクグロフ(Gugelhupf)

“La Boutique de Joel Robuchon”白無花果のクグロフ(Gugelhupf)

Chapulines (grasshoppers) - An ancestral tradition in Oaxaca. The word chapulin is specific to Mexico and derives from the native Nahuatl language.  They have been collected and eaten as a food source for thousands of years and are known as comida prehispanica, or prehispanic food. They are served alone as a street snack, or in the cantinas with an ice cold beer, or in tacos with guacomole and salsa.

Leticia Alaniz: Chapulines - An Ancestral Tradition in Oaxaca

Progetto cibo, MART Rovereto, Martí Guixé: I-cakes, 2001, photo: Imagekontainer/Knölke

Our new salon series tackles food and design at Somerset House with Marti Guixé, food photography and ice sculpting in July

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