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Jacques Torres' Top Picks for Valentine's Day Sweets in NYC

Sweets Erin Jackson 2 comments

Looking for a sweet indulgence to celebrate Valentine's Day in NYC? Let Jacques Torres (a.k.a. "Mr. Chocolate") steer you in the direction of some top-notch treats perfect for marking the occasion. More

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Where To Buy Chocolates In NYC

Sweets Lily Wong 3 comments

There are a lot of chocolates in New York City, but not all of them will get you...brownie points on Valentine's Day. From well-executed classics for the purists to more unusual flavor combinations for adventurous chocolate lovers, any one of these 7 choices would make a deliciously thoughtful gift. This year, if you're going to gift chocolate, do it right. More

Gift Guide: Easy to Ship, Only in New York Foods

New York Max Falkowitz 6 comments

Shopping for a New York expat? Convincing a buddy to move here? You can't send New York attitude or that creeping feeling of paying godknowshowmuch for a studio apartment—but you can send proper pastrami. And smoked fish. And any number of the city's top cookies. Here are nine Only in New York food businesses—traditional and new—that will take care of all the shipping for you to deliver your gifts nationwide. More

Where to get Cool, Creative Chocolate Easter Bunnies and Eggs in New York

New York Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Here are some fun chocolate bunnies and eggs from New York bakeries and chocolatiers that we'd love to find in our Easter baskets. More

7 Must-Try Sweets at Chelsea Market, NYC

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 5 comments

Since its opening, Chelsea Market has proved to be a food and retail mecca in Lower Manhattan. Fresh lobster? Locally sourced duck? Imported Italian Chestnuts? A loaf of bread that was baked before your very eyes? It's all there. The only problem? Its wealth of shops (almost 40 at last count) can be overwhelming. So where should you stop for a sweet bite? Here are our top 7 picks. More

A Cookie A Day: Kir Rodriguez's Cashew Polvorones

Sweets Caroline Russock 1 comment

These Cashew Polvorones, a recipe from Kir Rodriguez of the French Culinary Institute include finely ground cashews into sweet, crumbly-chewy little shortbread cookies. Once baked and coated with a heavy dusting of confectioners' sugar, you bite into the polvorone and that sweet richness from the cashews really does come through, making us wonder why there aren't more cashew cookies out there. More

A Cookie A Day: Jacques Torres's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweets Caroline Russock Post a comment

From the man known as Mr. Chocolate, we bring you the most chocolaty of chocolate chip cookies. Adapted for One Sweet Cookie, Jacques Torres's Chocolate Chip Cookies are more chocolate than cookie, striated with chards and chunks of bittersweet chocolate with just the right amount of butter and salt. More

Jacques Torres's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 11 comments

These chocolate chip cookies from Jacques Torres are more chocolate than cookie, so be sure to buy the good stuff. More

Sugar Rush: A.M. Quickie at Jacques Torres

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

For days when an ordinary Rice Krispies treats just won't do. The A.M. Quickie at Jacques Torres is like cereal on a sugar high with equal parts milk and dark chocolate. Three types of cereal mixed together: cornflakes, Raisin Bran, and Rice Krispies, bound by melted marshmallows and a smidgen of chocolate. More

Top 10 Hot Chocolates in New York

Drinks Kathy YL Chan 14 comments

There will never be one best hot chocolate, because there are simply too many types—but there's no reason not to love them all. Here we've amassed our favorites, ranging from over-the-top decadent to light and easily drinkable cups; the latter, more commonly found in popular coffee shops around the city. Take a look at the 10 Hot Chocolates We Love. More

Taste Test: Hot Chocolate Mixes

Drinks Erin Zimmer 41 comments

Since hot chocolate/cocoa is one of our favorite insides-warmers this chilly time of year, we set out to find the best. We tried 17 brands total. Find out how Swiss Miss compared to Ghirardelli and Jacques Torres, and which was like drinking pudding. More

Taste Test: Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Sweets Erin Zimmer 22 comments

This was by far one of the most violent taste tests we've had at Serious Eats world headquarters—we butchered off ears, cottontails, and hind legs, trying not to think too hard about former fluffy pets or Thumper. But hey, we needed to find the best of the hippity-hoppity chocolate Easter rabbits (and carving matzo wouldn't have been as fun). More

Understanding Chocolate Basics: Bean-to-Bar Tutorial with Jacques Torres

Sweets Liz Gutman 7 comments

I was able to attend a bean-to-bar class and chocolate tasting led by none other than Jacques Torres, master chocolatier and dean of pastry arts at my alma mater, the French Culinary Institute. Eating chocolate all the time, you sometimes forget how amazing and magical the chocolate-making process really is, not to mention how much time, effort and care goes into the production. Read this little bean-to-bar tutorial to understand the basics better. More

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serious Eats Kumiko Mitarai 18 comments

Note: Sometimes you come upon something seriously delicious when you least expect it, and for me that always makes the discovery even more pleasurable. That's just what happened when I had one of Kumiko's chocolate chip cookies for the first... More

What's Your Favorite Hot Chocolate In New York?

New York Carey Jones 16 comments

All the polls! Cold, rainy, windy, sleety, miserable—it's hot chocolate season in the city. And we're lucky to live in a place with dozens of throat-coating options. From the thick, festival-worthy hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows at City Bakery to... More

Jacques Torres' 5 Must-Have Pastry Tools

tressa eaton 12 comments

Jacques Torres posing with his class. [Photographs: Tressa Eaton] With colored balloons, heavy cream, and chocolate galore, it was pretty clear that the participants in Jacques Torres' "Chocolate Creations" class at the New York Culinary Experience last weekend were having way more fun than the other classes. Yes, those are balloons. Torres is very encouraging to those who want to try difficult pastry recipes at home. He tells would-be pastry chefs who mess up a project the first time to just do it again until they get it right. He took a minute away from cracking jokes and teaching the class how to make his whimsical creations to share the top fives tools you need when you want to... More

Sugar Rush: Flourless Chocolate Cake at Jacques Torres

New York Kathy YL Chan 6 comments

I came looking for a warm mudslide cookie on a chilly Saturday afternoon, but instead walked away with the first slice of a newly-cut Flourless Chocolate Cake ($3). Dark, decadent... well, the picture says it all. Everything from the... More

Sugar Rush: Ice Cream at Jacques Torres

New York Kathy YL Chan 8 comments

Wicked chocolate, banana rum sorbet, and vanilla rum caramel were but a few flavors outfitting the Jacques Torres ice cream cart at the Hudson Street store this week (rotating flavors are also at the DUMBO location). Fresh-made waffle cones... More

Jacques Torres Ice Cream Parlor Confirmed

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Recent rumors that Jacques Torres would open an ice cream parlor have been confirmed in an email by his people. He'll roll out the homemade goodness at his two Manhattan locations, then open the actual shop in Dumbo, adjacent to... More

The Jacques Torres vs. Hershey's Kisses Scandal

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Outside all three Jacques Torres chocolate shops today, you could find someone in a "Save Jacques Kiss" shirt handing out free bon bons. After Hershey's raised a fuss over the same-named "Kiss," Torres launched a little grassroots campaign, involving... More

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