Wednesday, October 31, 2007
In today's New York Times Julia Moskin interviewed chefs to see what kinds of Halloween goodies they'll be giving away at their eateries, and which candies they enjoyed eating as kids. Most of the chefs are offering home-made candies and treats, even though the candy they enjoyed most as kids was hardly artisanal. If you're in the mood to impress your trick-or-treaters, you too can opt to make your own candies. If you hurry, you could rush over to the Library to get some recipes from our selection of confectionery cookbooks, and still have time to make them for the early crowd.
My stand-by faves were always Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers or Milky Way (even better frozen - just watch your teeth), or the best of all: 100 Grand Bars. Today I think I'd opt for some Almond Joys.
Speaking of Almonds, if you haven't read Steve Almond's Candy Freak, we have it at the Library and I highly recommend it. He cites 5 Star Bars as being some of his favorite gourmet candy bars. They're sold at Whole Foods and they are delicious. Best of all, you won't break any teeth on them...just the bank.