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So you can make a devil's food cake even St. Lucifer can't turn down, and your recipe skills are the stuff of champions. You can whip up a butter cream frosting faster than a lasso on a cowpoke and keep those lips smacking for days to come. But all well-rounded cupcake cuties know that looking good is just as important as tasting good. That's why Cupcake Provocateur is holding an amazing custom apron giveaway. Here is how the cookie crumbles! Simply email a sketch or collage of your beloved dream apron to Cynthia at by October 31. Read More
      I just got this amazing book today called Show Dogs; A Photographic Breed Guide; photographed by one of my favorite photographers Kate Lacey (who's talents you can see in the upcoming issue of BUST Magazine, stay tuned). Its chock-full of amazing canines from every end of the pooch spectrum. These portraits of purebreds come straight from the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Lacey rigged up a seamless backdrop backstage. She does an amazing job of capturing each breeds particular personality, from the noble Siberian Husky to the goofy Bulldog. Read More
In the 16th century, a Florentine chef named Bernardo Buontalenti, “Talenti,” brought his legendary frozen creation to the Medici family – gelato. 500 years later, this Dallas-based company named for the man who started it all is churning out gelato and sorbet products made from all-natural, fresh ingredients.   History lesson aside, this gelato is GOOD. It’s creamy, flavorful and completely natural (and kosher!) The ladies of BUST Magazine took some time out today to test out 9 different flavors of gelati and 3 sorbetti. Read More
In just a little over a week, BUST will be hosting a giant BUST Magazine Craftacular at the World Maker Faire at the old World's Fairgrounds. But in addition to the usual dancing/djs/delicious craft shopping goodness, at this event we'll also be having a sweet Stitch 'n BUST area, where you can sit at picnic benches or on picnic blankets and stitch away on your own projects, or use one of the Sublime Stitching kits we have to give away, or some of the Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller yarn provided by Red Heart. Read More
I’m not sure how many of you had the unfortunate experience of being shipped off to camp for a few weeks out of the summer, but for me the trauma lingers on like the scent of insect repellent and sweat after a half dozen games of Capture the Flag. Mom and Dad may have partied it up while you spent your formidable years making birdfeeders out of peanut butter and pinecones, and coaxing fellow campers into eating mysterious red berries, but now it’s your turn for a sweet retreat from all grown-up responsibilities. Read More
People like to gang up on Brooklyn based writer Tao Lin and I'm not sure why. The comment sections following online reviews of his books are often as entertaining as the books themselves. As I'm writing this review, I almost can't wait to check in a bit later to read the comments (if any) left here, and defend this writer who I find to be, if at all annoying, annoyingly honest. Lin's 6th book and 2nd novel, Richard Yates (Melville House), gave me palpitations while reading it because it pretty accurately describes what a "normal" relationship is like for people these days. Read More
Meet the only women in the U.S. to be making chocolate from the bean. Kristen Hard (pictured far right) is the owner and creative visionary of Cacao Atlanta.  She began as a chocolatier, making confections and desserts from chocolate that had already been made.  After visiting the Caribbean and talking with the local women about the cacao pods found there, Kristen decided to try her hand at creating the chocolate that she used in her truffles and bars. Read More
Salsa. Tecate Tallboys. Mariachi Band. OH MY!!! This Sunday, Sept 12th, there will be a salsa eating party at The Bell House in Brooklyn!  Twenty local salsa makers will be showin' off their tomato crushing skills and will be competing for the SALSA SLAM grand prize.  Tickets are $12 / $15 at the door. What a way to spend a Sunday!  ¡Estoy muy emocionada!  PLUS++++There are still openings left if you think your salsa is slammin'! Check out their site for more details.   flyer designed by lydia nichols. Read More
Good boob tube news:  Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of the East Village all-vegetarian standout Dirt Candy, will be competing this Sunday against Masaharu Morimoto himself in what may in fact be the first ever all-vegetarian contest in Iron Chef history.  You may remember Amanda's name from an earlier post on recognizing women in the professional kitchen.  And if you don't, that's totally cool because no one needs an excuse to watch the glory of Iron Chef unfold on a Sunday night.  The episode airs tomorrow at 10 PM on the Food Network. Read More
I used to really love Weezer back in the day, their first album is one of my all time favorites, but in the last, 5 or 6 years or so, I really could not get with the syrupy pop/anthem stuff, just wasn't working for me. But the new single, Memories, from their forthcoming album Hurley, out on September 14th (on Epitaph) is really fun and hearkens back to the old school Weezer we know and love. Read More