Pizza Cronuts, Valentine’s Dinner at Hogwarts, ‘Making a Murderer’ Macarons, and the Vatican Cookbook

Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.

‘Za, ‘Nuts!

On a recent trip to New York City, creator and past Flavorful World interviewee Nick Chipman found inspiration. So he did what any food lover would do: he put a ring (of croissant dough) on it, stuffed his idea with cheese, topped it with pepperoni, and a pizza-fied version of the ever-popular cronut was born. He details his how-to process on his website, which you should check out posthaste if you’re a dude and/or love food. And pizza. And cronuts.

Via Foodbeast


Magic’s In the Air…And On The Menu

The Harry Potter universe has given our world many things of obvious merit. This Valentine’s Day it contributes one more in the form of the opportunity to share a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner in the Great Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Warner Bros. Studios Tour London event includes dinner (henceforth to be referred to as a “bewitching banquet”), cocktails (or “love potions” if you’re a romantic), and a set tour, not to mention getting to pay a visit to the Gryffindor Common room, The Malfoy Manor dining table, and after-dinner tea and chocolates. Cap the evening by taking home a magic wand, and this Valentine’s Day can’t help but bewitch your special someone, be they wizard or muggle.

Via Brand Eating

Image: Lou Lou P's Delights
Image: Lou Lou P’s Delights

Macarons Were The Case

Exploration of all things visually engaging yet edible is what Lou Lou P’s Delights does best. From “cat loaves” (breads shaped like resting felines) to bunny bread (same, but with bunnies instead of cats) to hand-painted macarons, undeniable is the talent it takes to produce food art like Lou Lou P The Yorkshire-based baker recently took a bit of inspiration from Netflix’s much talked-about series “Making a Murderer” to create a series of macarons decorated to resemble certain recognizable players in the compelling saga. Their cuteness notwithstanding, take your eyes off them at your peril.

Via Foodiggity


VaticanCBSomeone’s In The Kitchen With The Pontiff

500 years is a long time to hone a culinary repertoire. First released in Switzerland in 2014, The Vatican Cookbook: Presented by the Pontifical Swiss Guard, collects recipes gathered over the course of five centuries spent serving them at Vatican City dinner tables. Marking the first Vatican cookbook in 2,000 years, this effort led by chef David Geisser has received quick critical acclaim (due in no small part, I like to think, to the Pope Francis-inspired pizza recipe among tribute offerings to other past popes as well). Now you too, can eat like the leader of one of the world’s oldest religious institutions.

Via Food and Wine

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