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Holiday Treats: Virginia Bakery’s Schnecken

Holiday Treats: Virginia Bakery’s Schnecken


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Schnecken is a Cincinnati tradition, though it’s not as known as the three-way or French pot ice cream. The most famous, from the Virginia Bakery (which closed several years back) has been kept alive by Busken, and is only available during the winter holidays. Servatii […]

Nutcracker + Arnold’s Package

Nutcracker + Arnold’s Package


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As a little girl, I took ballet lessons (Anneliese von Oettingen once told me to never put rubberbands on my wrist, and I still don’t for fear of her gigantic walking stick) and my parents took me to the Nutcracker at Music Hall more times […]

Gift Idea: Drinks by the Dram

Gift Idea: Drinks by the Dram


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I get a lot of liquor pitches these days, and am slowly amassing products that I need to review (mostly on booze me, schmooze me– you’ll see an uptick there in the next few weeks).  I got this pitch and it was almost as if […]

Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

Recipe: Maraschino Cherries


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This is not a maraschino cherry. Sorry, folks.  That’s, like, a zombie masquerading as a cherry.  How are they made? They’re brined in sodium metabisulfate, calcium chloride, and citric acid; soaked in corn syrup and fructose solution; then artificially flavored and colored. Ew. Those abominations came […]


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