On Our Bookshelf: The Vintage Sweets Book

As unpretentious as it is beautiful, Vintage Sweets is a collection of traditional candy recipes interspersed with cheerful anecdotes and tips for making cocktails and party treats dedicated to the sweet tooth tribe. … READ MORE


On Our Bookshelf: Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Kitchen Recipes

We recently dug up a real vintage treasure: the 1957 edition of Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Kitchen Recipes. It is a bit of a nostalgic time capsule. Of course, our favorite section is “Candies and Confections.” … READ MORE


5 Tech Accessories That Go With Us Everywhere

Compared to many people, we travel light when it comes to tech. Beside our mobile phones and computer, here are 5 tech accessories that we use regularly and think you may find useful, too. … READ MORE


3 Days in Montreal

Montreal is a beautiful city, a river island, actually, whose rich heritage and cultural diversity is unrivaled by almost any other North American city. Even so, Montreal remains friendly, with the approachable vibe of a college town. … READ MORE


Candy Makers of Disneyland

Three of the reasons Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth are Candy Palace, Marceline’s Confectionery, and Trolley Treats. All day, every day, these candy shops make some of the country’s best classic American candy. … READ MORE


One Perfect Day in South Kona

From exploring a painted church perched on a volcanic hillside to eating cheeseburgers in paradise, here are six experiences we enjoyed in one sun-filled day in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. … READ MORE


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Meet Lindt Master Chocolatier Ann Czaja

In Conversations

After starting her working life as a medical researcher, Ann Czaja left the United States in the early 1990s and traveled to Switzerland intending to spend only one year there. Instead, Ann spent the next 14 years learning from the best chefs and honing her skills as a chocolatier … READ MORE

Dragon Beard Candy Master Johnny Chin

In Conversations

People from every part of the world come to Montreal’s Chinatown to see Johnny make dragon beard candy — a silky confection once eaten only by emperors. … READ MORE

The Richmond

In Adventures

A largely residential neighborhood, the Richmond is one of San Francisco’s most ethnically diverse districts. This is also where you will find sweets seldom seen outside of their native lands. The best sweets seeking in the Richmond is, in our opinion, to be done in the local markets. … READ MORE