If you read Eater this week, you might have noticed something of a theme. It was, essentially, ice cream week on Eater at Home, and there was an ice cream story for everyone. A guide to throwing a DIY Choco Taco party for the ambitious, an easy no-churn vanilla ice cream recipe for those less so, and a report on the growing number of companies making ice cream for dogs... for the dogs.
Rebecca Flint Marx also rated the best and worst vegan ice creams, which will be of particular interest to vegans and lactose-intolerant adults. Dear Bella got top marks for its “fantastic” flavors and “spot on” texture. And it’s worth noting that the LA brand also conducts frequent collaborations with other food world-favorite brands. Right now, you can get a Brightland x Dear Bella gift box that includes two pints of Brightland Champagne vinegar peach crisp ice cream, along with petite bottles of Brightland olive oil and vinegar.
Dear Bella, at $65 for five pints, was also the most expensive ice cream Marx tried, and the steadily creeping price of the ice cream pint is real. It’s part of the reason Amy McCarthy recommends making your own ice cream. There are of course some upfront costs: McCarthy likes this ice cream maker and these storage tubs, plus a good recipe from a cookbook like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home or the Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook. My mother-in-law, who makes excellent homemade ice cream so I don’t have to, swears by the Stella Parks recipe in BraveTart. It may feel like a lot to buy, but you’ll be buying into a steady stream of summer ice cream.
A Telfar White Castle hat, King's Hawaiian slider buns, Dear Bella's Brightland ice cream, Stubbs & Wootton x Chefanie shoes, and Kwame Onwuachi's Tilit apron.
Sonia Lazo, the illustrator behind the art on this ice cream story, has an Etsy shop with items that feature the same vibrant colors, like this cute mug and this fruit salad shirt.
- On the subject of clothes with a food motif, Bettina Makalintal has declared the look of the summer to be
seafood kitsch, thanks to the many brands adorning their designs with cocktail shrimp, seafood towers, tinned fish, and the like. These peak-preppy Stubbs & Wootton shoes are a prime example, and tinned fish features prominently in the new “Italian summer” collection from Lisa Says Gah, to name just a couple.
- For a different aesthetic entirely, head to cult Brooklyn brand Telfar, which has partnered with White Castle on a streetwear collection.
In other collaboration news, chef Kwame Onwuachi’s aprons with Tilit are available to buy now.
Former Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin has a new zine. Speaking Broadly
emerged from her podcast of the same name, and the stories inside come from women in the food world who have appeared on the show.
Punch polled 150 sommeliers and wine shops to determine the “15 producers who represent the zeitgeist.” In other words, these are
the wines to drink and buy right now. To make it easy, Eater Wine Club put together a box of four of them.
Also worth buying now: King’s Hawaiian rolls to sandwich all the products of your backyard grilling. As calls to boycott Martin’s potato rolls grow, Dayna Evans says they’re an easy swap to make.
For dessert at those King’s Hawaiian-laden cookouts, consider Guy Fieri’s dessert trash can nachos, now for sale on Goldbelly. Or, if you can find something approximating cannoli chips, simply buy all the ingredients to make the dish yourself. It looks good!
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