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2011 November 23
Still looking for one last thing to include on the Thanksgiving day menu?Jason Cauchi of Dallin Chase sent us in this super easy recipe for Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. Delish!
"My wife Grace and mother-in-law run the show on Thanksgiving," he told Chic. "From the farm-raised turkey to all the trimmings they manage all the details. A few years back I was able to try out an appetizer we had at a restaurant for the big day. It was so easy and good that it stuck."
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
2 cans whole water chestnuts
1 lb. bacon
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 generous tbsp. dark brown sugar
Directions: Mix the soy sauce and brown sugar together in a bowl to make a syrup. Drain water chestnuts and add to the mixture. Marinate covered in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (I've let marinate for as little as 15 minutes and as long as 2 hours). Cut bacon in half. Wrap chestnuts in bacon and secure with toothpick. Place on a rack in a baking sheet. Lightly brush marinate on wrapped chestnuts and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until caramelized.
2011 November 23
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Poor Mr. Turkey thought it was gonna be all about him this week, but it's clearly turning out to be Gaga week in America. Not only does she have an ABC special with Katie Couric airing on Thanksgiving evening, but the Lady hit the New Museum last night to spend some time with Terry Richardson to celebrate their duet. As we're sure you've heard, they've joined forces on a new book, Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson that will no doubt be under every Christmas tree this season. Anybody feeling a little full? Nah!
2011 November 23
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We're clearly in the moody for foodie today: Jessie Randall of Loeffler Randall makes more than shoes. Today, she serve's up her Nana's Recipe for Swedish Meatballs...
"The Swedish meatballs tie in my Swedish heritage," Jessie told us. "The chocolate balls are named after my great grandmother, which is where middle name, Loeffler, comes from.”
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, grated
2 thin slices of bread, crumbled (Rub the slice of bread between your hands to crumble it)
1 beef boullion cube dissolved in 1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon allspice
Salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients. Form mixture into balls (Swedish are quite small). Brown in small amount of butter in skillet at 350 degrees. After 10-15 minutes, transfer meatballs to oven proof dish, cover, and keep warm in slow oven. These can be made ahead and reheated at low temperature in the oven or microwave. This recipe serves 3-4 as part of a buffet; it multiplies easily.
Emilie Loeffler Dahlberg's Chocolate Nut Balls
6 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate bits
3 tablespoons white Karo syrup
1/2 cup orange juice
2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup ground nut meats
Melt chocolate over hot water. Remove from heat and add syrup and orange juice. Combine crushed wafers, confectioner's sugar, and nuts. Add chocolate and mix well. Let stand in refrigerator about 1 hour. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Let stand uncovered about 1/2 hour before storing. Makes 50-60 balls.
2011 November 23
"When you're smiling, the whole world smiles at you!" Judy Garland sings in this delightful short by Bruce Weber. Costumes from Broadway productions of The King and I, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Camelot, The Music Man, and Lil' Abner are given a new life (and eyes) thanks to Costume World and Vogue Spain! Bravo!
2011 November 23
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Yum! Rachel Roy is the latest designer to share her favorite holiday recipe avec you. How do Swedish cookies taste? Only one way to find out! Cook away, loves...
"My grandmother sent these to me every holiday no matter where I was in the world, no matter how old I got," Rachel told us. "It wasn't the holidays without them, and now I do the same for my girls...'the cookies get better with age, as do we,’ -Irene Monsma."
Ingredients: ½ pound butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, 1 ¾ cup sifted flour, 1 cup nuts, grated (chopped finely), ½ tsp almond flavoring, 1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions: Mix cream, butter, and sugar. Add nuts and flour. Chill in refrigerator. Drop rounded half-teaspoons of dough onto a cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with fingers. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350°F or until light brown. Don’t overbake! They burn easily. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm.
Note on the original recipe card: These cookies improve with age—and Aunt Nellie added (on the recipe she gave me a long time ago) so do people! In that case I should have improved considerably by now. –Mom
2011 November 23
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Since nobody seems to have had much luck reinventing the wheel, headphones seem like the next best bet to us. Introducing Molami! Industrial designer Maria von Euler has sculpted headphones that frame and enhance the features of the feminine face—a first for the headphone industry. Colette in Paris started selling them last week, and New Yorkers can stop by the UES Fivestory popup or Shopbop.com to get your hands, uh, ears on them. von Euler filled Chic in on this clever invention, and shared her fave jams of the moment!
How did you come up with the idea to recreate headphones? Very random, but chic!
Headphones are extremely visible on top of the head, and I find it strange that no one has put more effort in the design, but just let it be very technical. The option was invisible in-ears. And then the big "sneaker style" came along which didn’t really go with my outfits so I thought, ‘Why not try to make high-heeled headphones?’ If I also could be the first woman to ever design electronics specially made for women then that would be provocative and about time! I used to study tailoring and fashion design, and when I later went into the much more male industrial design area, I saw that there was a lot to learn from the two different but equally conservative branches. I actually theorized the fashion design process and used the very artistic form searching part of it, such as draping and building forms on a female figure, to create silhouettes that would enhance the lines in the face and also support the innovations we made. The whole process was an experiment. We tested it three times and realized we’ve come up with a completely new and successful approach to design, which gave us a full collection and a new brand.
How would you describe the products exactly?
Bight – a leather knot tied in either Napa leather or stingray. Click it into the outer ear, adjust it to your personal size and it stays comfortably without pushing anything into the ear canal. All headphones come with a microphone and a remote so that you can answer your calls and control your playlist. We've pumped up the base as much as possible but you can hear some from your surroundings, which I think is great when I go jogging or walking.
Twine – is the most feminine piece and the most comfortable headphone ever. It wraps around the head, and you can adjust the speakers for the placement of your ears. The material is a Japanese sand-washed satin silk with chiffon. The cord exists by the neck not to ever disturb the face. By the way – all golden details are in nickel-free 18K gold. Yes, you can wash it. The sound is incredible.
Pleat – is an over-ear which lets you really go into your own world and experience music like you had the orchestra right next to you. Women have smaller ears—that’s why it’s so neat. The ear cushion is a cashmere blend that you can wipe off. Twist it around the neck, and never take it off. And when you have to fold it, put it in your additional pouch and drop it in your hand bag. It is pleated Napa leather and suede, so it's going to look better and better over time
What are some of the materials you used to create them?
When we designed the headphones, we used almost anything--like clay and wood—to create the shapes, but the actual products are made from Napa leather and suede, stingray, satin silk, cashmere blends, 18K gold and cotton/polyester chord.
What else would you like to reinvent or update?
I truly believe I've found an unnoticed area in between two design worlds that I am looking forward to exploring further. What the next experiment is does not really matter.
Obviously you're a big music fan if you're creating headphones. What are your top 10 jams right now?
I like listening to strong women, which gives me good energy to be one myself.
* Sound of Kuduro, Buraka Som Sistema - electronic dance music project from Portugal, specializing in a fusion of techno beats with the African kuduro.
* Any song by M.I.A
* Sinnerman - Nina Simone
* Fembot - Robyn
* Selfmachine - Coco Sumner
* Fade Into You- Mazzy Star
* Video Games - Lana del Rey
* Heartbeats - The Knife
* Get Some - Lykke Li
* Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
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