Are cupcakes here to stay?

The cupcake craze started from this scene and continues to grow. Starbucks just re-introduced cupcakes to their snack menu. T.V. shows, blogs, you name it, cupcakes are everywhere – even dogs can’t get enough of this sugary treat.

As more and more cupcake outlets opened up, you would think that they would lose their originality and the bubble would pop. Sadly, I was wrong. This month’s Entrepreneur magazine featured Marlo Scott’s Sweet Revenge that serves cupcakes with wine!! Looks like this nutrition lacking snack is here to stay. I just hope we don’t end up paying for the cupcake boom with a rise in insulin dependants.

Review: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chicken Burrito Chipotle Mexican Grill

According to fastcompany.com, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s burrito’s are stuffed with integrity. So I got off a train at Penn Station in Manhattan and located the closest Chipotle Mexican Grill at 304W 34th St.

Menu: Typical Mexican menu, but I wish they offered quesadillas in their non-kid’s menu!

Price: For a chicken burrito with an add-on of guacamole and Pomegranate–Cherry drink was around $13.

Taste: The chicken was surprisingly juicy and held true to its description: “marinated overnight in spicy chipotle adobo, then grilled.” The guacamole, cilantro-lime rice, black beans and corn salsa complemented the chicken well.

Size: The burrito was too much food for me, but then again I eat like a bird.

Health factor: Calorie count and nutrition facts were listed on the menu card!

My verdict: They offer good Mexican food, but the burrito is so big and wet, it can be cumbersome to eat on the go. For anyone from Vancouver, it’s just like “Red Burrito” but only ten times better.

Chef Gordon Ramsay’s exploration of Northeastern India!! Authentic?

Chefs these days are compiling cookbooks and producing TV shows based on their culinary explorations. Until now, I have been skeptical of the authenticity of the material produced in such fashion. This video took me to regions of India that even I would be too intimidated to explore. As a girl with Indian roots, this video aligns with my experience and expectations of Indian cuisines, presentation techniques and people’s hospitable nature.
My verdict: It’s authentic and a perfect video to watch while you are doing one of those no brainer tasks at work.