For baker Lee Stokes Hilton, a massive collection of jimmies, nonpareils, sanding sugars, edible glitter and dragées is part of a rollout-cookie obsession. Each holiday is an opportunity for a new shape of cookie, and the shinier the decoration the better.
Americans are catching on to the trend of culinary travel, with 17% of leisure travelers engaging in food or wine travel in the past three years, according to a study by the Travel Industry Association. Here are a few places with a taste worth trying.
The New York Times has voted curry one of the world's most internationalized foods, but the spice has been capturing imaginations around the globe for years. Germany has its Currywurst, Japan has curry cutlets and noodles, and South Africa has its cape curry, among others.
Researchers found that many herbs and spices might help inhibit tissue damage and inflammation brought on by high blood-sugar levels. Allspice, apple pie spice, cinnamon, cloves, marjoram, pumpkin pie spice, sage and thyme were cited as most likely to help diabetics.