Sunday, November 2, 2014

Popsugar November 2014 Spoiler and Coupon!

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Popsugar has released a spoiler for their November 2014 box!  I'm not sure what I think of it yet.  A little more research may be needed on my part.  Either way, it'll make a fantastic gift, I'll give you that.

The Cost: $39.99 (Use code FSB10 and get $10 off your box!)

What You Get: You'll get an exciting monthly box full of fun, full-size products that are hand-selected by the Popsugar editors. Full-size products and premium items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food.

Popsugar continues to be one of my favorite boxes.  It's not a beauty box, it's a lifestyle box and send you the randomest collection of things ever.  I love it!  These aren't samples, these are full sized, fun products.

Here is your spoiler for this month's box:

Everyone will be receiving Dominique Ansel's "The Secret Recipes".  This is the guy who created the Cronut that seems to be making the rounds of bakeries around here.

Here is what Amazon says about this book:

"Classically trained in Paris, responsible for a four-star kitchen in New York, and now the proprietor of New York’s highest rated bakery, Ansel has become a modern-day Willy Wonka: the creator of wildly creative, extraordinarily delicious, and unbelievably popular desserts.

Now, in his hotly anticipated debut cookbook, Ansel shares the secret to transforming the most humble ingredients into the most extraordinary, tempting, and satisfying pastries imaginable. Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes reveals the stories and recipes behind his most sought-after creations and teaches lovers of dessert everywhere how to make magic in their own kitchens."

Personally, I like cookbooks where I'm more likely to have the ingredients in my cupboard but this could be very fun.  AND it's just in time for the holidays which means I could make something out of this book to bring to a party or Christmas dinner.

OR I could give it to my friend who loves, loves, loves to bake.  She's seriously amazing at baking. The more I think about it, the more I think that this book should belong to her.  She will get way more use out of it than I will.

I really hope we are getting the hardback version.  I think we are because it doesn't appear to have a soft cover version.  Anyway!

In case you want to know what the recipes are, an enterprising Amazon reviewer has listed them all out for us (GF means Gluten Free):

The beginner section contains:
Hot chocolate (GF)
Chocolate pecan cookies (GF)
Mini madeleines
Mini me's (meringues) (GF)
Popcorn Chouquettes
Marshmallow Chicks (GF)
Vanilla Ice Cream (GF)
Apple Tart Tatin
The Purple Tart

Intermediate:
Cannele de Bordeaux
Vanilla Religieuse
Cotton-soft Cheesecake
Paris-New York
Perfect Little Egg Sandwich (savory)
Black and Blue Pavlova (GF)
Pink Champagne Macarons (GF)
Apple Marshmallow (GF)
Sunflower Tart
Christmas Morning Cereal (GF)
"Lime Me Up" Tart
Frozen S'mores
Arlette (this is a cookie)

Advanced:
Chocolate Caviar Tart
The Angry Egg (GF)
Dominique's Kouign Amanns
Magic Souffle
The At-Home Cronut(TM) Pastry
Ganache - Vanilla Rose, Whipped Lemon, Champagne Chocolate
Flavored Sugars - Vanilla, Maple, Orange
Glazes - Rose, Lemon, Champagne Chocolate
Iberico and Mahon Croissant -
Sweet Potato Mont Blanc
Gingerbread Pinecone
Baked Alaska

Finally, these recipes are followed by a techniques section, with step-by-step photos of critical techniques:
Cooking custard
Pate a choux
Piping
Tempering chocolate
Lamination

If you haven't signed up for the November Popsugar box yet and you want to, you can do that right here!  Make sure to use code FSB10 to get $10 off your first box!

So, what do you think!?  I think its actually a really great idea to include a cookbook in the box (even though I don't particularly care for this exact one).
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    1. Did you drool a little like I did when you read the recipes included? I really want to give this as a gift to my friend but I might have to copy a few before I give it to her :P

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    2. I totally did, no shame. :p You should totally trade for one to keep - I bet there are people who wouldn't want theirs. :)

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