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My trip to Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona was way too short, but still filled with fantastic food, a mix of old favorites revisited and tasty new discoveries. Tacos book-ended the Tucson visit, from El Guero Canelo, a taco truck that

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is surging in the polls and getting new attention. Sarah Palin has dismissed him as a "flavor of the week." In response, Cain scooped up the ice cream metaphor and ran with it, saying he

So I'm in Germany on a journalism fellowship that's unrelated to food. But you know I'm going to do some culinary journalism while I'm here. Today, I even managed to find an ice cream story while

These lovingly composed photos from Jasmin Schuller reimagine classic desserts with hunks of meat. The accompanying text proudly points out that all the "sweets" are sugar free. Guten Appetit! /mark

Our latest Slate videodoes wild experiments involving ice cream cones. It got us thinking about a previous episode about topping ice cream. In it, we debate the merits of toppings in general (Mark is a firm skeptic), as well as

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Eater Chris in Portland, OR, heard us talking about Magic Shell and sent in this idea: Grab yourself a mediocre-to-good vanilla ice cream. Then let it melt down while stirring to create the consistency of a soft serve (maybe a little

We experiment with a savory cone with beef chili and Magic Shell-encased cones. The series of tests culminates with the creation of a clown sundae that is the happiest sad clown you'll ever see.

We received the above photo from Michael, an Eater in Maryland, who saw the videowhere we made "Cheese-Armored Grilled Cheese," which consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich encased in crispy burnt cheese. He writes, "You were right, the flip was

Sweet potatoes make for some great desserts, while the workmanlike russet potato gets pigeonholed as an entree or side dish, generally made into baked potatoes or French fries. We set out to change th