When we think of Valentine’s Day we tend to think of chocolate, love, and presents, yet most of us don’t know that Valentine’s Day has its roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia. It was a festival celebrating early spring, fertility, the ancestors, and love. The ancient priests would sacrifice a goat and then make their way around the perimeter of the city of Rome, lightly tapping women on the way with strips of the blood-soaked goat’s skin. No one thought this was strange, as this was an invitation for the spirits of the ancestors to re-incarnate through the cycle of rebirth and ensure fertility. At the end of the day single girls would write their names and place them into an urn. Each bachelor would pick a name out of the urn and would spend the year with her — thus ensuring fertility for the community. Continue reading →
Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to spend some quality time with the one you love and – if you’re lucky – a bit amor. So what better than to treat your partner to a sumptuous meal that not only tingles their taste buds but also gets them in the mood? Continue reading →
There’s still time to dazzle your friends and family with this holiday season’s tastiest gift. Order the Ultimate Texas Treats gift box from Assembly and the Texas Food & Wine Alliance (TFWA) before 3 pm, Monday, December 21 for pre-Christmas delivery anywhere in Texas.
Chocolate triggers the feel-good endorphins that make you feel even happier than when you kiss someone. Depending on how much you eat, it’s good for your cardiovascular health. But that’s not really romantic.
It’s velvety, smooth, rich, and sweet – its very nature speaks of luxury. Even the ancient Mayans used cocoa beans as a currency, so you know it’s valuable. A beautifully packed box of handmade chocolate truffles not only tastes delicious but it looks lovely as well, adding that sense of value to the gift. And by choosing a specific box for someone, it shows that you actually took the time to think about what they would enjoy, which makes the gift that much more meaningful. Continue reading →
Ice Cream has been a perennial favorite of Americans since the beginning of our history and beyond. Thomas Jefferson had an elaborate recipe for his ice cream that took hours and twenty ingredients to create.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift that screams Dallas? Want something tasty, fun-filled and unique? We have you covered with our 2017 Holiday Picks. We went out of our way to select some fun and sui generis ideas that will make shopping so much easier. Read on my friends.
One of our favorite joys of the season are spent devouring wonderful pastries, and the good people at Bisous Bisousin Uptown provide the perfect holiday gift (and hostess gift) in their macaron tower. These splendid towers are as delicious as they are beautiful. The towers range from 4-tier (45 macarons) to 10-tier (220 macarons) with prices starting at $99. You will be the hit of any party with these beautiful displays that are truly edible. Continue reading →