This Halloween, surprise trick-or-treaters and be the envy of the block with these 8 beyond-cool candies from around the world. Make sure to save some for yourself!
Chipurnoi Glitterati, Italy
Wrapped in eye-catching foil, these tiny hard candies pack big hits of blackberry, pear, guava and other fruits. ($56 for a 5-lb. bag, candywarehouse.com)
—Judith Pena, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief
Every week in October, enter to win one of 20 $50 Candy Gift Cards here!

This Halloween, surprise trick-or-treaters and be the envy of the block with these 8 beyond-cool candies from around the world. Make sure to save some for yourself!

  • Chipurnoi Glitterati, Italy

Wrapped in eye-catching foil, these tiny hard candies pack big hits of blackberry, pear, guava and other fruits. ($56 for a 5-lb. bag, candywarehouse.com)

—Judith Pena, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

Every week in October, enter to win one of 20 $50 Candy Gift Cards here!

This Halloween, surprise trick-or-treaters and be the envy of the block with these 8 beyond-cool candies from around the world. Make sure to save some for yourself!
Lion Hard Candy Balls, Japan
If Pop Rocks and soda had a love child, this addictively fizzy candy would be it. ($5 for a 4-oz. bag, candywarehouse.com)
—Judith Pena, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief
Every week in October, enter to win one of 20 $50 Candy Gift Cards here!

This Halloween, surprise trick-or-treaters and be the envy of the block with these 8 beyond-cool candies from around the world. Make sure to save some for yourself!

  • Lion Hard Candy Balls, Japan

If Pop Rocks and soda had a love child, this addictively fizzy candy would be it. ($5 for a 4-oz. bag, candywarehouse.com)

—Judith Pena, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

Every week in October, enter to win one of 20 $50 Candy Gift Cards here!

SHOOT THAT ZOMBIE!

Get dead serious about Halloween: The Zombiematic Camera app (free, iTunes) turns you and your friends into green-skinned, bug-eyed zombies. Beware: Unauthorized tagging can turn especially ugly. 

—Diana Pearl

Read about more fun finds from our October 2012 issue:

A NEW TWIST ON PRETZELS

The classic ballpark snack will always have a place in our hearts. Our taste buds, however, are doing a secret happy dance over these tasty chef-made variations. Just in time for Oktoberfest, Andrea Slonecker, author of the forthcoming Artisan Pretzels at Home, tracked down 8 of the nation’s best.

  • Brick-Oven Pretzels at Brave Horse Tavern, Seattle, WA

At chef Tom Douglas’ gastropub, chewy pretzels are served with smoked peanut butter and bacon dip, or sour cream and crispy onion dip.

Click here for all 8 new and tasty twists on pretzels! 

BIG-SCREEN BUTTER


Jennifer Garner leaves no margarine—er, margin—of error as a butter sculptor in Butter, out October 5. Take a peek behind the scenes.
SCULPTING SCHOOL: For their roles as a butter- carving power couple, Garner and Ty Burrell studied with Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, real-life food-sculpting spouses from Conshohocken, PA.
ELABORATE EDIBLES: Turns out the movie’s intricate sculptures—including a rendering of “The Last Supper”—aren’t entirely unprecedented: A buttery “Last Supper” appeared at the 1999 Iowa State Fair.
CHILLED OUT: Butter sculptures have to be made in custom-built walk-in coolers set to 40°. Victor suggests newbies dress warmly, wear rubber gloves and mind any fallen bits—butter is slippery.
—Allyson Dickman
BIG-SCREEN BUTTER



Jennifer Garner leaves no margarine—er, margin—of error as a butter sculptor in Butter, out October 5. Take a peek behind the scenes.

SCULPTING SCHOOL: For their roles as a butter- carving power couple, Garner and Ty Burrell studied with Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, real-life food-sculpting spouses from Conshohocken, PA.

ELABORATE EDIBLES: Turns out the movie’s intricate sculptures—including a rendering of “The Last Supper”—aren’t entirely unprecedented: A buttery “Last Supper” appeared at the 1999 Iowa State Fair.

CHILLED OUT: Butter sculptures have to be made in custom-built walk-in coolers set to 40°. Victor suggests newbies dress warmly, wear rubber gloves and mind any fallen bits—butter is slippery.

—Allyson Dickman

A NEW TWIST ON PRETZELS
The classic ballpark snack will always have a place in our hearts. Our taste buds, however, are doing a secret happy dance over these tasty chef-made variations. Just in time for Oktoberfest, Andrea Slonecker, author of the forthcoming Artisan Pretzels at Home, tracked down 8 of the nation’s best best.
Truffled Gruyere-Ale Pretzel Bites at Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco (pictured above)
The food-court staple gets an upgrade with Hawaiian pink salt and a fondue of gruyère, ale and truffle oil.
Gruyere-and-Bacon Pretzel Croissants at Röckenwagner Bakeries, Los Angeles
Chef Hans Röckenwagner, known as the “The Pretzel Prince,” stuffs pretzel croissants with bacon and gruyère.
Click here for more new and tasty twists on pretzels! 

A NEW TWIST ON PRETZELS

The classic ballpark snack will always have a place in our hearts. Our taste buds, however, are doing a secret happy dance over these tasty chef-made variations. Just in time for Oktoberfest, Andrea Slonecker, author of the forthcoming Artisan Pretzels at Home, tracked down 8 of the nation’s best best.

  • Truffled Gruyere-Ale Pretzel Bites at Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco (pictured above)

The food-court staple gets an upgrade with Hawaiian pink salt and a fondue of gruyère, ale and truffle oil.

  • Gruyere-and-Bacon Pretzel Croissants at Röckenwagner Bakeries, Los Angeles

Chef Hans Röckenwagner, known as the “The Pretzel Prince,” stuffs pretzel croissants with bacon and gruyère.

Click here for more new and tasty twists on pretzels! 

LOOK GOURD-EOUS!
Pumpkins are already the star of countless desserts and decorations. Now this harvest hotshot—full of skin-brightening enzymes and (thanks to those seeds) plenty of nourishing oils—can play an equally impressive role in your beauty routine.
Get even: Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Peel & Reveal gently combats splotching and dullness with the help of those powerful enzymes. ($58, sephora.com)
Come clean: With its dream team of pumpkin pulp and honey, MyChelle Dermaceuticals Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser maintains moisture while banishing dirt and toxins. ($17, mychelle.com)
Quench dry skin: Backed up by baobab oil and other natural nourishers, the pumpkin- seed oil in Burt’s Bees Ultimate Care Body Lotion restores life to limbs—and any other parched parts. ($10, at drugstores)
Boost your lashes: The pumpkin-seed oil in e.l.f. Cosmetics Studio Defining Mascara keeps lashes hydrated, while the cone-shaped brush leaves no lash unturned. ($3, at drugstores)
Soothe yourself: Made specifically for sensitive skin (but good for anyone when temperatures and humidity drop), Tecniche BioTech Oil calls on extra-nourishing pumpkin-seed oil to ease dryness. ($30, osmosis.com and lovermecenter.com)
Pucker up: Spiked with pumpkin-seed oil, creamy Sumbody Pumpkin Pie Lucky Lips will keep your pucker pretty and soft. ($7, sumbody.com)
Get refined: Between pumpkin’s natural enzyme content and added glycolic acid, Sia Botanics Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is like a magic potion for sloughing, smoothing and brightening dull skin. ($18, siabotanics.com)
—Jennifer Tzeses

LOOK GOURD-EOUS!

Pumpkins are already the star of countless desserts and decorations. Now this harvest hotshot—full of skin-brightening enzymes and (thanks to those seeds) plenty of nourishing oils—can play an equally impressive role in your beauty routine.

Get even: Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Peel & Reveal gently combats splotching and dullness with the help of those powerful enzymes. ($58, sephora.com)

Come clean: With its dream team of pumpkin pulp and honey, MyChelle Dermaceuticals Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser maintains moisture while banishing dirt and toxins. ($17, mychelle.com)

Quench dry skin: Backed up by baobab oil and other natural nourishers, the pumpkin- seed oil in Burt’s Bees Ultimate Care Body Lotion restores life to limbs—and any other parched parts. ($10, at drugstores)

Boost your lashes: The pumpkin-seed oil in e.l.f. Cosmetics Studio Defining Mascara keeps lashes hydrated, while the cone-shaped brush leaves no lash unturned. ($3, at drugstores)

Soothe yourself: Made specifically for sensitive skin (but good for anyone when temperatures and humidity drop), Tecniche BioTech Oil calls on extra-nourishing pumpkin-seed oil to ease dryness. ($30, osmosis.com and lovermecenter.com)

Pucker up: Spiked with pumpkin-seed oil, creamy Sumbody Pumpkin Pie Lucky Lips will keep your pucker pretty and soft. ($7, sumbody.com)

Get refined: Between pumpkin’s natural enzyme content and added glycolic acid, Sia Botanics Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is like a magic potion for sloughing, smoothing and brightening dull skin. ($18, siabotanics.com)

—Jennifer Tzeses

Pin it to Win it: My Dream Theme Party Contest!

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PIN YOUR DREAM THEME PARTY AND WIN!

Step 1: Click “Follow All” for Every Day Rachael Ray’s pinterest boards.

Step 2: Create a board named "My Dream Theme Party" on Pinterest and categorize the Board as “Food & Drink.”

Step 3: Go to www.rachaelraymag.com or the Every Day with Rachael Ray Pinterest page at http://pinterest.com/rachaelraymag/ and pin a minimum of ten (10) RachaelRayMag.com images to your My Dream Theme Party Board.  Include a short description with each image of why it is part of your party.

To Enter the Contest: When you have completed your Board, go to the Rachael Ray Magazine Facebook page and click on the Pinterest Contest Photo, “Like” the Facebook page, complete the entry form, and enter the URL to your Board in the entry form.

Prize: One grand prize winner will win a $500 gift card to throw their dream party PLUS 4 runner-ups will win $250 gift cards too.

Check out our Rockin’ Karaoke Party picks here!

A NEW TWIST ON PRETZELS
The classic ballpark snack will always have a place in our hearts. Our taste buds, however, are doing a secret happy dance over these tasty chef-made variations. Just in time for Oktoberfest, Andrea Slonecker, author of the forthcoming Artisan Pretzels at Home, tracked down 8 of the nation’s best.
Philly Cheesesteak Pretzel Pockets at Miller’s Twist, Philadelphia
Full of sliced beef and gooey American cheese, these salt-speckled pretzel pockets are a highlight of Reading Terminal Market.
Click here for more new and tasty twists on pretzels! 

A NEW TWIST ON PRETZELS

The classic ballpark snack will always have a place in our hearts. Our taste buds, however, are doing a secret happy dance over these tasty chef-made variations. Just in time for Oktoberfest, Andrea Slonecker, author of the forthcoming Artisan Pretzels at Home, tracked down 8 of the nation’s best.

  • Philly Cheesesteak Pretzel Pockets at Miller’s Twist, Philadelphia

Full of sliced beef and gooey American cheese, these salt-speckled pretzel pockets are a highlight of Reading Terminal Market.

Click here for more new and tasty twists on pretzels! 

FROM WHEELS TO WALLS: KOGI BBQ

The hottest food craze in decades, food trucks are starting to put it in park and go brick-and-mortar. Stay tuned as we feature three truck timelines to see the roads they traveled, ending with…

KOGI from Los Angeles, CA!

August 2008:  Mark Manguera and Caroline Shin had joked about fusing two of L.A.’s favorite cuisines by opening a Korean BBQ truck—then Shin meets the owner of a few mobile operations, who offers her a truck for a month to test the idea.

November 2008:  The two, now joined by chef Roy Choi and selling Mexican-Korean creations like kimchi quesadillas, start with the bar crowd, opening at 11 p.m. Crowds line up ever earlier, until the truck eventually starts opening at lunchtime.

March 2010:  The team christens its first sit-down space with the name Chego. Their boast: “It’s everything you’ve ever wanted. In a bowl.” 

Find out more here: kogibbq.com Twitter: @kogibbq, 3300 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA

—Andrew Kaplan

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A NEW TWIST ON PRETZELS

The classic ballpark snack will always have a place in our hearts. Our taste buds, however, are doing a secret happy dance over these tasty chef-made variations. Just in time for Oktoberfest, Andrea Slonecker, author of the forthcoming Artisan Pretzels at Home, tracked down 8 of the nation’s best best.

  • Pretzel-Dusted Calamari at ABC Kitchen, New York, NY

In chef/co-owner Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s kitchen, Executive Chef Dan Kluger pulverized sourdough pretzels to become a coating for fried calamari. Find out more here!

  • Pretzel Spaetzle at Le Pigeon, Portland, OR

Über-creative chef Gabriel Rucker turns spaetzle nubbins into chewy pretzel pieces and serves them with crumbled sausage and seared pork loin.

Stay tuned as we share 6 more new twists on pretzels!

FROM WHEELS TO WALLS: BIG GAY ICE CREAM

The hottest food craze in decades, food trucks are starting to put it in park and go brick-and-mortar. Stay tuned as we feature three truck timelines to see the roads they traveled, continuing with…

BIG GAY ICE CREAM from New York, NY!

June 2009: With an original investment of about $1,000, Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff open a truck in NYC selling soft-serve cones with toppings like wasabi pea dust and olive oil. They gain a following for their inspired concoctions—an early fave is the Bea Arthur, a vanilla cone covered with crushed Nilla wafers.

September 2009: A shower of media attention follows the introduction of the Salty Pimp, a chocolate-dipped vanilla cone infused with dulce de leche and sea salt.

September 2011: After a friend spots an empty storefront near his restaurant, the guys open the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop with their signature treats and a milkshake menu. Customers wait for up to 45 minutes.

Find out more here: biggayicecream.com, 125 E. 7th St., New York City, NY

—Andrew Kaplan

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