It's National Licorice Day, and if your first reaction is "Eww, licorice," then these 11 items may have you rethinking the anise-flavored root. From liqueur to laces to tea, these items will prove to you that it's about time to give licorice another chance.
It may not get top billing on the calendar, but National Licorice Day deserves to be celebrated! The fourth annual celebration of the candy occurs today, April 12, and it's the perfect opportunity to see just how versatile the chewy rope candy can be. Made from licorice root — which was found in the tomb of King Tut — the candy is equally popular with adults and kids, who usually receive an introduction to it via Red Vines or Twizzlers. Those ropes, while tasty on their own, also translate well into fun, kid-friendly craft projects and math programs to give kids yet another way to play with their food. Here are six fun ways to celebrate licorice's big day!
While most often spotted with their celebrity parents, I can recognize and name these pups without their owners present! Even though it was super hard to narrow this down to just nine top dogs, I think I've done it. Now it's up to you to crown one the celebrity pet of the year!And don't stop voting there — check the rest of my best of 2009 polls!
This pooch isn't named Spike (hello, it's Licorice, of course) but that's what the collar's called. The Spike Studded Leather Dog Collar ($59) sported by this smooshy is super cute for Famke Janssen's little stud.
The happy twosome took a stroll around SoHo over the weekend. I love their neutral color coordination; what a sleek match they make! See more, close-up pictures below.
As much as I love celebrating Halloween, some parts of it — like haunted houses, trick-or-treating, and even certain kinds of candy — remind me I'm not a kid anymore. That's why I've decided to introduce some alternative, homemade confections that are refined enough for even an adult gourmand such as myself. Curious to know what my new candy favorites are? Keep reading to find out.
Personally, I haven't ridden a bike since undergrad (save a couple vacation afternoons) and know my crazy yet scaredy cat pooch would not be too fond of running alongside something like this, even if I wanted to test it out. Have you ever tried this fitness routine, either for a quick trip or a lengthy excursion? Check out Licorice as he scoots alongside Famke in the gallery below before sharing your stories in the comments.
Someone's having a birthday today — Licorice! Famke Janssen's adorable smooshy turns eight years old today. To honor the anniversary of this Boston's birth, check out her favorite traveling and shopping buddy from coast to coast (and Canada!) in this slideshow! Happy "Arf"-day is more like it for this pooch!
While YumSugar was busy learning about caviar at the Fancy Foods Show, I was searching the Italian section for exciting new drinks. With its smooth, easy-drinking liquid, and clear anise-y taste, Izzi Sambuca caught my eye.
Sambuca is a popular Italian liqueur that's great for sipping on a cold afternoon. The distinctive flavor of licorice is prominent, but not overpowering. Izzi makes two kinds: premium original and Sumbuca al Caffé, a variation on theme with subtle undertones of coffee beans and a rich caramel color. Both are warming, but not too strong, full bodied yet not syrupy, and slightly sweet.
Sambuca was popular at the show and Izzi's offerings were my favorite. I definitely plan on adding a bottle to my liquor collection. How about you? Have you tried Sambuca?
While most often spotted with their celebrity parents, I can recognize and name these eight pups without their owners present! Even though it was super hard to narrow this down to just eight top dogs, I think I've done it. Pick from my choices listed as pictured below from left to right.
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Times, check. Caffeine, check. Super cute dog, check. It must be chilly in Manhattan cause lil Liccy has his fave jumpsuit all ready to go. Despite the fact that my pup would probably soil that ensemble, it's sweet of Famke to bundle her Boston up 'cause I know how heat (and cold) sensitive those smooshies can be!
It's clear she loves her lil man whether they're showing off their acting chops together or just driving around town, it's great to see celebrities out with their dogs just like us! Well, minus the paparazzi that is . . .
Check out a couple more piccys of the dynamic duo – in which Licorice gives us the sweet stink eye – below!