'blood oranges' on Serious Eats

Let Them Eat: Red Velvet Cake

You're disappointed, aren't you? You read the title "red velvet cake" and don't see the shade of lipstick red you've come to expect. Well, get over it. If you really look inside your soul and search your tastebuds, you will, like me, come to the harsh realization that red velvet is a fiction. Those bright carmine cupcakes peddled by overhyped bakeries are dry, stale, and lacking in flavor and substance. Sure, they're pretty, but wouldn't you rather bite into a buttery, fine-crumbed cake that's got a surprising blend of flavors, even if it comes in a less saucy shade of red? More

Preserved: Blood Orange Beaujolais Marmalade

Every winter I look forward to the arrival of blood oranges at the market. This year I was rather impatient, popping in to my favorite produce place every few days to ask, "Are they here yet?" You see, I've been itching to make blood orange marmalade for months now, and I was beginning to worry it might not happen. But then this week, finally, there they were. More

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