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Snapshots From New Zealand: Five Must-Try Sweets

Lauren Sloss 7 comments

Here's the thing about vacation: you're pretty much required to eat dessert first, or for breakfast, or at the very least after most meals. I'm happy to report that on a recent trip to New Zealand I did just that, sampling traditional Kiwi cookies and ordering ice cream with abandon. Here are 5 of my favorites. More

A Guide to the Art of the Tim Tam Slam

Lauren Sloss 21 comments

You've heard of Tim Tams, right? Those chocolate covered cookies from Australia and New Zealand that ex-pat Aussies and Kiwis get all crazy about? You know what else they go crazy for? The Tim Tam Slam, and the fact is, Tim Tam Slamming is good. Really good. Good enough that I brought home a few packs myself, in order to show my friends back in San Francisco The Way. And now, Serious Sweet-ers, I'm here to show you. Consider the slideshow above is a step-by-step guide to the Slam. Proceed with caution: when you've Slammed once, there's no turning back. More

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