Great behind-the-scenes peek at the recent Lucius stop in Chicago—including the Jeni’s Southport gig and backstage later that night with Tweedy. It’s almost like being there. More here. (via Jacob Boll photography)
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Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows
Roasted sweet potatoes from Ohio’s Hirsch Fruit Farm, pulverized and blended with grass-grazed milk, red-hot Vietnamese cinnamon, and made-from-scratch marshmallows blow-torched in our kitchen.
One spoonful and you’ll forget all about those glass baking dishes loaded with super-sweet candied yams and factory-made marshmallows saturated with maple syrup.
Jeni & Fast Company: Today in NYC
If you’re in NYC today for Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards and Conference, you can catch Jeni’s talk on designing the perfect ice cream at 2:30. She’ll be signing books before and there’ll be a preview of our holiday flavors after (and Gia-Cone-Metti J-bars during the evening party). Details here.
Torching marshmallows makes the aroma in the entire kitchen exquisite.
Peek into our kitchen: Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows, pt 2.
(See pt 1 here.)
Peek into our kitchen: Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows, pt 1.
(See pt 2 here.)
There are pumpkins reserved for carving ghoulish faces into and there are pumpkins cultivated for the kitchen. One of the finest is the Buttercup, historically a variety that pie makers and at least one ice cream maker named Jeni go wild for.
The Buttercup pumpkin—technically a squash—is dense and low in water, which makes it ideal to roast, caramelize, and pulverize into cream. (The less water content, the more actual pumpkin that remains after the roasting process.) But Buttercups have a strong, naturally sweet flavor, so they lend themselves beautifully to cooking and especially ice cream making.
Our pumpkins this year were grown for us by Schacht Family Farm. Less than a 30-minute drive from our Columbus kitchen, Schacht has been in business since the late 1800s.
Your perennial fall favorites are back!
What happens the night before a flavor drop.
That time Lucius played a surprise show at Jeni’s Southport
Lucius is playing a surprise show at Jeni’s Southport today at 6:30!
Starting at 6:00, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of their first full-length album, Wildewoman, we’ll be serving up a special Wildewoman Sundae for the occasion: Whiskey & Pecans ice cream, Bourbon Caramel sauce, whipped cream, and a waffle cone wedge.
First person to order the sundae will get a vinyl copy of Wildewoman, a shirt, plus other swag from the band.
If you can’t make it, tickets are still available for their all-ages show tonight at Metro. See you there!
PS - their cover of The Kinks’ “Strangers” is probably the best thing ever: http://youtu.be/PhbQTDDHd8E
Lucius “Strangers” (The Kinks) Crowd-Filmed Live at Lagunitas