Weekly Wrap-Up (2/12-2/18)

What We're Reading

In case you missed them, we’ve compiled our favorite blog posts of the week all in one place so you can read, get inspired — and cook!


Vanilla Valentine’s Day Desserts
Forget chocolate — our entertaining expert has been smitten by the vanilla bean! Here are two creamy, flavorful desserts sure to inspire romance.
How to Dress Up Your Glass Canisters
Add some personality to simple canisters by creating rustic, wooden labels with this easy DIY guide.
Wine Country Dreamin’: Napa or Sonoma?
Interested in heading out to Northern California for a wine tasting adventure? Read this guide first to help you decide which of the famous valleys is right for you.
KitchenTECH: Madeleines & Memories
Read one contributor’s story about how memories of her Parisian honeymoon inspired her to make her own madeleines, bringing those sweet, spongy shell-shaped cookies home.
Discover Sicily With Us
Last summer, two members of Williams-Sonoma’s European team traveled to Sicily in preparation for our latest theme, which celebrates the area’s rich culinary history. Follow along as they describe their journey, which led them from Palermo’s open food markets to fisherman’s harbor in Capo Passero.
How to Make Pasta Dough in the Food Processor
If mixing and kneading by hand feels labor intensive, don’t worry: this step-by-step guide will let the machine do the work.
How to Make a Granita in 6 Easy Steps
Sicilian granitas are similar to sorbets, served as palate cleansers in between courses or as a delicious, refreshing dessert. Follow this basic, step-by-step guide for creating a delicious granita.
Weekend Entertaining: Mardi Gras Celebration
Mardi Gras is a celebration of indulgence, from the classic New Orleans cocktails to the famous King Cake dessert. Capture the spirit of The Big Easy with this party menu and our simple entertaining tips to create a fête worthy of a street parade.

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