Monday, January 23, 2017

Kay Kurt
Hallelujah, 1995-2016 (installation view)
Oil on linen
72 x 132 inches

Known for her confectionery themed paintings, Kay Kurt's depictions of candy are so super-realist that you can almost taste them. I have always been intrigued by her paintings and am happy to report that they are now on display at a local New York Gallery. They are really colorful, massive and some real sweet pop-art. I put this one on my wish list.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Candy Candy Secrets

Do you believe the candy crook story? Read all about candy canes at Bravo TV blog and let me know!

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Carnie Knowledge

There's a new Cooking Channel TV show called Food: Fact or Fiction and on it you'll see me talking about candy! Stay tuned....

Carnie Knowledge Step right up, as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top tales include expert Beth Kimmerle's take on whether cotton candy is at the root of a cavity conspiracy, if popcorn kernels saved the silver screen and if saltwater taffy pulled itself into the middle of a giant legal war.

Episode: CCHIS-213H

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sweet Home Chicago Tour with Beth Kimmerle

Sweet Home Chicago Tour with Beth Kimmerle 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Come with me to visit venerable Chicago institutions known for their sweet stuff! Our tour will take us to Margie’s Candies, Palmer House Hilton, Whimsical Candy and we will end at Pops For Champagne to “cheers” the Chicago History Museum's (Chicago's oldest cultural institution) 160th BIRTHDAY! 

Sweet Home Chicago
Saturday, July 30, 1:00 p.m.
Get a taste of the city’s sweet side on this confectionary adventure! Historian Beth Kimmerle, author of Chocolate: The Sweet History and Candy: The Sweet History, shares stories about popular birthday hot spots and Chicago anniversary traditions. Stops include Margie’s Candies, the Palmer House Hotel, and Pops for Champagne. Tour lasts about 3 hours with 3 to 4 stops. Location: Meet at the Chicago History Museum.