Christoph Zurnieden October 27, 2007 1:20 PM

Squid ink (off Sepia officinalis and related) is edible, has only a very slight fishy and bitter taste and is a strong food-dyer. Why not use it to dye the pumpkin-pie black? If the ink is used in larger quantities (will need a bit more sugar and vanilla), the tongues, teeth and lips of the eaters will get a nice black color which lasts for quite some time 😉

Squid ink comes mainly in two different packings: one is a tasteless plastic bag, the other one is a tastefull and fully biological bag. Both packings are priced more or less the same and both are difficult to open, but there’s an illustrated step-by-step guide at for the latter.


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