Cooking the News

Today's pairing: Katy Perry's flame dress + spiced nuts

This is Cooking the News, a daily column that pairs food with the news.

Perry photo, Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

Perry photo, Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

The news
: Super Bowl 49 was certainly a nail-biter, right down the the very last interception. But Katy Perry kept us on the edge of our seats, too, bringing along special guests Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott, and a whole zoo of cartoonish back-up dancers for her acid-trippy halftime bonanza. Perry also managed to make four (!) seamless costume changes during her jam-packed set, first emerging atop a gold robo-lion in a flaming Jeremy Scott number that wouldn’t have looked out of place in The Hunger Games. Our retinas are still recovering.

The dish: A medley of spices (cinnamon, ginger and cloves) baked into a mixed bag of nuts and served hot, hot, hotGet the recipe here