Archive for November 2008

David Chang Commerical for the French Culinary Institute [video]

The French Culinary Institute has been airing this commercial for a while on the Food Network. In it, David Chang, himself an alumnus, has some nice things to say about FCI:
Momofuku sounds absurd, but it means "lucky peach." I graduated from college, and I was like, I'm never going to sit behind a desk, ever. [...]

How Turkeys Breed

Slate runs a piece on how farmers produce so many birds for Thanksgiving:
With a little help from their human friends. The vast majority of turkeys sold in the United States are of the white broad-breasted variety. These birds have been bred to produce as much white breast meat as possible, resulting in males so large [...]

Taking the Fun Out of Thanksgiving, With a Vegetarian Tofu Loaf

This just made us so very sad. We understand if you're a vegetarian, but seriously, you're better off just making and eating a bunch of awesome sides than eating this sorry-looking vegetarian tofu loaf.

One Sheep One Voice - by NOT BAAA-NKSY

Stencil / spray paint art by STOT21stCplanB that's "signed and numbered on the back by the real artists and come's with a Fake Pest Control Certificate of Authenticity certifying it as an authentic NOT BANKSY." Was £35.00 on, but sold out.

Swallow Magazine, a New Food Magazine [print not dead yet]

Available at your fancier newsstands, Swallow Magazine is a new biannual food publication. The inaugural issue tackles the Nordic countries, with each subsequent issue destined to cover a different region or country. The website doesn't have any information, but from the magazine's introduction:
"This is Swallow Magazine, an experiment in how far a food magazine [...]

Gold Diggers: Victims of the Global Economic Meltdown

The New York Post's Page Six Magazine runs a piece on the economic meltdown impacting Manhattan's gold diggers — "ladies of little means and big ambitions":
Stacey Lalljee, a raven-haired IT engineer at AT&T, is single but shouldn't be. At any other time, in fact, she wouldn't be. The 31-year-old, who boasts of dating a well-known [...]

New York City Street Cart Episode of Dinner: Impossible [video]

In a recent episode of Dinner: Impossible, Michael Symon was tasked by Bon Appetit's editor-in-chief, Barbara Fairchild, to prepare hors d'oeuvres for a party with Bon Appetit staff and people from the James Beard Foundation. The snag was that the food would be prepped in the Bon Appetit kitchen, but the food would be finished [...]

Bar and Lounge at the Home House in London, Designed by Zaha Hadid

The New York Times' The Moment blog has a writeup on the Zaha Hadid-designed bar and lounge at the Home House, a private members club in London, England. Since it's a private club, you’ll need to be invited by a member, or become one for a paltry $2,250 a year.

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