Archive for January 2009

The Printed Blog Has Some Food Articles In It

Photo via thekitchn
The Printed Blog has landed. No exclamation point there, because we're not sure how we feel about this idea of taking web content, printing it out, putting some ads around it, and handing it to people on the street. If you don't live in its distribution area (Chicago) or you prefer to read [...]

The Jogging Banana from Prospect Park [video]

Our eyes lit up on Monday when OTBKB posted a picture of a jogging banana in Prospect Park. Likened to a Bigfoot sighting, most would assume this was a bizarre, one-time prank. But whoah, some enterprising people got up super-early Sunday morning in 18 degree weather and actually caught up with Shawn Shawn, aka the [...]

Bourdain: 'Ever Made Out With a Girl With Frito Breath?' [video]

In last week's No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain visited Washington, DC, where he went to José Andrés' Minibar to sample the wares. Part of the discussion was over the connection between molecular gastronomy and cultural reference points, about how people can or cannot identify with modern food — but one dish, the Holy Guacamole (avocado, tomatoes, [...]

+/- Hot Plate by Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow

From Designboom's Dining in 2015 Competition 2008 comes the +/- Hot Plate, designed by Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow. The plates combine ceramics and technology, adding silk-screened gold and amorphic metal films to the humble plate: "Users simply have to hook up the plate to an electrical source and the current will run through [...]

A Painting a Day by Abbey Ryan [food art]

Eggplant No. 8, Oil on linen on panel, 4 x 6 in. (eBay)

Apple No. 8 (eBay), Orange (eBay), and Onion (eBay), Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 5 in.
Abbey Ryan has been painting a small oil painting every day since September 23, 2007, posts them to her blog, and then auctions them off on [...]

Food Network Directly Rips Off Dirty Jobs [video]

Left: Dirty Jobs, 2006. Right: Will Work For Food, 2009
Last week, in our review of Will Work For Food, we called it out as a clone of Dirty Jobs. But last night's episode, only the second episode so far (!), was a direct and total rip-off. Adam Gertler went geoduck harvesting in Puget Sound, and [...]

Coney Island Restaurant Auction [sadness]

Coney Island's Astroland is being taken apart in anticipation of a new, corporate amusement district being planned by the city, and Gothamist has a photo gallery of an auction held yesterday afternoon to sell off the remaining pieces of Gregory & Paul's restaurant:
Gregory & Paul's occupied the corner lot opposite the Cyclone, at Surf Avenue [...]

PETA's Sexy Vegetarian Super Bowl Ad Rejected by NBC [video]

NBC has rejected a Super Bowl ad from animal rights group PETA due to its sexy vegetable nature. Part of their "Veggie Love" campaign, the ad carries the tagline, "Studies Show Vegetarians Have Better Sex," and features various lingerie-clad women getting a little frisky with broccoli, asparagus, a pumpkin and other vegetables, going so far [...]

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