We recently came across KPCC's Dinner Party Download, a radio show on NPR hosted by a pair of young Marketplace contributors, Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam. This bi-monthly show aims "to help you win this weekend's dinner party," packing music, celebrity interviews, and food news into an easily-digestible fifteen-minute podcast.
Technologically, they're totally on it, [...]
In last week's episode of Lost, we found out that Hurley's job assignment in the Dharma Initiative was as a cook in the cafeteria — and Jorge García recently put up a couple of posts to his blog with much clearer photos of the patch and jumpsuit. The jumpsuit does, in fact, say "Chef."
The latest episode of Heston's Feasts had Heston Blumenthal mining the Roman era for recipes—one of the dishes from this episode was the Trojan Hog: a whole pig cooked sous vide in a hot tub, spit-roasted, brought whole to the table, and then sliced open so that sausages mimicking intestines fall out.
A little pompously, Blumenthal [...]
Mark Bittman finally discovered This Is Why You're Fat, twittering: "Has everyone but me seen 'this is why you're fat?' http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/"
And because of Bittman, Ruth Reichl saw it for the first time, too! She replies: "@bittman I was much happier NOT having seen that. Thanks so much for sharing. Truly gross."
On to Emily Nunn, twittering: [...]
In last week's 30 Rock, Jenna Maroney revealed to the writers' room that Liz Lemon did a commercial for a chat line 1-(900) OK-FACE: "When we were living back in Chicago, and Liz was still trying to be an actress, the only job she ever booked was for a local phone sex line, and they [...]
Last year's sales receipts have been tallied, and Jamie Oliver is now officially Britain's top-selling author — not only beating out cookbook sales arch-rival Nigella Lawson, but also JK Rowling. Forget what this means for the food industry; poor old Harry Potter is going to have to start lobbying for proper magic education in schools [...]
Apartment Therapy ran some photos of a kitchen in Victoria, Australia that has a staircase incorporated into the countertop. Or is it a countertop incorporated into the staircase? Either way, it simultaneously gives us flashbacks to the exhilaration of climbing on the countertop as a child, and a creepy-crawly fear of getting shoe-dirt into our [...]
Here's the opener from the most recent episode of The Simpsons, the ever-changing segment Simpsons couch gag, reworked with plates composed as the Simpsons faces: Homer as a salad, Lisa as a soup, Marge as spaghetti and meatballs, Bart as a rib-eye steak, and Maggie as an after-dinner mint.