This Week in Eat me daily: Marco Pierre White, This Is Why You're Fat, Appalachia, Food Art, etc etc
"Chocolate Glazed with Sprinkles in Space," Kenny Scharf, 2008, oil on linen
- We asked (and answered) a fundamental question: Who the Hell Is Marco Pierre White?
- And then we reviewed The Chopping Block, calling it "a sloppily-executed crudely-edited mess" that "stinks of artifice and deceit."
- We broke the news that the people behind This Is Why You're Fat were shopping around a book proposal. And felt it necessary to remind everyone that when you submit images to This Is Why You're Fat, they own them.
- We ran a feature story Eating Appalachia: In Search of Real American Cuisine in Hidden Hollers, that explores what qualifies as truly American cuisine through the prism of Appalachia.
- We reviewed Raising Steaks by Betty Fussell.
- And we explored Eskimo Ice Cream, aka Akutaq, traditionally made from the fat of Arctic animals (elk, polar bear, reindeer, seal), ground fish, and berries.
- We went the Armory Show in New York City and found lots of food art: