Archive for April 2009

Kanye West Gets Served Fish Sticks in Response to South Park Parody [videos]

The Kanye West / fish stick saga is starting to reach truly epic proportions: Kanye West was served fish sticks the other day while dining at the Cheesecake Factory.
A little backstory: last week's South Park had this whole storyline about a joke that united the nation: "Do you like fish sticks? Do you like putting [...]

Banana Peel Installation by Adriana Lara at the New Museum's 'The Generational: Younger Than Jesus' Show [food art]

'Installation (Banana Peel)', Adriana Lara, 2008. View larger.
On display at the New Museum in New York City is Adriana Lara's "Installation (Banana Peel)," as part of the show "The Generational: Younger Than Jesus," the museum's new triennial survey of contemporary art.
For the banana peel installation, a museum employee is instructed to eat a banana each [...]

Mystery Meat at the New York Times Cafeteria

A revolt by journalists is imminent when cutbacks at the New York Times lead to mystery luncheon meat at the cafeteria. Pete Wells, the Dining Editor, twitters:
Cafeteria update: Eating what I thought was turkey, but starting to wonder if it's pork. Should it be this hard to tell?

How Gisele Bündchen 'Blesses' Her Food

Photograph from February 2009 Elle Magazine
The latest Vanity Fair has a fawning cover story about Gisele Bündchen titled "… And God Created Gisele" that goes into some detail about how she "blesses" her food:
Right now we’re sitting at the dining table on the ground floor of her town house, where she is nibbling delicately at [...]

Giant Stacks of French Toast on The Office [video]

On last week's The Office, Michael Scott, after leaving Dunder Mifflin, started his own rival paper company in his condo, the Michael Scott Paper Company. To put off the inevitable, Michael whips up stacks and stacks of french toast, thinking they'll only officially start the company, after breakfast.

Food Network Picks Up Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin

After endlessly airing the pilot, Food Network picked up Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin for an eight episode run. Initially we were sort of down on the Food Network, saying that it was "just a flat-out rip off of so many other shows we can barely count them all," but then we saw the pilot, [...]

Big Deals: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan's A Tiger in the Kitchen

Kate Moss isn't writing a cookbook, alas, but Women's Wear Daily reports that fashion writer Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is. Tan, a former writer for the Wall Street Journal's fashion and style components, has signed a deal with the Voice imprint at Hyperion to write a memoir of the year she spent cooking in her native [...]

No BYOC (Bring Your Own Coke) at Pizzaiolo in Oakland

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The SF Gate ran the story "Bay Area diners' behavior grabs attention," ostensibly about diners behaving badly: pole dancing, sex in bathrooms, being mean, etc. You know the drill.
But then they drop this little nugget about the restaurant Pizzaiolo in Oakland and the customer who wanted Coca Cola so badly that they offered [...]

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