Archive for June 2009

A Truly Movable Feast: The Un-Constipated Gourmet [cookbooks]

One for the discerning cookbook collector: first-time author Danielle Svetcov's The Un-Constipated Gourmet: Secrets for a Movable Feast (buy on Amazon), a collection of recipes designed to make you poop.
Which is wonderful, really, for those who need it, but we're having a hard time keeping a straight face reading the book's official site, in [...]

Ice Cream Truck Paintings by Jeff Zimmermann [food art]

Jeff Zimmermann, "Fountain Fair #1," acrylic on masonite, 36" x 36", photo by permission
Artist Jeff Zimmermann might be more nationally-recognized these days for his controversial large-scale urban mural of everyday Memphis residents. But back in the early 2000's, this Chicago-based artist developed a series of colorful ice cream trucks, that, with summer finally here, fittingly [...]

Linksplodge 06/26/09

Photograph by Julio Duffoo

Above: The photography show "Meatpaper Portraits" by Julio Duffoo at 18 Reasons in San Francisco.
McSweeney's: Great moments in cinema ruined by cookies. [via Coldmud]
Midtown Lunch reports on the brewing New York City food truck turf war.
Slate has been running excerpts from Mike Steinberger's new book Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, [...]

Aria Giovanni in Food Porn for Bizarre Magazine

Aria Giovanni, nude model and Penthouse Pet, did this bright and colorful but totally NSFW photo series for the June issue of UK-based Bizarre Magazine in which she's alternately straddling exploding Diet Coke bottles, wrapped in Parma ham, and most oddly, covered in beans. Beans, really? The English sure have some weird perversions.
To give the [...]

The Redesign of the Julie & Julia Book Cover

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Julie & Julia — and here we're talking about the book (buy at Amazon) — has gone from a classy design to, in its new tie-in form, basically a poster for the movie. In fact, the redesigned book cover looks exactly like the poster for the movie. At least they didn't use the [...]

Offal of the Week: Liver

Every Friday, we bring you Offal of the Week: an up-close and personal look at one of the less-familiar parts of the animal. Delivered fresh by Ryan Adams of the blog Nose to Tail at Home, we highlight a different cut of meat that you've always wanted to make, but were afraid to ask your [...]

Spread Heads: Disgustingly Awesome Condiment Caps

The eight year old in us is torn between disgust and delight after finding out about Spread Heads Ketchup Charlie and Mustard Marvin. These bottle tops are made in a universal size that will fit most standard squeezable condiment bottles, and they're cheap enough at four dollars a pop.
Check out the video, even the [...]

Little Red Riding Hood Infographic Animation [video]

Love this: Tomas Nilsson had a school assignment to reinterpret the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, so he took inspiration from the infographic design in the video for Röyksopp's "Remind Me", and this is what he came up with:

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