Archive for June 2009

Muffin Innards in 'Secret Life of a Muffin' by Hannah Greely [food art]

"Secret Life of a Muffin," Hannah Greely, 1998
Here's "Secret Life of a Muffin" by Hannah Greely, a sculpture that presents an anatomical cross-section of a muffin, revealing organs. It's one of the works in the group show "Your Gold Teeth II" curated by Todd Levin, on display at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York [...]

Saveur's Merri Lee Kingsly Clarifies the Magazine's Not-Blog

A few days ago, we took Saveur's announcement of a website upgrade that included an "aggregator" as an indication that they were announcing a blog. The magazine's publisher, Merri Lee Kingsly, very patiently set us straight.
"We’re relaunching our Web site in August," she confirmed to us, but that thing we were very sillily referring to [...]

The Biggest Cupcake in the World on Paris Hilton's My New BFF [video]

Paris Hilton, apparently, is a huge fan of cupcakes: "If there is one thing I love more than anything its cupcakes. They're yummy soft and sweet - just like I want my BFF to be."
Here's a video from last week's episode of Paris Hilton's My New BFF where the bikini-clad contestants had to dig inside [...]

Linksplodge 06/24/09

Giant pumpkin installation by Yayoi Kusama on display at the the Gagosian Gallery in New York City. Photo by Rob McKeever and via gagosian.com

Ryan Adams runs a good interview with the general manager of Fergus Henderson's St. John's restaurant. On Twitter: "It’s a line of communication beyond the four walls of the dining room, a [...]

Jam Packed: Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon [book review]

The title of Karen Solomon's wonderful Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects (Ten Speed Press; buy on Amazon) is a little bit of a misnomer. While the projects outlined here are edible, and mostly require being in the kitchen, the recipes she presents are "cooking projects" the same way that quarrying [...]

Gael Greene: Food Bloggers Probably Have Bad Sex

Gael Greene, the dinosaur restaurant critic who'll tell anyone who asks about her slutty days with Elvis and Clint Eastwood, has written a piece for The Daily Beast's new "Hungry Beast" food subsite entitled "The Secret Sex Lives of Chefs" about chefs and sex and groupies. Along with tepid anonymous quotes from chefs who were [...]

Wolfgang Puck's .food Domain Name Money Grab [The Internet]

Photo: oscar.com

Wolfgang Puck is in Australia lobbying ICANN (the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) to register ".food" as a new TLD (top-level domain) — think websites addresses like "www.wolfgangpuck.food".
We call it like we see it: this is a shameless money grab. We don't think the world needs more TLDs, nor do we think [...]

Burger King's Super Seven Incher Ad

Fresh out of Singapore comes this disturbing and gross Burger King ad for the "Super Seven Incher" sandwich. The copy reads:
Fill your desire for something long, juicy and flame-grilled with the NEW BK SUPER SEVEN INCHER. Yearn for more after you taste the mind-blowing burger that comes with a single beef patty, topped with American [...]

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