Archive for July 2009

Activists Want Lemonade, Not Beer at White House Beer Summit

Religious temperance crazies are going to picket the White House, asking President Barack Obama to opt for lemonade instead of beer when he meets today with Sgt. James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates Jr, reports The Washington Post.
The protest is organized by Rocky Twyman, the pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church of Baltimore and founder [...]

The Comprehensive Julia Child Bibliography [books!]

I remember Julia Child like an old, tipsy, happy relative who cooked gourmet French meals laden with enough butter to kill a small donkey. She was my Saturday mornings. Watching her now is like watching an old friend and her cookbooks are like family heirlooms. In the spirit of celebration that's surrounded the imminent release [...]

Orangina Posters by Bernard Villemot

Orangina posters, Bernard Villemot. Left: 1953. Right: 1964. Images via
Commonly referred to as one of the best French artists of the past 50 years, Bernard Villemot (1911-1989) is most recognized for his (now) vintage print advertisements for the likes of the Red Cross, Air France, Bally's shoes, Perrier, and Orangina, the French carbonated citrus [...]

Gordon Ramsay's Thugs Will Beat Your Ass [video]

On last night's Hell's Kitchen, the anticipated fight between Gordon Ramsay and the contestant Joseph (disappointingly) did not end in fisticuffs.
It played out as so: In this corner, Joseph, 27, Long Island native, ex-Marine, and totally unbalanced. In the other corner, Gordon Ramsay, 43, the Scottish southpaw, ten-time consecutive London Marathon runner, a man [...]

Linksplodge 07/29/09

Above, a cropped excerpt of ad for a baking dish. The tagline: "Treat your food to something good."
Diane Jacob responds on her blog to comments in response to her take on Julie & Julia. She thinks Julia Child today would still get published but would not be on television. "Maybe she’d have a Facebook page [...]

Moving Forward, Looking Backward: Fresh, Coop, and Deeply Rooted [book review]

A hundred years ago, we ate what was local and easily grown in our county. Today we have Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, 7/11, and McDonald’s, who serve us food from around the world all year long. But it's a mixed blessing, this access and abundance, and it's easy to look around and not actually be [...]

Tom Colicchio on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon [video]

Last night Tom Colicchio paid a visit to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote his 'wichcraft cookbook and the upcoming season of Top Chef. Trying to break the mold of "chef on late night" cliché, he and Fallon did a panini quickfire challenge — Colicchio promising that if Fallon won, he'd put the [...]

Retro Recipes: Tagliarini, 1958

Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Tagliarini.
As I look back on these Retro Recipes, I see a disappointing lack of that most vilified and clichéd of [...]

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