Archive for August 2009

Who Would Play the Top Chef Quickfire Challenge Game?

Publishers Weekly reminded us of the upcoming Top Chef Quickfire Challenge Game (out November, preorder on Amazon). Released by Chronicle Books, the exclusive publisher of all Top Chef books, the game comes with 150 cards that cover food trivia ("What are the two ingredients in a roux?") and Top Chef-related trivia from the first four [...]

Wallpaper* Magazine on the Future of Food

September issue of Wallpaper*. View larger

Food Printer. Photo via wallpaper.com
The September issue of Wallpaper* explores the future of food (see also the associated slideshow) as imagined by Philips, the consumer electronics company, including a Nutrition Monitor scanning wand that can measure the nutritional value of food paired with a sensor you ingest to achieve optimal [...]

Iron Chef America's Chairman Mark Dacascos to Join Cast of Dancing With the Stars

Before he was the Chairman on Iron Chef America, Mark Dacascos was an actor and martial artist with a lengthy film and television career including that French 18th century drama/martial arts mashup The Brotherhood of the Wolf and the television adapation of The Crow.
THR reports that he'll be on the next season of Dancing With [...]

MOM & POPism Installation in New York City

Photographs: Raphael Brion

On Saturday we checked out the MOM & POPism installation on the rooftop of Gawker's HQ in New York. 16 graffiti artists were invited to do their work over life-size replicas of photographs from the "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" exhibit at the Clic Bookstore & Gallery, the photographic survey [...]

Diner Necklace on The Uniform Project

Photographs via theuniformproject.com
Who knew you could be so fashionably envious of someone who can only wear one dress for an entire year? Back in May Sheena Matheiken began The Uniform Project to encourage and promote sustainable fashion, and also to raise money for children's education in India through the Akanksha School Project Foundation, so [...]

NYC McDonald's Stays Open During Renovation, Subjects Customers to a Construction Site

The owner of the McDonald's at 541 6th Ave (between 14th and 15th Street) in Manhattan is keeping the location open while it undergoes a much-needed renovation. Subjecting customers to the indignity of a construction site, there's exposed drywall, missing dropped-ceiling tiles, a random application of blue tape, and worst of all, fold-out metal chairs [...]

Two for Moo Shu: Jennifer 8. Lee and Andrew Coe on American Chinese Food [Review]

As a child I was mystified by Chinese food. First of all, it contained a lot of vegetables, some of them unidentifiable, most of them green. Second, much of it was spicy and/or covered in strange sauces. Some of the dishes even had whole dried chilies in them! What was most troubling to me, however, [...]

Gordon Ramsay on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien [video]

Last night, Gordon Ramsay visited The Tonight Show and showed Conan O'Brien how to make Baked Alaska. Conan: "Gordon, I have to say, whenever I hear you're coming on the show, I'm happy, you're a great chef, people love you, you're a terrific guest. But I fear you as well."
Conan is always enthusiastic during cooking [...]

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