Archive for August 2009

Your Food Is Trying To Kill You

It's a dangerous world out there, and in the hopes of warning you of potentially deadly food hazards, we've put together a compilation of some of the edible terrors lying in wait. Foods with a high risk of fatality can be found right in your pantry, some are served in sushi restaurants, while others can [...]

Wilco Posters: Ketchup, Wonderbread

Concert posters for Wilco. Left: Ketchup bottle by the design studio The Heads of State. Right: Wonderbread by Rich DeSimone (available for $30).

Retro Recipes: Tomato Soupshake and Cucumber Soup, 1963

Photos by Stephanie Butler
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, a double whammy: Tomato Soupshake and Cucumber Soup.
Summer is a time for simple pleasures. A glass of [...]

Linksplodge 08/10/09

Above, illustrations of robot farmhands and underground soil sensors from Popular Science's feature "The Future of Farming: Eight Solutions For a Hungry World".
Jay Rayner, reviewing the Indian restaurant, The Rajput: "A king prawn makhanwala was sold with the optimistic legend: 'Go on, don't be shy, lovely jubbly.' No, it wasn't. A bath with randy scorpions [...]

French Supermarket Cashier and Blogger Anna Sam Gets Book, Movie, Musical Deal

If you were jealous of Julie Powell for turning her cooking blog into a book deal into a multi-million dollar film, then just wait. Blogger, Frenchwoman and former supermarket cashier, Anna Sam has been given a book deal and a movie deal based on her blog.
But wait, there’s more! She also has been offered a [...]

Burton Morris Pop-Tarts Paintings at Hamilton-Selway Fine Art in Los Angeles

Photographs via hamiltonselway.com
Currently on display at the Hamilton-Selway Fine Art gallery in Los Angeles are a series of Pop-Tart paintings by pop artist Burton Morris. The originals were commissioned by Kellogg's for the 45th anniversary of Pop-Tarts, but Giclee prints are available for $600.

Julia Child's Cookbooks, Bestsellers Again

Julia & Julia may have gotten trounced by G.I. Joe almost three to one at the box office, but one side effect of the film and its media frenzy is a massive renewed interest in cookbooks by Julia Child. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 (buy at Amazon) is currently Amazon's overall [...]

The Original VIDEO PIZZA: A One Hour Hypnotic Montage of Spinning Pizzas

Here's the trailer to the hour-long The Original VIDEO PIZZA (love the vintage website). Sort of like a video fireplace or video aquarium, instead it's just lots of pizzas spinning, spinning hypnotically, using music from "various instructional videos we got at the library."
It's a "one of a kind way to spend the evening! A [...]

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