Archive for August 2009

Julia Child Cooks Up a Batch of Primordial Soup [video]

Here's a charming video of Julia Child cooking up a batch of primordial soup that played in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's "Life in The Universe" gallery from 1976 until the gallery closed. By turning her kitchen into a "biochemical laboratory," she explains how simple ingredients produce amino acids, also known as the [...]

The Soup: The New Fall Lineup of Fat Reality Shows [video]

In this video from the latest episode of The Soup, Joel McHale brings to light the paradox of food reality and weight-loss reality shows. He says: "Most reality shows seem to be either cooking shows or weight loss competitions. It's as though networks are trying to make people fatter just so they can exploit [...]

Linksplodge 08/28/09

Above, "The clown vs. the box." Original artist unknown. [My[confined]space via Bits and Pieces]
New Yorker: Things that are better than a New York City hot dog
CNN Money: Alice Waters' startup story
Amazing, but likely a joke: In the UK, man invoices food companies for making him wait in line. It gets better. [via GSNY]
1,000+ words in [...]

Offal of the Week: Cockscombs and Chitterlings

Photo by Rowena
If it's Friday, it must be Offal of the Week! Brought to you by Ryan Adams, author of the blog Nose to Tail at Home, each week we highlight a different part of the animal that you've always wanted to work with, but were afraid to ask your butcher for. This week: Cockscombs [...]

"Obsessives: Soda Pop" Mini-Documentary by Chow [video]

Chow's "Obsessives" series is sometimes really great. In the latest episode "Soda Pop," they pay a visit to John Nese's Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles that specializes in fizzy drinks from independent and small-batch soda makers. A fountain of knowledge, we'd listen to him for hours. The man knows his stuff!

d-Vision's Conceptual Tableware

Photos via d-Vision.
The Israeli d-Vision is an industrial design firm / internship program that has generated some genius work, in particular the tableware in the ouTable collection. Smart and (at times) humorous, the designs shows a deep understanding of the relationship between the natural and the man-made. They say: "Nature is rich not only in [...]

Jamie Oliver Dancing, Dressed as the Village People [video]

Here's an incredible video of Jamie Oliver dancing, dressed as the "Village People." It's promoting his upcoming series Jamie's American Roadtrip that premieres September 1st on Channel 4 in the UK (with still no announcement about where or when it's going to air in the US). This just made our day.

New York State Fair Butter Sculpture of a Vintage Milk Truck [video]

Photos via news10now.com
The 163rd New York State Fair runs August 27th through September 7th in Syracuse, New York, and like any good state fair, there's a giant butter sculpture. This year's sculpture, made from 800 pounds of butter, features a cow behind the wheel of a vintage milk truck. The theme of "Cow Power" signifies [...]

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