Archive for August 2009

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cannibal and Suicide Food Commercials [video]

We're loving this series of brilliant commercials for Cinnamon Toast Crunch by McCann Erickson/Campbell Mithun. They're so tasty that not only do they devour their compatriots, but they'll also eat their very own selves completely out of existence. Adorable at first glance, it's a bizarre carnival of cannibalistic and suicide-food death-wish behavior, all in a [...]

The Eat Me Daily Fall 2009 Cookbook Preview

Autumn brings more than just falling leaves and the return of legitimate root vegetables: it's also when publishing houses drop their most ambitious cookbook offerings, hoping to tap into the spirit of cooking (and book-buying) that pervades the pre-holiday season.
And is this ever a good year for cookbooks: the next three months will see enough [...]

We Make Words Photo Project

Start at the bottom and work your way up: We Make Words is a project by Amy and Luci in which they make words out of things: "We like words, and we like arranging objects, and we like taking photos too. So we invented up a little project to keep our over-active imaginations occupied. We [...]

The Future of Food from the Electrolux Design Lab

From left: "Le Petit Prince" robotic greenhouse, "Moléculaire" 3D molecular food printer, "Teleport Fridge"
Here are some of the finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 2009 competition that challenged industrial design students around the world to create home appliances following the theme “Designs for the next 90 years." From fridges that teleport food, a cocoon [...]

Gordon Ramsay on Jimmy Kimmel Live [video]

Last night Gordon Ramsay paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his cookbook Healthy Appetite (buy at Amazon). Says Jimmy Kimmel: "I'm a little nervous because you scream at people, but I assume you probably won't scream at me... Do you scream at them because you feel like it'll make them a better [...]

Linksplodge 08/25/09

Above, Good magazine's graphic illustrating how many people have been on food stamps from September 2008 to May 2009.
Jamie Oliver has plans to open 30 Italian family-style restaurants in Asia.
Andy Dick plays a creepy Ronald McDonald in some silly PETA video alongside Martin Short.
Alton Brown's safe and scary kitchen hacks.
Patent for Banana Injector that fills [...]

'Ketchup' by Martynka Wawrzyniak [food art]

Here are stills and a behind-the-scenes video from Martynka Wawrzyniak's exhibit "Ketchup" at Envoy Enterprises in New York City. In the performance aspect of the piece, she had a bunch of kids shoot her with water guns loaded with ketchup. The show also had a a series of photographs of closeups of photos of children [...]

Retro Recipes Sampler Platter

Ah, August — the month where everyone takes a week off. Stephanie Butler, our brilliant and adventurous Retro Recipe tester, has other things on her vintage plate this week, so we're bringing you a Retro Recipe sample platter.

Mabelle's Snickerdoodles, 1949: "Without waiting for the pan to cool, I cut myself a corner piece and burned [...]

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