Archive for August 2009

Julie & Adolf [video]

Last night on the The Late Show With David Letterman, they aired a "trailer" for the film Julie & Adolf, sort of a mashup of Julie & Julia and Inglorious Basterds, in which Julie Powell cooks her way through Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.
Not the funniest thing we've ever seen, but it would be dereliction [...]

Red Bull Art of Can Exhibit

"The Giant Octopus," Zac Little.

The Wisdom of @shitmydadsays

Details are sparse: Justin is 28. He lives with his curmudgeonly 73 year-old dad. "He is awesome." The dad's wisdom is then entered into Twitter @shitmydadsays. Examples include:
Nutrition advice: "I didn't live to be 73 years old so I could eat kale. Don't fix me your breakfast and pretend you're fixing mine."
Cooking advice: "Don't [...]

Killer Alinea Video

Here's a video shot at Alinea in Chicago that was filmed as the introduction to the Tokyo Taste Summit in early 2009. No words, no descriptions, just dishes being prepared. Some really gorgeous macro photography alongside a great score.

Linksplodge 08/24/09

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Gawker discovers that Patio soda from Mad Men is real.
The Telegraph determines seagull's favorite ice cream flavor in the British seaside town of St Ives, Cornwall. The town council has also hired falconers at £1,000 a week to scare off the aggressive seagulls. [via Cold Mud]
Madness: Three-tier wedding cake from Momofuku Milkbar, approximately [...]

This Is Why You're Fat Book Available for Pre-order

The book we've all been waiting for, This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks, is available for preorder on Amazon at a rather affordable $9.99. You know you want it.
Out October 27, 2009.

Vintage Chocerotic Video [chocolate]

This vintage video extolling the virtues of chocolate comes to us via Everything is Terrible. Remeniscent of The Original VIDEO PIZZA in spirit but not intention, this video treads the line between brilliant and creepy, and is oddly poetic:
There's something in chocolate that makes one want to have a lot. And when the last bit [...]

Gizmodo's "Taste Test"

All week long Gizmodo is running a series called "Taste Test," a "celebration of that beautiful intersection of innovation and cuisine." The lineup of guest editors includes Alinea co-founder Nick Kokonas, Wylie Dufresne (who'll "walk you through his kitchen in New York, showing off some of his most intense, and perhaps dangerous, gear") and Alton [...]

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