Archive for August 2009

Frank Bruni Photoshop Shocker

The whole time restaurateurs were working with bad information: Frank Bruni told Slate that the photo he was most know for until now — from the book jacket to Ambling Into History, his portrait of George W. Bush — was actually a doctored photograph:
As you know, I tell the story in the book about when [...]

When Food Attacks! [advertising]

View larger. Via adsoftheworld.com.
These brilliant print ads by Saatchi & Saatchi in China for Ariel laundry detergent show food bravely fighting back. And it will not go quietly... right before execution, the least it can do is ruin your clothes.

Offal of the Week: Lungs

Photo by Pharaoh Berger
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: [...]

Working Time Needed to Buy a Big Mac

Here's Working Time Needed to Buy a Big Mac, the latest graph as part of The Economist's Big Mac Index series that "seeks to make exchange-rate theory more digestible."

Linksplodge 08/20/09

Above, retro ads for Stella Artois by Cristiana Coucerio. Also see photos of the ads in context, on the Tube in London. [via Notcot]
James Beard Foundation posts David Chang's vegetarian menu for his dinner at the Beard House.
BBC unembeddable video: Snorkel rice could feed millions [via Dangerous Minds]
The Mentos ice cube trick does not work. [...]

The KFC Double Down Sandwich Uses Chicken Patties Instead of Buns

Photos via foodgeekery.com
The Double Down Sandwich is apparently an actual product at KFC: pepper jack cheese, Swiss cheese, and bacon smothered in the Colonel’s Sauce, using two Original Recipe Filets instead of buns. Foodgeekery has photo proof of it.
It's almost too crazy to be real — it's either an elaborate prank or corporate imagination run [...]

The Future of Fish Farming Is Giant Autonomous Roaming Robotic Cages

A photo-illustration composite image of an Aquapod fish-farming cage. Photo via nationalgeographic.com.
Aquaculture produces around half of the fish eaten worldwide, and since wild stocks are waning and global demand for fish is increasing, fish farming is destined to play a big role. National Geographic reports on a possible future of aquaculture, which includes free-floating, autonomous [...]

The Fat Duck Cookbook: Smaller, Cheaper, Just As Awesome

While we loved Heston Blumenthal's Big Fat Duck Cookbook — the crazy-gorgeous imagery! the insane-inspiring recipes! — we were not really so into its three-figure pricetag. So we were psyched to learn that there'd be a smaller, cheaper version released at some point in the indeterminate future.
The indeterminate future is now: The Fat Duck [...]

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