Archive for September 2009

Chocolate-Covered Toy Soldiers by Stephen J Shanabrook [food art]

Photographs: Raphael Brion
Currently on display at the Daneyal Mahmood gallery in New York City is the installation "Battle of Losers and Lovers" by Stephen J Shanabrook (also see our recent post about his other chocolate and food-based work). In this installation, Shanabrook covers (or entombs) common plastic toy soldiers in actual dark chocolate, [...]

Susan Orlean is Like a Crazy Cat Lady, but With Chickens

In the latest issue of The New Yorker, there's an article by Susan Orlean on chickens, and a related video in which she takes you on a tour of her house in the Hudson Valley and discusses her love of chickens.
Orlean was going to get, you know, "a horse, or a donkey," but then [...]

Epic Sandwiches at Munchies 420 Cafe in Sarasota, Florida on Man v Food [video]

Here's a video clip from a recent episode of Man v Food of the pinata-like sandwiches at the Munchies 420 Cafe in Sarasota, Florida featuring two monstrosities: the Fat Sandy and the Super Fat Daddy.
The Fat Sandy: chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, two cheeseburgers, and fried potato wedges, slathered in macaroni and cheese. Says [...]

'Spaghetti Hoops' by David Sykes

Above is the photograph "Spaghetti Hoops" by photographer David Sykes. The cheese is yellow towels and socks. [via Swiss Miss]

Johnny Walker Short Film: 'The Man Who Walked Around The World'

Here's one of the most mesmerizing things we've seen in a while: 'The Man Who Walked Around The World,' a short film / commercial for Johnny Walker whisky. It's a six-minute long piece filmed in one continuous take as Robert Carlyle walks through the misty Scottish highlands and tells the story of Johnny Walker, [...]

Terroir Illustrated in 'Drawn from Clay' at 'Pioneers of Change' on Governors Island

Photographs: Raphael Brion
Here's another exhibit at "Pioneers of Change on Governors Island in New York City (running through this weekend) that's worth checking out: "Drawn from Clay" by designers Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck Atelier NL in which they explored the fields and meticulously documented the particularities of the soil in the Noordoostpolder area [...]

Spit-Roasted Baby Goat Basted with Drippings of Flaming Lardo on No Reservations [video]

The latest episode of No Reservations had Anthony Bourdain in Sardinia, and it featured some of the most epic food porn ever recorded. You should totally catch a repeat if you can.
Here's but a small example of the constant parade of phenomenal food: the baby goat spit-roasted over an open fire, basted with the drippings [...]

Offal of the Week: The Essential Library

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 we're covering all [...]

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