Linksplodge 10/07/09


  • Above, a poster promoting Bob’s, a Brazilian burger chain, using the iconic "Christ the Redeemer" mountaintop statue inside the Rio de Janeiro international airport. Photo from i'm not sayin, i'm just sayin. [via Animal]
  • Red Robin used to give your kids four crayons — in an attempt to cut costs, now they give two. [via Consumerist]
  • Grant Achatz on losing his sense of taste due to radiation therapy: "I grabbed a pinch of salt, put it directly on my tongue, and it tasted--no, felt--like slowly dissolving sand. And just like that my sense of taste was gone."
  • Coming soon: The Piglet, a Tournament of Cookbooks hosted by Food 52. Judges include Grant Achatz, Harold McGee, Nora Ephron, Dan Barber, and EMD's very own Helen Rosner.

  • Ferran Adria's media assault continues, now with a TV show. [via Eater]
  • François Simon, the french restaurant critic, goes to Katz's Delicatessen in New York City with Jeffrey Steingarten: "For someone who eats like a bird - a starling, let's say - I found myself standing in front of a wall of lard, a cascade of calories... Since I was belly-down pleading for an immediate cease-fire, Jeffrey suggested I taste a celery drink. Ick… Why not marshmallow steak, chocolate leg of lamb and trout cinder blocks while we're at it?"
  • By far the best thing we read all day: Oxford American interviews John Fleer, the originator of “Foothills Cuisine" and the head chef of Blackberry Farm from 1992 to 2007.


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