Archive for October 2009

Paula Deen on Conan O'Brien

What do you get when you combine Paula Deen, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter (wearing lady jeans), and Gary Shandling into one late-night cooking segment? Conan drinking straight from the bottle and "Grab yer nuts!" jokes from Paula Deen. She also repeats a somewhat off-color joke about Jews that Gary Shandling told her that probably shouldn't [...]

Linksplodge 10/27/09

Above, the Lick -n- Sit Tongue Chair on Etsy, $2,800. [via Cakehead]
On Josh Ozersky's announcement of his departure (and subsequent shuttering of The Feedbag), a commenter quips "Are you becoming Rachel Ray’s consigliere?"
More food media moves: Eater cofounder Ben Leventhal is working for NBC now. He clarifies.
It's almost Halloween, so it must be time to [...]

Robo Chef: Episode One of Anthony Bourdain's Alternate Universe

Episode one of Anthony Bourdain's Alternate Universe webisode series hit YouTube, and it's (gulp) better than we could ever imagine. It all makes sense. In this episode, the mad scientist Bourdain builds a robot that can replace television cooking show hosts, using parts like Mario Batali's "powerful legs and thighs," Manson eyeballs, and "combat chesticles." [...]

Feast For Bush by Lauren Garfinkel: Eight Years of History, Course by Course

Photographs by Lauren Garfinkel, by permision.
Feast For Bush is a series of dishes by Lauren Garfinkel to commemorate the eight years of George W. Bush's presidency, a "legacy that couldn’t possibly fit onto one plate." It's a "feast" of twelve courses in which seemingly innocuous plates of food are transformed into nightmare-scapes examining some of [...]

Retro Recipes: Clam Chowder Pie, 1969

Photograph: Stephanie Butler / Eat Me Daily
Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Clam Chowder Pie.
Cake or pie? It's the eternal question. Fortunately, Nancy Fair McIntyre's 1969 [...]

Pepsi Halloween Cans

Pepsi's limited-edition Halloween cans are adorable... if potentially confusing. We can imagine people asking, "What is this new 'Ghost' flavor?" Says @pepsi: "This Halloween, we decided to dress up our products, too!" Walmart only. [via Popsop]

Anthony Bourdain to Internet: Chill Out! Alternate Universe Is Just a Series of Short Webisodes

After a pretty resounding OMGWTF response from the internet to yesterday's preview of the cartoon webisodes Anthony Bourdain's Alternate Universe, Bourdain had no choice but to get on his blog and try to explain himself to quell the furious accusations of shark-jumping and selling out, even sometimes breaking into all-caps:

Big Deals: The Wednesday Chef Blogger Luisa Weiss Gets A Book Deal

Our black little hearts are warmed whenever a blog-to-book deal launches that isn't planning on naming the book after the blog. Double so with the announcement that The Wednesday Chef is going to printed media, since we've long been fans of Luisa Weiss's wry take on food, informed by her German-Italian culinary heritage.
Her book My [...]

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