Archive for October 2009

Angelina Jolie Used Sandra Lee's Recipe for 'No Bake Birthday Cake'

Sandra Lee told People that Angelina Jolie used her recipe for "No Bake Birthday Cake" which involves a store-bought sheet cake, topped with a plain round cake, and then surrounded by pre-made cupcakes and cookies. Said Sandra Lee: "She's a Semi-Homemade mommy just like the rest of us!" Old news, you say! It's from Friday, [...]

Linksplodge 10/26/09

Above, Ladurée macaron flavor chart. View larger. [Ladurée via happy lady eats]
Grocery Eats: Cereal Beer Challenge.
Chef Sandwich on bullying in kitchens: "One commis was called in on his day off by an irate sous chef, travelled across London on a succession of buses and tubes, and when he got into the kitchen was bollocked [...]

Martha Stewart-Brand Turkeys

You see celebrity sauces and salad dressings, but you don't often see celebrity-endorsed meats. Martha Stewart Young Turkeys are produced in partnership with "leading turkey grower" Plainville Farms, they're humanely raised and vegetarian fed, free of antibiotics and growth hormones, even packaged with recipes from Martha Stewart Living.
Available at Heinens Fine Foods (OH), Kings Super [...]

Mr. T Uses Hidden Cameras to Correct Rudeness in Bizarre Snickers Commercials [videos]

There's a new Snickers campaign in the UK featuring Mr. T in which the A-Team star implores British youth to quit being so rude and "get some nuts." In the commercials, "Mr. T CTV" cameras film teenagers being obnoxious in a variety of ways, who are then admonished over loudspeaker by Mr. T, hidden in [...]

Chopped: Five Ingredient Randomizer [single serving sites]

Likely inspired by the television program of the same name, Chopped is a single serving site by Michael Hoy that gives you five random ingredients. You don't like the combination, reload. You like the combination, save it. Nice, simple design.
[via Design Notes]

Anthony Bourdain Gets His Own Cartoon: Anthony Bourdain's Alternate Universe

Update: Here's epidode one: RoboChef!
Anthony Bourdain is getting his own animated web series, Anthony Bourdain's Alternate Universe (beating Gordon Ramsay to the punch), and it's... baffling. The trailer for the Adult Swim-ish webseries doesn't explain much, but from what we can tell, Bourdain is some kind of mad scientist / father of twins wearing a [...]

Book Review: This Is Why You're Fat: An Extraordinary Document of Human Culinary Achievement

Photo: Raphael Brion / Eat Me Daily
We finally got our grubby paws on what could be the most hotly-anticipated book release of 2009, This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks ($9.99, Amazon) by Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley. Contained within these soft covers, scarcely larger than a CD jewel case, is, without [...]

AM Linksplodge 10/26/09

Photo via wallpaper.com

Above: ‘Garden of Delight’ sugar structure, by Marieke van der Bruggen, Design Academy Eindhoven. From Wallpaper's report on Dutch Design Week.
Publishers Weekly: Grand Central has signed Food Network personality Claire Robinson (of 5 Ingredient Fix fame) to a two-book deal. Also: "Robinson has also been tapped to host a forthcoming prime-time show on [...]

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