Archive for October 2009

Food Art: 'Eat the Art' Group Exhibit at BHCC in Boston

Photographs: Andrew Janjigian / Melissa Rivard for Eat Me Daily
Currently on display at the art gallery of the Bunker Hill Community College in Boston is the group exhibit "Eat the Art." The show brings together a metric tonnage of artwork on the theme of food as art, featuring pieces in a variety of media from [...]

Retro Recipes: Blushing Snowballs, 1950

Photos: Stephanie Butler
Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week we take a look at preparations from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Blushing Snowballs.
The 50s were a true boom time for evocative recipe names. A salad of [...]

Linksplodge 10/19/09

Above, McMickey Deluxe t-shirt by Joshua Agerstrand. $400.
After finding out that Hell's Kitchen has 8 million viewers vs Glenn Beck's 3 million, Regina Schrambling writes: "I used to think 'reality' cooking shows on the teevee were just jackassery of the lowest order. Now I’m coming around to acknowledging they are seducing whole new generations into [...]

McDonald's Portugal Rips Off Fancy Fast Food

McDonald's in Portugal is such a big fan of Fancy Fast Food — the blog that takes basic items from fast food restaurants and styles them to look like haute cuisine — that they're totally ripping it off in a nationwide contest, "Desafio Gourmet," or "Gourmet Challenge."
Update: Erik R. Trinidad, the creator of FancyFastFood.com, [...]

Futurist Banquet at SFMOMA: OPENfuture: Spinning Marinetti's Wheels [events, food art]

Left: Beef ice cream cones. Right: The crowd from above. Photo: Cammie Nguyen / Eat Me Daily.
Saturday night, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was full of bizarre sights: bicyclists circled a group of people who had gathered to eat dishes such as beef ice cream cones while a poet screamed Italian poems into [...]

Dead Celebrities of 2009 Cupcakes

Photo: Cassie Murdoch

Brooklyn baker Cassie Murdoch whipped up these morbidly delicious cupcakes for a friend's birthday and sent us the photo.
We imagine crazy fighting ensued over who got to eat Bea Arthur. Who's missing, besides Gourmet?

Book Review: Coco by Phaidon: The Global Culinary Yearbook, 2009

Photographs: Eat Me Daily
Be warned: Phaidon Press's new book Coco: 10 World-Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs (Amazon) will suck you in. As its neatly descriptive subtitle so concisely notes, this is a book filled with profiles of 100 up-and-coming chefs, as selected by ten "Masters": Ferran Adria, Mario Batali, Rene Redzepi, Alice Waters, Jacky [...]

Lamb Neck: The Hottest Cut Of Meat This Week

In an uncanny synchronicity, both Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth and Avec Eric featured lamb neck as a star protein. The new hotness! In the premiere of Adventures with Ruth, Ruth Reichl and Frances McDormand visited Blackberry Farms, and they made barbecued lamb neck (quibble: the online recipe omits the grilling step, simply calling it "Ten-Hour [...]

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