Archive for November 2009

Offal of the Week: Haricots Verts with Fatback and Dirty Turkey Rice [recipes]

Haricots Verts with Fatback. Photograph: Ryan Adams.
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 [...]

'Cuddly Rigor Mortis' by Kristin Tercek: Cute but Creepy

Kristin Tercek, "That Boy Sure Does Love His Butter," Photos by permission.
Plush doll creator-turned-painter Kristin Tercek is the New Jersey-based artist behind the series "Cuddly Rigor Mortis" that she describes as "bits of brutality smothered in a rich, creamy marshmallow sauce." Cute but creepy, Tercek's work combines a single "character" with varying themes, many [...]

Bin Laden Bites: PETA's Vegan Chocolate for the Troops

PETA's latest stunt? After reading about how difficult it was for U.S. soldiers to get chocolate in Afghanistan, they've teamed up with Harbor Candy to make "Bin Laden Bites." They write on their blog: "When the troops sink their teeth into our savory, vegan chocolate Bin Laden Bites, they'll satisfy their confectionary craving while [...]

Linksplodge 11/19/09

Above, from a post on Christoph Niemann's NYT Abstract City blog in which he refashions leaves to have new meaning. [via kottke]
Adam Richman of Man v. Food tells the Quad City Times that he's frustrated with overzealous fans that try to "topple him": "The show is ‘Man v. Food,' not ‘Man v. Man,' yet I [...]

Guy Fieri Roadshow Report: A Real-Life Drama in Three Acts

Photographs: Doug Quint / Bryan Petroff
Tuesday night in Lowell, Massachusetts Guy Fieri and his "Kulinary Krew" embarked on the Guy Fieri Roadshow in what is described as "the first ever rock n' roll culinary tour." Spanning 21 cities over 30 days, this spectacle is part cooking demonstration, part concert, and the next step in Fieri's [...]

Cookbook Review: Simple Fresh Southern by Matt Lee and Ted Lee: Sibling Rivalry

Photograph: Helen Rosner / Eat Me Daily
The misleading thing about sophomore slump, as a concept, is that it focuses on the downturn. That's not to say that the theory doesn't hold water: with that first creative excursion you've had your whole life to come up with you're going to say, it's fresh and new and [...]

NBC Orders New Restaurant Reality Show: United Plates of America

United Plates of America by Alan Holcombe.

NBC greenlit a pilot for a new culinary restaurant reality show from Magical Elves, the producers Top Chef. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the prize is "among the biggest in reality show history," the winner receiving a restaurant chain with four locations in various U.S. cities. Contestants will have [...]

Colbert on the Eggo Shortage, Calls for Obama to Open Strategic Waffle Reserves

After revealing that he keeps his secret stash of waffles inside Sarah Palin's Going Rogue, last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert reported on the worldwide shortage of Eggo waffles:

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