Archive for November 2009

AM Linksplodge 11/18/09

Above: From The Huffington Post: The "Fat Map," per capita calorie consumption on a nation by nation basis, compiled and produced by the World Food Program in 2006 but never released until now. It "shows where the world's calories go. Nations grow or shrink based on how much the average person eats."
The Awl: Stop Being [...]

Anthony Bourdain's Turkey Tips

Here's a video clip from the December 2007 "Holiday Special" episode of No Reservations, with a pretty rare sight: Anthony Bourdain actually cooking. His turkey advice: cook the legs separately and use a massive amount of butter (Travel Channel has recipes). Who else but Bourdain would drop lines like "Dismembering a turkey is much like [...]

The Great Canned Pumpkin Shortage of 2009

Now it's really time to panic: An Eggo waffle shortage is one thing, but now there's a canned pumpkin shortage, and right before Thanksgiving? Nestlé, who owns the Libby brand of canned pumpkins, announced today that it might not have enough pumpkin to satisfy demand, blaming pumpkin scarcity on things like "soggy fields" and "fungus." [...]

Linksplodge 11/17/09

Above: The cover of a 1926 Jell-O booklet.
What's it like trying to shop for groceries when Top Chef Masters is being filmed in your local Whole Foods? According to Matthew Segal of LA Mag, not so fun.
Chipotle is opening a store in London, but apparently burritos are a hot new thing in the UK: Oliver [...]

Minute Maid Packaging Redesign

Coca-Cola is introducing a new identity for its global juice portfolio, starting with Minute Maid in the U.S. beginning this month. AdAge tells us it was designed by Duffy & Partners and CMA Design in partnership with Coca-Cola's in-house design team, and The Dieline has more pictures of the redesign. Unlike Pepsi's Tropicana redesign that [...]

Pears by Susan Murtaugh

Here is a lovely digitial drawing of pears by Susan Murtaugh, done on an iPod Touch with the Sketchbook Mobile and the Brushes apps. See more of her work on Flickr.

Terrifying Deep-Fried Gasping Fish Video

This video of a deep-fried yet still-gasping fish at a restaurant located in, we think, China is truly one of the most unsettling things we've seen. Thanks to its origins on the oft-playful Buzzfeed, we assumed this might have been a gag, that the joke was that this writhing creature was an animatronic robot or [...]

'Assassination Sandwiches' by Tibi Tibi Neuspiel

"Lincoln / Booth," Tibi Tibi Neuspiel. Photograph via tibitibi.com
The project "Assassination Sandwiches" by Tibi Tibi Neuspiel are wax sculptures of a bologna-and-cheese sandwich on toasted white bread, featuring images of assassins paired with their victims on opposite sides. Three in the series: Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth; Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Gavrilo Princip; and [...]

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