Linksplodge 12/15/09

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  • Above: Five star Crockery by Judith Montens, ceramic pieces inspired by car crashes. [via Urlesque]
  • NYU will receive Gourmet's cookbook collection of 3500 volumes, thanks to a donation of $14,000 from cookbook author Rozanne Gold. At $4/book, not a bad deal!
  • A British pie-eating competition has been wracked with controversy: gravy has been banned (this is the UK, so these are meat pies) due to rumors of doping with cough syrup, and the contest's sole female competitor walked out after discovering the pies were not from Wigan, the town hosting the event. Who knew pie eating could be so dramatic?

  • Sandra Lee's recommended gift cookbooks include the new Gourmet cookbook, The Flavor Bible, and Ten by Sheila Lukins. Her taste in cookbooks is very much at odds with her own cooking style.
  • Latkes + Nachos = Latkchos. [via Buzzfeed]
  • James Beard award winner Jason Sheehan has been named the new food critic for Seattle Weekly.
  • Scientists have discovered that octopi can manipulate objects as tools; specifically, they use pieces of coconut shells to create shelters.
  • New York has banned all street vendors in the state from selling seafood dishes.

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  1. Karen T-S

    According to Julia Moskin in NY Times Diners Journal blog, only raw seafood sales will be banned (I don't know how to do links, but the piece is filed "December 16, 2009, 4:56 pm
    DOH to Street Vendors: ‘Never Mind’By JULIA MOSKIN")

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