Archive for December 2009

Coffee Shop Disloyalty Card from Gwilym Davies

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Genius idea out of England from Gwilym Davies, the 2009 World Barista Champion: the disloyalty card. In an attempt to promote East London's emerging coffee shop scene, if you go and "drink coffee at 8 interesting, quality focused cafes," then Gwilym Davies himself will make you a free cup of coffee.

Linksplodge 12/21/09

Above: the print "Ideal Bookshelf 6, GW" by Jane Mount who writes: " I'm working on a series of "ideal" bookshelves: sets of favorites—mine or someone else's—amalgamated in a picture, even if they don't usually live on shelves anywhere near each other. This set is George Weld's favorite cookbooks. George is the chef and [...]

Carl Warner, Food Landscape Photographer, Gets a Book Deal

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Carl Warner, famed food landscape photographer (we posted last week about his recreation of the London Skyline with fruit and vegetables), has landed a “nearly six-figure” two-title deal with Abrams Image, a publisher of art and illustrated books, reports Publishers Weekly. It'll be really great to Warner's work presented in book form, since [...]

'Food-Heavy' Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera Leaves Us Hungry

Chefs of Hansel and Gretel. Photograph: Doug Quint / Eat Me Daily
A new production of Hansel and Gretel, sung in an English translation with production by Richard Jones, recently opened at the Metropolitan Opera in New York city. So we sent Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff, the guys behind New York City's infamous Big Gay [...]

Ad Hoc at Home Is Totally Sold Out Online

Photograph: Paula Forbes / Eat Me Daily

A hearty Merry Christmas to the good folks at Artisan Books, whose holiday bestseller Ad Hoc at Home sold maybe a little too well: Amazon's out of stock on the title, and doesn't expect to be back in stock until we're in the new year. Ditto for Barnes & [...]

It's a Book Deal for Fleisher's Grass-fed & Organic Meats

After being written about in reverent terms not only in every "Butchers: So Hot Right Now" trend piece but also featuring prominently in the year's most polarizing culinary memoir, it's about sweet time the Kingston, New York-based Fleisher's Grass-Fed & Organic Meats landed a book deal. Publishers Weekly reports that the inevitable has been undertaken [...]

Brittany Murphy in The Ramen Girl [movies, video]

Brittany Murphy (RIP) starred in the 2008 film The Ramen Girl (Amazon), playing Abby, an American dumped by her boyfriend in Tokyo who finds her true calling: to make ramen. Brittany Murphy was actually pretty well-cast as a whiny privileged expat determined to learn the way of the noodle from the tyrannical master ramen [...]

'Chopsticks Plus One' by Aïssa Logerot

Spoonsticks? Chopspoons? Above, a spoon-chopstick hybrid concept: The Chopsticks Plus One Project by Aïssa Logerot. He writes: "Chopsticks plus project is a research about a new way to eat asian food. The main idea is to question the chronological order for a menu served in japanese restaurant, at first dish until the end of [...]

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