Archive for December 2009

Linksplodge 12/17/09

Above: "BLESS YOU TACO BELL" by Michael Phelan at Art Basel Miami. (NSFW)
EMD's own Helen Rosner has a slammin' slideshow of the pastry kitchen at Chicago restaurant Blackbird over on Grub Street Chicago.
Joshua David Stein has a glossary to accompany the MTV show Jersey Shore which includes the ingredients for "Ron Ron Juice": Stolichnaya [...]

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Bake Brownies, Rap Together

Fish, meet barrel. When Snoop Dogg visits The Martha Stewart Show, of course the plan is to bake brownies together, just to set up a pot joke. Says Snoop Dogg, "Trying to make some brownies, but we're missing the most important part of the brownies." Martha replies "You want green brownies... the greener the better" [...]

The Year in Food Blog-to-Book Deals [2009-orama]

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Food blogs have been around for a good decade, at least, and food books have been around, well, pretty much forever, but it seems that it's this year that the dead-tree guys finally started paying serious attention to the smart writers, great photographers, and charming home cooks who happily toiled away on their [...]

Robovie: The Grocery Shopping Robot Assistant [video]

Robovie is a robot shopping assistant currently being testing in Japan. At home, shoppers build a shopping list on a mobile device, and once at the grocery store, the robot detects the mobile device and follows them around with a shopping basket, reminding them what's on their list and even making suggestions along the way. [...]

'The Beauty of Mended Ceramics' at BachmannEckenstein in Basel, Switzerland

Currently on display at BachmannEckenstein JapaneseArt in Basel, Switzerland is the exhibit "The Beauty of Mended Ceramics" featuring Kintsugi ("golden joinery"), the 15th and 16th century Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a lacquer resin sprinkled with powdered gold. The Smithsonian's website has a good writeup of the technique, explaining that it became [...]

Obamitas: Yes We Can Have Chocolate Cookies With the Likeness of Barack Obama

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The public option might be dead, wars continues to be waged, and ten percent unemployment persists, but at least we can console ourselves with the thought of Obamitas, the artisanal chocolate cookies out of Spain that feature the likeness of President Barack Obama. And we take no joy in telling you this, [...]

Guy Fieri to Host NBC's Game Show Perfect 10 [primetime!]

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Guy Fieri is going primetime on a major network! Fieri has been signed on to host the new NBC gameshow Perfect 10, reports The Wrap. The program will feature "ten deceptively simple games that require savvy contestants to complete under pressure with a prize of [...]

Linksplodge 12/16/09

Above: GummiLights: $125.00 each or $500.00 for a set of five.
The Awl: How to Cook a Latke. Begins: "Here's how not to cook a latke: Buy them from Russ & Daughters where the "homemade potato latkes" are $2.99 each, or 10 for $25. TEN LATKES FOR $25? Are you high?"
An unofficial translation of "Coca-Cola" in [...]

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