Archive for March 2010

Dorie Greenspan Talks Lionel Poilâne on CBS Sunday Morning [video]

Photograph: mikeandanna
Yesterday, CBS Sunday Morning reflected on the life of Parisian baker Lionel Poilâne who passed away in 2002 and left his daughter Appolonia his eponymous Parisian boulangerie. Throughout the segment, Dorie Greenspan reminisces on Poilâne's single-handedness in the kitchen, what makes waiting for his cookies such a punishment, and the growth of the "manufactory" [...]

Linksplodge 3/26/10

Above: exactly what you think it is, if you think it is a Settlers of Catan pizza. [via @gaggingtowards]
Entire point of this website: a guy says bacon and beer can and they sound the same. Mesmerizing. [via The Cod]
Winnie the Pooh goes on a somewhat adult "gastronomic adventure." (Safe for work, just kind of gruesome.)

Barbecue Trying to Kill You, The Planet

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This is bound to whip somebody into a panic: Mother Nature Network is reporting that the smoke produced by cooking fatty foods may contain carcinogens. Scientists have done a study which shows that cooking food releases emissions, and the biggest offenders seem to be fatty foods cooked with high heat, such as fried chicken [...]

The Problem with Gendering Food

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Two recent trend pieces have attempted to coin new terms related to food and those who consume it: The Boston Globe's "hegan," or male vegans, and The New York Times' "femivore," or female urban homesteader. Both articles were irritating in the way that trend pieces usually are; the trends themselves are dubious [...]

Trash to Treasure: The Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas

Photograph: Kyle John Schmidt
The Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas is exactly what it sounds like: a three-story structure built out of everything and the kitchen sink. Vince Hanneman started building the Cathedral in his backyard 22 years ago, and since then has utilized refrigerators, ovens, cutlery and bundt pans to expand it to epic [...]

Esquire's 2010 'Eat Like a Man Issue,' ADHD Edition

In Esquire's April issue (subscribe), sandwiched between a March Madness bracket of hot women and pictures of Amanda Seyfried in a lace body stocking, is their annual "Eat Like A Man" section. The largely print-only 10-page boob-diversion is filled with manly fawning over steak and bacon, and judicious use of the word piss. The only [...]

Zoom and Pan: The Matrix

Welcome to Zoom and Pan, Eat Me Daily's food n' film column. Each week, Soleil Ho of Heavy Table will tear apart a food-centric movie scene and, with luck, decipher the meaning behind all the food porn. This week: The Matrix.
Since its first installment was released in 1999, The Matrix (buy it) trilogy has lodged [...]

Big Deals: Five & Ten's Hugh Acheson, Blogger Jennifer Reese

You know what we need more of? Southern food cookbooks. Oh, and if we could get a couple volumes on homemade pantry items while we're at it, that'd be great. What's that? Two new books on those very topics are headed our way? Phew. We were worried.
Chef Hugh Acheson of Athens, Georgia restaurant Five & [...]

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