Archive for March 2010

Food Packaging Monster Attacks French Supermarket [video]

How much food packaging is too much? Two French commercials duke it out over this question with pretty goofy results. In the first video, a commercial for European Waste Reduction Week (site in French) aims to persuade consumers to make conscious packaging decisions at the supermarket and features a man being stalked by a giant [...]

Big Deals: Four Kitchens by Semi-Pro Stagier Lauren Shockey

If you don't feel like landing a book deal via blog (hey there Julie Powell), you can always do it by temporarily assisting somewhere awesome and then writing about it (hey there Julie Powell, again). Per Publisher's Marketplace, "French Culinary Institute alum" Lauren Shockey has inked a deal with Grand Central Publishing to write Four [...]

Linksplodge 3/10/10

Photograph: design:related

Our 5-year-old selves are squeeing with delight: Chiquita is re-branding its iconic stickers with cute faces. You can even make your own at their Web site.
Looks like someone needs to go back to that 6th-grade map-reading lesson: Fast Company and Consumerist both misinterpreted a map insinuating that McDonald's doesn't control the world. Don't worry, [...]

Zoom and Pan: The Gleaners and I

Still from The Gleaners and I
Welcome to the first edition of Zoom and Pan, Eat Me Daily's newest 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 Gleaners and I
These days, food films and television [...]

Colbert Clears Up Pringles Salmonella Recall

Stephen Colbert helped us figure out many things last night: what flavors are not included in the Pringles recall, what flavors are included in the Pringles recall, and why the hell anyone thought Taco Night was a good idea in the first place. Phew, we were confused! Video below.

Marketing Junk Food: Hey Kid, Eat This [videos]

Photograph: Ads of the World
The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest has analyzed 128 food and entertainment companies on how they market to children, and most came up way short. Though McDonald's only scored a C-, it did better than most companies in the study. Mars Inc. came out on top with [...]

Fruit Kicking Cancer's Butt

Photograph by Jill Clardy
Scientists in Italy have developed a strain of tomato said to have enhanced cancer fighting properties. Combining the anti-inflammatory properties of the San Marzano tomato and the high antioxidant levels of the Black tomato, researchers hope the new strain will not only prevent cancer, but also Parkinson's disease and cardiovascular issues. It [...]

Linksplodge 3/9/10

Photograph: Lauren Dukoff

Above: Lady Gaga plays chef in the video for "Telephone," which will be released on Thursday.
An interview with New York Times perfume critic Chandler Burr on his "Scent Dinner" collaboration with chef Lawrence Klang. [via @compcook]
Francis Lam on Biggie Smalls, who died 13 years ago today: "He rapped about the life of a [...]

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