Archive for April 2010

The EMD Guide to Food from the 1950s: Introduction & Kitchens of the Future

Illustration via x-ray delta one
Food is usually categorized geographically, or culturally; cuisines are associated with nations or peoples. Here at Eat Me Daily we are dedicated to bringing you new and interesting ways of looking at what you eat, and thus we present our chronological guide to American gastronomy. Over the next several months, we'll [...]

Slim Chips Flavored Paper Snacks

More from Milan Design Week: designer Hafsteinn Juliusson introduced a calorie-free snack food made out of flavored paper. The chips, which come in peppermint, blueberry and sweet potato, are, of course, organic. The bag reads: "Instead of getting fat you can now eat paper with flavor. It's like eating tasty air." Welcome to the future, [...]

William Pettit's Meat Paintings [food art]

William Pettit
Hopefully you're reading Top of the Food Chain, one of our newer columns in which Ryan Adams discusses the particulars of different cuts of meat. Artist William Pettit certainly is, and noticed something peculiar about them: the photos we use the illustrate the specific variations on the cuts, which come from an out of [...]

Cathy Mitchell's Microcrisp, the Remix [video]

In the 1990s, Cathy Mitchell was the queen of infomercials, pitching products like the GT Xpress, a sort of George Foreman-type grill, and the GeMagic, which affixes jewels and metal studs to fabric. Everything is Terrible has a remix of her infomercial for Microcrisp, and special sort of paper that "creates a sort of little [...]

The New England Chowder Compendium

Image: Beatrice McIntosh Cookery Collection
As if you needed yet another reason that libraries are the best: the library at the University of Massachusetts has created the world's only New England Chowder Compendium. The online collection consists of chowder recipes, pictures and ads from the 1870s to the 1970s, and exists to "to investigate the [...]

Bolivian Coca Cola Ripoff Contains Coca Extract

Photograph: AP via El Diario MX
Well, this gives new meaning to the idea of Coke "Classic": Bolivian president Evo Morales has approved the production and sale of a soft drink called "Coca Colla," which, apart from being a familiar-looking dark soda with a red label, also contains an extract made from coca leaves, the raw [...]

Zoom and Pan: Troll 2

Panned by many — including its own cast members — as the best/worst film ever made, Troll 2 (buy it) doesn't seem to offer its audience much beyond unbelievable one-liners and general befuddlement. (And, strangely enough, no trolls — the villains are technically goblins.) People love to hate it: the film holds the coveted position [...]

"Asian Flair" and Mainstream Food Media

Photograph: dugspr
In an essay for The Bygone Bureau, Darryll Campbell discusses an unsettling trend in middlebrow cooking: "Asian Flair." Used to describe ingredients from a multitude of Asian countries and cultures, "Asian flair" has been used by Rachael Ray, Zagat's and even Coolio to describe that certain something that takes a dish from boring to [...]

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