Archive for May 2010

The EMD Guide To The 1960s: Commercials

Photograph: scoop.diamondgalleries.com
The 1960s were a time of huge cultural upheaval in America. From the Civil Rights movement to the counterculture of the late 60s and the Summer of Love, the times, they were a-changin'. Unfortunately, this wasn't reflected heavily in the commercials of the time. Advertising tropes from the 50s were still reflected in the [...]

Wine, Spilled: Pinotage

Photograph: Gagen Indra
Welcome to Wine, Spilled, a weekly column in which EMD's Justine Sterling shares the myths, legends, tall tales, and short stories of the wine world, and recommends a couple bottles that won't break the bank. Today's wine: Pinotage
For the most part, grapes are old things. Sure, there have been innovations in cultivation and [...]

Zoom and Pan: Babe: Pig in the City

Welcome to Zoom and Pan, Eat Me Daily's food n' film column. Each week, Soleil Ho of Heavy Table tears apart a food-centric movie scene and, with luck, decipher the meaning behind all the food porn. This week: Babe: Pig in the City
More than ten years ago, Babe: Pig in the City (buy it) came [...]

Carl Newman of The New Pornographers Loves To Tap It

Photograph: Carl Newman via New York Times
Reading about how to make your own maple syrup, courtesy of Carl Newman of indie-rock band The New Pornographers, kind of makes me want to buy a bucket and start drilling some trees. Newman moved from Brooklyn to an artist's colony in upstate New York last year, and decided [...]

Top of the Food Chain: Brisket

Illustration by Laura Williams
Welcome to Top Of The Food Chain, a column from Eat Me Daily's meatiest columnist, Ryan Adams. Every week we'll attempt to demystify the options available in your supermarket, breaking animals down piece by piece so that the next time you find yourself staring at endless Styrofoam containers, you'll be able to [...]

Soccer Ball Ice Cube Maker

Photograph: Cool Hunting
Even if you don't care about the World Cup, or are steadfast in your belief that the only real football is an oblong brown one, this soccer ball-shaped ice cube mold is pretty cool. The mold uses heat from warm water and pressure to transform chunks of ice into 40 perfect soccer-shaped spheres [...]

Memphis in May: The Ultimate Meat and Greet

Photograph: Robyn Medlin / Eat Me Daily
As you walk down the steep hill to Tom Lee Park on the banks of the Mississippi River, a thick, invisible cloud of smoke reaches your nose and pulls you inside the biggest barbecue competition there is: Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Representatives from Tums shower [...]

Natural History of the Kitchen: Stoves

Photograph: stevendepolo
Welcome to Natural History of the Kitchen, by EMD's Stephanie Butler. Each week, Stephanie explores the background of an appliance, gadget or product that helped to make cooking what it is today. This week: Stoves.
If you're like most Americans, you probably don't think about your stove much. Sure, you know the difference between gas [...]

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