Archive for May 2010

The EMD Guide to the 1960s: Timeline

Photograph: Roadsidepictures
If the 1950s were a time of making food simpler and more convenient, the 1960s were about exploring the complexities food has to offer. Julia Child is responsible for much of this; Mastering the Art of French Cooking came out in 1961 was followed shortly thereafter by her television series on WGBH Boston, and [...]

Wine, Spilled: Côtes de Gascogne

Photograph: Xipe Totec39
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: Côtes de Gascogne
It's hard to be cool; you have to be a unique individual, but you [...]

Meara O'Reilly's Vibration Salt Art [video]

Photograph via today and tomorrow
Reason 5,672 why salt shouldn't be banned: artist Meara O'Reilly uses it to create this series of beautiful patterns. O'Reilly sings different tones into a mic which is hooked up to a Chladni plate — a plate used to illustrate two-dimensional vibrations — that's covered in salt. The salt then sort [...]

Zoom and Pan: The Holy Mountain

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 Holy Mountain
How does one even begin to discuss Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain (buy it
)? [...]

Because Cookies That Don't Augment Reality Are Boring [the future is now]

Photograph: Mike Clare
Industrial Designer Mike Clare likes to scare old people with the neato space-age technology we have these days, so he created cookies that, when held up to a webcam, pop out with a crazy 3D shape. The cookies are modeled after black-and-white augmented reality markers that do stuff when you take a [...]

Top Of The Food Chain: Square Cut Chuck

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 [...]

How to Make a Stop-Motion Cake [videos]

Photograph: illusion360
Stop-motion video is kind of turning into the Manic Pixie Dream Girl of viral videos — impossibly cute, and no matter how many of them there are, you still can't help wanting more — but this one, a promo for the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market is way more interesting than Zooey [...]

Embroidered Wonder Bread [food art]

Image: Catherine McEver
Artist Catherine McEver uses an unexpected medium for her embroidery projects: Wonder Bread. Working "very, very carefully," she stitches the colorful floss into scenes from nature (chicken, fish, flowers), and an homage to Van Gogh's "Starry Night." If you're thinking these pieces are some sort of commentary on temporality, think again: says McEver, [...]

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