Archive for May 2010

Celery Makes Men Sexy [science!]

Here's some dubious medical news sure to make dudes smell even more annoying than Axe-executives could ever dream of: doctors have determined that eating celery increases a man's attractiveness to women. Apparently all a dude needs to do to get models all over him is to eat a few sticks of celery before going [...]

Wine, Spilled: Vinho Verde

Photograph: Anya Quinn
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: Vinho Verde.
As the sun begins to beat down harder every day and we spend more time [...]

New Trend: The Rabbit In The Moon

Photographs: Urban Daddy and designboom
This cozy gastropub in New York and this set of tableware from Taiwanese designer Hsia-Ying Lin have one thing in common. No, not that I can't afford to partake in either (okay, two things in common), but that they are both inspired by the Asian legend of the rabbit in the [...]

Zoom and Pan: The Goonies

Photograph via JDM Film Reviews

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 Goonies
No movie has inspired more spontaneous exercises in Gen-X nostalgia than [...]

Chair Made Out of Coke Bottles Frozen in Ice [videos]

Here's a video of a chair, which happens to be made out of recycled Coca-Cola bottles, being frozen into a block of ice for a photo shoot. It gives you a little bit of insight into large-scale ice sculpting operations; for example, the giant ice cube, which looks to be about four feet square, takes [...]

Top Of The Food Chain: Shoulder Tender

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 [...]

Natural History of the Kitchen: The Potato

Photograph: Cpt. Obvious
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: Potatoes.
Pity the humble potato. Misunderstood for so much of early culinary history, and now relegated to permanent side dish [...]

Why I Quit Cooking: Women in the Kitchen

Photograph via Reuther Library
There's been a lot of talk recently about women and professional cooking. New York chef Amanda Cohen posted a rant concerning female chefs, the Beard Awards, and the women's access to funding in the restaurant world, and EMD's Helen Rosner responded at her main gig on Grub Street by saying what many [...]

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