Archive for May 2010

Love Letter: Delicious Dish [Saturday Night Live]

As anyone who uses the internet probably knows by now, Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend. It was an awesome show, not only because of White and her still-impeccable comedic timing (the woman, as we were reminded about 17 times throughout the show, is 88 1/2 years old), but also because of the [...]

Colgate Dental Floss Ads Riff on Class

Photograph: I Believe in Advertising
How clever: these ads for Colgate dental floss are a play on the aspirations of a lowly tongue, finger, and toothpick, and the fancy, fancy dreams they will never realize. No, they can only stand by in service positions as the good life (between the spaces in your teeth, I guess?) [...]

The EMD Guide to the 1950s: Commercials

Image via pattischlutz
In the 1950s, television was just beginning to tighten its grip on the American consciousness. People tuned in to blockbuster television shows such as "I Love Lucy," "Dragnet" and "Lassie" in droves, and advertisers began to peddle their wares accordingly. Commercials for all kinds of food products hit the airwaves, from cereal and [...]

Big Deals: Adam Roberts of Amateur Gourmet

Adam Roberts of the blog Amateur Gourmet just announced on his website that he's signed a book deal with Artisan. The book will not be a compilation of essays like

Tutti 4-in-1 Measuring Spoon

Photograph via Yanko Design
The simplicity of this design for the Tutti measuring spoon/s, which has 4 different sizes on one individual spoon, is so stupidly obvious that I'm flummoxed as to why I've never seen it before. I say this as someone who considers the ring of measuring spoons one of the most irritating utensils [...]

Wine, Spilled: Rosé

Photograph: spinnerin
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: Rosé.
Spring has sprung, young love is blossoming like the pollen allergies that afflict so many of us [...]

Filioppo Ioco's Fun Foods at the World Erotic Art Museum [food art]

Filioppo Ioco, "Butter Top"
An edible art exhibit? Sounds great. An edible art exhibit at the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami? Even better. Renowned body painter, Filioppo Ioco's fine art exhibit Fun Foods (warning: Flash site) focuses on the body as a delicacy. The exhibit features photos depicting nude models rolled into tasty treats and [...]

Zoom and Pan: Trapped in the Closet

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: Trapped in the Closet
If you haven't heard of R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet (buy it) [...]

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