Fire & Knives. Photograph: Raphael Brion/Eat Me Daily
We recently received issue number one of Fire & Knives, a new print quarterly of "new writing about food" out of the UK. In their own words: "We give established writers a place for work that would not be published elsewhere; new writers a place to show [...]
Bravo announced a spin-off of Top Chef focusing on desserts only (this follows the announcement last Thursday of another season of Top Chef Masters). Amazingly, there's no fear of oversaturation — an exec told Variety that Bravo hopes to "have some sort of Top Chef presence on the network's schedule throughout the entire year." Judges [...]
Here's the trailer for the documentary Tapped (warning: window-resizing website), a film about the multi-billion dollar bottled water industry and its effect on "climate change, pollution, health and our reliance on oil." Kind of like the Food, Inc. of bottled water, the film goes into terrifying detail about the highly unregulated industry that supplies 29 [...]
Add another to the ranks of the New York food blogs going national: a spy tells us that IAC's Citysearch is set to launch local food blogs in many of its markets under the "Feedbag" brand.
Reached for comment, Josh Ozersky, editor of The Feedbag, said, "It's under discussion, is about all I can say. It's [...]
We'd be remiss not to mention today's rebranding of the MenuPages city blogs as Grub Street blogs. Say hello to GS Chicago, GS Boston, GS Los Angeles, GS San Francisco, and GS Philadelphia. What we used to know as the singular Grub Street is now Grub Street New York, and look, a [...]
On Saturday, the New York Times removed a recipe for infused oils by Mark Bittman from its website because the instructions posed a potential Botulism risk. The recipe was quietly pulled after The NYTPicker contacted Bittman and dining section editor Pete Wells regarding the lack of food safety warnings.
Apparently, you're supposed to simmer the oil [...]
In an interview with Fishbowl NY, Saveur publisher Merri Lee Kingsly revealed part of Saveur's secret to success — while all other magazines are crashing and burning, the high-end food title is seeing a retardedly great 22% ad page growth. And piggybacking on their success, Saveur's expansion plans for the summer include a website revamp:
Forget summer action blockbusters, nothing beats the heat like a food documentary, and three of them are headed your way in June:
End of the Line, about the perils of overfishing, opens June 19th in New York City and Los Angeles (June 8th in the UK), and then spreads out from there.
Food, Inc., about the dangers [...]