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 Matrix.
Since its first installment was released in 1999, The Matrix (buy it) trilogy has lodged [...]
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We run across a lot of food art in the course of our day, but Noah Feehan's video art piece "Steak Filter v0" is unlike anything we've seen. In this visually abstract piece, a video signal is passed through a raw steak as it cooks, [...]
From the latest It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Out on a blind date, Charlie Kelly orders "the milk steak, boiled over-hard, and a side of your finest jelly beans, raw." (Charlie in the past has abused inhalants such as glue and spray paint.) As to what exactly "milk steak" is, we'd postulate a steak, poached [...]
Here's something we've never even heard of: In the latest episode of Jamie's American Roadtrip, Jamie Oliver was in Wyoming and Montana to play cowboy, and he comes across what's known as Pitchfork Fondue or Pitchfork Steak: steaks skewered on pitchforks dipped into boiling fat (usually suet) in a large kettle over an open flame. [...]
In her book Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef (buy at Amazon), Betty Fussell seeks to illustrate the fundamental contradiction of American beef. There are seemingly mutually exclusive qualities: on one hand, macho man cowboy individualism, and on the other, the intricate, monopolistic industrial machine that dominates the beef industry. From [...]