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Killer Clothes and Fine Cuisine
November 20, 2009 4:47 PM   Subscribe

Luxirare is about killer clothes and fine cuisine. Recent features include: Thanksgiving Part I, creating a thanksgiving meal that is less about an abundance of leftovers and instead maximizing the visual appeal of “thanksgiving” symbols like the pumpkin, as a dessert; and Pie Pops, for those who want to eat pie, but don’t want a whole slice—who want to try multiple flavors, but for just a bite or two, then move onto another.
posted by netbros (24 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
That website froze my computer...
posted by Eleutherios at 4:53 PM on November 20, 2009


Today’s post provides a little sneak peak (sic) through the process...

The grammar ain't haute.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 5:01 PM on November 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


Jesus, less jabbering and fewer twee pictures. I want to see the pie pops now, not after you explain to me how your special blackberries were watered with the tears of angel babies.
posted by sugarfish at 5:01 PM on November 20, 2009 [3 favorites]


Looks like a lot of work, can I make pumpkin creme brule instead?
posted by fixedgear at 5:09 PM on November 20, 2009


"I label all my homemade jams and fillings. For some reason images work better for me than text. Sometimes I look at text and I don’t know what its saying."

That's kind of obvious. Cool idea; painfully executed. There's food porn and then there's food soft-core porn. This blog is kind of the latter.
posted by xingcat at 5:10 PM on November 20, 2009


I liked it. Cool use of transparent materials for the photography. I'm not convinced that the mini pumpkin thingie actually reduces waste, but oh well.
posted by kathrineg at 5:20 PM on November 20, 2009


Those shoes... man, I wish I was a shoe fetishist.
posted by Leon at 5:30 PM on November 20, 2009


Those shoes just made me into a shoe fetishist.
posted by nutate at 5:32 PM on November 20, 2009


Interesting stuff on the site but the Thanksgiving bit seems misguided to me. Eliminating leftovers and maximizing the visual appeal of the feast is completely inverting the point of Thanksgiving, which is abundance simply prepared.
posted by Justinian at 5:35 PM on November 20, 2009


Go through the archives, it's totally worth it for the food articles- especially these avant-garde potato chips which would probably cost a fortune if they really existed and yet I'd probably still buy them.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 5:42 PM on November 20, 2009


OMG, and this salad!? It's amazing. xingcat is way, way, way off-base. This isn't soft-core food porn, this is food porn that gets you arrested on obscenity charges!
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 5:48 PM on November 20, 2009


I don't need to be famous. I don't need to be that powerful. i just want to have enough money that I can spend the rest of my life writing stories, reading novels, traveling and hosting elaborate dinner parties where I get to make avocado shaped salad for fascinating guests. (The fabulous shoes are optional.) Is that too much to ask?
posted by thivaia at 6:42 PM on November 20, 2009


I... I want to be this person.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:53 PM on November 20, 2009 [3 favorites]


I guess I just don't see the appeal of this. It's stylishly executed pretentious wankery, but it's still pretentious wankery. I don't think she's all that interested in how food tastes, just how it looks, what it represents, etc. Did you notice that you can't actually eat the avocado salad as is? The peel's in there to hold it together, so you'd have to take it apart to eat it.

Why don't you try making the chips, BuddhaInABucket? It doesn't look hard to do.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 7:33 PM on November 20, 2009


Pie Pops remind me of the less-pretentiously-presented Cake Pops at Bakerella. A coworker made some yesterday in fact, and yes, they were yummy. No angel baby tears, but gooood.
posted by emjaybee at 7:58 PM on November 20, 2009


Wankery it may well be.....
pardon me while I spend the rest of the evening wa... uh, erm, never mind.
posted by drhydro at 8:08 PM on November 20, 2009


This is really cool.
posted by Nattie at 8:16 PM on November 20, 2009


emjaybee, I thought the exact same thing, then hopped over to Bakerella's site only to see that she links back to Luxirare as the inspiration! Go figure.
posted by miratime at 9:20 PM on November 20, 2009


That is to say, Bakerella did her own version of the pie pops: http://www.bakerella.com/easy-as-pie/
posted by miratime at 9:22 PM on November 20, 2009


Did you notice that you can't actually eat the avocado salad as is? The peel's in there to hold it together, so you'd have to take it apart to eat it.

Look again. The peel is not there; she (she? androgyny ftw) left a thick 'shell' of avocado flesh to hold the thing together, but no peel. That's what all the business with the crushed peppercorns etc is about.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:33 PM on November 20, 2009


Seriously, how is this not Death?
posted by SPrintF at 10:30 AM on November 21, 2009


Nah, it's all about the Sodium Alginate and Calcium Chloride Yogurt Parfaits.
posted by Lizc at 10:38 AM on November 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I hate this yet find it fascinating.
posted by mai at 11:48 AM on November 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I just made the lollipop pies. After seeing the photos I just had to. Here's a few pointers:
Ignore the 'not for oven use' warnings on the 8" cookie sticks. They don't burn. Make 2 different sized dough circles, using the bigger one for the top. This allows for the filling bulge. Make sure the top and bottom are well sealed, especially at the stick entry. Blueberry filling is best avoided. Too leaky. Bake a little longer and with a deeper brown than you would for a pie. Chill completely before serving or the stick will not hold the weight of the pie.
If you don't spend an inordinate amount of time making each one perfect they have a messy look.
There are really gorgeous but really not practical for big batches. Make them with kids, that way it doesn't matter what they look like. I had fun making them.
posted by Pennyblack at 2:43 PM on November 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


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