The Recipe Project
(as heard recently on a number of food radio programs), by One Ring Zero, takes recipes from famous chefs and sets them to music. The chefs got to choose the style of music, and some even have videos
too! Listen to a recipe for "Brains and Eggs" (Chris Cosentino) in the style of the Beastie Boys, or recipes from Mario Batali, David Chang and many more.
posted by AnnaRat
on Nov 27, 2011 -
A Coconut Cake From Emily Dickinson: Reclusive Poet, Passionate Baker. [NPR.org]
Poet Emily Dickinson withdrew from society for most of her adult life. And yet, she was known to lower a basket full of cakes from the window of the home she rarely left to crowds of expectant children on the street below. The Poet's House in New York City
put on exhibit an original manuscript of a Dickinson cake recipe that contained coconut. That recipe calls for the following ingredients.
1 cup coconut,
2 cups flour,
1 cup sugar,
1/2 cup butter,
1/2 cup milk,
1/2 teaspoon soda,
1 teaspoon cream of tartar.
posted by Fizz
on Oct 24, 2011 -
"There was no sleight of hand; each bite was cut open, pushed back together, then dropped on a table. The goal was to see moist white meat when it bounced." Inside the world of tabletop directing
- the people whose job it is to make food look delicious.
posted by mippy
on Oct 10, 2011 -
Researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute
say they've uncovered a pattern that triggers riots wherever it's found. What is that pattern? The price of food
. When it rises to a certain level, social unrest & violence are soon to follow. According to their calculations the food price index is due to peak in August of 2013, assuming no corrective action is taken. The original paper is here
posted by scalefree
on Aug 21, 2011 -
Diner for Schmucks.
GQ's restaurant reviewer Alan Richman
had heard "nothing but great things about M. Wells, one of New York City's hottest restaurants—the food was amazing, the setting sublime, the ambience charming. And, in fact, everything was going quite well. Until..." More at Eater
. (Via) [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Aug 17, 2011 -