August 19, 2005 1:41 PM   Subscribe

A new food blog! Slashfood. Looks like a good one. They seem to be covering pretty much everything. Instant bookmark!
posted by braun_richard (25 comments total)
What I'm wondering is why it's heralded on all the Weblogs sights as brand new, but the entries go back to mid-July.

And what's with the name? "Slash" has at least three different levels of negative connotations for me.
posted by smackfu at 1:54 PM on August 19, 2005

Was naturally skeptical, ...then I saw the incredible Thorax cake. Wow.
posted by tula at 1:56 PM on August 19, 2005

smackfu: as someone who builds sites, I would guess it's because you can't launch a site without a lot of content. It would have sucked if they launched the site with just one page of links or something.
posted by braun_richard at 1:58 PM on August 19, 2005

It was fun to read a gain about the guy who vaporizes BBQ grills in seconds.
posted by NewBornHippy at 2:08 PM on August 19, 2005

Indeed - the name is trying too hard. Besides - how is Jathon Calacanith thuppothed to pronounth it?
posted by MaxVonCretin at 2:14 PM on August 19, 2005

it would be called flogging, surely. And moflogging or vi-mo-flogging,etc.
posted by boo_radley at 2:36 PM on August 19, 2005

It's OK, I guess I prefer the kind of hand-made really personal food blogs. But, those aren't updated nearly as often and tend to be region specific. This is a bit slicker and targetted towards "foodies" whereas I am more of a food lover but bystander.
posted by cell divide at 2:51 PM on August 19, 2005

I hate it. I hate everything from the stupid looking little banner at the top to the Calcanis pimping gibberish at the bottom. Slashfood? How original.

It's cluttered, inconsistent and gives me a headache.

Food is a primal thing for people who care. This is a commodity site made without passion and written by people who buy $90 tools when a fork would do just as well for the sole purpose of generating advertising revenue and spitting out tags to feed Technorati. Hell, why use one row of Google ads when you can cram in three and a special bonus advertising box.

As far as being new goes it's new like a new Nike sneaker is, spit out by production line workers who have about as much passion for the subject as they have for fifteen cents a word they are getting paid. This isn't a weblog, it's an ad with some words shoved in.
posted by cedar at 3:18 PM on August 19, 2005

Well said, cedar.
posted by cali at 3:23 PM on August 19, 2005

cedar: I'm with you. Also, I didn't see the rows and rows of ads, because I have a properly-configured Adblock.
posted by rxrfrx at 3:27 PM on August 19, 2005

Hmm, seems very heavy on the chocolate right now.

Not that there's a problem with that. But, uh, they think the Lindt 85% bars are bitter? You aren't supposed to scarf down a whole bar in one sitting, you know.
posted by ilsa at 3:42 PM on August 19, 2005

Methinks the FPP is itself an advertisement. "Instant bookmark!"? Please.
posted by longsleeves at 3:44 PM on August 19, 2005

spit out by production line workers who have about as much passion for the subject as they have for fifteen cents a word they are getting paid

But, the thing we have to keep in mind is that "Jathon Calacanith" is helping to create a whole new lifestyle and making people happy. No, really. He says so himself:
"WIN’s outward facing business model—the one the public experiences—is as a long tail publisher. We’ve got a bunch blogs, a bunch of bloggers, and a bunch of advertisers. We surf Chris’ long tail to profitability. Case closed, you can file us away in your dotcom history books as the latest evolution of the AOL Greenhouse, GeoCities, and breed.

However, the truth is that what we are creating has nothing to do with publishing. What we’re creating is a lifestyle for passionate people that *results* in our outward facing business model.

These days we don’t spend time saying asking ourselves how can we make better blogs, we spend our time saying how can we support our bloggers better?

The key driver in our business is....blogger happiness. If our bloggers are having fun and enjoying themselves all those other things will happen. I’d like to change my title from CEO to CHO—chief happiness officer. Passion is contagious." [source]
Boy, there are some really big words in there. I guess when your making dotcom histroy you get to have an outward facing business model. Wish I could have some of that!
posted by ericb at 3:44 PM on August 19, 2005

whatever, haters. that article on dark chocolate and nutella was hilariously written, and that is enough to keep me coming back.
posted by Hackworth at 4:08 PM on August 19, 2005

What a sad blog. They have 11 or so bloggers who have churned out 11 pages of articles since July 21 and none of them are interested enough in what is written to make comments on the posts. Maybe they are not getting paid to do that.

I think there are a half dozen comments over the entire site.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 4:20 PM on August 19, 2005

7 to 2 this is a self-link.
posted by gleuschk at 5:27 PM on August 19, 2005

Um, no, actually I have nothing to do with the site. But thanks for the cynicism.
posted by braun_richard at 5:56 PM on August 19, 2005

I'll stick with Too Many Chefs, thanks.
posted by O9scar at 6:21 PM on August 19, 2005


All I can think of is "Obi Wan's Pickle", "Luke's Sausage" and, well, a host of other sordid things, really.
posted by zerokey at 6:36 PM on August 19, 2005

This issue included recipes for squash ravioli with sage brown butter as well as faux Hostess snack cakes

Squash ravioli. Umm ok. I prefer pumpkin but no harm, no foul.

But faux Hostess snack!!?! Because all the best chefs these days are into replicating crappy synthetic crap. Next they'll be offering me tips for home made cheez whiz and the recipes for Capt'n Crunch cereal and Wonder Bread.

This is not the web site for me.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:42 PM on August 19, 2005

They describe dark chocolate as pungent?
posted by facapulco at 12:08 AM on August 20, 2005

Well, dark chocolate is pretty strong. And it's definitely too bitter for my taste, anyway. Leaves a horrible aftertaste in my mouth, even with a tiny piece.

Call me a philistine if you will, but I much prefer milk chocolate - and not that icky waxy stuff you North Americans call milk chocolate, either.
posted by macdara at 3:25 AM on August 20, 2005

I probably won't be visiting that site again, but I am grateful that they pointed me toward the Cheese Profiler.

I'm a Cheddar!!
posted by jrossi4r at 10:59 AM on August 20, 2005

Are you sure? I took the test about 8 times with completely different answers for what I valued in a meal, what sort of meals I ate, and what I would most likely order for desert, hell, even what car I drove (incidentally - I don't drive, an option which doesn't even appear on the test), and it came up with "Family Man : Cheddar" every single time. I like Cheddar and all, but I suspect that test was cobbled together by the Cheddar promotion board. Of course, I am willing to forgive a site featuring the legend "Aaah, the power of Cheese." almost anything, even shameless Cheddar shillery.

For what it's worth, I would consider myself a "Feta", future Cheese Profile makers.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:27 PM on August 20, 2005

What's a bookmark?
posted by Caviar at 5:38 PM on August 20, 2005

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