Posts tagged "food"

“Top Chef: Las Vegas” Stars Show Off Their Ink

Over at Needles and Sins, Marisa points us to Bravo's 57-page slide show of the seriously tattooed contestants of "Top Chef: Las Vegas." Our favorite? Pictured here, Michael Voltaggio's beautifully rendered forearm koi fish. (That he's cute doesn't hurt, although the work must have.) Check out the 30-year-old, Maryland-born, James Beard finalist's culinary-themed tattoos after…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 18, 2009

Crush Of The Day: Joel Hicks, Gravy Wrestler

Jesus. Mother. Of. God. Hands off, ladies! Amelia and I are already fighting over him. May the best woman win. Say Hello, sexy! to gravy-covered Joel Hicks, aka Stone Cold Steve Bisto, the 30-year-old hottie who won the 2009 World Gravy Wrestling Championship. Gravy wrestling? Apparently, yes. (It's in England; I guess they're into that…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2009

Q&A: Author Michelle Maisto Proves A Vegetarian And A Meat Lover Can Live Happily Ever After

Food is an essential for life, of course, but it’s also a vital component of relationships. Without food, what would we do on dates? There would be no candlelit dinners, and no romantic champagne and strawberries or other supposedly aphrodisiac combos. In her new book The Gastronomy of Marriage, Michelle Maisto explores what happens i…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 11, 2009

Bite-Sized Food On A Stick Is My New Diet

Second only to my love of food on a stick is food that is bite-sized. I love going to a party and noshing on little morsels of yumminess, especially if the yumminess is piled on some sort of flat vessel or stuffed inside something. So seriously, these little pie lollipops are making me absolutely ravenou…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 7, 2009

Cooking With Dishwashers And Coffeepots Brings Dorm Room Cuisine To A New Low

For those who live in cities, cramped quarters necessitate some creative maneuvering in the kitchen. Especially if you don't have one. Over at gadget blog Gizmodo, one writer has taken it upon himself to test out, um, alternative means for cooking. The first experiment involved making a chicken dinner in a coffeepot (just the thought…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 29, 2009

Company Markets Wine For The Gays

Well, this is novel. A fine wine purveyor is targeting gay men with a line of special wines. Spanish UO! Wines has three vino options: Antinoo, Oscura Lágrima, and Ánima Blanca. Antinoo is a red: "young and mature, fruity, elegant, smooth...Mediterranean." Oscura Lágrima, another red, is described thusly: "They say that the best sex i…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 20, 2009

Popcorn Will Save Your Life

Scientists recently found that snack foods and many whole grain breakfast cereals contain surprisingly large amounts of antioxidant substances called polyphenols, which are a large part of why fruits, veggies, and other foods have been called out for potentially reducing the risk of some diseases. Because breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, and salty snacks account for…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 19, 2009

Seeing A Photo Of Chocolate Cake May Make You Crave An Apple

Let me just start by saying this doesn't make a lot of sense. But don't shoot the messenger, OK? Dutch psychologists have discovered that looking at decadent desserts somehow works to deter women from eating badly. The study made 54 weight-conscious women look at pictures of either a flower or a slice of chocolate cake,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2009

10 Rules About The Way Men And Women Eat

Esquire.com recently posted a "personal catalog" of 30 "likes, dislikes, habits, and rules" about the way men eat. I haven't thought much about it before, but looking at this list, I suddenly realize that men and women are practically opposites when it comes to mealtime. After the jump, 10 habits and rules for men from…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 18, 2009

How’s This For A Crazy “Forking” Diet?

There are a ton of weird diets out there, but here's one we've never seen before (although apparently it isn't totally new): Forking. The principle is to eat only foods that can be eaten and prepared with a fork. You're allowed to eat what you want during the day (within reason), but when it come…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 18, 2009

Mmm. Brain Cupcakes. Tasty!

Cupcakes and brains. Two great tastes that go great together! Just make sure that the zombies don't get to them first. These tasty cranium delights are made of "red velvet raspberry cake with French vanilla cream cheese frosting and a chocolate brain" and were created by Pamela Frantz using these Bite Size Brains Candy Molds.

By: Susannah Breslin / August 13, 2009

An Ice Cream To Boost Your Libido?

London ice cream parlor The Icecreamists has found a way to get customers hot and bothered while they chill out with sweet treats. When the shop opens in Selfridges, a London department store, this fall, they'll be dishing out "The Sex Pistol," a Viagra-like ice cream. It's bright green and contains penis-pumping herbal supplements like…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 13, 2009

Shocker: Women Eat Way Less When Dudes Are Around!

Admit it: When you go on a date with a cute guy, you don't order a big, greasy quarter-pounder and a giant plate of fries, even if you really, really want to. A Canadian study has confirmed what we all know to be sad but true: Women eat smaller meals with fewer calories when dude…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 11, 2009

How People Who Eat For A Living Stay Fit

My mom always used to joke in the kitchen, "Never trust a skinny chef," even though she's a skinny chef herself. Her words always ring through my mind when I see thinso chefs on the Food Network, or super-slim food critics like Padma Lakshmi of "Top Chef." She is perhaps the most baffling—I see her…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 9, 2009

The Personal Chefs Of Hollywood

Have you ever wondered how Jennifer Aniston keeps rounding up boyfriend after boyfriend? The secret might be in her kitchen, which she claims is “the best restaurant in town.” But it’s not because the actress gets behind the stove. All the credit goes to her stellar personal chefs, Jewels and Jill Elmore. "My friends love…

By: Justine Fields / August 9, 2009

What To Order At Celeb’s Favorite Restaurants

OK, yeah, I know what you're going to say. Celebs, eat? Whaa? Last time I checked, Jen Aniston was a vegan/vegetarian/all-salad-all-day/raw foodist/no-foodist, that's how she looks so freakin' amazing in whatever pencil skirt or jeans-and-belt-combo she's rocking today. (Or tomorrow, or yesterday...) Well, yeah—many stars have a strict diet they follow as well as a…

By: Nina Carbone / August 4, 2009

Weird Food News: Blue M&Ms Can Heal Your Spine And More

Everyone always goes for the green M&Ms (horndogs!), but perhaps you should consider reaching for the blue. Turns out, the compound "Brilliant Blue G," which makes blue M&Ms blue, can be used to treat spinal cord injuries. Injecting just the right amount of this dye appears to make recovery much faster. The downside? The stuff…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 2, 2009

Red Bull Backlash: “Slow Cow” Beverage

Slow Cow may look like one of those Red Bull-type energy drinks that line the shelves of America's convenience stores, but it's the exact opposite. The Canadian beverage claims to slow your roll via the a main ingredient, L-Theanine, an amino acid that relaxes, but doesn't induce sleepiness. Slow Cow also claims that this miracle…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 26, 2009

Quick Pic: Hello, Kitty (Chomp, Chomp) Goodbye, Kitty

Who says you can't play with your food? While we never thought "adorable" was a word we'd use to describe our lunch, these Hello Kitty and cartoon-inspired bento boxes merit the term. Yum. [Irresistable.fr]…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 25, 2009

A Match Made In Heaven: New Wine Pairings At Epicurious

The culinary-minded boozehounds of the world (aka pretty much anyone who eats and takes a gander into the kitchen once in a while) will love this news: Recipe and food mega-site Epicurious is now recommending a few alcoholic grape juice options that jibe well with whatever recipe you choose to whip up. Working with the…

By: Nina Carbone / July 19, 2009
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