Posts tagged "food"

An Eclair Inspired By The Sweet Brigitte Bardot

High-class French food emporium Fauchon unveils its limited-edition eclair, featuring a design of Brigitte Bardot. Délicieux. [GoGoParis.com]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 20, 2009

Waffle Fries, No Deep Fryer Required

Waffle fries are the holy grail of French fries for me, and it’s not always easy to find them when I have a craving (or they’re so weighed down with grease they’re soggy — ugh). Luckily, I came across Alexia FoodsCrunchy Snacks Waffle Fries at the grocery today. They don’t need fried or cooked,…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 18, 2009

What Are The Most Comforting Comfort Foods? Share Your Recipes!

During the summer, it stays light well into the night, and I like to meet friends for late, alfresco dinners. But these days, as darkness falls by 4:30 in the afternoon and it’s nearly always raining, I just want to get home, curl up in a blanket, and down comfort foods like there’s no tomorrow.

By: Catherine Strawn / November 12, 2009

All Your Snail Poop Dreams Have Come True

If you have been waiting for the right escargot packing made out of colored snail poop to come along, today, my friend, is your lucky day. For reasons that will surely forever remain a mystery, designer Manuel Jouvin decided the ideal container for holding escargot is made from colorized snail droppings. So, he partnered u…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 9, 2009

A Fashion Show Not For The Vegetarians

When I was a kid, I read this book that had a line in it that has stuck in my head to this day: “Eat it or wear it.” Well, when the clothes are made of meat, I suppose the choice is yours. In this fashion show, models strutted the runway in outfits made from…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 26, 2009

Bird’s Eye Fish Fingers Are Down For Whatever

Copyranter points us to this commercial for Bird’s Eye fish fingers starring three dirty-minded fish sticks. A fair amount of lady blogs out there spill a lot of virtual ink over how misogynist, sexist, and exploitative commercials are when female sexuality is used to sell something. Frankly, I don’t see what the big deal…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 12, 2009

Food Habits, First Dates, And What It Means for Love

There are roughly one million thoughts and worries swarming through our heads on a first date. Is this a good match? Was that story I told funny-weird or just weird? And if the date takes place at a restaurant, the anxiety increases tenfold. Do I have food in my teeth? Did I order too little/too…

By: DivineCaroline.com / October 3, 2009

How To Sample Wine Without Looking Like An Idiot

Have you ever ordered a bottle of wine at a restaurant, only to not know what the hell to do when the waiter presents you with the cork and looks at you expectantly? Wine aficionado Kathryn Borel is here to help. The author of Corked: A Memoir, Borel breaks the whole wine deal dow…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 21, 2009

“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
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