Isn’t this a beautiful image?
It reminds me of that Kohler faucet TV commercial: I want to design a room around it.
It, in this case, is an omelet with a mushroom base. A pastry brush was used to create the stripes. It is one of many intriguing works of food art in the six-volume Modernist Culture: The Art and Science of Cooking by Nathan Myhrvold and his team of Seattle-based chefs.
Myhrvold is renown for his use of modern techniques and space-age ingredients.
I just like the pretty pictures.
Posted in Art, Books, Cooking, Food, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged art, books, chefs, cookbook, cooking, faucet, food, Humor, Kohler, life, Modernist Cuisine, Nathan Myhrvold, photography, Seattle
Food Network has been the background noise in my house for a long time.
But lately I find myself losing patience with the shows that used to be appointment TV.
Case in point: Chopped, hosted by Ted Allen.
I can’t count the number of hours I have lost watching this program. When weekend marathons come on, my previous plans fall away. This food competition has had a spot on my DVR list since I purchased the technology.
Yet now I find myself hitting fast-forward, impatient for it to be finished. The format has become too familiar, the judges’ comments tired, the visiting chefs look-a-likes.
(And by this point, even I have a pretty good idea what to do with the basket ingredients, no matter how weird.)
I’m not the only one — Jesse David Fox at Vulture has had his own Food Network burn out. It’s an interesting read.
Take a look.
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Tagged appointment TV, background noise, blogs, burn out, chefs, chop it off, Chopped, Chopped marathon, commentary, cooking, cooking competition, DVR, entertainment, fast forward, food competition, Food Network, Humor, Jesse David Fox, judges, life, reality, review, Ted Allen, Television, TV, Vulture
Love to cook?
Or just love the idea of cooking?
If you spend hours in the kitchen — or in front of the TV watching Food Network chefs spend hours in theirs, you’ll love this guide to kitchen conversions by graphic designer Shannon Lattin.
No need to break your brain anymore halving or tripling recipes — Shannon’s done it for you!
I’m just gonna use it to check other folk’s work. (You’re welcome.)
Posted in Cooking, Design, Food, Foods, Humor, Life
Tagged chefs, cook, cooking, design, food, Food Network, Foods, graphic design, Humor, infographic, kitchen, kitchen conversions, life, recipes, Shannon Lattin, The Common Cook's How-Many Guide to Kitchen Conversions
I’ve started seeing a lot of promos lately for the new seasons of “The Next Food Network Star” and “Top Chef.” In fact, the first episode of “Food Network Star” aired last night.
(I know this because my DVR taped it while I was at the movies.)
All these would-be TV chefs vying for their own shows on Food Network and Bravo just look….blah to me. Which made me realize — it’s finally happened.
I have had my fill of reality food television.
I mean, I still watch certain shows on Food Network…and goodness knows Rory watches the channel all the time when I’m not at home. But the food chef competitions themselves may be on the way down, at least with me.
And really, have they produced any personalities with longevity besides Guy Fieri? Can you even name any other “Food Network Star” winner from past seasons? I certainly can’t. They may still be around, but they are infinitely forgettable. Same thing for “Top Chef.”
“Food Network Star” knows it, too. They brought in a contestant ‘mentor’ this year in Giada De Laurentiis. I guess they are hoping she will distract you from the beginning of the end.
So, enjoy this season. It maybe the last course.
Posted in Foods, Humor, Television
Tagged Adam Lambert, American Idol, Bravo, chefs, cooking, DVR, food, Food Network, Food Network Star, food television, Giada de Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Humor, Television, The Next Food Network Star, Top Chef, TV chefs