February 5th, 2015
[Via More Words, Deeper Hole]
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(For the record, I'm ashamed to note that I completely failed to notice on my first view that that thing should really be a facehugger, not a chestburster.)
Food Stylist Chris Oliver's work in film and TV doesn't just involve preparing food for people:
On Boardwalk Empire, I had to do an edible arm that they have to throw and the alligator eats it in the scene. They are heavy, 50 pounds easily. I had to make a cast of it and make it so it's throwable and wouldn't dissolve in the water.
(See also her story of a close encounter with a tiger that wasn't going to be satisfied by fake food.)
[Via The Dissolve]
Rouge By Carte Noire. Looks gorgeous, and I'll bet it tastes even better than it looks:
Why did I have to watch this when it was too late at night for me to pop out to my local supermarket and buy something sweet and sugary and delicious?
Dan Hill on the joys of Helsinki's Restaurant Day:
Ravintolapäivä is "Restaurant Day" […] After starting in Helsinki a year ago, Ravintolapäivä's role is to suggest "a food carnival when anyone can open a restaurant for a day".
Which it is, although this doesn't quite describe the genesis of the event, which came out of frustration with the effort required to set up a restaurant in Helsinki, of the kind that is open for more than a single day. […]
Today, though, the sun was shining, the streets were full, and that frustration was long forgotten, given the explosion of invention on offer. […]
For instance, our first stop this morning was for breakfast served from a little wicker basket lowered from a first floor window into the group of waiting customers below. Euros are stuffed in the basket, and up it goes. You shout up your order. Breakfast comes back.
The string had a menu attached, featuring egg and bacon, or eggs benedict, in home-baked English muffins (both hot bacon sandwiches and English muffins are extremely difficult to come by in Helsinki.) This is, again, not exactly within the law, but if this is considered a problem, then I believe the saying is the law is an ass. […]
For one day only, Pizza Hut is getting into the wedding business:
Not content with ruining dinner, they're now looking to ruin the wedding proposal too. Specifically, Pizza Hut is hoping to trick as many as ten idiots into proposing to their significant others with a big old box of disgusting. Don't believe it?
There's certainly a set of people willing to spend $10,000 on a proposal. It's likely there's also a set of people who would propose with chain restaurant pizza. Still, it's disheartening to think that the intersection of those two sets may not simply be zero. Thankfully, it's simultaneously hilarious. […]
When Paul Rosenblatt answers the phone, he says "Bananas!", or, All you ever wanted to know about the science of making bananas ripen at the right time in the right place, on an industrial scale. Fascinating stuff.
Having lived in Paris for almost a decade, Simon Kuper has come to the conclusion that happiness is a table for one:
[On lunch…] By now I've worked out the essential elements. For me, the first is solitude. As a married person with children living in a cramped city, loneliness isn't the problem. Rather, you're always drowning in loved ones. Happiness is a table for one with something to read. I don't go as far as the man I know who says he's happiest when eating dinner alone with a book about war, but nearly. As I once had to tell my wife: "Nothing you could say could be as interesting as this article that I'm reading." (After some thought, she offered the correct response: "I'm pregnant." Luckily it was a joke.)
Greggs has been around for as long as you've been alive. Always there on the high street ready to offer sandwiches, soup, buns, whatever. You've had a Greggs lunch at least once in your life. It's earned something of a dodgy reputation due to the, ahem, varied quality of the food on offer. I realised one day that I really had no idea what's good and what's not good at Greggs. This blog is my attempt to change that.
I do have to register my strong disagreement with the author on one vital issue: the Bacon and Cheese Wrap is far better when hot. It is Just Not Right to let one go cold.