I just found THIS on the internetz and...I don't even know what to think.
Has anyone actually eaten one of these? At the very least, this would be a hilarious Superbowl party appetizer. The website product description by itself is good entertainment. Enjoy!
I've finally decided to take a stand against my crappy plastic measuring cups and spoons that I got in college. Now, in an ideal world, I would measure by weight all the time, but this world is not exactly ideal. Sometimes I just don't want to mess around with converting recipes from volume measurements to weight, and measuring cups actually are good for things like grains, etc.
So, it's time for some REAL cups and spoons! And preferably ones that are made of metal and have those nifty odd sizes, like 2/3- and 3/4-cups, etc.
Does anyone have recommendations for the best measuring sets? Bonus points if they are sold at Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, or Bed Bath and Beyond (where I have gift certificates). The all-clad sets have caught my eye, but I'm wondering if the expense is really worth it.
Even though I love Mascarpone, I rarely buy it because it can get so expensive to cook with. However, I recently found a great deal on a couple tubs of the stuff (if anyone in Texas is interested, 8oz for $2 at Spec's Liquors and Fine Foods, and the price is good til January), and now I'm wondering what to do with it. In the past I've almost always used it in sweet applications because it goes so well with fresh berries, but I'm wondering if anyone has any great recipes for savory applications or for use with winter fruits. Thanks in advance!
I bought a bag of nopalitos (cactus pads) at the grocery store today. Does anyone have any good nopales recipes? I remember having them in a breakfast taco one time and they were so good! But, I'd like to expand my horizons a little. So if anyone has a Mexican grandma with a really good nopales recipe please ask her if she would be so kind as to share. you could make suggestions even if they aren't from a Mexican grandma, I guess.
I am currently working on a series of food-related installation art pieces (for my thesis), most recently "icing" walls with royal icing. I am not all that familiar with other artists - not chefs, though I do consider them artistic - who use food as a topic or theme. Do any of you know of something like this?
The few I can think of are generally photographers, like Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle (amazing!) or Carl Warner and Kathryn Parker Almanas. I know about bento art and I've seen a lot of art involving fruits and veggies styled to look like faces or animals, so what I'm looking for are artists who deal with food on a more conceptual level. Since this is my thesis project, I will have to give a presentation/defense, and it's important for me to be aware of art and artists that relate to my work. Any help is appreciated!
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