Archive for June, 2006

Liquid Nitrogen Brain Storming

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

My work has around 10 gallons or more of liquid nitrogen to dispose of in the next few days. We don’t have the time to let it evaporate so we’re likely to have an ice cream making party! Additionally, I’d like to freeze some alcohol (drinkable, not lab grade). What else? wanting to go persue [...]

What’s Inside an MRE?

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

My MRE package had all of this packed in there. When making everything for the Govt Food shot, I was surprised at how much packaging waste came out of the bag. Did I taste it, yeah but it wasn’t special. Mostly the flavors of canned food… mellowed out without alot of good high notes. Even [...]

Brownie Variations- Chili Almond

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Last weekend we had our friends from Japan over. They will be hosting us on our upcoming trip to Shikoku in August, so this visit was a fun quick reminder in the midst of our planning that Japan is almost here! After closing down the local brew pub, we made our way on a beer [...]

Eating Asphalt, Smelling Mint

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Alton heads up via SlashFood. Mom- you can stop reading this paragraph and skip down to my picture… I think Alton jinxed himself with the name of his upcoming road trip show, Feasting on Asphalt. A spill on his BMW 1200 RT touring bike produced “a sound like a wooden spoon snapping” resulting in a [...]

Bourdain Visit Recap

Friday, June 16th, 2006

This wednesday ushered in a wonderful confluence of events: getting to visit with Tony Bourdain, and picking up my new motorcycle! This proved to be a wonderful combination for my brain’s pleasure center. We jetted up (2 hour drive) wednesday morning to Portland for the Bourdain event, hosted by the cooking supply store In Good [...]

Lick it Baby

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

I blame Heidi for this. She just had to post a link for a bbc article on taste buds and super tasters. I’ve enjoyed watching shows about this topic in the past, especially watching Alan Alda swab his tongue on Scientific American Frontiers. As the bbc site shows, seeing your fungiform papillae, which are like [...]

Tea Time with Amai

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Fellow food blogger Kelli, of Lovescool, has a new product available at Amai’s Site. Available online till June 30th, Tea Sweets: The new White Tea & Strawberry Tea Sweets tin offers 10 delicate strawberry-scented cookies flavored with pink peppercorns and a touch of spice. Each cookie pairs perfectly with your favorite cup of tea. If [...]

Alice Medrich’s Melting Chocolate Meringues

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

The online food forum, eGullet recently put forth the postulation that the average cookbook will only have 7 recipes make its way to its owners table. Fondling my newest cookbook, Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet, I can count off three recipes I’ve made in the last two weeks, and I can easily think of four more that [...]

Chocolate Artists Wanted

Monday, June 12th, 2006

The chocolate covered cocoa nib company SweetRiot is looking for artists to feature on their candy tins. Featured artists enjoy a 3-4 month run, and will find themselves in savy New York hotspots, like the MoMA’s Design store. Artists are to send up to 9 images representative of their art portfolio by June 15, 2006. [...]

Sweetriot Cocoa Nibs

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

You know what’s cool about receiving PR when you have a food blog? They usually follow up with yummy stuff! I was contacted by the company Sweetriot and given a sample pack of their chocolate covered cocoa nibs. Fun to play with and nibble on, the nibs come in a variety of chocolates (50%, 65%, [...]


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