Posts Tagged ‘food art’

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Eating more fiber?

December 5, 2019
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Ready for seconds?

November 27, 2019

What would Thanksgiving dinner look like at artist’s tables?

Mondrian

Seurat

Magritte

Picasso

Van Gogh

Pollack

Warhol

Dali

Christo

I hope yours is happy.

More here

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Hooray!

November 26, 2019

Cuties are back in the market!

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Why am I asking, “not green cheese?”

September 4, 2019

What could be better than a butter cow?

The Ohio State Fair this year featured a life size rendition of the Apollo 11 moon landing to commemorate its 50th anniversary.  Also included were the three Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong (an Ohio boy), Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.  They were joined by a butter cow and calf.  Collectively, the display used 2,200 pounds of butter.

From GastroObscura :

“Luckily, each of the Ohio-based sculptors has an area of expertise. Balz, a plumber by trade, is the face and anatomy guy. Dairy farmer Matt Davidson handled the cow. West Chester resident Tammy Buerk worked on the calf. And Columbus resident Erin Swearingen, who loves detail work, crafted the Apollo 11 logo. The team also had an intern: Karen Tharp, who’s pursuing an MFA at Ohio State University, helped detail the spacesuits.”

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What am I noting today?

May 15, 2019

Today marks the 50th anniversary of SpaghettiOs – introduced in 1969.  Reportedly there are over 1,750 “O”s in a 15 ounce can of SpaghettiOs.

In addition to the original flavor, they now come in Star Wars shapes, Spiderman shapes, Disney Little Princess shapes, and Super Mario Brothers shapes.  They also come with sliced franks or with meatballs, and in an organic version.

There are recipes, such as for a SpaghettiO-ring:

And, in addition to getting SpaghettiO’s on your shirt, you can also wear SpaghettiO’s on your shirt:

 

 

 

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What am I baking on Pi Day?

March 14, 2019

Seattle-based pie baker Lauren Ko has a multitude of non-edible inspirations that influence her creative pastry designs, including textile patterns, architecture, and string art. These elements are woven into her colorful, and often geometric, fruit pies and tarts topped with thin, undulating strips of apples, precisely placed pomegranate seeds, and triangles of radiating strawberries. Often Ko will color a portion of her dough with natural food dyes like beet butter to add even more color to the finished dessert. You can learn step-by-step instructions for how Ko creates her enticing sweets in this video made by Tasty, and follow the evolution of her pies on Instagram.

from Colossal

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What has me saying, “brrrr!”

February 25, 2019

You’ve seen the perfect arcs of boiling water solidified mid-throw, and perhaps this frozen speeding sign that duplicated itself over 2019’s Polar Vortex, but have you seen ghost apples? Thanks to a Facebook post by farm manager Andrew Sietsma, the phenomenon has captivated the internet, leaving commenters to marvel at the sight of these glass-like specimens that remain after apples have rotted from their icy exterior. Sietsema told CNN that this winter the weather in western Michigan was “just cold enough that the ice covering the apple hadn’t melted yet, but it was warm enough that the apple inside turned to complete mush (apples have a lower freezing point than water).” Jonagolds are one of Sietsema’s favorite apple varieties, but on the farm they are now referred to as “Jonaghosts.”

 

from colossal