Friday, April 30, 2010

Jamie's Revolution

From kitchen gardens to kids growing their own veggies at school, it's been really interesting (personally speaking) following Jamie Oliver’s healthier eating campaign on ABC’s Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Check out more of what Jaimie is up to in this video clip. World reknown chef, TV personality, and cookbook author, Oliver also once penned a book a few years ago about a simpler way to prepare food called: The Naked Chef. (I guess this is where I'll also add that I've met Jamie in person, and a more charming, knowledgeable, and likeable could not ask to meet.)

Take a look:

Friday, April 23, 2010

How To Cook Everything: Gone Digital

If you're an iPhone and iPod Touch user, you'll be pleased to know that the online food magazine, Culinate has partnered with John Wiley and Sons to bring one of my favorite cookbooks, Mark Bittman’s best-selling, boffo, award-winning, and amazingly useful How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition), into the hand-held digital age, with the How to Cook Everything app.
Actually, it contains all the book’s content — including 2,000 recipes and recipe variations — plus easy-to-use search and shopping-list capabilities that don’t require wi-fi. This app is truly useful anywhere, anytime; online or offline, it’s all there.
And here’s something really nice: apparently they're able to make it available for the introductory price of only $1.99 — less than the cost of your morning latte (or even your morning ride to work on the NYC subway system).
Finally, from what we've been hearing, this only the beginning of a whole string of awesome cookbook titles — old and new — that Culinate hopes to bring to the digital world.
Something else that's nice: they're also asking folks to tell them what you'd like to see make the move to the iPhone or other digital device, helping them to assemble a virtual bookshelf of your favorites.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Food Flags

No, seriously. (And yeah...I'll admit, this one's pretty obvious. Right? Kinda, sorta?)
Anyway, innovative, quirky, and looking like overall tasty fun, Whybin TBWA Australia and The Sydney International Food Festival cooked up a clever way to promote last year’s fest. They used iconic foods from the participating countries to recreate their flags. From the green-white-red of basil-spaghetti-tomatoes to the orange-white-green of tikka masala-rice-saag, the results are both appetizing and a little reminiscent of junior high school geography class.
Which brings us to this challenge: Can you correctly identify 12 of these international culinary flags?
Check them out here

Friday, April 09, 2010

A Sip From The Hip

Laptop in one hand, cellphone in the other? Oh, what to do, what to do now…with that pesky cup of joe??
Well, besides filing this one under my "Have We Really Gone Too Far?" file, this Beltclip cupholder that attaches a drink to your hip might just be the answer to this multi-tasking dilemma.
And on that same note, I also have to say, that while a holster for bottled water (or even beer or soda, for that matter) might make some sense, the idea of carrying a hot latte attached to your hip -- sounds kinda dangerous. In fact, the mere thought of a cup of hot Starbucks slowly oozing down my pant leg, for me, puts this kind of task juggling way up there on my list of things -- NOT TO TRY.
But in any case, if you're still interested, this little new-age gadget is only $4.95 -- and comes in a choice of 11 colors at

Friday, April 02, 2010

The Ultimate Peep Show

Yes, it's that time of year again (hard to believe, since we were just digging out from under 18 inches of snow just a short month ago!). And The Washington Post showcases the best marshmallow Peep dioramas from its annual contest-- including scenes from the movie Up and the children's book, Good Night, Moon.
Take a look, enjoy, and HAPPY EASTER.