Ok, so it looks like a book. Yet it is hiding a teabag with (high quality) green tea. And preparing my cup of tea feels like I’m unwrapping a present. What’s remarkable though, is that even though I am calling myself a curious food lover, I not really considering to read the little story inside the tiny tea booklet.
Archive for April 2010
During a shopping expedition to a local organic store, I found these tortilla chips on sale. The first thing I thought was that they were actually made from root vegetables, yet they are ‘only’ just coloured – with tomato, spinach and carrot + sesame seeds.
I immediately saw a festive variation on a great plate of nachos with melted cheese and sour cream, and a feast for the eyes as well. Well, part of them will not make it to any kind of festivities, those I had this afternoon, as a try out.
They taste like proper corn tortillas, I could not really recognize the flavour-consequences of the colouring. Which suited me quite fine, actually. Will be continued one of these days with the party presentation.
Love your fried calamari? Some garlic sauce on the side? Look at this article and especially the pictures. One squid means a calamari party for at least 20 friends…
Finally! What a night of browsing can bring me! I am a great fan of the Dirty Jobs videos, that is to say, especially the ones that feature food-related topics. Cranberries, mushrooms, all subjects of the Dirty Jobs videos providing some insight in the “behind the scenes” of our daily food consumption.
And now, by accident I – and yes, thanks to the previously not so positively reviewed How Stuff Works website anno 2010, I found the link to quite a number of clips and the – logical, yet overlooked – option to buy the full versions through iTunes.
Once upon a time I was a great fan of the website www.howstuffworks.com. As a matter of fact we used it when teaching information management to first year Hospitality Management students as the ideal source to have more or less complicated information technology principles explained in a perfectly simple and attractive way. That was about five years ago.
I also remember that they had the greatest pieces on all kinds of food related topics. So while working on the CFL weblog, wanting to share great sources with you, I went back and had a look at the HSW website. WHAT HAPPENED? Away is all the original content, it has become one large forest of ads, linking to external commercial websites for the content.
Of course there are still interesting things to be found, when you consider the site as some kind of bookmarking platform. Yet to me they have lost their unique angle of “home made”- content. What a loss for the curious food lovers of the world!
This time food been used to design the flags of 12 different countries. Great example of using the culinary icons of a country for representing perhaps one of the strongest cultural icons – the national flag.
So yesterday I shared the picture of the ice cone that happened to be a cup cake. Today I stumbled upon a website where you find all kinds of Star Wars cakes. Though the appeal of the whole Star Wars movement is lost to me – probably lack of invested time to really learn to appreciate the whole concept -, I love how food once again has a double function: feed & entertain the eye…