Fictitious dishes from classic novels

July 24, 2012 § 3 Comments

How would you imagine Oliver Twist’s breakfast of gruel and water or Alice in Wonderland’s afternoon tea served? Dinah Fried in her photographic series entitled Fictitious Dishes decided to capture the meals of five fictional characters – Oliver Twist, The Catcher in the Rye, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and Moby Dick.

Moby Dick

By changing the table dressings, condiments, crockery and cutlery, the culinary snapshots are turned into fascinating literary set pieces.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

See more literary meals after the jump

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Eat these pantone dessert tarts!

March 8, 2012 § 2 Comments

Each tart and a Pantone color. French food designer Emilie De Griottes creates these amazing dessert tarts, using fruits such as cherries, berries, bananas etc and candies of different colors to create tarts that resemble Pantone color swatches.

We haven’t tasted them, but sure they all look pretty damn delicious.

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What goes with what?

October 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

What goes with what? Do oysters go with asparagus, bacon and mozzarella? Taste Buds: Complementary flavours, an extremely interesting and accurate infographic created by David McCandless and Willow Tyrer, recommends different herbs, spices and ingredients, for different types of food in order to create a good-tasting meal.

via Information is Beautiful

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Read it elsewhere

April 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Slim pickings:

  • It’s true what they say, there is a tumblr for everything – fugly android interfaces
  • What kind of twitter user are you? (infograph) – daily infographic
  • I assure you that a post with the title “Unspeakable Bodily Fluids and Genitalia: A Short, Revolting Intro to the Finest Metaphors in British Food Criticism” is a good read –
  • Bringing the bling to Anakin: Darth Vader’s helmet gets the artist treatment – total film
  • These post stamps for the 50 years of the Royal Shakespeare Company are amazing – creative review

RSC 50 years stamps

Broken promises: bergamot cupcakes

March 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

A while ago I promised never to blog again about food I made. It’s now time to break that promise. And on good grounds too. You see, this is an original recipe by yours truly. TA DA.bergamot fruits

I have a bergamot tree in my garden. Its smell simply makes me happy. But there is not much you can do with bergamot fruits – despite their godly fragrance they are actually very bitter, their juice included. Yesterday we cut all the fruit from the tree because it was ripe and perfect. So there were 4 bags of bergamot oranges in my kitchen. I couldn’t just let them rot. Then the idea hit me: when in doubt, make cupcakes.bergamot cupcakes

So, I used The Hummingbird Bakery‘s recipe for lemon cupcakes as a reference and with a couple of changes and adaptations here and there I created my first recipe. Check it out after the jump. « Read the rest of this entry »

A Ming cupcake

March 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

I love contrasts. Of color, of texture, of style. And a contrast of style is what first caught my eye in Ming Makes Cupcakes. That and my weak spot for cupcakes, that is. But back to the point: I just love the contrast between the luscious maximalism of the cupcakes and the severe minimalism of the layout. Oh the conflict, the tension!ming makes cupcakes

But I want to give (more) credit where credit is due. The recipes themselves are great, with some twists and surprises (flourless chocolate cupcakes anyone? Sour cream fig cupcakes? Port wine and cherry chocolate? Beet chocolate?). I plan to start trying them ASAP.

Oh, and a last note on usability: although every recipe (image & text) is an image, the blog has a text only version where you can read and copy/paste text from. Nothing to complain about.

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