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Entries from March 2008

Some food

March 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

hot cross bun

Hot cross bun from Bennison’s.  

Oyster at Davis Street Fishmarket. I think that was a big fat Blue Point. They’re half price during their happy hour. 

McDonald’s Wrap 

Chiplotle BBQ Wrap at McDonald’s. Not very good – dull wrap, fake smoke taste. 

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Tags: Photography

Food links

March 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

Photoshoped animals into fruits

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Tags: Food News and Links

Food Reading

March 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Last year there were two trillion stalks of corn in Iowa, and a lot of it went to corn syrup Short article on King Corn, a movie about corn. There’s a dormant blog about the movie tour.

“If you were to pluck one of your hairs and analyze the origins of its carbon, most of it came from corn. That’s right — you’re mostly corn! That’s because all the chicken and beef you’ve ever eaten (or almost all of it) was corn-fed. And those snacks and sodas? All corn syrup. Even the fries we eat are up to 50% corn by caloric content if they are fried in corn oil.”

My Forbidden Fruits (and Vegetables)
An opinion article in the NYT by a farmer.

“…my efforts to expand production to meet regional demand have been severely hampered by the Agriculture Department’s commodity farm program. As I’ve looked into the politics behind those restrictions, I’ve come to understand that this is precisely the outcome that the program’s backers in California and Florida have in mind: they want to snuff out the local competition before it even gets started.”

Learn about sourdough from FoodWishes in the multi-day series that starts at Follow the Sourdough – Day 1: Can you say Lactobacillus Sanfranciscensis?

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Tags: Uncategorized

Food photography links

March 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Scott Kelby, one of the Photoshop Guys has a couple of posts at his Photoshop Insider blog on shooting food – Shooting (and Lighting) for Food and a follow up – Cereal Shoot Lighting Diagram.

Found in the comments of the first post is a link to The dirty tricks of food photographers.

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National Corn Dog Day

March 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I get several press releases a week, mostly cookbook announcements or recipe/timely food tips. It’s funny to see how many of these mirror themselves in the food pages of newspapers around the time I get them. 

But I just received an important, and local one, from Gus, the owner of Wiener and Still Champion here in Evanston, who is celebrating National Corn Dog Day, on Saturday March 22, by offering his Dipping Dogs for $1.25 each. These things are great and he’s got some fancy sauces to dip them in like curry ketchup, garlic aoli or Argentine garlic and herb.

Dippin Dog 

If your unaware of National Corn Dog Day, it’s a celebration of corn dogs,  beer, tater tots and college basketball. Check out the official site for events near you, and to see the brilliant posters promoting the event through the years. They’re also offering t-shirts this year.

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Tags: Restaurants

Portrait of a donut

March 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

Chocolate raised donut. Bennison’s Bakery, Evanston. 

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Tags: Dessert