suck it up

Aeroshot Pure Energy is a slim, pocket-sized tube that works like an asthma inhaler. Pull on the little button gently, and the tube opens up at one end, allowing you to inhale a puff of light, caffeinated powder that dissolves instantly in your mouth. Each puff contains 100 milligrams of caffeine, roughly equivalent to a tall mocha [...]

Farmville for real…

A National Trust farm is to be run by online subscribers voting on which crops to grow and livestock to rear.

From The BBC -

For a £30 annual fee, 10,000 farm followers will help manage Wimpole Home Farm, in Cambridgeshire.
The National Trust says its MyFarm project aims to reconnect people with where their food comes from.
It [...]

amazing jelly!!!

The poetry of food

This Portugese bilingual menu must surely have had some intelligence behind its design and not just the elegant accident of the google translation service.  Either way, it is all gold, make way for “Clams in the style of the ever fighting duck”!

Endless applications

Will the possible uses for Apples amazing new product ever be exhasuted? – here is iDish


From Salon

In the old days, eating contests were just for fun. A bunch of ordinary folks would line up at a county fair to see who could swallow the most pie. Pretty soon, they’d run out of pie, time, or belly space. Things are different now. Competitive eating has become an industry with stars, managers, [...]


What the fuck should I cook for dinner?

green with envy

Lovely green project here from Gorm studio – check it out

Bad for someone’s health

From  Gourmet
The Ivory Coast provides more than 40 percent of the world’s cocoa—Ghana supplies much of the rest—and this summer’s operation, run by the international police organization Interpol, suggests that child labor in both countries remains widespread. The U.S. State Department has estimated that more than 109,000 children in the Ivory Coast’s cocoa industry [...]


From The Village Voice
So, what exactly is umami?
Umami is one of the five basic tastes alongside sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. It often presents itself in food together with other tastes such as salty or sour. The best way to describe it would be “savory.” Miso soup, Parmesan cheese, and tomatoes are examples of foods [...]

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