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Somehow Ben Milne, a baker in Scotland, found a way to create a  delicious, edible 7 inch of his friends' band, Found, made entirely of chocolate and edible paper. After experimenting with chocolate on vinyl and homemade templates, Milne contacted the band's record label, who gave him a vinyl press of his own to create this musical sweetness. Apparently it plays on all record players, which is pretty neat, but I'm not sure how many times I'd be able to play it before eating it!  To check out the video, click here. Read More
Next stop on my quest to learn to can is a lesson in rhubarb jam making. Rhubarb is kind of intimidating for some reason. I, for one, have never cooked or baked with the vegetable myself. Perhaps one of the reasons it is intimidating is because the leaves of the plant are toxic. Read More
Saudi women, campaigning for their right to drive, have asked for Hillary Clinton to lend her voice to the cause. They are unhappy with her response, however Princess Ameerah has spoken in public supporting the cause, electing to appear on American television. Saudi Women For Driving, a collation comprised of leading Saudi women’s rights activists, academics and bloggers, sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for her public support. Read More
My favorite kind of jam is blueberry jam. I went through a phase last summer where I went through jars of the stuff at an alarming rate. Blueberries are just the perfect amount of sweet and their dark berry flavor makes a rich and sharp tasting jam. Last week I wrote about my summer plans to learn to can, and what a delight it was for my first lesson to be about one of my favorite things! I learned how to make this jam recipe from Laena McCarthy of Anarchy in a Jar. Laena teaches a class out of Ted and Amy’s Supper Club in Brooklyn. We made wild blueberry jam with lavender. Read More
During university I used to host a monthly girl brunch at my apartment. I invited all the girls I knew to invite all the girls they knew over on a Sunday and have a potluck style brunch that produced delicious results. There’s just nothing better than a kitchen full of ladies weaving around each other to fry bacon, set out their freshly baked scones or lift a hot waffle out of the iron. I miss those days, but last Sunday I was back in the girl brunch zone at my co-worker Hnin’s house in Brooklyn. Read More
My summer goal this year is to learn to can and preserve. I’m all about self-improvement, but I just don’t feel like I’m going to get around to speaking fluent French, keeping bees or sewing my own sundresses in the next couple of months. It’s the right season to preserve produce at it’s peak, so now is the perfect time to start. And doesn’t that lady in the Canadian WWI “Waste Not Want Not” poster look wise? I anticipate that I will look that wise by the end of the summer due to my newfound canning knowledge. Read More
The protection of wild and captive elephants isn’t something that comes on my radar very often, but in the documentary One Lucky Elephant that opens tomorrow, it is an issue that is depicted with all of it’s complexities and a heartfelt look at true friendship. David Balding adopted Flora, an orphaned baby African elephant, and started a circus with her as the central performer. After spending 16 years together, David realizes that Flora is no longer enjoying performing; she is restless and in need of interaction with other elephants. Read More
One day talking to her friend via web cam, Hannah Hart opened a bottle of wine and improvised a cooking show. Her friend found it so funny she suggested that Hannah share it with her friends over the Internet. And thus the webseries My Drunk Kitchen was born.  In each episode Hannah cracks open a bottle of wine, or two, and teaches her viewing public how to make tasty dishes such as grilled cheese (but she forgot to check to make sure that she had cheese) or cookies (no baking pans). Read More
Remember the episode of Friends were Ross gets so repulsed that Susan has tasted Carol’s breast milk? Joey and Phoebe taste Carol’s milk while Ross remains completely horrified: “There's nothing wrong with it. I just... I just don't think breast milk is for adults.” Miriam Sun opened a four-day store in late April retailing cheese made from breast milk called The Lady Cheese Shop. Read More
Everybody loves Jamie, Gordon, Emeril and Mario, but food isn’t a boys club by any means. While the cult of the celebrity chef has its fair share of males, the contributions of women to American food are undeniably important in shaping our food culture and community. Last week Gourmet listed their top 50 women in food, from Julia Child leading the list to Julie Powell rounding it off. The list is informed from an American perspective but includes important foreign imports like Clotilde Dusoulier, Madhur Jaffrey
 and Harumi Kurihara. Read More