Sushi mosaics, food styling that makes sushi look too good to eat

Friday, 26 August, 2016

Sushi mosaic, photo by arichin1024

I predict that next big food styling trend to hit Instagram will be sushi mosaics. It stands to reason. Not only are they easy on the eye, they also look delicious.

And if you wish to try your hand at making mosaics out of sushi, this short, and upbeat video, will give you a few pointers to get started.

Photo by arichin1024.

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The cook, the writer, and the food photographer, Flora Shedden

Monday, 22 August, 2016

Photo by Flora Shedden

Nineteen year old Scottish art history student Flora Shedden has led an eventful life. According to the about page on her website, she has already worked as a gallery assistant, a researcher, a photographer, a costume seamstress, and also a waitress. Though not all at the same time. Presumably. Unless this was an instance of extreme slash careerism.

Photo by Flora Shedden

Now writing can be added to that list, even though Sheddon’s not entirely on unfamiliar ground here, she was once the editor of her primary school’s newspaper. As if that’s not enough, it’s also obvious she is a dab hand at photography as well. Something that becomes apparent after looking through her website and Instagram page.

Photo by Flora Shedden

It was the food photography that caught my eye though. Here her work varies a little from others in the same field, in that she often prepares the food in question herself. I only say that, because in the course of writing this post, I discovered she is also writing a cookbook. Taking photos as she goes. It won’t be long then, until she can add author to that list of occupations.

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Wedding cake design, an almost timeless craft

Friday, 19 August, 2016

It seems to me that wedding cake design is timeless, or wedding cake design of the last one hundred years, anyway. None of the styles seen here could be said to be inextricably bound to a particular time period, or would look otherwise out of place, whatever the year was. Except perhaps the 1986 and 2016 designs.

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Now you can cook up toast with customised messages and patterns

Tuesday, 16 August, 2016

Every now and again I’ll think I can discern a shape, or pattern, in a slice of bread that’s just popped out of the toaster. It can be a little like looking at clouds, and seeing the outlines of animals, or countries, drifting across the sky.

When it comes making out patterns in cooked toast though, there’s no need to leave it to the imagination anymore. Toasteroid is an in-development app, that will allow toast makers to cook individual, personalised, shapes, patterns, and even messages, into their toast each morning.

All you’ll need is a Bluetooth enabled smartphone, the app, and a Toasteroid toaster. If you want toast that really makes a statement, find out more here.

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There’s no airline food like old school airline food

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016

There’s very likely a reason latter day air travellers don’t like airline food, that’s because they don’t cook it, or for that matter, serve it, the way they used to. Check out these photos on the Flickr page of SAS Museet, or museum of Scandinavian Airlines, of the way things used to be.

Could you even imagine having a meal served this way on a regular commercial flight? No, I doubt it’s a sight we’ll see again.

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When you open a pizza box, there’s only one thing that happens

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016

Photos of people opening pizza boxes, by New York based photographer Chris Gampat. There’s not a sour face to be seen. I’m not sure if this particular aspect of our lives has been documented already, but I’m happy someone did so now.

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That’s no paperweight, that’s a cake

Monday, 23 May, 2016

Photo by Olga Noskova

I’m not a food blogger, but I couldn’t passed the Instagram page of Olga Noskova, and the photos of the cakes she posts. What are the chances of thinking these are ornaments, or something, rather than cakes, if you were to see one sitting on a table?

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Gravity Chopsticks, not for use in space but handy in any event

Monday, 18 April, 2016

Gravity Chopsticks

Gravity Chopsticks, the next generation of chopsticks?

Gravity Chopsticks are not your ordinary traditional chopsticks. Gravity Chopsticks are self-elevating chopsticks designed to keep the eating tips of your chopsticks sanitary without the need for a separate chopstick rest. Gravity Chopsticks allow you and your company to dine in comfort and style.

Via Uncrate.

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In the event you need to start a fire, carry lemons

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016

How to start a fire using a… lemon. You never know when this knowledge may be useful, though I’m not sure everyone will happen to be carrying the other necessary bits and pieces, at the exact moment they need to start a fire using this method.

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Amazing, now we can unslice tomatoes

Thursday, 17 March, 2016

You can’t unboil an egg – well, actually it’s possible, if difficult – but you can, it seems, unslice, or unchop, a tomato, watch and see

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