Archives: Food

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

2014.04.28 _ Street Food 5

As if I have the world’s most indestructible digestive system, I’ve always been attracted to street food. After living in South America for a few months, I’ve learned that street food is an art that was perfected here… More about living on the edge (and eating alpaca pizza) after the jump!


The Snack Situation

I Want Snacks.jpgIn my pursuit of a new job, I’m not looking for the usual trappings – salary, insurance, vacation days.  Oh no.  I’m focused on a REAL priority – the free snack situation.

Companies all over the U.S. are going hard on satisfying the munchies – offering some of the most competitive snack benefits ever seen outside a 7-Eleven: Check out the insane snack perks at Dropbox after the jump!


My Family’s Culinary Traditions

GrandparentsI had the honor of guest blogging for Lexy over at The Proper Pinwheel today – I adore her and her passion for helping us all throw great parties!  Today we’re talking about culinary traditions and my kitchen failures – juuuuuust in time for Thanksgiving!  Head on over to her site, The Proper Pinwheel, to read about my mom, how her love for cooking defined my childhood, and how none – NONE – of that DNA made it into me.  Would love to hear about your own family’s culinary traditions in the comments!


The Truth About Office Lunches…Exposed!

Lewis Hine

Work lunch is an intensely personal ritual.  There are three lunching profiles as I see it.  You either:

  1. pack (you are a show-off)
  2. order in (you do not own a gym membership), or
  3. run out and grab (you also take 15 smoke breaks a day).

The one thing we all have in common?  …READ MORE!


Are You a Pizza Purist?

Home Alone Pizza Limo

I didn’t care much for pizza when I was younger – I was that annoying kid at birthday parties who had to have a PB&J made just for me.  But it’s hard to get away with not liking pizza forever – especially in a city of 9 million pizza-eaters.  You will never have a lasting relationship.  You will never hold down a job.  And you will definitely never get invited to Grimaldi’s with Beyonce and Jay-Z.

So as I’ve gotten older, I’ve …READ MORE!


The Che Guevara of Hot Dogs

Flower Hot Dog

I don’t care that it’s 6 in the morning, and I’m writing about hot dogs.  It’s because I care about you, and I want you to be happy.  Your lunch could potentially be so revolutionary that Che Guevara would be taking notes.  …READ MORE!


Pop Goes the Popsicle


Is it just me or do popsicles seem to have made some kind of enormous comeback recently?  They’re like the Paula Abdul of frozen treats.  (NYC, of course, jumped right on the bandwagon with a number of “artisanal” popsicle offerings – New York, you are so predictable.)  In memoriam of the dwindling days of summer, I present …READ MORE!


Eat Like You Give a F*ck


I’m sure you’ve already heard of Thug Kitchen.  If not, you probably still have dial-up or travel by horse and carriage.  Thug Kitchen gives vegan living street cred with loads of recipes and a generous helping of f-bombs (the website’s tagline is “Eat Like You Give a F*ck”).

It was pretty much impossible to find a photo for this post that didn’t have one expletive or another slapped on top of a beautiful picture of salad (“plant nachos”), which is a further testament to the entertainment value of this website.  I would apologize for my fragrant love of cursing, but I talk like I was born in a saloon and delight in everything Thug Kitchen is serving up – the good food and the dirty language.

I guarantee you a hearty laugh (and a growling stomach) just clicking through the photos!


The Coloring Book: Playing with Your Food


Photo Source: Instagram @redhongyi

Well, this gives all-new meaning to the idea of “playing with your food.”  Malaysian artist Hong Yi finished her “Creativity with Food” series on April 7th after a month of posting a photo a day in which she transformed common foods into anything-but-common art.  Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname Red, is an artist-architect who likes to paint but “not with a paintbrush,” she says, often opting for less conventional mediums, like coffee cup stains, basketballs, and sunflower seeds for her projects.  After a recent trip to the US, she made this portrait of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg out of carved books.

The blog designboom recently sat down with Red to talk about her work.  When asked about her influences, Red quoted Picasso – “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”  Ain’t that the truth.  Red strives to find fun in the ordinary…and this time, found it in her kitchen!

I highly recommend checking out the full “Creativity with Food” series on Red’s instagram page.  I think the Eggplant Circus and the Giant Squid Attack are genius, and I’ll never look at my leftovers the same way.

How do YOU get creative with food?

(The Coloring Book is a regular feature that aims to highlight cool things happening in the visual arts community.)