Tag Archives: eat

Eats shoots and leaves

19 Dec

You may remember the old punctuation joke about the hungry (or was it homicidal?) panda: ‘Eats, shoots and leaves’ – or – ‘Eats shoots and leaves’. What with the growing vegetarian and vegan trend, it may be fair to revisit the nose-to-tail trend we looked at here and here and here. What do vegans do for nose-to-tail? Why, root-to-stem, of course!

There is even a cookbook on The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable by Tara Duggan which no doubt ranks with Deborah Madison‘s aptly named book Vegetable Literacy.

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And a REALrestaurant and Green Restaurant certified catering company that calls itself Root & Stem .
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And there’s school memories in the image of plants grouped by the parts we eat, together with 9 plant ‘families’

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Ahoy! Here’s me contribooty for today, arrr!

19 Sep

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A new perspective on what luxury is

26 Mar

“Good food is no luxury for us, quite the contrary, bad food and then even paying for it, that is luxury!”

Free translation of something said by Imanol Jaca, Txogitxu, San Sebastian, Spain

Plucked from the article “Die fette alte Kuh und ihr Liebhaber” by Vijay Sapre (text) & Andrea Thode (photos) in Effilee, no. 24, Spring 2013

Der Mann hat Perspektive

26 Mar

“Gutes Essen ist für uns kein Luxus, im Gegenteil, schlecht essen und dann auch noch dafür zahlen, das ist Luxus!”

Imanol Jaca, Txogitxo, San Sebastian, Spanien

Aus dem Beitrag “Die fette alte Kuh und ihr Liebhaber” von Vijay Sapre (Text) & Andrea Thode (Fotos), Effilee, #24 Frühling 2013

Packaging cooks egg

22 Mar

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While trying to get some background on Koop’s More Freedom for Hens campaign, I came across this delightful little Russian idea: The Gogol Mogol. Buy protectively packaged eggs with a pull-tag to start a chemical reaction in the packaging, heating and cooking your egg for ready consumption where and when you are. Conceived by KIAN, a Moscow- and Novosibirsk-based agency, designed by Evgeny Morgalev, according to here and here. The designers won a number of awards for this packaging-and-cooking concept, such as the Cresta award (Gold in the Design Category, 2013) and the Pentawards (Gold in the Concept Category, 2012). I’d like to see some tentative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of this … meantime I’ll enjoy a Gogol Mogol, otherwise known as a Russian Egg Nog type drink. The recipes revolve around eggs and sugar, with a grand variety of further ingredients, e.g. lemon, orange, vanilla, nutmeg, honey, rum, brandy, liqueur.  It’s reputation includes belonging in the cupboard of grandma’s remedies and a tonic for singers, nobility and everyone else. Find a yummy recipe on theydrawandcook or here.

Some nutritional advice for the Irish

17 Mar

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Cutlery for the hungry

11 Mar

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Designed by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Reigelmann (nice team photo). Goes by the name of Bite (see Portfolio/Objects/3, 4 & 5). Designed to highlight starvation and obesity.