Sampler Platter: Classic Julia Child, CandyCots, bacon cheddar, insane sandwiches and amazing food art
Regarding the bacon cheddar cheese in the photo, all we can say is: Why didn't someone think of this sooner? And now, a dose of food news to kick off your week.
- Food as spectator sport: Michael Pollan ruminates on the concurrent rise in the popularity of cooking shows and the decline of cooking in American kitchens. New York Times
- Glasgow chef claims chicken tikka masala originated in Scotland. Indian Express
- How to make the ketchup at Umami. Plus, 15 delicious versions of the classic hamburger in Saveur magazine's "Burger Bible" issue.
- Totally amazing Mona Lisa, made from 3,604 cups of coffee with varying amounts of cream. The Daily What
- With “Julie and Julia” set to open Aug. 7, PBS serves up a slew of classic Julia Child cooking shows: cheese souffles, elegant eggs, roasted veal chops, sweetbreads and more.
- Gastronomy digs newly opened Cham Korean Bistro, an antidote to the "mostly soulless chains" that dot Pasadena.
- Eating L.A. digs Ricardo's Fish Tacos stand outside Le Barcito in Silver Lake.
- The Rubix Cubewich: the sandwich equivalent of a Rubik's Cube. Insanewiches
- An oldie but a goodie: "Sandwiches That You Will Like." WQED
- CandyCots, a brand of new super-sweet apricots, might be the next fruit craze. Brand X
-- Elina Shatkin