San Francisco pastry chef Caitlin Freeman's new baking book, Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections and Frozen Treats based on Iconic Works of Art, is an edible reflection of the museum curator's constant challenge:
Finding the balance between popular exhibitions (and pastrie ... More >>
In the early 1960s, Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup can paintings were a spectacularly ordinary counterpoint to any number of lush, sophisticated still-lifes of bowls of laboriously arranged fruit. Warhol wasn't about commentary. He was genuinely enamored of the commonplace and ubiquitous. And he a ... More >>
Update: 5/14 3:52 p.m. Did opportunistic thieves help themselves to some of the Stamp Out Hunger donations in Los Angeles? Unfortunately, yes. There were isolated reports on Saturday of unofficial vehicles driving down streets and taking off with the food bags, which were intended to be donations fo ... More >>
There was always something remotely hip-hop about Sesame Street. Elmo, Big Bird, the Count, Oscar the Grouch -- especially Oscar the Grouch -- looked like they'd really seen some shit in their eternal youth. They swaggered through life lessons with a knowing limp, putting some soul into the ABCs of ... More >>
Campbell's Soup Co. has announced that it soon will stop using the notorious chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, in the linings of its cans, the Environmental Working Group reports. The move comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is poised to decide by March 31 whether to ban the chemical's use in ... More >>
Horse trainer Patrick Biancone is mad as an adder.
In 2007, the Kentucky Horse Racking Authority suspended the native-Frenchman after investigators found several vials of snake venom in his barns. Cobra juice, a forbidden substance, can be used to block pain in horses.
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Hot coffee became haute coffee as Starbucks debuted a line of high-fashion t-shirts designed by the likes of Sophie Theallet, Billy Reid and Alexander Wang. The ugliest of the shirts, which cost $85 apiece, is undoubtedly the Wang creation. The theoretically unisex shirt features "a coffee spill ill ... More >>
-- Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables. Or so says Mark Bittman. [The New York Times]
-- The El Bulli dish-name generator. [Slate]
-- Modern beans on toast. [Rancho Gordo]
-- Paradise by the dashboard light -- can you bake cookies in a car? [Off the Clock, via food52]
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Andy Warhol Foundation/MOMAYour Soup Can Is Here
Andy Warhol is a celebrity name that needs no soup can MOCA exhibition introduction, particularly if that red-white-and-Campbell's label is front and center (in this case, July 9 through September 7th). And yet, within those visions of 1960s gr ... More >>
PHOTO BY GREGORY BOJORQUEZMr. Brainwash just got busted.Forget the Shepard Fairey case. Music photographer Glen E. Friedman's lawsuit against Mr. Brainwash, the street artist profiled alongside Banksy in Oscar-nominated doc "Exit Through the Gift Shop," is the one to watch for legal fair-use ... More >>
The beauty of having a sarcastic ass in the family -- two, if you're lucky -- is how they manage to turn everyday boredom into spit-out-your-wine moments. Good luck capturing that in a cookbook. Bite Me: A Stomach Satisfying, Visually Gratifying, Fresh-Mouthed Cookbook by sisters Julie Albert ... More >>
Fowler Museum StoreSalt And Pepper Shakers From The Fowler Museum StoreHoliday gifts for food-centric friends are tricky. You want something unique that isn't already lining their overstuffed kitchen cabinets. Sure, those Paula Deen silicone spatulas from Target are tempting, if only for the ... More >>
Dom PerignonLimited Edition Andy Warhol-Inspired Champagne
Pop artist Andy Warhol, perhaps best known for his vivid immortalization of pop culture icons like Marilyn Monroe and Campbell Soup cans, is on the receiving end of his own colorful tribute. Starting Friday, October 15, French champa ... More >>
Donald Goerke must be rolling in his grave. The USDA has announced that Campbell's Soup has recalled three different varieties of SpaghettiOs with meatballs, at a combined weight of 15 million pounds.
We talked to company spokesman Anthony Sanzio, who started off by pointing out that "The US ... More >>
Bloggers, open your Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food For the Camera manuals to page 214. Here author Delores Custer demonstrates the coloration and yum-factor difference between cooked hamburger patties stored in vegetable oil, covered in plastic wrap, or en plein air. Still with us?
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Andy Warhol's 'Small Torn Campbell's Soup Can,' Possibly Worth $12 Million, Is In Broad's Collection.A deal has likely been struck for Eli Broad's much-sought museum to be located at the very Grand Avenue project the billionaire has been touting for years, according to the Beverly Hills Couri ... More >>
By Barbara Celis
David Bowie, U2, Madonna, and the Rolling Stones. What could they possibly be doing together in the Meatpacking district of New York yesterday? Just hanging out at a party with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Damien Hirst and Barack Obama. Kind of.
Slash, by Mr. Brainwash
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