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Playa Dreams

25 Oct , 2006  

Did we really just see giant plushie cupcakes zooming by?

Cupcake Cars

I once promised a tale of food and cookery from a far off land, but words fail me when it comes to adventures of the extreme. I should have known it would be this way. The everyday meal has no place in Faerie tales. It’s always mountains of one thing, tiny grasshopper bites of another, hidden obstacles, and unforeseen gifts. Things you thought of before arriving simply vanish in the dust.

The world whispers…eat me, drink me.

Playa Q Camp CookingHave you fallen down the rabbit hole Alice? Did you really watch naked bakers make beignets? Take candy from strangers? Find a desert hot dog oasis? Drink mojitos with cowboys?

Neverwas HaulDream of hosting dinner inside a rambling mobile castle? Sip tea with playa zombies wandering by? Break fast inside a cathedral? Dance with dust devils in the sky?

Sunrise in Black Rock City is food for the soul.

Burning Man Sunrise

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The Little Giant Girl

21 Aug , 2006  

Little Giant Girl
Sultan's Elephant
(photos by Nic0)

My love of delicious things goes far beyond food as I refuse to let go of childhood fantasies…like little girls who can time travel, giant elephants that sew, and mysterious sultans on a quest to see their dreams come true.

From Royal de Luxe…French artists creating wonderous things. The story and more photos. Video by Electric Pig.

I cannot begin to describe how this makes my heart sing.

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Tasty Biscuits

23 Jun , 2006  

Kung Foodie Biscuit

Boing Boing recently posted this fun and silly web tool. Just enter your text and like an Easy Bake Oven it pops out some tasty little biscuit images for you.

If you had more time on your hands, and the inspiration to be an architect then you’d probably be building biscuit cities like Chinese artist Song Dong. All you need is six days and about 72,000 biscuits in varying shapes and flavors. More photos here.

Song Dong

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The Art of Caffe Latte

5 Jun , 2006  

latte art

Foodies are always willing to take their addictions to new heights by constantly experimenting with presentation so it’s no surprise that baristas eventually picked up the idea of making their beverages look as hot as they tasted.

Latte art refers to designs created on the top of espresso beverages. These designs are usually created in one of two ways, or a combo of both. The first method is by manipulating the flow of milk from a jug into the espresso (known as free pour), and the second is by drawing designs with an implement (known as etching). The annual Dutch Latte Art competition website has a great collection of etching photos, and Flickr has several galleries here and here.

Check out this tasty three minute video showcasing some latte art in action…or keep reading to find out the tricks to creating these delicious little foamy paintings yourself.