Food and Drink

Holiday Cheer: Iowa Eggnog circa 1977

We’re on a little break till next year, but in the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d share this with y’all.

My parents say they made this recipe for a party back in the day and had to cut it with 3 gallons of store-bought nog. I’ll be making it this week! Happy Holidays

Art Newspaper TV launches

Just heard about this today, The Art Newspaper is launching a webTV channel. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this on the net, but until then, good luck to Art Newspaper TV

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From the press release:

The Art Newspaper is proud to announce the launch of a web TV channel
for the art world. It features interviews with key collectors,
curators, dealers, artists, and art world luminaries.

The Art Newspaper TV aims to further the success of
The Art Newspaper and continue to provide breaking news, art market analysis and insight for the art world, online.


Art Basel Miami: Let the Games Begin!


Kim Joon, Bird Land-Armani (detail), 2008

Just got this great summary from Artkrush who will be on the scene again this year bringing you all the goodness to be found. Be sure to keep checking back as the month develops…

of bursting bubbles and crashing markets has bled through the front
page and into the art sections of today's news. And so, as crates of
canvas arrive in Miami postmarked from around the world, the most
coveted position available in today's art world is that of the


Glow, All Night Art-mania on Santa Monica Pier

So you couldn’t make Coachella because you got the flu. You couldn’t use your comped tickets to WMC because of a business trip to Birmingham. And you completely flaked on SXSW. Well now is your chance to make up for it: Glow, this weekend on Santa Monica Pier…

Here are some highlights via Thrillist:

Primal Source: Surreal
images projected on this beach-based 40-foot wall of mist’ll move based
on the sounds of voices around the installation, allowing you to see
what "Dude, that’s totally a 40-foot wall of mist!" looks like.

The Amazing Mental Scope: Get hooked up with an EEG, then climb on the ferris wheel, and your brainwaves will be displayed
via flashing lights on a cylindrical LED display. Onlookers will enjoy
the soft glow of your Pleasure Center as you enjoy top-of-the-wheel
"special alone time".

Poetry Boat: Use
the provided phone to call the three poets on this off-shore boat, and
they’ll compose and read back to you on-the-spot custom poetry. Why are
they out on a boat? Because that’s where they put people with leprosy.

the while, there’ll be a kickin’ soundtrack from Djs like KCRW’s Garth
Trinidad and Postal Service member Jimmy Tamborello, aka Dntel —
himself so accustomed to late-night shenanigans he once took his own E.

Check out all the craziness at GLOW

Giant Toasted Leafcutter Ants from

3So we’re having a BBQ here in the burbs for Memorial Day and I’m thinking these little guys should be a big hit. Giant toasted leafcutter ants from Colombia, the largest species of ant in the world.

From Edible:
"Hormigas Culonas are harvested in the Colombian Amazon by the Guane
Indians, during the short rainy season between March and June. They are
then toasted in a mud pot over an open fire by the Indians.

The Guane Indians believe that these Ants have youth giving and
Aphrodisiac properties and they are often served as fertility giving
marriage food during nuptial ceremonies. Hormigas Culonas taste similar
to crisply fried bacon with an earthy taste, and make the perfect
alternative party snack instead of nuts or olives!"

Get yours here.

Beer, Babes and Butoh:The Bridge Motel Blowout, Seattle 9/15/07

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…For those of you who don’t already know, the Bridge Motel has been a Seattle icon of sorts for the last 50 years; needles in the sheets and no questions asked. A year ago DK Pan took over as manager with an eye to holding this event just before the motel was to be razed [I thought that was Pan in the picture on the left, holding the red umbrella on the roof of the motel, but it was probably either Sheri Brown or Diana Garcia-Snyder performing "Praying Walk", I think…]. The only stipulation for artists was to avoid the subject of drugs, prostitution, or other obvious cheap motel clichés.

We showed up around 7:30 and jumped right in, though we didn’t have the courage to open the door to ‘The Van’–Mike Min’s contribution to the festivities–at least not at first.

The event drew around 1200 people (according to the people who should know), though the small footprint of the motel and parking lot made it seem like twice that number. We found a place in the line and settled in.

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Standing in the phenomenally long line, I thought I heard the sound of howling, and as the crowd parted, there it was, a perfectly preserved, young coyote–stuffed, mind you–sitting in a Red Flyer wagon, flanked by the curious and the confused…

read the rest HERE

Abréger son souper, c’est allonger sa vie.

Abréger son souper, c’est allonger sa vie. [To shorten one’s supper, is to lengthen one’s life.]

The original quote, “To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals,” is from Benjamin
Franklin’s book “Poor Richard’s Almanack” which by the way is a particularly useful little tome which sits on my bedside table but it is unfortunately usually buried beneath a pile of half-read books, magazines and crossword puzzles…

If your not successful simply walking away from the bounty, simply refuse to eat sugar or carbs and see how quickly your appetite dissapears. (worked for me anyway)

via French Word a Day

BENT Festival @ EYEBEAM, NYC 4/2007

Bent_spot If you’re in NYC this week, be sure to check out the BENT Festival and all the crazy, circuit bending fun:

Eyebeam is pleased to present a three-day extravaganza of workshops, concerts and art installations as part of Bent 2007: The Fourth Annual Circuit Bending Festival, April 26-28.

The last leg of the festival, which will have traveled to Los Angeles and Minneapolis before closing at Eyebeam will feature performers, educators and visual artists – including several past and current Eyebeam artist residents and fellows – leading circuit-bending workshops for all ages and skill levels. For a complete schedule of events, or to buy tickets for concerts and select workshops, please visit:

Join the NY Media Elite – FREE!

This is just so much dorky goodness that I have to post the full entry. From

I might be shooting myself in the foot by posting this, but the table of contents for the newest issue of the New Yorker is usually available on Sunday on, the day before the issue hits the newsstands and arrives in subscriber mailboxes. All you need to do is hack the URL of the TOC from the previous Monday. Here’s the URL for the April 23 TOC:

“2007/04/23” is the date of the issue and “toc_20070416” refers to the date of the posting. This then is the URL for the April 30 issue:

At right is the cover for tomorrow’s issue, which includes Adam Gopnik’s piece on the Virginia Tech shooting, a new piece by Atul Gawande, and Anthony Lane’s review of Hot Fuzz. Monday’s New Yorker on Sunday is usually only available to the select few of the Manhattan media elite who are sped their new issues hot off the presses. Now everyone can have a similar experience on the web.



Meat Cake Recipie for Easter: YUM!

Meatcake Not sure what to serve the relatives for Easter dinner? Why not give this a try:

"Here’s how to make a meat cake made from ground beef, mashed potatoes kechup or A1 steak sauce, and worchester sauce


via MAKE Magazine

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