Food Photo Tips for Martha Stewart (and Others Who Might Not Care)

If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, it's no secret that I post food photos from my eating adventures in LA and my cooking adventures as a vegetarian.  I am by no means a photographer or a photo-expert, but I have learned a few things when taking photos with various iterations of my smartphone over the years.   As a result, I am now fairly comfortable in the everyday caliber of my food photo-taking.  Then today I read this article on Jezebel: Martha Stewart Can't Stop Tweeting Really Read more [...]

Commercializing The Hunger Games: A Story of Bad and Good Ideas

A couple of Mary Sue posts today inspired this post.  The first is Subway's tie-in with The Hunger Games - Catching Fire. The second is the rumor of a Hunger Games Theme Park. I was just in Subway the other day and was confronted by the fact that there were sandwiches playing on the idea of the "bold" and "fiery" nature of Catching Fire.  I'm a vegetarian, so I can't judge on the tastiness of the sandwiches they're trying to promote.  However, I can tell you that my immediate reaction is that Read more [...]

Easy Recipes: Peanut Butter and Fig Toasted Sandwiches

Peanut Butter and Fig Toasted Sandwiches, a photo by intellichick on Flickr. My CSA box arrived to my office the other day containing figs. I don't often eat figs (and one of the best things about CSA boxes is that it lets me try new things), so I went about seeing how I could incorporate them into a quick dinner at the office. I saw this simple recipe from one of my favorite sites Oh She Glows ("Nature's Jam Figgy Peanut Butter Toast"). It's just toasted bread, your favorite peanut butter, Read more [...]

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