Friday, May 1, 2009
Emeril is always talking about Smellivision...and it cracks us up everytime.
Soon, though, you might actually be able to smell your fave cooking shows, instead of just watching them on TV (or actually cooking something, 'natch).
This futuristic looking helmet (pictured) was devised by British scientists to re-create the sights and smells of far flung destinations, but we think it would be better suited to send to you straight to Kitchen Stadium (what does eel ice cream smell like, anyway)? We want to know!
So how would this smell-helmet work?
According to ixplora.com, "a tube connected to a box of chemicals releases smells under the wearer’s nose, while a similar device can spray flavours directly into the mouth and provide a texture sensation."
Texture sensation! It's almost like eating!
Professor Alan Chalmers, of Warwick University, said the headset should be ready within five years.
Let the countdown begin.
For more information: http://www.ixplora.com/the-headset-that-will-make-the-virtual-world-as-convincing-as-real-life/
The Oak Room (at the Plaza Hotel: 212-758-7777)
We adore City Harvest--the NYC-based food rescue organization that works to feed the hungry.
And on May 6, you can show your love for the org by simply skipping your lunch.
Ok, so you don't really have to skip it, just donate the cash you would've spent on a slice at: http://www.skiplunch.org/chsk/CompleteRegistration.asp?fkroledescid=5.
Your donations do make a difference, since funds collected go to help feed 350,000 New Yorkers who don't get enough to eat. $10 can feed 7 children for a week!
This is one lunch special New Yorkers can't afford to miss.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
It's that time of year again, foodies.
- Our fave channel, the Food Network (duh!) has finally listed its lineup...and here are some of our favorite new shows:
What Would Bryan Boitano Make?: (Seriously?) Yes, it's true. The Canadian Olympic champ plans to skate into your heart this August with a daytime show about cooking for events (with a new 'challenge' every episode). We can't wait to skip work and see what this character is going to come up with! Added points for the South Park reference. And did we mention we heart figure skating Canadian cooks?
Foods That Changed The World: If Alton Brown's scholarly shtick doesn't drive you up a wall, you'll love this mini-series (set to debut in 2010) about food that...you guessed it...changed the world. We hope there will be a strong emphasis on mead.
Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Chefs Anne Burrell and Beau MacMillan will try to transform six hopeless cooks into kitchen superstars in just 10 days! Think of this as a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy without the hair 'szhuszhing' and inappropriate, tight jeans (we hope).
The Next Iron Chef: This October, Chefs will compete for instant fame--with one lucky contestant joining the ranks of Bobby Flay, Cat Cora, and the MIA Mario Batali (where did he go?). We hope Season Two gives us more superfluous back flips from the Chairman. We love that guy.