Thursday, October 23, 2008

CHG Favorites of the Week

Food Blog of the Week #1
Apron Thrift Girl
I only ran across this blog for the first time yesterday, but I’m really liking it. Beyond the immediate impact of a well-designed front page, it’s … well, it’s relaxing. Like a digital scone. Or two-dimensional NPR. Try it.

Food Blog of the Week #2
Pasta Queen
Jennette Fulda went from 372 to 180 pounds in a little over 2-1/2 years. Her site is extensive, clever (“party in my fat pants!”), and full of fun graphs and photos you’d expect from a computer programmer. She’s even written a memoir called Half-Assed (“It’s hilarious, inspirational, and good for killing large insects.”), which chronicles her journey from a great big girl to a great little girl.

Food Comedy of the Week
“Food” by Billy Connolly
Glasgow’s shaggiest standup/actor waxes poetic on American eating habits: “My advice, to you, if you want to lose a bit of weight, don’t eat anything that comes in a bucket.” Really, it’s like being hilariously reprimanded by a crazy European uncle. (Rated PG-13 for language and thick Scottish accent.)

Food Quote of the Week
A coaster at Hearth restaurant in New York’s East Village:

Food Video of the Week
“Venus as a Boy” by Bjork
Adorable elfin Icelander sings cute song, cuddles lizard, gives herself an egg facial, and then cooks some over easy. Bizarrely heartwarming.

Totally Unrelated Extra Special Bonus of the Week
“It’s Oh So Quiet” by Bjork
While we’re on the subject of Bjork, this is one of the best music videos ever made. If you dig Spike Jonze, MGM musicals, or both, you’ll love it.


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