Monthly Archives: January 2014

Space Sherry

IMAGE: Bompas & Parr’s Parabolic Sherry is available for purchase at the Pop Rock Moon Shop. If you’re in London on Sunday, don’t miss “A Brief History of Drinking in Space” with Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr and David Lane of The Gourmand: To date, there has been relatively little consumption of alcohol in […]

Food & Farming Fellowship

IMAGE: A wind-dried sausage curtain, Zhengzhou, China. Last spring, I applied for the inaugural UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship. I was very happy when I got the email saying I was one of six Fellows chosen for 2013—but, as it turns out, not nearly as happy as I should have been. The […]

A Temperance of Cooks

IMAGE: “A Temperance of Cooks,” WOOP Studios. One of the more delightful eccentricities of the English language is its arcane arsenal of collective nouns, or particular terms for a group of a particular person, place, thing, animal, or idea. Some of these—a pride of lions, a bevy of ladies—date back to the fifteenth century or beyond, […]

Spice Tile

IMAGE: “Beiti” (detail from a 2011 installation at CAPC in Bordeaux, France), Laurent Mareschal. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Marie Cini. Photo by Tami Notsani. IMAGE: “Beiti,” Laurent Mareschal, installation shot at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Laurent Mareschal’s “Beiti” is a carpet made of spice, carefully sieved through stencils into tiled patterns […]