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October 18, 2010

Media Roundup

First, let me say that I love that you love the Tomato Video.  I had so much fun putting it together, and even more fun making the dish.  Thanks for all your great comments and emails.

I took a much-needed break this weekend to visit my cousin, her husband, and their daughter, so I didn't cook.  I'm tackling a few dishes this week, so there'll be a new food-related blog post up over the weekend or next Monday.

In the meantime, I thought I'd include some Alinea-related links and videos you might be interested in ('cause I am).

First, here's a video of Chef Achatz explaining "flavor-bouncing," and how he plans a dish at Alinea:

 

David Tamarkin at Time Out New York did a great interview with Grant in their most recent issue.  Click here to read the article.

I find the title/topic of David Chang's December 6 Harvard lecture intriguiging: Creative Ceilings: How We Use Errors, Failure and Physical Limitations as Catalysts for Culinary Innovation.

And, last but not least, I can't stop watching this video... and wondering if I can make food do what this water droplet is doing (particularly at the 1:40 mark): Bouncing Water Droplet on a Superhydrophobic Carbon Nanotube Array.

 

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I like the happy little bouncing droplet at about 1.17. Don't think that would work with food, though.

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