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Dietary Supplements: Gay Beer and Broccoli Corridors

Tongue cancer, gay beer, and the East Coast Broccoli Corridor feature in today's daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!

What does it take to save book reviews? A middle-aged man with slices of raw bacon draped over his head.

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Project: Redesign the Recipe

We think the standard text recipe can be improved. Help us inspire a new generation to cook with clear, simple, easy-to-understand graphic recipes.

[Update March 10, 2011: See the submission here.]

If you believe everything that Michael Pollan tells us, people are doing less and less cooking. They're flopping down on the couch and watching other people cook on the Food Network.

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Feast Your Eyes: From Sketch to Recipe

When celebrity chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea wants to design a new dish, he starts with a paper and pencil.


When celebrity chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea wants to design a new dish, he starts with a paper and pencil. The image above is part of a Saveur-curated slideshow comparing chefs' brainstorming sketches with the final dishes, and shows Achatz's Halibut with Black Pepper, Black Licorice, and Lemon. In the caption, Achatz adds this explanation of the thinking that went into the dish:

We experiment a great deal with color and how it affects the dining experience. With this course, we either chose white ingredients like halibut, parsnip, and almond, or we deliberately manipulated dark or black ingredients—like black pepper, licorice, and coffee—to make them white. The monochromatic presentation combined with the various manipulations makes the ingredients almost completely unidentifiable.

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