The Fat & Furious Burger Tumblr may not be in English but who needs it when the burgers look this ruddy amazing. Absolute genius.
They had me at dildo in hot dog bun – I am so in love with this Kickstarter project it’s ridiculous. An excellent example of how crowd sourced funding can make amazing projects happen.
Gypsé Eyes is a printed art publication that explores love and sex and incorporates work from artists, photographers, and writers. This issue investigates Food & Drink and promises to be mouth wateringly tasty (if not always tasteful… wink wink)!
Eggcellent Easter Repost to get is in the moood – Tis the season to eat chocolate, tra la la la la la la la la…
Brilliantly the winner of the Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest was this Chilean CoPeeepapo Mine Rescue
Some pictures from Gourmet of Yesterday – a collection images taken from food archive reels, and one way British Pathe tries to encourage people to explore it’s online archive. I think it works brilliantly and see myself becoming addicted to this site pretty darn quickly.
I am a sucker for hyperrealistic painting and when it features trashy food such as the work of Tjalf Sparnaa I am totally sold.
Super cool food carving from Manchester based food & drink photographer Ilian.
Oscar themed hot dogs – best food ever to watch the awards with. See more over at Serious Eats.
LOVE my crazy friends…
This Spring Bompas & Parr launches a food explosion service for weddings. For a fee a trained explosives technicians will lay charges within your wedding cake (or food of choice) which you can detonate at the climax of the evening.
Traditional wedding cakes are a triumph of spectacle over taste. Originally based on the steeple of St. Brides church in Fleet Street cakes prioritise monumentalism over flavour. Bompas & Parr’s food explosion service pushes this ethos to its ultimate conclusion. The ritual of cutting the cake is significantly enhanced through the explosion, the sense of occasion heightened by the blast and your guests are spared eating flavourless fruitcake.
On making a booking an explosive technician (member of the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians) will liaise with your wedding cake provider on setting the charges and arrange risk assessments and method statements with the venue. They will attend on the day of the wedding to set the explosives, rig the detonator and supervise the explosion. All explosives are transported within containers meeting the MoD’s SEAP 4 security standards as referred to in JSP440.
To celebrate the launch, Bompas & Parr collaborated with renown photographer Ryan Hopkinson on spectacular photographs and a short film exploring what happens when explosives are detonated inside jellies. explore what happens when powerful explosives are detonated inside jellies. The explosions were documented by Ryan Hopkinson allowing the disintegration of the jelly to be studied. The images serve to demonstrate the kinetic, social, biological, nutritional and temporal potential of a single dish and ask the viewer to look again at what’s on the end of their spoon.
Harry Parr, partner of Bompas & Parr comments:
“Wedding cakes can be brutally stodgy. Blowing the cake up spares the stomach after a heavy meal is a good way to wake guests up for the speeches!”
Ryan Hopkinson comments:
“Shooting the exploding jellies was technically challenging. Once the explosion is in progress the jellies become complex moving optical lenses. The light energy from the explosion travels through them at the same time as they are distorted, wobbled and eventually ripped apart by the force. It’s a fascinating spectacle.”
Prices start from £800 depending on scale and technical complexity of the explosion.