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Dancing Droplets: Researchers Solve the Strange Puzzle of Attraction Found in Drops of Food Coloring

April 1, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…to understand why these single droplets appeared to mimic biological processes, resulting in behaviors that looked like chasing, dancing, or avoidance. One of the keys was the interaction of two different compounds found in food coloring: water and propylene glycol. Tom Abate writing for Stanford explains: The critical fact was that food coloring is a two-component fluid. In such fluids, two different chemical compounds coexist while retaining…

 

 



Craft Food

Food Artist Uses Wax to Make Incredibly Realistic Food Samples in Japan

October 9, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…This food artist in the town of Gujo, Japan demonstrates how to make tempura and other foods using layers of colored wax and other materials. The first part with shrimp tempura is fun, but the realism in the head of lettuce is astounding. Definitely worth a watch all the way through. (via Metafilter)…

 

 



Food Photography

Fictional Images of the Universe Made From Scanning Household Items and Food by Navid Baraty

March 10, 2015

Johnny Strategy

Planet – bottom of a glass containing half and half, water, food coloring. Moons – bottom of a glass containing coconut milk, water, food coloring. Stars – salt, cinnamon, baking powder, tums Black hole – bottom of a glass of coffee, salt, sugar, corn starch, cinnamon Planet – bottom of a glass containing half and half, water, food coloring. Stars – salt, cinnamon, baking powder Nebula – makeup, olive…

 

 



Design Food Science

Edible Growth: 3D-Printed Living Food That Grows before You Eat It

March 2, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Photo by Bart van Overbeeke 3D-printed nylon prototype Edible Growth is an ongoing project by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld that blends food, gardening, and 3d printing. The concept involves a specially printed outer casing made from dough that contains “edible soil” and various seeds. Once printed, it takes a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate after which they start to poke out of the small holes on…

 

 



Craft Food Photography

Low in Calories, High in Wool: Knitted Comfort Food by Jessica Dance and David Sykes

April 24, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…Art director and model maker Jessica Dance redefines the meaning of “comfort food” with this new series of knitted lambswool recreations of common foods that from a distance could almost pass as the real thing. The project is a collaboration with food photographer David Sykes and is meant to encapsulate the feeling of British cafes and fast food restaurants with a woolly twist….

 

 



Art

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine

February 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…actually in front of you. It’s clear this is an expertly executed replica of a fast food restaurant counter complete with order screens, straw dispensers and a soft-serve ice cream machine; but devoid of flashy logos, food, or any other visual cues whatsoever, all that seems to remain is an empty shell—a carcass—carved entirely from birch and maple wood. Titled Carcass, the installation was one of two large-scale dioramas on view at Kavi…

 

 



Food Photography

Mouthwatering Food & Cooking Cinemagraphs by ‘Kitchen Ghosts’

April 6, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…Over at Kitchen Ghosts, photographer Daria Khoroshavina and food stylist Olga Kolesnikov have been creating cinemagraphs that detail the creation of entire meals. Some are more like step-by-step recipes, while others just document the general preparation of different ingredients. They also run a Tumblr of additional food prep GIFs at Buttery Planet. (via This Isn’t Happiness)…