Category Archives: Art

A True Display of Egg-cellence

Firstly, please accept my apologies for the awful pun as this post’s header – I just couldn’t help it.

Anyways… It’s not often that I get speechless and awed by something magical and spectacular. Today isn’t one of those days. Words cannot describe what you are about to see, so I shall just let the following images and videos do the talking. A word of advice; hunger pangs will be evident – you have been warned!

While we’re on the subject of eggs, allow the legendary Jacques Pepin to demonstrate the proper and near-flawless technique of making an omelette. Simply breathtaking.

I’m still drooling over the omelette-split in the Japanese omurice Instagram video…

Source: We Can Watch Videos of Omurice (Japanese Omelet Rice) All Day (First We Feast)


Cubes by Lernert & Sander

I recently came across this fine work of art, photography, and knife skills (of which classically-trained chefs would certainly be proud of). Could anything else seem more beautifully composed?

Quoted from

Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant asked us to make a photograph for their documentary photography special, with the theme Food. We transformed unprocessed food into perfect cubes of 2,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm.

For those who think they are able to name all the ingredients in this piece; head on over to Sporcle to test your food-identifying supremacy. The catch? You only have fifteen minutes to successfully name all ninety-eight pieces of cubed food – though some may be repeated. Good luck!

12 Things You Can Do With An Egg

Eggs have always been a core, but also overlooked, ingredient in many, many dishes. Food, People, Places has come up with a video that illustrates 12 things which you can do with the humble egg – and it’s more than just scrambled eggs and meringues!

Gluten: The Facts and The Fad – by Maki Naro

If you’re ever wondering about the whole thing on gluten and its links to celiac/coeliac disease, allow “cartoonist and blogger for popular science” Maki Naro to illustrate – literally.

Gluten - The Facts And The Fad That You Should Know (By Maki Naro) - via 9gag

Photo: The Nib/Maki Naro

You can also find more of (and from) Maki Naro on Medium and Twitter.

Haute Fast Food by Chef Jacques la Merde

An anonymous Instagram user, known only by the Instagram handle @chefjacqueslamerde, is making a name for him or herself by attempting to “modernise” regular fast food, junk food, and convenience food items; and re-plating them in a style often seen and found in most high-end Michelin-starred restaurants.

Often following a food industry-related jibe, @chefjacqueslamerde breaks down each dish, ingredient by ingredient Photo: @chefjacqueslamerde

Often following a food industry-related jibe, @chefjacqueslamerde breaks down each dish, ingredient by ingredient Photo: @chefjacqueslamerde

Two short, but self-explanatory, phrases – “small portions; tweezered everything” – sums up the main theme of the Instagram page. Using a dinner plate as a canvas, @chefjacqueslamerde posts top-down photographs of his re-modelled masterpieces; in such a way that seemingly pokes fun at the way chefs at “current” and “hip” eateries plate their dishes. The accompanying captions of the photos also takes jibes at chefs and cooks by mimicking commonly-used terms and phrases used by the many men and women in food industry.

Truth be told, I don’t think any form of malice was intended when the page was created. He or she is just a food-loving person (or an artist, perhaps), who wishes to express his or her creativity. The birth and rise of social media has granted virtually everyone a chance to get their own fifteen minutes of fame. With more than 54,000 followers (at the time of this post), it seems that this witty and ingenious soul isn’t planning to slow down any time soon. Regardless of whether he or she decides to shed the veil of anonymity; @chefjacueslamerde’s page subtly and subliminally reminds us not to take things too seriously, and that we should remember to have fun with what we do.

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