When I Grow Up…

I want to be a rock star, a pro athlete… a butcher? I love it that shows like Top Chef, Iron America, and even Hell’s Kitchen are part of today’s water-cooler chatter. Or when personalities like Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence, and Guy Fieri are finding cross-over exposure outside of their food tv shows, Carl’s Jr, Applebee’s, and TGIFriday’s respectively. And when I came across this story Young Idols With Cleavers Rule the Stage it made me smile. Food culture is pop culture. BTW, how many “celebrity chefs” can you name? Or, have you ever made a trip to go see one at a live “performance”?New York Times



January 16, 2017

Powerful Portraits Capture the History and Masculinity of Mongolian Wrestling

“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.

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January 16, 2017

Life-Saving Poster Uses Lemons to Illustrate Different Signs of Breast Cancer

At first glance, the bright and colorful Know Your Lemons poster may not appear to be dealing with an issue of life or death. A closer look, however, reveals the severity of the situation at hand. Created by the Worldwide Breast Cancer organization, the clever image uses manipulated photos of lemons to illustrate the tell-tale physical signs of breast cancer.

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