Today’s discovery is too delicious not to share~Tastemade.com, which launched in early March. Their mission statement: Tastemade, based in Santa Monica, CA, is a global media company with a mission to connect the world through food. Through its platform, studio and network of culinary talent around the world, Tastemade produces a wide range of programming designed to inspire people to learn and spread their passion for food.
We’ve already watched a number of the videos on their Youtube channel. Our favorite thus far is A Day in India which has us wishing we were about to embark on a trip there (it’s a constant daydream). So grab your favorite beverage–a nice bourbon or aged rum would be our pick–and indulge in a little culinary voyeurism. A little warning: you might find yourself running out to grab supplies to make the “The Slacker Milkshake”.
We hope to see you all there!
We first discovered the magnificent Birds of Paradise when watching David Attenborough’s wonderful Life of Birds series. While it’s hard for us to call any one bird our favorite, these exotic creatures are probably the ones we love the most. And how can you not? They are living works of art every one. So suffice to say, ever since we saw (via Wired.com) Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s efforts to photograph and document the entire species, we haven’t been able to stop watching the videos since. And don’t ask us to pick a favorite. That IS impossible.
In honor of Tropical Storm Sandy’s impending arrival to the east coast, we are listening to Lyle Lovett’s “If I had a Boat” in preparation of sailing out to sea if that old storm surge does indeed hit the big city.
Nicki, our resident bird watcher, has gotten us both obsessed with spotting and fawning over the plethora of our feathered friends as they stop over in Central Park before heading south for the winter. To solidify our nerd cred, we stumbled upon an exciting and eye-opening talk about one of the most famous bird obsessed individuals John James Audubon who is best known for The Birds of America, the book that contains his illustrations of all 435 birds that were known in the United States around 1827, the year the book was first published.
Listen to this two part podcast from Stuff You Missed in History Class about Audubon’s early life and the process of getting TBOA published. It’s fascinating look at man who changed the face of ornithology.