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July 16, 2009

When you want a delicious meal, which airline do you fly?

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Airline chefs around the world attempt to restore respect for their profession back to the golden era of airline cuisine.

"By far the best part of the journey has been the food," wrote Imperial Airways passenger George Cooper to his mother. "I have feasted from London to Mandalay on foie gras and ox tongue, roast beef and spiced lamb, lime jellies and the best peche Melba I have ever eaten."

That was in 1936, and officially the last time anyone had a good word to say about airline food.

It's a fact that deeply irritates Thomas Harker, executive chef with LSG Skychefs, a catering giant that serves 56 airlines from its Heathrow kitchens. He describes the airline entree as a miraculous consequence of culinary alchemy. [from Times Online, thanks for the tip FreeW

Click here to find out which airline to fly for the very best in haute cuisine.

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July 09, 2009

Dark Chocolate

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"Chocolate Box: Morgue," Stephen Shanabrook

Stephen J Shanabrook is a New York and Moscow-based artist who uses food both as medium and metaphor. Using commonplace materials and forms generally seen as benign indulgences-- sweets, chocolate, and cotton candy-- he brings about disturbing new meanings, exploring the intersections of desire, violence, permanence, and death....In the 1990s, Shanabrook, who spent his youth working at a chocolate factory, went to morgues in Russia and the US and made molds from the fatal wounds of anonymous people, cast dark chocolate pieces, placing them into luxury chocolate boxes.

View more of Shanabrooks work in Eat Me Daily's profile.

Shanabrook's work is currently on display in Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in New York as part of a group show entitled "Bad News."

What: Stephen J Shanabrook's piece entitled "Waterboarding"
Part of a group show entitled, "Bad News"
Where: Daneyal Mahmood Gallery
511 West 25th St., New York City
When: June 18 - August 8, 2009

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