Wes Anderson’s films are rife with clashing color schemes, furrow-browed pedantry, and rich character development set against an oddly symmetrical backdrop. In the case of The Grand Budapest Hotel, it’s also home to a pastry as precious as its parentage. The Courtesan au Chocolat, a delicate tower of puffed up pâtissière and saccharine masonry, is the challenge faced this week in the BwB kitchen.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico, against all odds, played a large role in the creation of BwB – my first-ever DVD, its special features showed me that I could one day be a filmmaker *and* a chef. In this 2003 Banderas action-comedy, Johnny Depp inexplicably caps a cook for making this Yucatánian special a bit too perfectly; as director Robert Rodriguez says, make at your own peril.
The nose’s olfactory receptors are stimulated when we smell food and other odors. But could the process of smelling cause weight gain?
The bee population has dropped dramatically and Michael Waite is taking matters into his own hands with a scheme to inseminate Queen bees.
Foodie fans, this one’s for you! Whether you lean toward 1915-style roast beef and franconia potatoes, or if 2015’s kale craze suits your taste, this look at food over the past century will satiate your palate.
Special thanks to SCJ for shooting – the ultimate breakfast sandwich for hangovers, one-night-stands, or both. This video was made in response to a Reddit AMA question: What’s your favorite breakfast sandwich?