Chewp is a collection of cooking utensils and tools designed for children to use with adults. I like the use of color and shape to signify playfulness. Designed by Chen Gryevsky, Via gBlog:
There is a bridge with children called “me too”. They want so badly to be just like the big people in their life. So, we fill wine glasses with apple juice at New Years, hand them a razor-less handle for a mock shave, give them fake make up sets and miniature tool sets. The “me too ” bridge is a way to connect, show love, and let them know you believe in them. Chewp by Bat Chen Grayevsky is a collection of kitchen tools appropriate for children and adults to enjoy cooking together. Food preparation can become a daily task gone teachable moment. The handles are wee sized, the blades not too sharp, juicer is more compact for small hands as is the mortar and pestle. Super smart cutting boards have circular dentations to keep round produce from rolling away. These tools are likely to be used on fresh ingredients which leads me to their biggest attribute: encouraging healthy eating. Remember the way they want to do as you do? Chewp is dedicated to inspiring fresh cuisine for growing appetites, raising awareness for the somewhat forgotten foods that are best for everyone.
The brother of this fantastic fruit infographic is one all about vegetables. It’s so great that I own it and it hangs proudly in my kitchen. Last night as I ate dinner, in fact, I stared at the pantheon of vegetables, trying to figure out where my kale fit in, and what the heck some of the rarer vegetables were. Now Pop Chart Lab has an equally impressive poster out and it’s all about fruit! It’s a mere $30 right now, order yourself one and start learning about all sorts of fruits you’ve never heard of before! Via FastCoDesign:
Leave it to Buzzfeed to scour the internet for some delicious looking popsicle recipes. These aren’t your childhood cherry treats, but some quite tasty concoctions incorporating fruit, booze, and creativity. Here are just a handful of the more-delicious looking ones.
1. Grapefruit And Strawberry Greyhound Poptail
“Poptail” is a fun way to say “cocktail in popsicle form,” which is a concept we can all get behind. Recipe here.
Fast CoExist has an article about the future of food, and it involves creepy crawlies. You’ve probably heard that insects are sometimes considered the food of the future because they’re high in protein, low in fat, and take a fraction of the resources to farm and produce. The biggest hurdle for us in the West, though, is to make them appealing. Enter a UK startup called Ento (Bento box + Entomology) that aims to make insect-based food appealing, and even sexy. Their asian-influence stems from the notion that a clean and slightly exotic take on edible bugs may work to bring in skeptical (and squeamish) eaters. After all, it was only a few decades back that sushi was an odd and revolting concept to many Westerners. Cricket sashimi, anyone?
The annual harvesting of cranberries has to be one of the most ingenius methods of fruit farming there is. Every fall after the berries ripen on the vine, instead of being picked by people or machine the fields are flooded with water from a nearby reservoir. Because the berries are filled with air, all it takes is a gentle nudge from a special tractor to knock them loose and float them to the surface where they are quickly and easily collected by the tasty, tart kabillions.
Lucky for us a film crew over at Redbull asked the important question: “What would happen if you pulled a wakeboarder through the ocean of cranberries and filmed with high speed HD film?” This glorious video is the result. The team assures us that no cranberries were injured during production. (via devour)
You have to give it up for IKEA for coming up with new and innovative things for their customers. They utilize cool design and clever solutions in everything they do. But their new cookbook titled Hembakat är Bäst —which means “Homemade is Best”— has taken the art of cooking to a new high. The exquisite photography was shot by Carl Kleiner and deliciously styled by Evelina Bratell. The ingredient images for all thirty recipes are truly pieces of art. From the playful compositions to the color schemes, all images are simply eye candy. They’re like design mood boards for cooking. Any one of them can easily translate into themes for decorating a room, or at least they could make any kitchen wall sing by just framing them. BTW, you can definitely judge this book by its creative cover.