Monday, February 23, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies..oh my

If you saw the article, I Was a Regency Zombie in the NY Times Week in Review you were either thrilled or not quite so.

What struck us was the idea of the mashup of the book and how web 2.0 just utilizes what we already do (like mashups) ... but in new ways....

So long live the mashup and long live Zombies....well maybe not...

If you haven't gotten a chance to read the article take a few minutes... you may delight as if Mr. Darcy (or Ms. Bennet) has walked into the room ....or just scream as if Zombies were chasing you.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Joy of Cooking

That iconic book the Joy of Cooking is making people fat? How can a book make someone fat? Well... A Cornell University study compared the same recipes printed in different editions of the Joy of Cooking, (among other things). One of the findings,

"Of the 18 recipes published in all seven editions, 17 increased in calories per serving. That can be attributed partly to a jump in total calories per recipe (about 567 calories), but also to larger portion sizes."

-Cornell University marketing professor Brian Wansink (who directed the study).

Just a little something to nosh on...