In Jiufen, You Can Eat Your Way Through a Miyazaki Film If you’ve ever wanted to live inside Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s imagination, the first thing you should consider is booking a plane ticket to Taiwan. Southeast of China and southwest of Japan, and covered in endless stretches of lush tropical forests and densely packed yet alarmingly clean modern cities, Taiwan served as the inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved 2001 film Spirited Away. And if you want to relive it, all you have to do is retrace Chihiro’s steps. Hop on a bus (or taxi) just outside of Taipei’s city limits. As you barrel toward the uneven edges of the island’s northeast shore, close to an hour outside of the city, you’ll be dropped at the base of a small mountain—at Jiufen. Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Salad - Recipe for Grilled Vegetable Salad with Greek Vinaigrette Tender grilled eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, and potatoes are tossed with Greek vinaigrette and topped with a bit of crumbled Feta cheese for a little extra zing. This is a great Summer side dish or light vegetarian main course. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes
A Variety of Unprocessed Foods Cut into Uncannily Precise 2.5cm Cubes by Lernert & Sander In 2014, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant contacted conceptual design studio Lernert & Sander to create a piece for a special documentary photography issue about food. Lernert & Sander responded with this somewhat miraculous photo of 98 unprocessed foods cut into extremely precise 2.5cm cubes aligned on a staggered grid. Looking at the shot it seems practically impossible, but the studio confirms it is indeed the real thing. The photo is available as a limited edition print of 50 copies printed on 40 x 50cm baryta paper signed by the artists for about €500. You can learn more on their website. (via iGNANT)
Roasted Beets and Citrus with Feta Recipe at Epicurious photo by Kiyoshi Togashi yield 4 servings active time 20 minutes total time 1 hour 50 minutes (includes roasting and cooling time) Vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel 2 teaspoons finely grated grapefruit peel 1 teaspoon honey 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salad: 4 2 1/2-inch-diameter unpeeled beets, tops trimmed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach 2 small pink or ruby grapefruits, all peel and pith cut away, segments cut from between membranes 2 oranges, all peel and pith cut away, segments cut from between membranes 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces) 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
A Grain of Truth Walkthrough Guide The Endless Plains may seem unremarkable from the distance, with nigh nothing but grass for as far as the eye can see. Yet look into the clouds and you might find great wisdom, as some say you'll see the thoughts of gods. Myosotis, the witty heroine of the Rudowski brothers' (Marek and Marcin) A Grain of Truth, isn't too sure of that, but as she journeys onward to meet with the Wiseman and hear his stories, she encounters the Cloud Catchers and begins to see the grain of truth in the fairytales of old. mushroom and barley pie “So it’s a pie?” “Well, it’s pie-like. I mean, it has a bottom crust and a top crust and it is filled with stuff.