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The internet is a beautiful thing. You are either going to love me or hate me for this one, but if you haven’t explored Miss Moss yet, well, get ready to spend some serious time away from any productive activity you may have had in the books. This one’s a real gem. Miss Moss teamed up with  Bon Appétit for this gorgeous (drool)  Food & Fashion Mash Up series.  Have a look-see.

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Baked Mac & Cheese w/ Veggies + Archie Bell & The Drells

Chicago City of Contrasts” for Look Magazine

Name: Jonathan Wayne Nobles; Last meal: Eucharist, Sacrament; Sentence: Death by lethal injection; Executed: October 7, 1998, 6:18pm; State: Texas

Of Kombouris’s The Last Meals Project, the artist writes, “The series visually documents the face and last meal of convicted killers. I created this project to explore the interesting and unique relationship humans have with food and used the last meal as a metaphor to raise questions about the death penalty.”

Name: Daniel Harold Rolling; Last meal: Lobster tail, shrimp, strawberry cheese cake; Sentence: Death by lethal injection; Executed: October 25, 2006, 6:15pm; State: Florida

Jonathon Kambouris was born in 1982 and raised outside Detroit, Michigan. He moved to New York in 2001 to study photography at Parsons The New School for Design. Since then he’s been shooting many editorial and commercial assignments, while keeping a strong emphasis on personal work.

Name: Reginald Lenard Reeves; Last meal: Four Pieces of fried chicken and two cokes; Sentence: Death by lethal injection; Executed: May 9, 2002, 6:22pm; State: Texas

Name: Gary Leon Brown; Last meal: Ice cream sandwich; Sentence: Death by lethal injection; Executed: April 24, 2003; State: Alabama

Ok, so let me ask you this question again. “What would you have for your last meal?”

Pistoia, Italy: Part One.

Manuel’s car speeds up to Pistoia’s train depot shortly after 9pm. I get into the car, knowing only his first name and my stomach is growling holy hell. Pistoia, a city in the Tuscany region of Italy, is the second stop on my mini tour of Italy.

20, 30, 60 miles an hour we zip like bandits, winding around a narrow road.

“What a- you like to do?” he asks. “You want to eat?”

Trees are whipping past us with a terrific blast of wind, avoiding contact by less than a centimeter. I’m starting to question whether meeting random Europeans on the internet was really a good idea.

“Uh, it’s really up to you…” I say, terrified.

“You want to go out or we make-a-the dinner?”

“I don’t care.” (Just get me the fuck out of this car.)

“We make-a-the dinner.”

Manuel pushes harder on the accelerator and it’s full speed ahead to Pistoia’s version of a Piggly Wiggly.

His tiny car screeches to the curb and before I could remove my seat belt, Manuel is standing outside my door, shouting.

“We go. We hurry! We get the rice. We run.”

We are running around the supermarket. Me following behind him, sprinting. Past the freezer section and the soups, past signs in Italian, past leisurely shopping patrons. Then it occurs to me. “Why the hell are we running?”

We are like lightning, finally stopping before a variety of pastas.

“We make a risotto. You like a risotto?”


Food porn for the sophisticated. A sight to behold. We are totally crushing on the The Diner Journal.

When I first read about Dose, my head nearly exploded.

Dose Market is a  pop-up market, dedicated to showcasing some of Chicago’s most innovative artisan food producers and designers.

Get a little glimpse of heaven this Sunday!

The first Dose Market launches this Sunday, June 5th, 2011, 10am-4pm at the River East Art Center. Parking across the street for $6. $10 tickets at the door and $8 tickets online For more information: