"gallery" news and stories
A 1954 Superman lunchbox broke records when it sold for a whopping $11,500 in auction. Though most vintage boxes won't score a sliver of that price, many good-condition carriers still hold their weight in worth. Here's a countdown of classic lunchboxes' blue book value. Who knows? You might have some cold hard cash collecting dust in your attic!
AOL Food's vintage lunchboxes countdown
About a year and a half ago, I posted about the work of photographer Michael Harlan Turkell, particularly his Back of the House Project, a great series of 25 very candid black and white photos of restaurants and their staff. Turkell recently dropped Slashfood a line, pointing out his photo blog, as well as what appears to be a new photo series called "mise en place". It had been a while since I checked Turkell's site, so the blog was news to me. It appears he's also been commissioned by New York City restaurant blog Eater to photograph the subjects of their "Gatekeepers" series, which profiles "the very folks that stand between you and some of your favorite impossible-to-get-tables." If you've ever worked in the restaurant industry, or if you're just a lover of food, dining and photography, do yourself a favor and check out Turkell's website as well as his blog.
Hopefully, you had a chance to take a look at the gallery of entries for this past month's Does my blog look good in this? photography contest. If so, you'll know that the competition was very tough. Judges spend many grueling (drooling?) hours scrutinizing and rating the pictures before the scores were calculated and the winners were determined. We actually featured the winning entry here at Slashfood weeks before it was entered!
Pictured: Fairly Easy Fairy Cakes (the recipient of the viewer's choice award)
Usually, Andrew puts up a post announcing the entries in the monthly food blog photography competition, Does My Blog Look Good in This? I happen to be in charge of this month's event, though, so I get the honors. All of the entries are simply gorgeous. You can view them here, in the official gallery. The judges for the event will pick a winner at the end of the month, but please leave comments on your favorite photos to give the bloggers some feedback and let the judges know who you think should win. Not that they'll be swayed in their judicial responsibilities, of course, but it certainly can't hurt!
If you have your own food blog and would like to participate, read the submission guidelines. There is still plenty of time to enter.