Sugar Frosted Fat and Count Calorie

IMG_3586The other day I was walking home from the grocery store when I walked this cute little store/gallery called My Plastic Heart that I have walked by a thousand times before, it has small art shows and sells toys and figurines – it’s all cool stuff, but not really my thing – so when I saw this oversized cereal boxes in the window I was intrigued enough to put down my groceries and check them out. IMG_3588First off I couldn’t figure out what they were?  Was this part of an art installation?  The more I looked the more I like them these were no ordinary cereal boxes.  Instead of the usual marketing crap on them they had things like: Crave from the Grave on the Count Calorie box, or the Free Ritalin Dose Included label on Sugar Frosted Fat box.  I had to go in find out what the deal was.IMG_3587 IMG_3590Turns out this funny, satirical boxes contained the figurine standing on top of them in the window display.  If you check out the store’s site you will see they sell a lot of these Japanese made figurines, the packaging in this case isn’t the usual random Japanese/English but rather someone really clever and informed making a point about commercial big AG food….that contains a figurine for a kid?  I’m confused….but I want the boxes! Or maybe they are for adults into Japanese anime?  If you know help me out – leave an explanation it the comments!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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