The latest internet trend I cant get enough of: gelatin

From fashion to the art world down to the simple charms of a video of Jell-O being spanked gelatin is having a moment For a year now, Ive been a member of a Facebook group for gelatin enthusiasts. Called, amazingly, mutilated sea bass reconstructed with a conga line of gelatin-ensconced shrimp on its back) or jiggle videos of various jellies being cut soap or made a case for the phenomenon of odd satisfaction being a product of the grace of witnessing a perfect fit. What is clear is that jellys charms are catching on: lately, the worlds of fashion and art have also been ready for some jelly. To wit: for SS20, Balenciaga showed petal-like confection evocative of the flowers …

‘Can’t I just say it’s tasty?’ Why food critics go too far

Its easy to write beautifully if you can work yourself into a frenzy of love or loathing. Unfortunately, most meals are just quite pleasant I was a restaurant reviewer for 10 years, and then I was let go, as they say. I expected to be distraught because I would miss the money, and also the food. Instead, it was an incredible relief. Reviewing food is fine when you hate a lot of things; it is fine when you stand ready and willing to do an elaborate and caustic hit job on an orange sorbet because you have been either absolutely loving or completely hating relatively benign things since you could talk. It is fine when you have quite a dedicated …

New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant to close less than a year after reopening

Managing partner says restaurant which opened in 1959 in the Seagram Building but left it in 2016 will close on Tuesday The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York is to close, less than a year after it reopened away from the Seagram Building, the masterpiece of modern architecture which was its home for almost 60 years and which it came to complement as a high point of 20th-century art, style and design. In a statement The architect Philip Johnson was responsible for the dazzling restaurant interior, in which he was often to be found. It was home at various times to art including Blue Poles, the pop artist James Rosenquist. A in Tate Modern in London. The Four Seasons served …