Ratatouille looks amazing! I’ve seen nothing about it in the UK – no ads, no commercials, nothing. Why are they ignoring what will obviously be the best film this year?!! To keep it short, the film is about a gourmet rat called Remy helping Linguini, a lowly kitchen cleaner, to the heights of culinary wizardry. Or something like that – I can’t help it; I pay more attention to all the little details in the kitchen and wonder how the animators did it all. Is it sick of me to get a thrill at watching this trailer and becoming all excited because I have the same microplane grater that they’re using in the kitchen? No,wait, don’t answer that.

Longer preview videos (that’s just the teaser above) can be found on YouTube and on the official Disney site. I have to admit that I’m also loving the game on the official site involving veggie chopping! Chop chop.

An article in the New York Times details how the Pixar crew studied with Thomas Keller and ate at notable restaurants in Paris. They’ve truly done their research and it’s apparent to see in all the preview clips. There are even rumours that Thomas Keller and Ferran Adria, among others, provided their voices for minor roles.

It comes out in cinemas in the US on June 29. Unfortunately for me, the film opens in the UK only in October!

I’m loving this BBC series, Cooking in the Danger Zone. I was genuinely frightened for him in the Chernobyl episode! And the roast suckling pig in Tonga…ooooh! I want one!

Thanks to Cooking in the Danger Zone, I learned about this terrific Chinese fast food chain – Kung Fu! I can’t read a single thing on that page but I’m content to look at the pictures.

Frank Bruni in the New York Times has written about the glory that is fat showing up on many menus in New York restaurants.

There’s a picnic special in this week’s TimeOut! Let’s hope the weather holds for some great outdoor eating!

Not very recent, but this pig would make some pretty big bacon.

I nicked this link from Serious EatsWhat’s Cooking Grandma? is full of videos of grandmothers sharing their special recipes.

There was a terrific review for Kiasu, a Malaysian restaurant in Bayswater, in the Guardian this past Saturday. It’s definitely on my hit list!

Also an excellent review of the Forge at TimeOut. I visited with a friend about 2 weeks ago and had a very good foie gras with orange and brioche, ribeye steak and frites, and pistachio souffle.

I surf the net so you don’t have to!

Not a recent post but Pim’s Pad Thai for beginners looks very promising.

I learned about Kushi-Tei through a recent review on Time Out London. Japanese food on a stick – how can it go wrong?!

Elsewhere on the Time Out London site: Cheap Eats 2007, Offbeat World Cuisines in London and a guide to Eating at the Bar.

This is what happens to me in the kitchen.

Marco Pierre White would rather eat a Big Mac than airline meals. I agree.

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