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Which means we did things like focus on tiny details with macro or supermacro shots, or high-speed shots things that help you experience the food in a different way. The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is Myhrvolds third in a series and follows after his 2,400-page, six-volume, encyclopedia-like cookbook called Modernist Cuisine, and his more user-friendly cookbook Modernist Cuisine at Home. Released in 2011, Modernist Cuisine has been called one of the most influential works about food ever published. What defines the photography in the book is the creativity and attention to detail. Many of the perspectives are truly innovative and every print is tack sharp and perfectly lit. Myhrvold only took some of the photos himself, but he oversaw the entire process and made all the final creative decisions. He purposefully wanted to stay away from food photography cliches and the tendency to create manufactured nostalgia. Except for a couple cases, we didnt try to create the kind of traditional ambiance around the food, the picture of the food in the copper pot in the kitchen thats all supposed to say that your friends grandma made this for you, or the farm to table shot that is deliberately rustic, he says. Plenty of people do those things and we wanted to focus on the food. To re-think food photography he and his team employed a number of different techniques. The most spectacular shots are the cutaways. To give readers a better view of how food cooks, he literally chopped pans and stoves in half and then photographed them from the side. For his most ambitious cutaway he had two professional machinists spend four days cutting a Viking oven and range in half, piece by piece. It was then reassembled and a partially cooked piece of meat was placed in the oven and a cutaway pan with vegetables on the burner. His cutaways of pots with water inside are equally elaborate. To get those shots he cut a pot in half then used high-temperature silicone adhesive to glue a piece of heat-tolerant glass to the open side.

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The group distributed 2,700 pounds of food to 71 families at its first “Food for Furlough” event and is planning another one for Monday in Huntingtown. Miller said the group is not checking federal identification anyone who needs help can receive it so it’s impossible to say how many receiving help have been directly affected by the shutdown. “If you own a gas station or you own a restaurant [frequented by federal workers ], you’re not getting that pay back, which is a real loss,” Miller said. “We wanted to help fill in that gap.” The increase in requests has not been limited to food programs. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said Friday officials received at least two dozen calls from residents unable to pay water and sewer bills because of the shutdown. The county announced it will suspend water service disconnections until the government reopens. Bita Dayhoff, president of the Howard County Community Action Council, said her group has received 364 requests this month for help with housing payments, utility bills and other aid not related to food, a 30 percent jump from the same period last year. United Way of Central Maryland received 15 shutdown-related calls to a 211 hot line it uses to help connect people to services, a spokeswoman said. Furloughed federal workers had filed more than 16,000 unemployment insurance applications as of Sunday, more than four times the number typically received from that sector in a year. Federal safety net programs, including Social Security and Medicaid, have stayed open during the shutdown. In Maryland, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children commonly known as WIC has enough money to provide benefits for the rest of the month.

Food festival a big hit in this year’s dasara

Credit: Reuters/R Narendra By Nita Bhalla Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:14pm IST NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Humanitarian agencies began dispatching tarpaulin sheets, dry food rations, water purification tablets and basic medicines to areas along India’s east coast on Saturday as a massive storm approached. Filling most of the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Phailin is about 300 km (187 miles), satellite images showed, and is expected to reach India’s Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states by nightfall. The storm, forecast as the worst India has seen in over a decade, could cause mass disruption to up to 12 million people living in its path. Some meteorologists have compared it to Hurricane Katrina which hit the United States in 2005. As authorities evacuated up to 400,000 coastal villagers to cyclone shelters, schools and other buildings located on elevated areas, aid agencies said they were also preparing to help with relief distributions if required. “In a storm of this magnitude there is the potential for widespread damage to crops and livestock in the low-lying coastal areas and houses completely wiped away,” said Kunal Shah, the head of World Vision’s emergency response in India. “So while we are praying this storm loses intensity, we’re also preparing.” Aid groups have stocked emergency items such as mosquito nets, water purification tablets, tarpaulin sheets, medicines, cooking utensils and plastic mats in districts such as Ganjan, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Srikakulam. Phailin, packing winds of at least 220 kph (137 mph) and was expected to cause a 3.4-m (11-foot) surge in sea levels when it hit the coast, India’s weather office said. Projections by the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Centre are much higher. The Indian army, navy and air force are on standby and 1,600 members of the National Disaster Response Force as well as boats and helicopters were deployed in strategic positions for rescue and relief operations. The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO) says it has dispatched an expert to the area to coordinate with other aid groups and put in place contingency plans to help vulnerable communities if the cyclone’s impact is severe. “The European Commission, through its humanitarian aid department, is also preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” said a statement from the Commission. A United Nations official said the organisation was monitoring the cyclone and stood ready to assist India should the government request help.

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Tarpaulin, food dispatched as monster storm approaches India

Invisible Sentinel plans to keep all 18 of its jobs in Philadelphia, as it moves out of the Port incubator into larger dedicated office and lab space at 3711 Market St. Invisible Sentinel is the fifth company since 2009 to move out of the Port and remain on the Science Centers campus. Other Port companies that have remained on campus include Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Integral Molecular, Pulsar Informatics and OptoFluidics. Together, the five graduate companies account for 195 jobs in Philadelphia. We are delighted to welcome Invisible Sentinel to the ranks of the Science Center graduates who remain on our campus, says Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA. These companies have demonstrated a commitment to the Science Center and to the City of Philadelphia. Not only are they creating jobs, but they are ensuring that our regions vibrant tradition of innovation and discovery continues and thrives. Since it was founded in 1963, more than 350 companies, including SEI Investments, Centocor and Bentley Systems, have graduated from the Science Center. The 93 that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region account for more than 15,000 direct jobs and contribute more than $9 billion to the annual regional economy. Sen. Toomey has been an advocate for Invisible Sentinel since the companys early days, as the important work has netted jobs for the Greater Philadelphia region.

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One programme which has left the people mesmerized is this year’s dasara “food festival” where the visitors number has crossed couple of lakhs. Food festival has outwitted all the other programmes as far as the number of visitors is concerned. Eight days food mela which got concluded here saw more than 5 lakh people visiting it and put capacity of their taste buds to test . Not only continental food items, most popular and sought after were the ethnic food items. Unlike in the food festivals in the past , this year half of the stalls were feeding ethnic north Karnataka food items. Surprisingly all these stalls serving whether be it the Jowar roti and yennbadanekai ( roti and fried brinjal) or the fast food like Hubli Dharwad’s girmit( puffed rice with masala) they were seen doing a brisk business with people queuing up before these stalls . “Where we get this opportunity to taste all the ethnic foods , this is an opportunity to not only taste the ethnic food items, even it provides us with an opportunity to understand the eating habits of our own people in North Karnataka” Priya Ramesh a housewife from Vijayanagar opined who was seen testing the taste of fried brinjal supplied with the roti at a stall owned by a group of women from Raichur. Even this was the scene at the stalls selling the continental food items. According to M Rajendra, chairman of the food committee, large increase in the number of visitors was due to sprawling space selected for the exhibition providing for ample space to park their vehicles and setting up of stalls by even star hotels. “Daily 50,000 to 60,000 people have visited the food festival venue daily beating all the records of any individual dasara programme in the past” he disclosed.