I don’t have any food to rave about this post, but I do have three cool things to write about.

The first is that Chubby Hubby is a finalist in 2 categories, Best New Blog and Best Food Photography, in the 2005 Food Blog Awards. There are so many great blogs nominated in these categories, I don’t really know what my chances are. But, if you have time, please click on over to the 2005 Food Blog Awards and cast your vote. There are also a bunch of other great categories and more fantastic blogs nominated in these.

The second item comes via Robyn, aka the girl who ate everything (who in turn got this little gem from NOTCOT. Check it out below (Click on the photo to be taken to the Pagliei Online’s store).

Photograph from Pagliei Online.

I think these are both hilarious and cute. I’m totally tempted to get one for each for my two golden retrievers; maybe a wonton for Alix, the younger one, and a potsticker for Sascha, whom S has recently taken to calling “fatty”. They’re the perfect gift for a young, fun (female) food-lover. Pagliei also sells these on a charm bracelet. How wonderfully kitsch!

Photograph from The Food Loop

Lastly, and also via those wonderful folks at NOTCOT, check out the The Food Loop, a heat resistant, silicone food trussing tool whose manufacturers claim will make kitchen twine obsolete. I don’t know about you, but I certainly want to get my hands on these and try them out. If, for no other reason, than to take photographs of my food tied up in them.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his three kids!


6 January 2006


I SOOO hope you win! I’ve voted already!

sidenote: I’ve got a case of those loops but I haven’t tried them out yet. Have you?

Thanks for the link! 🙂 I wish I liked jewelry more because then I wouldn’t mind wearing a shiny silver dumpling. It could be my talisman of stuffed…doughy…power!

Shaz: So, which pendant would you order. Thanks for linking to me.

Frederico: Yah, it would be awful if the loops melted around the food, wouldn’t it? I’m impressed with your efforts. Making your own stock is awesome! I love risotto. I’ve always found the recipes in the River Cafe cookbooks to work really well. I’ll see if I can make something in the next few weeks.

Matt: Thanks so much. Nope, I don’t think they sell them here yet. I’m gonna try and order some soon.

Keiko: Thanks! Of course, congrats to you also for your nominations.

Robyn: No worries. And thanks for providing the info to begin with 🙂 It would be cool to create pendants from other foods or even other dumplings. I’d love a xiao long bao one.

Mama Bok: Thanks! That’s so sweet of you.

Green Apple: Thanks so much.

J: Thanks!

tht last pic looked a teenybit like three tapeworms wrapping themselves up around the fish O_o
anyway, love your food piccies! and ive linked you frm my blog too. hope thts ok! 🙂

Freckles: Hi, thanks for reading. Suggest ordering it directly. Not sure if I’m going to get around to it. Not the highest priority on my shopping list… that would be a vacuum sealer. 🙂

I read about the food loops on Rachael’s website on The Fresh Approach and she says they are heat resistant AND recyclable! They sound amazing and the only downside seems to be that they are a little bulky which makes even browning a problem. Am tempted to get them too.

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