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(Bon Appetit)   Artisanal food comes full circle with homemade high fructose corn syrup kit   (bonappetit.com) divider line
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2013-05-30 8:00:17 PM  
What in the farking Hell makes this project "art?"
 
2013-05-30 10:05:35 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: What in the farking Hell makes this project "art?"


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2013-05-30 10:13:49 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: What in the farking Hell makes this project "art?"


The subtext.

If you need more explanation, I recommend checking a few books about modern art out of your local library. You'll be amazed to discover that art today is so much more than pretty pictures.
 
2013-05-30 10:31:33 PM  
Pretty freaking awesome art, at that.
 
2013-05-30 10:32:00 PM  
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2013-05-31 12:01:02 AM  

Krieghund: BarkingUnicorn: What in the farking Hell makes this project "art?"

The subtext.

If you need more explanation, I recommend checking a few books about modern art out of your local library. You'll be amazed to discover that art today is so much more than pretty pictures.


Biatch, please... it's high school science project, nothing more.
 
2013-05-31 12:26:08 AM  
Hipster problems.
 
2013-05-31 1:53:33 AM  
When made properly, high fructose corn syrup is absolutely delicious.
 
2013-05-31 2:19:30 AM  
The art contains potassium benzoate....
 
2013-05-31 2:20:15 AM  
This project belongs on instructables.com, not in a farking MFA's thesis.
 
2013-05-31 2:25:30 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: This project belongs on instructables.com, not in a farking MFA's thesis.


You'd be surprised what passes for a master's thesis in art.
 
2013-05-31 2:25:58 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: This project belongs on instructables.com, not in a farking MFA's thesis.


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Go get that book.
 
2013-05-31 2:30:04 AM  
"Art"
 
2013-05-31 2:30:56 AM  

Krieghund: BarkingUnicorn: This project belongs on instructables.com, not in a farking MFA's thesis.

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Go get that book.


Nah.  I don't want read  obfuscating rhetoric designed to disguise frivolous behavior as "art" in order to secure government grants and donations from the deluded. Emotional support hamsters piss me off enough.
 
2013-05-31 2:38:20 AM  
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2013-05-31 2:39:47 AM  
But can you make a '69 Dodge Charger run on it?
 
2013-05-31 2:41:06 AM  
Why does everything have to be "artisan"? It's not "artisan bread" it's just bread. And it shouldn't cost an extra dollar over regular bread.
 
2013-05-31 2:52:32 AM  
Article is a shill for Monsanto. Corn is pretty much poison outside of "on the cob".
(popcorn? those shells sticking in your gums might cause you to bleed out if your not careful.)
 
2013-05-31 2:53:52 AM  
Neat little project, but when you're using chemicals which say "for laboratory use only" on the bottles you might not want to taste-test the result. You definitely shouldn't try to sell kits which encourage other people to do so.
 
2013-05-31 2:57:21 AM  

vento: Why does everything have to be "artisan"? It's not "artisan bread" it's just bread. And it shouldn't cost an extra dollar over regular bread.


They call it artisan so that they can charge the extra dollar.
 
2013-05-31 3:01:09 AM  
this is the kind of stuff mr. wizard would teach you to do from stuff around your kitchen. they just hipsterized it.
 
2013-05-31 3:02:20 AM  
meh let me know when I can buy a tanker full, until then I'll keep buying the readily available albeit less pure form in 2 liters
 
2013-05-31 3:02:52 AM  
If this causes organic hipster heads to assplode, how can this be a bad thing?
 
2013-05-31 3:11:48 AM  

vento: Why does everything have to be "artisan"? It's not "artisan bread" it's just bread. And it shouldn't cost an extra dollar over regular bread.


An artisan is a hobbyist who can neglect efficiency for ego.
 
2013-05-31 3:13:13 AM  
What.
The.
Fark?

If you want to make something we've got invert sugar (which is damn near the same thing, only doesn't require lab chemicals) and simple syrup.

Classic Karo available everywhere.
 
2013-05-31 3:17:48 AM  

eventhelosers: meh let me know when I can buy a tanker full, until then I'll keep buying the readily available albeit less pure form in 2 liters


Try alibaba.com. That link is for 280kg drums but if you buy enough of it they might put it in a tanker for you.
 
2013-05-31 3:18:56 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: What.
The.
Fark?

If you want to make something we've got invert sugar (which is damn near the same thing, only doesn't require lab chemicals) and simple syrup.

Classic Karo available everywhere.


But this costs 5x more, so, it HAS to be better.
 
2013-05-31 3:19:50 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: What.
The.
Fark?

If you want to make something we've got invert sugar (which is damn near the same thing, only doesn't require lab chemicals) and simple syrup.

Classic Karo available everywhere.


55% Fructose corn syrup is none of these, it requires enzymes to produce. Unconverted corn syrup is mostly glucose and doesn't taste the same. Look at the content of invert sugar, simple syrup, and Karo to realize the significance. You might as well say "just use honey."
 
2013-05-31 3:24:38 AM  
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2013-05-31 3:26:48 AM  
This is one case where I would feel safer eating a product from Kraft or whoever than home-made.
 
2013-05-31 3:29:08 AM  

UsikFark: 55% Fructose corn syrup is none of these, it requires enzymes to produce. Unconverted corn syrup is mostly glucose and doesn't taste the same. Look at the content of invert sugar, simple syrup, and Karo to realize the significance.


Invert sugar comes close at 50% fructose, within the range of what's sold as HFCS.
 
2013-05-31 3:33:05 AM  

UsikFark: demaL-demaL-yeH: What.
The.
Fark?
If you want to make something we've got invert sugar (which is damn near the same thing, only doesn't require lab chemicals) and simple syrup.
Classic Karo available everywhere.

55% Fructose corn syrup is none of these, it requires enzymes to produce. Unconverted corn syrup is mostly glucose and doesn't taste the same. Look at the content of invert sugar, simple syrup, and Karo to realize the significance. You might as well say "just use honey."


Uh, dude?
What?
Invert sugar: uses an acid and heat to break sucrose into fructose and glucose.
End result: glucose and fructose (yeah, roughly 50-50)
HFCS: uses enzymes to convert a portion of the glucose in corn syrup into fructose.
End result: glucose and fructose (usually about 42% fructose without further chemical processing).

Corn syrup (Karo) is what you make into HFCS.
Simple syrup... well. Want to guess?
 
2013-05-31 3:34:31 AM  
Artisinal Ho-Hos.  <please baby jess>
 
2013-05-31 3:37:55 AM  
Not sure why, but the word "artisanal" pisses me off.
 
2013-05-31 3:40:04 AM  

The Snow Dog: Not sure why, but the word "artisanal" pisses me off.


Not as much as people pronouncing it "artesian" -al irritates me.
 
2013-05-31 3:46:11 AM  
herpaderpaderpadoooooooo
 
2013-05-31 4:12:57 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: What in the farking Hell makes this project "art?"


Did you notice the picture of the pretty box she made?
 
2013-05-31 4:20:00 AM  
It is illegal to use it in the United States
 
2013-05-31 4:43:30 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: What in the farking Hell makes this project "art?"


Your reaction. Seriously.
 
2013-05-31 5:55:01 AM  
Oh look. Another "artist". Is that what unemployed people call themselves now?
Buying craft supplies at Hobby Lobby and making crap doesn't make you an artist.

/not an "artist"
//I have a job
 
2013-05-31 6:05:46 AM  
I liked HFCS before it was popular to like HFCS.

// not really
/// hard to find that shiat in food outside of the US
//// Coca Cola Amatil uses cane sugar
 
2013-05-31 6:11:52 AM  
We had Matt Gross, the editor of BonAppetit.com, give the small-batch, artisanal high-fructose corn syrup that Weinstein made for us a taste-test.

He looks thrilled.
 
2013-05-31 6:15:08 AM  
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2013-05-31 6:23:32 AM  
drjekel_mrhyde:

I get it. His his sister got one.
 
2013-05-31 6:25:51 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Neat little project, but when you're using chemicals which say "for laboratory use only" on the bottles you might not want to taste-test the result. You definitely shouldn't try to sell kits which encourage other people to do so.


So you're saying that if she's doing exactly that in order to imply that what's most major food producers basically do every day, then its not only art, but its also civil disobedience...
 
2013-05-31 7:18:02 AM  

The Snow Dog: Not sure why, but the word "artisanal" pisses me off.


I'm sure they'd prefer an artisinal knuckle sandwich over the "regular" variety, too.
 
2013-05-31 7:38:37 AM  
Steep some mint leaves in some just made simple syrup (2:1 white to brown sugar). Use to sweeten mojitos.

/TMYK
 
2013-05-31 7:58:12 AM  
"I tried to put it on Kickstarter, but they didn't really understand what I was doing," she said, "they said my business plan was unclear."

I don't understand what she's trying to do either. Is she trying to show that High Fructose Corn Syrup is:

1) Easy to make? You can do it at home, after all.
2) Hard to make? Some of the ingredients are difficult to come by.
3) That HFCS is a unavoidable chemical additive that adds no nutritional value to food?
4) That we should all MAKE our own HFCS and hoard it for the coming corn syrup apocalypse?
 
2013-05-31 8:23:23 AM  

Ivo Shandor: eventhelosers: meh let me know when I can buy a tanker full, until then I'll keep buying the readily available albeit less pure form in 2 liters

Try alibaba.com. That link is for 280kg drums but if you buy enough of it they might put it in a tanker for you.


I love alibaba.   It's like SR and Ebay and Amazon all in one.
 
2013-05-31 8:27:14 AM  
Did someone just divide by zero?
 
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