issue 12: Sevenspoons

photography by Tara O'Brady

Tara O'Brady has been a long-term contributor to UPPERCASE, sharing her gorgeous photography with her excellent prose for our Kitchen and Recipe column. In the current issue #12, Tara writes about a tasty culinary adventure to Louisville, Kentucky. Tara emailed this week to share this fun news: "Zagat named Louisville as the 3rd best food travel destination in the world. I thought it was nice that we scooped them," she emailed. "Michael Paley, the chef from Proof on Main was also just featured in the last Bon Appetit. Scooped them too!"

Tara also contributes to Kinfolk magazine.

More eye candy

Thanks to Words & Eggs (great blog!) who commented below about a post they did about the love of Kit Kat. There's an excellent link to a huge flickr set of candy packaging and imagery.


Candy wrapper inspiration

Participate in our next exhibition: details here.

Click on the image to go to its source.


Call for Submissions

Confections: Design a candy wrapper!

Now accepting submissions for our November/December exhibition!

Clever designs, pretty packaging, zany wrappers, colourful names and elegant detailing have as much appeal as the tasty treats tucked inside. The Confections show celebrates the fine art of candy packaging. We invite artists to illustrate and design their own wrappers. Come up with an irresistible cover for a novel treat or create a new design for an old favourite. Send us your eye candy!

The best designs will be featured in the winter issue of the magazine. Submit your artwork file via email info–at– (images should be at least 6 to 8 inches wide at 300dpi).

Also accepting candy-related artwork, photography and suggestions.


October 23 (for inclusion in the exhibition, Nov 5 - Dec 31)
November 1, 2009 (for possible inclusion in the magazine)

Designer Scoop

The ice cream season is happily upon us. Many thanks to Vicki Lam and Christina Yan for their inspired photography which graces the cover of the summer issue of the magazine (out July 2nd!)

Watch for tasty ice cream recipes in the Sweets column written by Tara O'Brady.

And if you are looking for the mercedez-benz of ice cream scoops, look no further than Sherman Kelly's classic 1935 design (as pictured below.) Made of aluminum and equipped with its own defrosting system, this scoop is easy to use, non-stick and easy on the eyes. Once you try it, you'll never go back. Available at the Moma Store.