Category Archives: Food Art

The Video is Here!!


You guys look lovely!  Thanks again to everyone that helped make Philly Chili Bowl 4 a blast.  Shout out to Irvin J. Productions for the beautiful bean footage!

Peep Irvin’s YouTube Channel

Playful Gorilla Sponsors Philly Chili Bowl 4

BigBite Philly would be nothing without the support of our various sponsors and supporters, and we continuously have to give big shout-outs to our long-time supporters who have been with us from the beginning! One of these very awesome and giving supporters, hands down, is Playful Gorilla.

Not only has Playful Gorilla given us amazing logo designs, he also kills it when competing in our BigBite Competitions. He competed and placed 2nd in the 2011 Philly Chili Bowl with an Albino Rhino Chili and took 3rd place at the 2011 Wing King Competition with his Karibbean Kraken wings. This guy is a beast!


So what is Playful Gorilla? Playful Gorilla is Philly’s own, soon-to-be, start-up toy company. As a budding toy company Playful Gorilla has been hard at work honing in on a new style to bring to the masses. Currently showcasing custom designs, custom illustrations and custom toys, Playful Gorilla seeks to bring a fresh take on awesome properties creating very limited artwork for your viewing pleasure.

Playful Gorilla infuses the absolute love of art and its award-winning design talents into everything it produces. With that being said, you can also look to Playful Gorilla for a unique take on all your creative needs! From logos to limited edition t-Shirts; from customized toys to one-off originals sculpts; from character designs to 3d printing; Playful Gorilla has got your stylized design needs covered.
Check out some of the playful designs on facebook, and Instagram or follow him on Twitter.

Food Art: From Shelf to Wall

Love the books you have and want to figure out another way of showing them off? New York artist, Jane Mount can solve that problem. She paints the spine of your favorite books on your bookshelf, or the books you wish you had on your bookshelf. Mount turns the graphic design on books into art, like this beautiful cookbook line-up (jelly) below.

These prints are a great gift for your bookworm friends and just an awesome way to remember books that are important and inspire you. For other designs and prints check out her online store here.



Food Art: Italy Maps by Antoine Corbineau

French illustrator, graphic designer, and art director Antoine Corbineau is the talented artist that created these two beautiful maps of Italy illustrating the famous foods and wines of each particular region in vibrant color and with quite a bit of stylistic flair. If you’re looking for a creative present for your significant other that will help you remember your recent trip to Italy, you could do a whole lot worse than these posters available for purchase in Antoine’s online store.

You can see further detailed close-ups of the food map (titled “Proditti Tradizionali Italiani”) here and the wine map titled (“Incomparabili Vini Italiani”) here.


Food Art: Last Meals

After having the age-old “What would your last meal be?” conversation with a few friends while watching Top Chef last week, I coincidentally stumbled across this really awesome series of photos by Herny Hargreaves that recreates some famous last meals served to inmates on death row. Thanks to Consumer Behaviourself and Dripbook for the heads up.

British photographer James Reynolds had the very same idea but took a more minimal approach. See his photos here. Also, the Wikipedia page on Last Meals provides some interesting historical context and even lists some famous last meals as well if this post strikes your morbid curiosity. The stand-out “Last Meal” listed on that page has got to be Thomas J. Grasso’s (who was apparently sentenced to death for strangling an 87 year old lady with her christmas tree lights in order to steal $12 and her TV):

Two dozen steamed mussels, two dozen steamed clams, a double cheeseburger from Burger King, half-dozen barbecued spare ribs, two strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie with whipped cream with diced strawberries and a 16-ounce can of spaghetti with meatballs, served at room temperature. However, he issued a public statement complaining that he had requested SpaghettiOs, not spaghetti.


2012 SPOONsor: Reese’s Treasured Pieces

BigBite cannot express how thankful we are for the amount of support provided for our events, especially from our sponsors! It is this support that moves us forward!  Real talk. We want to thank Reese’s Treasured Pieces for showing us love for the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl!

When all the chili is gone it must be time for dessert.  How about a big slice of cake?  Sorry, we don’t have any red velvet, but we do have Reese’s Treasured Pieces’ Diaper Cake!  Although inedible, diaper cake is the delectable gift that’s all the rage amongst expecting mothers, mothereffers, and baby showerers alike.  Created by Teresa “Reese”, (BigBite’s 2nd Annual Wing King Judge) a diaper cake consists of 75+ high quality diapers, and other baby supplies whipped up to look scrumptious!

Almost good enough to eat

Now the baby is born, all the cake is gone, its time for pictures!  Where will you go?  Sears?  Wal-Mart?  Forget the big names and call Reese!  Reese’s Treasured Pieces’ provides affordable photography services and will visit your home or wherever to take high quality family portraits of you and your treasure(s).  Reese is also available for weddings, birthday parties or any event you want to make special!


You can catch Teresa snapping pics in between bites at the Philly Chili Bowl.  Like her Facebook page, give her a ring 609.792.3112 or email