The Counter Kitchen Cookbook

The Counter Kitchen Cookbook (2011) is now available for free (download)! This book includes 2 essays and 4 product “reverse engineers.” We deconstruct and remake Colgate Total Toothpaste, Cool Blue Gatorade, Johnsons & Johnsons Baby Lotion and Bryers Vanilla Ice Cream. Yum fun.  Read More

“With Food in Mind”

A TCK cookbook and video will be included in the exhibition With Food in Mind, curated by Nicole Caruth at the Center for Book Arts, opening April 15. With Food in Mind looks at artists’ use of food as subject matter or medium in book arts, print, and digital media. The exhibition is inspired by the current food climate (i.e. how food is cultivated, distributed, consumed, and discussed today) and includes over 40 works that span the last twenty... Read More

iScream with Mike Lee, a big hit

We had loads of fun on Saturday in The Counter Kitchen for the second March demo, I-Scream, with Mike Lee of Studio Feast. He took us step-by-step through the ingredients in Bryer’s ice cream. When someone asked what’s up with the polysorbate80, Mike simply responded: “The ingredients in Bryer’s ice cream exist to make the shareholders happy.” Ah, huh? He then took us through an easy recipe for making ice cream at... Read More

Devotion to Lotion with Soapwalla

We just wrapped up the Devotion to Lotion workshop at Eyebeam with Rachel Winard of Soapwalla. It was awesome! She took apart the 23 ingredients in Johnson & Johnson baby lotion and rebuilt the pink potion way better and with way less ingredients. It’s so good you can eat it.  Read More

Making Gummi Bears at the Holiday Mixer

On December 11, 2010, we opened TCK for the Eyebeam Holiday Mixer. We were making gummi bears, mints, gatorade and toothpaste with our festive visitors, ranging in ages from 2 and up.  Read More