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Efficient lighting for the signage in a Museum for the End of the World?

November 18, 2012
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Efficient lighting for the signage in a Museum for the End of the World?

Designer Barr Gilmore called on Micah Donovan, with whom he had previously worked on several exhibitions at TIFF,  including Grace Kelly, Fellini, and Tim Burton, to assist with the LED lighting component of the signage.  The LEDs are bright, modular, waterproof, as well as highly efficient: all factors one might want in preparation for...
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Food Jammers Iron out Hamilton Doughnuts

September 20, 2012
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Food Jammers Iron out Hamilton Doughnuts

Food Jammers Micah Donovan, Nobu Adilman, and Christopher Martin invent the doughnut iron, super-hot Hamilton steel, to caramelize maple sugar on locally grown doughnuts at Art Gallery of Hamilton's 2012 Localicious.
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Sourdoughnuts, Hamilton Style- the warm up

September 10, 2012
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Sourdoughnuts, Hamilton Style- the warm up

Micah experiments with all-local sourdough and a deep fryer as Food Jammers prepare for Localicious Hamilton, September the 18, 2012
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Cape Brerton & Ontario Paella

June 29, 2012
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Cape Brerton & Ontario Paella

Paella is one of those dishes that people debate what is real or authentic, like ramen and pizza (probably why it finds itself here, on somewhat sketchy in their company); it polarizes and often disappoints in tourist traps, as it truly takes the time to make it takes- no shortcuts.  But when it’s good,...
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Bench Test: Exotic Chocolates

February 23, 2012
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Bench Test: Exotic Chocolates

Mast Brothers Papua New Guinea vs Asahikawa Ajigen Miso Ramen Chocolate. Could two more wildly different chocolates exist? Lest it be a challenge...
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Going Public, The Paris Way

November 7, 2011
By Sketch Editors

Going Public, The Paris Way from Spafax Universe on Vimeo.
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Rocket stove Ice Fish and Chips

October 29, 2011
By Sketch Editors
Rocket stove Ice Fish and Chips

Nothing beats catching your food and cooking it up right then and there but this recipe will work as well in the backyard as the backwoods.  Excellent crunchy golden batter, crispy two-stage french fries, and a very effective homemade rocket-stove makes it all portable.  The taste is well worth the effort.   Plan your...
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Portable Candelabra

October 6, 2011
By Sketch Editors
Portable Candelabra

Parisians now only take 22 minutes for lunch compared to an hour and a half 20 years ago according to a recent Daily Telegraph article.  Lunch, and sometimes dinner, have become sustenance-only necessities interrupting an otherwise steady day of work.  Priorities are changing quickly; banking hours on Wall Street are dictating how people socialize in...
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Contact Somewhat Sketchy

October 2, 2011
By Sketch Editors

Contact the writers of somewhatsketchy.com by sending an email to info at micah donovan dot com.  Thanks.
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Catsup Ketchup and Fire Roasted Salsa

September 18, 2011
By Sketch Editors
Catsup Ketchup and Fire Roasted Salsa

Getting ready for winter means stock-piling summer tomatoes in various forms.  Three essential condiments that are closely related: Home Made Catsup Makes about 4 or 5 litres, or 1 gallon of catsup. 1/3 bushel (11 liters) tomatoes 500 ml organic raw cidre vinegar 400g organic sugar 50 g sea salt 1 tbsp molasses 1...
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