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Print Messages on Toast

December 4, 2008

toast-printerSome people get up in the morning and jump right into their day, but not me. I don’t even like to be spoken to until I’ve had my coffee, which is why I was so excited to find a toast printer.  Good old fashioned toast. Thankfully, these guys have created the world’s first toaster printer by mounting a hot air gun to a computer controlled system. Totally unnecessary? Or the most necessary thing ever since the history of inventions. Only time will tell.

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Guns in the Morning

December 3, 2008

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Dinner Rocks!

November 17, 2008

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vicktorydogwine01_01The Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation began in April 2007 with a search of property in Surry County, Virginia, owned by Atlanta Falcons football quarterback Michael Vick, and the subsequent discovery of evidence of a dog fighting ring. Over seventy dogs, mostly pit bull terriers, with some said to be showing signs of injuries, were seized, along with physical evidence during several searches of Vick’s 15-acre property by local, state and federal authorities.

The Vicktory Dogs Wine Collection features colorful portraits of 22 different Vick-abused dogs confiscated from Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels that now live at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southern Utah. Finally someone is cashing in on the Vick dog fighting story.  It took long enough people, its called merchandising…helllooooo!

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Ten percent of each sale goes to Best Friends. The money will be used to oppose dog fighting around the country and to fight laws that target specific dog breeds.

So, I’m just posting again after a week off. I’m warming up and therefore in the mood for movie inspiration!

Food Fight!

November 17, 2008

Can’t Lick This New Art

November 10, 2008

SALTLICK-ARTSalt Block Art!  Ok so I know this isn’t people food related but we eat cows right?

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The State of The Union

November 10, 2008

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Ergonomic Sandwiches

November 9, 2008

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Why does bread often have a traditional form? While bread is the perfect takeaway. This breadbag is the first ‘ergonomic’ sandwich. Ideal for taking with you – even hooked on your bike’s handlebars!

The Deep-Fried Burger

November 9, 2008

deep-burgerAlright, alright look. I thought the Luther Burger was king shit of fatty fat fat land, but I then found this. It’s a fully assembled burger that has been breaded and deep-fried.

It is clear to me now, that until we deep-fry the fully assembled Luther Burger, the jury is still out.

The Luther Burger

November 9, 2008

lutherElvis Presley had his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. John Madden enjoys a good turducken when the season is right. And now, Luther Vandross has the Luther Burger.

The legend has it that, in a bunless moment, the late R&B singer requested that his bacon cheeseburger be served between Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and the Luther Burger was born.

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A few moons ago my friend Sean set out on his Spirit Quest, and when was approached by his spirit animal, he saw that it was a chocolate chip cookie. Week after week he attempted to recreate the cookie he had met in the dessert. Until one day, he made this….

2 cups minus 2 tablespoons  cake flour

1 2/3 cups bread flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt

2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter

1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract

1 1/4 pounds bitter sweet chocolate disks or fèves, at least 60 percent cacao content

Sea salt.

1. Mix flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.

2. Using a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and mix until just combined, 5 to 10 seconds. Drop chocolate pieces in and incorporate them without breaking them. Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.

3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

4. Scoop 6 3 1/2-ounce mounds of dough (the size of generous golf balls) onto baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack for 10 minutes.

This is a true story, and the very recipe Sean used. These were also the BEST DAMN COOKIES I EVER HAD! However, when I was searching for a cookie image for this blog, I found this…

bacon_chocolate_chip_cookies_with_maple_cinnamon_glaze_4So, with this new challenger, a cookie-off must take place!


bb“People often drink to ‘drown sorrows,'” Kalev says. “Our results suggest that this could actually paradoxically promote traumatic memories.” You may be hard-pressed to recall events after a night of binge drinking, but a new report suggests that low to moderate alcohol consumption may actually enhance memory.

Among the normal rats, the animals that consumed moderate amounts of alcohol fared better on both tests compared with the teetotalers. Rats on a heavy alcohol diet did not do well on object recognition (and, in fact, showed signs of neurotoxicity), but they performed better than their normal brethren on the emotional memory task.

Tornado Potato!

November 9, 2008

tornadopotatoTornado Potatoes – new street-food from South Korea. It’s a spiral-cut potato, deep fried and dusted with tangy cheezy powder. Yes, it’s unhealthy, but the Koreans have a long way to go if they’re going to bridge the US-Korean junk-food gap!

20061020-deep_fried_coke_1Someone told me this existed and I cried “bullshit.” Humble pie might taste better then … fried Coke, so this post is for you Chris.

Gonzales deep-fries Coca-Cola-flavored batter. He then drizzles Coke fountain syrup on it. The fried Coke is topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry. Gonzales said the fried Coke came about just from thinking aloud.

Gonzales’ diet-buster wins the creativity honor at the second-annual Big Tex Choice Awards Contest…

Gonzales achieved notoriety in 2005 with the fried peanut butter, banana, and jelly sandwich — selling an estimated 25,000 of the treats, according to the fair’s Web site. The site said London got media attention in 2004 with her fried marshmallows on-a-stick.

Believe it or not, I found this on a Kosher food blog!

Exploding Chocolate

November 8, 2008

img_choc_grenadeWorld War II German Exploding Chocolate Bar.

This ordinary-looking bar of chocolate is really a German hand grenade. It’s made of steel with a thin covering of real chocolate. When the piece of chocolate at the end is broken, a strip of canvas is pulled out. After seven seconds the bomb explodes.

More than 60 years and we’ve learned nothing? Why are chocolate bars still being sold in airport snack shops around America with such careless disregard? This is an outrage!

Karl Marx in Soup

November 8, 2008

marxsoupCan you see it? I just can’t see it.

redIn a perfect world, this is how every sunday brunch would look like from now on. I adore both fashion photography and food photography, so when someone serves the two with a helping of Decadence I totally loose it.

candycurlsThis is a painting by will cotton.

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US-HOLIDAY-TURKEY EATING CONTEST-03Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas takes the Turducken title.

She emigrated to the United States in 1997, where she was hired as a manager at the Burger King on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. To stay in shape, Sonya has one big meal a day, with lots of green vegetables and fresh fruit, and always avoids junk food. She exercises by walking on an inclined treadmill for two hours, five times per week. She also regularly visits all-you-can-eat buffets at restaurants. The night before a contest, she fasts all night in order to put an edge on her appetite.

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Records

  • Asparagus
    • 5.75 pounds of tempura deep fried asparagus spears in 10 minutes
  • Cheesecakes
    • 11 pounds of downtown Atlantic cheesecake in 9 minutes
  • Chicken nuggets
    • 80 chicken nuggets in 5 minutes
  • Chicken wings
    • 173 chicken wings in 12 minutes
  • Crabcakes
    • 46 three ounce crabcakes in 10 minutes
  • Eggs
    • 65 hard boiled eggs in 6 minutes and 40 seconds
  • Fruitcakes
    • 4 pounds, 14 1/4 ounces of Wegman’s Fruitcake in 10 minutes
  • Hamburgers
    • 7 burgers (3/4 pound) “Thickburgers” in 10 minutes
  • Jambalaya
    • 9 pounds of crawfish jambalaya in 10 minutes
  • Lobster
    • 44 lobsters totaling 11.3 pounds of lobster meat in 12 minutes
  • Oysters
    • 46 dozen Acme Oysters in 10 minutes
  • Pizza
    • 6 extra large Baci pizza slices in 15 minutes
  • Pulled pork
    • 23 pulled pork sandwiches in 10 minutes
  • Tacos
    • 43 soft tacos in 11 minutes
  • Tater tots
    • 250 tater tots in 5 minutes
  • Turducken
    • 7 3/4 pounds Turducken.com Thanksgiving Dinner in 12 minutes

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Produce sculpture! A papaya becomes a flower … and into a stallion. Jicama, daikon, rutabaga and taro are favored for carving three-dimensional figures because they are firm and don’t brown.

stallionOrdinary carrots become parrots in a sculpture by Jimmy Zhang, a chef and produce artist in San Francisco.

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http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/05/14/dining/0514-CARVE_index.html

Thousand-Year-Old Eggs

November 8, 2008

20080321eggquartersThe granddaddy of them all: thousand-year-old eggs. Also called century eggs, these are chicken or duck eggs that have been cured in a mix of clay, ash, salt, lime, and rice husks over a period of weeks or even months. The resulting preserved egg, with its quivery, translucent, amber colored (almost black) “white,” and Chernobyl sunset yolk, has been described as “cheeselike.”

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Russian Blood Candy

November 8, 2008

20081027bloodcandywrapperRussian caramels made from real cow’s blood

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Called Gematogenka, these sweet, chewy caramels are made from sugar, molasses, lecithin, salt, hemoglobin, and a bunch of vitamins. With the exception of some gritty-ness, there’s absolutely nothing bizarre-tasting about them. Not even an “off” smell. In fact, from its shiny, rainbow wrapper, to the happy, brawny, bird-man mascot emblazoned on it, everything about this chocolate colored candy reeks of innocence. Apparently, it is Russia’s equivalent to gummy bear vitamins —a treat to trick kids into taking supplements so that they grow tall and strong (like the bird-man mascot).

A “biologically active” food, these blood caramels are widely available in pharmacy candy aisles in Russia, and commonly used to treat anemia. In the States, you’ll find them in Russian groceries around Brooklyn, NY, or online. Each pack contains five individually-wrapped, completely unremarkable-looking tabs of candy.

134-Pound Burger

November 8, 2008

For $350 and 24 hours’ notice you could have this!

burger2A Detroit-area restaurant owner believes he has broken the world record for “largest hamburger commercially available.”

After 12 hours of preparation and baking, the 134-pound (60kg) burger emerged Saturday at Mallie’s Sports Bar and Grill.

The “Absolutely Ridiculous Burger,” made with beef, bacon and cheese, was delivered on a 50-pound (23kg) bun.

It sells for $350, and orders require 24 hours’ notice. Flipping the burger required three men using two steel sheets.

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Rice Paddy Art

November 8, 2008

This stop-motion video of the 2008 Inakadate rice crop art is composed of still images captured daily from June 1 to July 3, 2008 via the roof webcam at the adjacent town hall. The 3.7-acre work features the images of Daikoku, god of wealth (left), and Ebisu, god of fishers and merchants (right), which were created using five different colors of rice plants. On July 4, just as the crop was beginning to mature, the organizers shut down the webcam when they removed the JAL ad portion of the artwork at the request of the rice paddy owner.

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scottish-deep-fried-mars-bar-10-1000At last a solution to social security deficits. The Scots die young and don’t cling on their pensions for decades like Japanese centenaires, sucking the blood of younger generations. What’s their secret? The Scottish Diet, an age-old combination low in fresh fruits and vegetables and high in confectionery, fat enriched meat products, sweet and salty snacks accompanied by generous amounts of sugary drinks and alcohol.

The golden rule of the Scottish diet is that fat, sugar and alcohol should each account for at least 30% of your daily calorie intake. You may eat one serving of fruits per week, preferably as jams or preserves.

One of the best example of this wonderfully nutritious diet is Scotland’s National Dish, the deep-fried Mars bar.

The candy bar is delicately immersed in a huge vat of boiling oil where it will swim with the fishes -and the chips.

Cheeseburger in a Can

November 8, 2008

Advertisement:

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cheeseburger3Review from someone who ate one:

“It tastes… not so good. Very bland, kind of like pre-made tomato sauce and a bitter aftertaste. The lower bun got kinda soggy, which really lowered the overall experience. I’m not sick and I say I would eat this thing again if it weren’t so expensive. And I really must say that this probably is faaaar better when you’re many kilometers away from civilization on top of some mountain and you can whip out a cheeseburger with nearly the same quality as a McDonald’s cheeseburger while your friend eats dry bread or power bars.”

Squid Skin Liquor Bottle

November 8, 2008

liquorbottleAt the Kimura Shoten store, which is the sole producer of the unique liquor containers called “Ika Tokkuri,” the skins of cuttlefish caught off the Sanriku Coast are formed by hand in the shape of tokkuri (sake bottles) and then repeatedly dried in the sun.

When you pour warm sake into an Ika Tokkuri, the taste of squid melts into the sake, giving it a mild taste.

After you down the sake, you can even eat the squid container itself.

Ika Tokkuri are sold at tourist spots in Iwate Prefecture and through the Internet. They are priced at around 1,000 yen ($9) each.

7,200 Bananas

November 8, 2008

banThe bananas you see here are real, all 7,200 of them on a giant wall – it smelled like 7,200 bananas too, slightly rotting. Work by Stefan Sagmeister.

Tic Tac Toast

November 8, 2008

tictactoastAnother good reason to play with your food! The Tic Tac Toast stamper combines the fun of tic-tac-toe with the tastiness of toast. Just press this 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ plastic stamper into a piece of bread, then put your bread in the toaster. The resulting toast will be branded with a tic-tac-toe grid! When the toasted gameboard is ready, all thats left to do is pick some tasty toppings and play a game. Winner gets to eat the toast!

Cooking with Cranes

November 8, 2008

largeSixty Indian chefs on Saturday cooked a rice dish weighing 13-tonne (28,600 pounds) in a bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, organisers said.

Three cranes dumped 3,000 kilos of Basmati rice, 85 kilos of chilli peppers, 1,200 litres of oil and 3,650 kilos of vegetables into a giant vat at a New Delhi sports stadium in the presence of a Guinness observer.

The steel vat was mounted on a three-foot high furnace while the chefs clad in fire-resistant outfits perched on a platform to stir the biryani — one of South Asia’s most popular dishes — with oar-like ladles.

The cooks threw “a pinch of salt” weighing 86 kilos into the 16-foot (4.87-metre) deep steel vat, organiser Gurnam Arora said.

The sponsors used a hose to pour 6,000 litres of water into the vat and sprinkled 10 kilos of exotic spices and aromatic condiments to prepare the tangy biryani, Arora said.

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  • Get a fishbowl (not used by fish and without fish)
  • put in 1 box of jello mix and follow diections( should be blue)
  • put in fridge for a little while
  • drop in gummy fish
  • put in another box of blue mix already mixed in another container (still liquid though)
  • place back in fridge
  • 1 can (11-oz.) fruit cocktail [optional]
  • 2 gummy fish (or plastic fish) [optional]
  • 1 plastic aquarium plant (optional)
  • when ready you will have an edible bowl of fish

Super Happy Fun Time!

November 8, 2008

twinkiesushiQuoting from the official mouth of the Hostess beast:

“Japanese animation, Hello Kitty, samurais, ninjas, and Sushi are really popular right now! Here’s a wild recipe that’s super easy to make and super fun to eat as a light and fruity snack! This recipe transforms the much loved Twinkie into a hip and tropical flavored treat.”

Eggs in Peril

November 8, 2008

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Tony’s Work is Superior

November 8, 2008

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Meet the first ever genuine rat to make it in the contemporary art world. And he’s called Tony Blair.

Instead of marble or bronze, he sculpts using discarded food and electric cable. And, rather than a hammer and chisel, he carves his works using his teeth.

The talented rodent has created such masterpieces as a gnawed four-leaf clover entitled, Am I Still Lucky?, a chewed blanket (Tracey Emin, watch out) and a sculptured avocado.

His owner, Helena Seget, said: ‘I have heard of other people using rats in their art, but not a rat who produces his own art. I think he is definitely unique.’

Tony has already seen some of his work exhibited on the Saatchi Gallery website and it is on permanent display at the Lime Studio, near where he lives in Newcastle.

Studio manager Craig Wilson said: ‘Tony’s work is superior to about 50 per cent of the things I’ve seen. People should not underestimate their pets.’

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The stack-up on this one:

  • Bacon-stuffed grilled cheese sandwich as bun top
  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Four-ounce beef patty
  • Bacon-stuffed grilled cheese sandwich as interstitial bun (a nod to the Big Mac)
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  • Cheeese
  • Four-ounce beef patty
  • Bacon-stuffed grilled cheese sandwich as bun bottom

Jelly Time

November 8, 2008

jelly_glowBompas & Parr creates the world’s first glow-in-the-dark jellies after working in tandem with Dr Andrea Sella from UCL Department of Chemistry.

To make the jelly glow in the dark, food-safe quinine is included as an ingredient and blacklights in the service area cause this to fluoresce. The invisible ultraviolet light from the “black lights” is absorbed by the quinine which then re-emits bluish light at the edge of the visible spectrum, making the jellies appear to glow in the dark.

Blood Sausage is People

November 8, 2008

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Two German air force sergeants are facing a court martial after trying to mass produce sausages made with the blood of their comrades.

The two men, who are based at Fürstenfeldbruck, a fighter squadron headquarters, near Munich had already trialed a traditional receipe using their own blood.

But they were caught trying to recruit fellow servicemen and family members to ensure a constant flow of raw materials.

One of the soldiers posted pictures of himself on a popular German website siphoning off their blood and adding it to a recipe for the traditional Blotwurst sausage using onions, bacon, spices and breadcrumbs.

The incident only came to the attention of senior officers after one of their fellow soldiers reported the fact that he had been asked to donate some blood for the scheme.

The man is reported to have said: “I have been asked to give blood for sausage-making and I want to know if this is against regulations.”

The sergeants, aged 25 and 29 and identified only as B and G, were suspended immediately last December, the German defence ministry confirmed yesterday.

The recipe for the sausage, which apparently came from one of their grandmothers, was found in the belongings of one of the men after they were arrested.

It read: “Make sure the blood is fresh and the bacon cubes diced finely with a nice proportion of fat to lean. Do not use too many breadcrumbs but if the blood starts to curdle stir in a teaspoon of wine vinegar.”

The men are reported to have told investigating officers that they both had an “interest in cookery”.

Reinhold Robbe, the German military commissioner, is thought to have included the incident in his annual report for 2007. The case may also be passed on to state authorities.

Bacon, not Stirred

November 8, 2008

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Bacon Vodka

Makes up one pint

  • Fry up three strips of bacon
  • Add cooked bacon to a clean pint sized mason jar. Trim the ends of the bacon if they are too tall to fit in the jar. Or you could go hog wild and just pile in a bunch of fried up bacon scraps.
  • Optional: add crushed black peppercorns.
  • Fill the jar up with vodka. Cap and place in a dark cupboard for at least three weeks.(No need to refrigerate)
  • At the end of the three week resting period, place the bacon vodka in the freezer to solidify the fats. Strain out the fats through a coffee filter to yield a clear filtered pale yellow bacon vodka.
  • Decant into decorative bottles and enjoy.

Pizza Machine

February 26, 2009

Vending PizzaI won’t believe it until I see it with my own eyes. How the hell does this work? And how is it edible?