14 FoodOddities you may have missed: Monthly Round up [MAY]
HERE’S WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED FROM FOODODDITY FOR MAY, 2011
This is May’s monthly round-up, from chocolate covered scorpions, peanuts in dynamite, to Champagne cocktails!
Could you imagine having Mr. Ed for dinner? Now imagine having Mr. Ed for dinner. There has recently been a resurgence in sales when it comes to horse meat. A new trend is developing on re-introducing old meat sources, and horses are quickly becoming less of a taboo when it comes to the menu. For the majority of mankind’s early existence wild horses were hunted as a source of protein
Having a liberal or conservative view on politics has an impact on the daily workings of our society, including what we eat. Hunch has assembled some very delicious information regarding the food profiles of self-described liberals and conservatives, and Column Five Media put it all together in an infographic. We love infographics.
This recipe was originally an Epicure recipe, but we’ve made a few yummy modifications that will get you through the game. WARNING: This dip is very addictive.
Sometimes I wonder if things in this world are getting a little out of hand…
Jelly Belly founder David Klein has partnered with Leaf Brands to unveil the gold leaf-coated “Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans” which are sold in crystal jars and claim inspiration from “food deconstructionists” José Andrés and Ferran Adrià.
For those with allergies to peanuts, stay away from dynamite! At one time, some manufacturers may have used peanut oil as an ingredient of glycerol, an ingredient of nitroglycerine. Vegetable and nut oils are used in countless ways, this being one of the more interesting one… You may never look at a peanut butter sandwich the same way.
Having a few bottles of Segura around the house is a necessity. It was a staple when I lived in Whistler, where we would sabre a bottle off the deck and slip into the hot tub. Bubbles in the bubbles…
This “stop motion” video is an abridged history of American-centric warfare, from WWII to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict…. and it’s awesome. Made back in 2008, tourist pictures really nailed this interpretation of historical events. The first time I watched it, it took me a bit to figure out what was going on, so if needed, there’s a breakdown of the battles below. Enjoy!
I love, love, lovelovelove Champagne. It has become a symbol of celebration, passion, and prestige. It walks hand in hand with toasts and new beginnings, with marriage and even goodbyes. Spraying a bottle after winning a Formula 1 race or *gasp* smashing it against the side of a ship before launch are just some of Champagne’s many uses. I personally just like to drink it.
People like to take pictures of food. Lots of people. So why are they doing it? What is our obsession with documenting our food? With today’s technology, we have been able to completely document our daily lives. Photo sharing and personal/family blogging has become common place, and a myriad of tools exist to turn your diary into a media rich documentary.
What better way to celebrate the commitment, sacrifice and love your Mother has given than by getting her drunk before noon. Enter: The MOMosa.
Most of us have a bit of a sweet tooth, and are drawn to the allure of the candy store. Bright colors, sugar and cavities await you, why not bugs! This company has made a name for themselves as pioneers in bug business… HOTLIX. They are the original edible insect candy creator. For over 20 years they has been making people cringe with delight with their outrageous confections featuring real insects embedded inside the candy!
Waffles on a stick. I like that. Dip it, carry it, let your kids get syrup all over the house. Sounds fun right? Do you already have a waffle iron? You can pick this up for some major $$$, or, try to make them yourself!
With Mother’s day quickly approaching, I came across this FoodOddity and thought of my wife, Shannon. She. Likes. BACON! Who needs flowers when you can give the gift of swine! This delicious bouquet will definitely win the hearts of Moms and Wives, so go ahead, add this to her breakfast in bed!
Squirrel is nothing new for the dinner table in the Southern US, and has become quite popular in Britain.