18 FoodOddities you may have missed: Monthly Round up [JUNE]
Here’s what you may have missed on FoodOddity during the month of June. From food additive infographics and fried Jell-O to a Japanese restaurant where you catch your own fish for dinner, June has been a busy month in the culinary oddity world.
Canned, boxed, and resealable packaging has helped with storage , but food additives have dominated production, and are found in almost everything we eat. The idea was to add flavor, color, texture, and longevity to our foods. It seems like a good idea… but what are the costs?
The Green Man Pub in Wellington, New Zealand, created horse semen shooters as the pub’s entry in the 14th annual Monteith’s Beer & Wild Food Challenge. The drink has been quite popular with women, while men were a bit more stand offish about the whole idea. The chef at the Pub admits to have drank a shot and said it tastes a bit like custard…
You can barely even say those two magical syllables without starting to salivate. But did you know it can actually make your baby smarter? That bacon fat can actually be used as a fuel alternative? Bacon just keeps getting better!
A new trend, or yet another sign that the world will soon come to an end? Deep fried Kool-Aid balls.
Have you ever been lacking the essential tools to open that bottle of wine, that cold crisp beer, that bubbly champagne? You look longingly at the bottle you are holding, hoping your Jedi mind tricks may just be enough to pull that cork. With a few creative techniques, you too can be the savior of the party, and access that Godly nectar just like MacGyver would.
May the fork be with you? Who needs it when you could have your very own set of Star Wars chop sabers! Now you can eat Sushi AND be a geek at the same time.
Who needs clips or elastic bands when you can keep that bag of salt and vinegar chips fresh with only a nominal amount of brain power! This technique will come in handy while camping, or sitting on the couch.
Every year, Electrolux Design Lab does a competition focusing on a theme for the future technologies. The 2010 edition of the Electrolux Design Lab competition focuses on creative solutions for compact living. The 2010 brief asked industrial design students to consider how people will prepare and store food, and do dishes in the homes of 2050, when an estimated 74% of the global population are predicted to live in an urban environment.
Here’s an eggcellent technique from Sprintcuts on how to quick peel eggs. They say it will save 4 days of your life…
This is not a sequel to the cult movie Snakes on a plane (I loved Samuel L in Pulp Fiction). This is about eating, and drinking, snakes. Anywhere you find venomous snakes, you’ll find some dude ready to eat it in some ritualistic way.
One screams class, haute couture and prep time, the other… bacon goodness. Tomato cocktails are a favorite of mine on a hot summer day, I hope you enjoy these drinks.
If you want to be scared of almost anything available to eat in North America, watch any or all of these movies. They focus on the troubled state of “industrialized” agriculture, additives and pesticides, and the pursuit of profit over health. Here’s a look back at some fantastic films that aim at exposing what we take for granted about our food.
Summer is here and I’m ready for some good time frozen cocktails. This refreshing recipe is sure to be enjoyed by all the boys and girls you may entertain.