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Wood Apple Marriage in Nepal



This page semi-coherently explains: "...a ceremony in the Newar community in Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are 'married' to the bel fruit (wood apple), which is a symbol of the god Vishnu, ensuring that the girl becomes and remains fertile. It is believed that if the girl's husband dies later in her life, she is not considered a widow because she is married to Vishnu, and so already has a husband that is believed to be still alive."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 20, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Food, Children, Foreign Customs, Asia, Weddings

I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop



Man so hungry he experiences auditory hallucinations.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 10, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Food, Music, 1920's, Stomach

Food Jewelry

Hatanaka, a Japanese maker of plastic food replicas for restaurants, has branched out into the jewelry business. Among the eye-catching fashion accessories it's offering are a spaghetti hairpiece and a curry rice necklace. See more of its jewelry line at OhGizmo.com. You can purchase these things from Hatanaka, but it looks like they're currently out of stock.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Dec 07, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Fashion, Food

Subconscious Menu

Pizza Hut is testing a new "subconscious menu" in some of its UK restaurants. Just look at the food choices on the screen of the tablet, and the eye-tracking technology will determine which food your eyes are lingering over longest. [wash post]

This made me think of Paul's post from a few days ago about the octopus in the farm yard, which demonstrated that our eyes "dwell on objects that are discrepant with expectations." So if there's an octopus on the menu, you'll just have to eat octopus pizza.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Dec 03, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Food, Psychology, Eyes and Vision

Barbecue Salad

Perhaps this would taste good. But without having tried it, the idea of tomato jello just doesn't sound appealing to me.

However, here's a person who's actually made the stuff!

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Dec 02, 2014 | Comments (18)
Category: Food

Shrimp Cannon



Nearly four million views, but perhaps new to you!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 30, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Food, Inventions, Asia

Expensive Fish Meal

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Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 09, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Food, Stupid Criminals, Fish, 1980's

Radish Animals

A new book going on sale soon in Japan teaches the art of making "radish animals." All you need is a pile of grated daikon radish. Then mold it into the shape of whatever animal strikes your fancy. And delight and amuse your guests. [via RocketNews24]





Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Oct 19, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Art, Food

Chinook Olives

Also known as acorns marinated in urine. Source: The Chinook Indians, by Paul Kane in The Canadian Journal, Jan 1857

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Oct 03, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Food
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