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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

Lunchroom Manners

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 27, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Education, Food, PSA's, Children, 1950's

Ballpoint pen cutlery

These "Din-ink" ballpoint pen caps from ZO_loft allow you to transform your pens into cutlery. Why you would want to do this, I'm not sure. But you can!

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Sep 23, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Food, Inventions

Lion in Freezer

A UK health inspector recently reported finding the body of a dead lion in a restaurant's freezer during an inspection. The frozen animal was lying next to the food to be served to customers. The restaurant owner insisted he wasn't planning on serving the lion to customers. Instead, he was going to feed the meat to his dogs. He had received the lion from a nearby zoo. [mirror.co.uk]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Sep 16, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Food, Restaurants

Chocolate Teapot

Science has solved the problem of how to make a chocolate teapot that can withstand boiling water long enough to let the tea brew for two minutes before pouring. And if you don't stir the water in the pot (that's the key — don't stir the water!) the tea comes out with only a slight hint of chocolate. [telegraph]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Sep 08, 2014 | Comments (13)
Category: Food, Chocolate

World Carrot Museum

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The thrills start here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 08, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Eccentrics, Food, Museums

Beer Jelly

If you're a big beer fan, you can now spread beer on your toast, in the form of beer jelly. Available for $28 from uncommongoods.com.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Sep 04, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Food

Potato Peeler

I'll give the makers of this video credit for trying really hard to make an industrial potato peeler seem exciting. But in the end, it's just a potato peeler. Wait for the epic zoom-in at around 1:10.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Aug 31, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Food

Rat Meat

The BBC News reports that the rat meat industry is becoming increasingly lucrative in Cambodia because of a fondness for rat meat in neighboring Vietnam where wild, rural rats are considered a healthy delicacy "due to their free-range lifestyle and largely organic diet." The wild rats primarily eat rice stalks, vegetables from farmer's fields, and plant roots.

At the peak of the rat-catching season, in June and July, as much as 2 tons of rat meat is exported from Cambodia to Vietnam daily.

And what does rat meat taste like? Apparently "a bit like pork."

I wonder if it would be possible to make rat bacon?
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Aug 25, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Food
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