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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

Living off the land

A 1955 U.S. Navy training film. Having watched it, I'm now ready to live off the grid.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Aug 20, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Food, 1950's

Funeral Potatoes


The dish that most people in America know as potato casserole is referred to by Mormons as "funeral potatoes." Because it's customary for Mormons to serve this potato dish at funerals. The logic, I suppose, is that it's comfort food. Wikipedia says that the typical ingredients of funeral potatoes are: "hash browns or cubed potatoes, cheese (cheddar or Parmesan), onions, cream soup (chicken, mushroom, or celery) or a cream sauce, sour cream, and is topped with butter and corn flakes or crushed potato chips."

Funeral potatoes are one of a number of foods specifically associated with funerals in some cultures. Another example, previously mentioned here on WU, is Yorkshire Funeral Biscuits. And the Amish have a dish they call Funeral Pie, which is a raisin pie.

There must be other funeral-specific dishes, but I haven't yet found them.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Aug 11, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Death, Food

Let’s Make a Sandwich!



Yum!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 08, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Food, PSA's, Teenagers, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #225



Who ever knew that Snap, Crackle & Pop had villainous counterparts in Soggy, Mushy & Toughy?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 26, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1930's

Spray Cake

Newly available: cake in a spray can. Just spray, microwave, and eat.

But, of course, you'll also need some spray can frosting. That's already been available for a couple of years.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Food, Junk Food

Toaster Selfie

Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level of absurdity, the Toaster Selfie allows you to print images of your own face on pieces of toast. Just send the company a hi-rez photo of your face and they'll create a custom-made toaster selfie for you. [burntimpressions.com]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jul 19, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Food, Photography and Photographers

Chirps Cricket Chips

Available now for pre-order. They're chips made of cricket flour. I'd be willing to try them because from what I've heard crickets don't taste bad at all. And if they don't look anything like crickets, all the better! Though I have a hard time imagining these will ever go mainstream.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 10, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Food, Insects

Food

FOOD from Siqi Song on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 29, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Food, Stop-motion Animation

Ham Banana Rolls


Recipe from the Dec 1947 issue of Woman's Day, via Retro-Rama Mama.

The Retro Recipe Attempts blog decided to make the thing, and their verdict was that "it actually wasn’t as bad as you’d expect from ham stuffed with a mustardy banana. If you got a bite with a good distribution of banana, ham, mustard, and cheese, the flavors almost worked. ALMOST. (If you got a bite with just banana and American cheese, well, barf.)"
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Apr 30, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Food, 1940's
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