Inhale Your Food

Any food that you can turn into a soup, you can inhale using "Le Whaf." It makes the experience of eating strongly resemble taking drags on cigarettes.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jun 19, 2013
     Category: Food

I was about to poo-poo this whole thing as a joke until I saw the scarf around the dude's neck!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/19/13 at 10:11 AM
"Pretentious New Age B.S." or "Sprockets Goes To Cooking School."
Posted by KDP on 06/19/13 at 11:39 AM
I agree with both of you. The pretentious scarf fits with the New Age BS very nicely. As I understand from what I could put up with, all this does is create a vapor from the liquid you supply, using ultrasound to do it.

You probably can get the same effect by using a cold vapor humidifier. The trick here is not in the artsy-fartsy presentation of scented steam, but in creating the liquid base in the first place.

Oh, and the nice idea of being able to smell the cognac without getting drunk? Yeah, that's a way of using basic defects in the system into marketing points. You don't get drunk because the inhaled vapor no longer has alcohol in it. It probably boiled off.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 06/19/13 at 04:31 PM
My food and drink usually "whaf" out another orifice hours after consumption. It's usually in bed at night under the covers to the detriment of my wife's nasal passages.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/20/13 at 03:39 PM
I'd give a point for originality, if it was at all original -- in the mid-14th Century, they'd pour hot soup from one bowl to another in the room of a person too sick to eat so they could be nourished by breathing in the vapor (it might have been done long before and long after that -- I'm currently researching only 1340-1370)(I have no idea if it was actually of any benefit or was another trick physicians used to make it look like something beneficial was being done when the case was actually hopeless).

Half a dozen years ago, there were a couple of artists who did the Campbell's soup in aerosol cans thing.

In any case, one of my quirks is that I make the distinction between eating food and drinking beverages -- I don't drink food. I'll have soup out of a mug, but if it something is to be eaten, I should be able to stick a fork in it.
Posted by Phideaux on 06/20/13 at 03:52 PM
This is seriously weird and fantastic. Our students will get a kick out of this. As for the distinction between eating and drinking, that will probably never go away. Eating as in the act of masticating and swallowing something and having all those areas in the brain light up with sensory info, that's something we'll always find pleasure in (I hope). Perhaps this just extends the scope of our experience. Am I skeptical? Sure but happy to try it out. Inhaling rum, with or without the buzz, sounds sublime.
Posted by Culinary Connection on 10/15/13 at 09:55 PM
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