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A healthy seaweed that tastes like bacon has just been invented

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 24 July 2015

At the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Oregon State University, scientists have come up with a strain of seaweed that is not only healthy, but also tastes like everyone’s favourite food: bacon.

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What are these? Oh, just a bunch of cats loafing around

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 21 July 2015

There’s a special subreddit dedicated to catloaves – that moment when your furry feline gets comfy and assumes the position of a loaf. It’s really quite adorable. So why not pay homage to these loafers by creating actual bread loaves shaped like loafing cats?

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The Vulgar Chef just whipped up spaghetti and meatball tacos

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 10 July 2015

Love spaghetti but hate Mexican? Got a thing for tacos but can’t stand slurping up your ‘sghetti? You’re in luck. In fact, we’re all in luck because the Vulgar Chef (who really is quite vulgar) has just created this heavenly masterpiece out of spaghetti, eggs, meatballs and red sauce.

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Yes, now paint is totally edible and comes in all kinds of flavours

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 July 2015

Remember when you were young and you wanted to eat the paint that was in the garden shed? Well, I don’t either, but kids are curious little wonders so it’s bound to have crossed their minds once or twice. Now, instead of finding your kid with their fingers in a can of paint, they can get creative with their food using Noshi Edible Paints.

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This Lego wedding cake really takes the cake

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 4 July 2015

What, a triple-tiered edible Lego cake? This stuff is for real. A family in London recently baked up a geeky Lego-inspired brick cake for a cousin’s wedding, and now they are inundated by numerous requests from complete strangers who all want a slice of that cake. The Lego cake isn’t the only geeky bake they’ve […]

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Aussie father-and-son team creates cartoons out of pancakes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 29 June 2015

As if pancakes didn’t look delectable enough, Melbourne-based father-and-son team ‘Tiger Tomato’ had to turn the beloved breakfast item into art, infusing them with colour and sculpting them into edible cartoon characters.

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Watermelon toast is Taiwan’s greatest gift to mankind

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 26 June 2015

At Jimmy’s Bakery in Taiwan, people have been lining up to get a taste of their latest product, one that combines two unlikely food items: a watermelon and a loaf of bread. Introducing, the watermelon toast.

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Foodie neatly arranges her food to look like edible emojis

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 22 June 2015

An advocate of healthy eating, Scotland-based foodie and graphic designer Heather Adamson communicates the values of good food the best way millennials know how: emojis.

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Don Julio, a pioneering legend, has revolutionized the tequila industry forever

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 19 June 2015

You find yourself at the bar on a Friday or Saturday night and the bartender asks for your order. With so many drinks to choose from, you’re left a tad confused as to what you want. But if you’ve got an experienced bartender on the scene, they’ll always suggest DON JULIO® Tequila because it’s a brand with true authenticity and historic quality.

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At US$1000 a pound, this is the world’s most expensive cheese

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By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 10 June 2015

Say ‘cheese’ because you you deserve to smile if you can afford to pay for the world’s most expensive cheese. And it’s made from donkey’s milk to boot.

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Sushi lovers meet Star Trek in this unique sushi serving kit

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 9 June 2015

Sushi fan? How about mixing up the sushi presentation at your next shindig with this Star Trek USS Enterprise Sushi Set

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Artist turns ice cream into art by carving portraits out of Haagen-Dazs cups

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 5 June 2015

Japanese artist Makoto Asano has been playing with his food – specifically ice cream – for a few years now. But rather than get scolded by his mother, he earns the praise of foodies for turning a beloved treat into an art form.

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Calling all artists: enter the Cake Wine Archi-Bottle Prize and you could have your work on the next batch of McLaren Vale Shiraz

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 5 June 2015

Cake Wines does things a little differently than other boutique wineries. For starters, the whole team at Cake Wines loves what they do – each person there is obsessed with producing great wine, and giving back to the community (they gave 10% of their proceeds to Australian community radio recently). But there’s one other thing Cake Wines does that sets them apart and that’s collaborating with artists to produce the labeling of their wine with the Archi-bottle Prize.

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Unicorn cookies that poop out rainbow sprinkles? We interviewed their creator

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Last month we were excited to show you a recipe for unicorn cookies that poop out rainbow sprinkles (take a look here!). They were magical little treasures that were surprisingly easy to bake and impressed our friends with their cool colours and delicious flavours.

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98 kinds of raw food perfectly cut into cubes for the OCD in all of us

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 15 May 2015

When Dutch newspaper ‘DeVolkskrant’ commissioned design studio ‘Lernert & Sander’ in 2014 to make a piece for their food photography issue, the artist duo went beyond expectations by creating this mind-blowing photo.

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