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Apple roses: a delicious dessert that looks like a bouquet of roses

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 April 2015

How do you like them apples? ‘Cooking with Manuela’ makes us drool with a dessert recipe that’s both romantic and delectable: Apples baked to look like a bouquet of roses. Making rose-shaped apples is fairly easy. You’ll just have to spread apricot preserve on strips of puff pastry, then place the thin strips of apple.

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Become a glorified food critic with this olfactic dog nose

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

You can finally improve the taste of your meals with a simple (though weird) gadget: the Olfactic Dog Nose. This wearable nose is from British food creator Charlie Harry Francis and is meant to be soaked in water 10 minutes before you eat.

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The Pepperoni Pizza Corvette is the car we all dream of having someday

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 3 April 2015

Why stop at just a pizza-themed bed and towel, right? At the 31st Annual International Pizza Expo (yes, there is such a thing) in Las Vegas last week, over 10,000 pizza enthusiasts got to see their dream car on display: a pepperoni pizza Corvette.

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Restaurant serves up sushi with human flesh, lots of it, for accompaniment

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By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 1 April 2015

You should do yourself a favour and check your morals at the door of pan-asian resto-bar Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge, London. Inspired by Nyotaimori, a supposedly ancient art of sampling raw fish off the bare bodies of, hopefully, very well scrubbed ladies, the hip joint is serving up a whole new sushi dine-in experience.

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Auckland airport employ sniffer sheep to help customs fight imitation cider

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 1 April 2015

When you drink cider, are you drinking Monteith’s 100% fresh crushed New Zealand apple cider? Because if not, you’re probably drinking a cider made from foreign apple concentrate by a bunch of cheeky Aussies. To put the brakes on any inferior ‘Monteeths’ from being produced, the Kiwis have now raised their country’s biosecurity alert level and have recruited sniffer sheep to get to the bottom of this problem. No joke!

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OMG: Giant Ferrero Rocher makes us want to lose our diets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 27 March 2015

You can start drooling now. Last month in celebration of World Nutella Day, food blogger Elizabeth LaBau of ‘Sugar Hero’ cooked up the kind of Ferrero Rocher we all want: A giant Ferrero Rocher.

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This is how you make a cake that looks like a ’24 carrot’ gold bar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Putting your money where your mouth is, literally. Paige Russell of the website Instructables has come up with a recipe that’s rich in flavor: a 24 carrot gold cake.

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Don’t know what to cook for dinner? Grab some shaped plates to inspire you

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design, New Food and Packaging on Monday 23 March 2015

If you’re like me and draw a blank as to what to cook for dinner, you might want to invest in some plates. In particular Kahla Daily Menu Plates by 5.5 Design Studios.

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The first ever piggyback taxi service comes to South Africa via ZANG caffeinated chocolate

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 21 March 2015

Giving the public a pick me up in more ways than one, the new caffeinated chocolate brand ZANG launched the world’s first piggyback taxi service in South Africa, with wrestlers as vehicles. Yes, wrestlers.

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One Twitter account shames restaurants that serve food on anything but plates

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 19 March 2015

Some restaurants have become too cool for school. They serve your appetizers, entrees and desserts on slabs of concrete, wooden planks, glass tiles, and even logs (oh, they do). Some restaurants don’t even own plates or bowls or any of the traditional serveware. And people everywhere have had enough!

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How do you open a beer with a sheet of paper? Watch and learn

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 19 March 2015

Your best mates have brought over a pack of beer. Bottles, not cans. You can’t wait to get stuck into them. But – oh no – you’ve got no bottle opener. First, every home needs a decent bottle opener. And second, a sheet of paper will suffice until you can go out and buy one.

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Beware of your waistline: the taco donut has arrived

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 14 March 2015

There’s a great quote from comedian Bill Burr on donuts. He says eating one ‘is the easiest way to tell the world you don’t give a f**k’. Well, the guys who invented the taco donut clearly don’t give a bleep either.

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A Game of Thrones pop-up restaurant took place in central London for a few lucky fans

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 2 March 2015

Even if you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll appreciate this pop-up restaurant in London. Put up to mark the season four DVD release of the show, the restaurant features banners of the Houses Lannister and Baratheon, a giant map of Westeros, and huge dining tables full of food.

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Burrito tattoos are a thing and you should definitely get one (just don’t tell mum)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 28 February 2015

Burrito love is real. Back in 2013 a Taco Bell superfan made headlines for getting a burrito tattoo on his arm. Everyone was outraged that he’d inked the most delicious food in the world onto his body. But just this week Reddit went gaga for one very tasty tattoo – the burrito knuckles tattoo.

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Cat eclairs celebrating Japanese Cat Day are too adorable to eat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 27 February 2015

On February 22, Japan held their 27th annual Cat Day, more popularly known as ‘Nyan Nyan Nyan Day’. While most people celebrated by posting photos and videos of their cats, food and craft blog ‘Caroline and Laura’s Tea Break’ did something more delectable: they made cat eclairs!

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