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Order in the voice of famous pop culture characters and you’ll get a discount at this restaurant

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Not A Burger Stand, a Los Angelese restaurant, has a weekly chalkboard promo that has one condition: order in the voice of the chosen character. If you’ve got a mean voice impression of popular characters like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Oberyn Martell, Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish, Gandalf, and Nicolas Cage, then congratulations, you just got a discount!

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Venn Diagram pie chart… in a pie

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Sometime in June last year, Reddit user Rvenn, whose real name is Venn, had a friend bake him an actual venn diagram pie made up of, well, two intersecting pies. A fellow Redditor stole and reposted his picture of the pie a few days ago, which, ironically, was how we found out about it.

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Hungry? May these Star Wars pancakes be with you

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 28 July 2014

Pancakes. Mmmm. Star Wars. These nonstick steel Star Wars pancake molds make it easy for geeks to get their daily dose of galactic greatness every morning. You can choose to gobble down Yoda, Darth Vader or a stormtrooper.

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This is what different foods look like when separated into monochromatic themes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 July 2014

Photographer Isabella Vacchi gives us an idea of what different meal settings look like when color variety is absent. Entitled ‘MONOCHROME’, the series organizes food and dining ware according to just four color palettes: black, white, grey, and brown. While the food spreads may be neat and organized, it’s not very appetizing to the eyes. […]

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An illegible menu! Seriously, what will they stink of next?

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 July 2014

I’m lucky enough to live and work between Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, among the hippest and most desirable parts of Sydney. But I have to say, I’ve had just about enough of this ‘hipster’ craze, where everything either has holes in it, has been deconstructed, is worn super-loose or ultra-tight (I can never get it […]

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Spray Cake Is The Dessert Of The Future … And The Future Is Now!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 23 July 2014

First there was aerosol cream. Then aerosol cheese. And now there’s spray cake. This new dessert ‘invention’ is brought to you by Harvard students John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski who learned about the chemistry of what makes cakes rise, and used that knowledge to create an aerosol can that releases bubble into the mix as it […]

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Pikachu burger, I choose you!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

We’ll be darned. In Japan, there is now an official Pikachu Cafe that dishes out Pokemon-themed cuisine, from the head of Pikachu, served on a chopping board as a burger, to the Pokeball made from a framboise dessert with yogurt mousse. Looking at these pictures, we would absolutely choose everything on the menu.

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Guy takes watermelon carving to the extreme

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 18 July 2014

Vancouver-based Clive Cooper does some pretty cool work out of carving watermelons and pumpkins. While the ones of human faces are expressive and seem rather excessive with the grotesque expressions, we really dig the carved animal heads, such as the ones of the shark, the crocodile and the triceratops,

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Bottled Food: a series showing us that processed food really is disgusting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 9 July 2014

‘Bottled Food’ is an eye-opening series by mixed-media artist Tom Davie, wherein he takes processed foods usually found in cans or boxes, and repackages them into glass bottles. Mac & cheese may be heaven when we see it in its usual box, but put it in a transparent container and it’s just sickening. The same […]

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Coffee wine, because why the hell not?

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 8 July 2014

All right now, first of all: coffee-flavored wine, really? Secondly: what, you drink it out of a can? Doubly blasphemous. Florida company Friends Fun Wine recently launched world’s first coffee wines in the form of Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino, which, at 6% ABV, shouldn’t be too shocking to your system. Cabernet Coffee […]

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Would you believe this facehugger is actually a cookie?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 2 July 2014

After you see this selection of goodies from Los Angeles-based Christine McConell, you’ll have forgotten your sugar cravings from sheer terror and fright! The talented artist and baker went on Reddit recently to reveal some of her ghastly creations, including: a realistic sugar cookie sculpture of a facehugger (which was glued together with caramel and glazed with milk, sugar, and nutmeg), waffle cones that look like a multi-headed carnivorous plant with tentacles, and tarantula shortbread cookies (glued with caramel, painted in chocolate, and dusted in toasted coconut.)

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Ugh, fancy some fried tarantula on your plate?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 28 June 2014

It’s amazing what we all will eat. There’s no lack of weird food in the world. In Cambodia, fried, crispy tarantula is a delicacy. The dish looks equally graphic. Ex-journalist and full-time traveller Michael Turtle tried it and declared the legs ‘taste a lot like a prawn tail’. The body, however, ‘tastes like digested insects […]

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Delicious food art crafted with inedible ingredients

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Australia-based photographerTQ Lee, who, in wanting to put a contemporary twist on the food art trend still-life from the 80s, started the Inedible series using food handcrafted made from unconventional ingredients, definitely has something quite interesting going on these photos. What’s real, and what’s not? Maybe nothing is really edible at all!

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Munch on these anatomical life-size chocolate skulls, why not?

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Wow, looks like we’ll have to summon a whole lot of guts to eat these chocolate skulls by Manchester-based Etsy seller BlackChocolateCo: not only are they anatomically accurate and true to life-size, they are also hand cast from a mould of an actual human skull. Uh huh, that’s credibility.

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Only in Athens: A Greek fast food eatery that looks every bit like a circus

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel, New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Wow, this is just dizzyingly fun. Architect Minas Kosmidis, who is behind the circus-in-town look of Biribildu Souvlaki (‘souvlaki’ is a sort of kebab-like Greek fast food) restaurant in the Alimos municipality of Athens, makes us want to run away to the circus immediately. The interiors come complete with numerous circus lights, cut-outs of carousel […]

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