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All you need to know about popcorn in 90 seconds

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 5 March 2014

You snack on it from time to time and definitely munch on it at the movies. But how much do you really know about popcorn? Did you know that popcorn as a snack is thousands of years old? Or know that the first corn domesticated by the Ancient people of Central America was popcorn? I […]

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Mmm, whiskey barrel-aged Sriracha makes the hot sauce hotter

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 5 March 2014

What’s better than Sriracha? Why, Sriracha aged in fine whiskey oak barrels for a month or three, of course. This has got to be the best alternative take on the saucy Sriracha we’ve seen. Headed by Lisa Murphy of Sosu Sauces, there’s so much excitement over this extra spicy and smoky Sriracha, it reached its […]

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Guy eats rotten meat and has never been healthier

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 3 March 2014

Oh man, when this guy was told to eat only food that’s fresh, I think he took it too literally. Derek Nance has been eating raw meat – fresh and rotten – for the past six years. It all started when he contracted a mysterious illness that makes him puke every time he tries to […]

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Introducing the Quadruple Bypass Burger: an 8,000 calorie monster

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 February 2014

How honest is honest? How about displaying your dead customer’s cremated remains as a reminder to others that your restaurant is indeed, unhealthy. That’s what ‘Heart Attack Grill’ owner, Jon Basso, did to show that there is no false marketing in his famous – and deadly – establishment. The Las Vegas restaurant is famous for its ‘Quadruple Bypass Burger’, an 8,000 calorie monster that’s equivalent to five days’ worth of food. In the last three years, two Heart Attack Grill spokesmen have already died while snacking on a burger.

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A bicycle that slices your pizza

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 February 2014

When your pizza is in need of cutting, simply hop on your bike and trample over that steaming-hot piece of delicious pie. Of course, the bike I’m talking about is this ‘fixie pizza cutter’ from ‘DOIY’. This miniature bike/pizza cutter is a fixed-gear personal cruiser, and it has handlebars, a seat, and two stainless steel […]

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A reason to join the military? Pizza that lasts for years

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 21 February 2014

MREs (meals read to eat) in the military can be bland at the best of times, but researchers at a U.S. military lab in Massachusetts are ‘closing in on a recipe that doesn’t require refrigeration or freezing’ for pizza. A food scientist at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center says, ‘You […]

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Modern art as dessert: The pastries and the artworks they take after

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 February 2014

Remember the amazing Mondrian cake by pastry chef Caitlin Freeman? While SFMOMA’s Rooftop Garden Cafe has closed for construction and won’t be open until 2016, we can’t help but take another longing gaze at the photos from the Modern Art Desserts gallery. She definitely has our dream job.

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Dumb Starbucks Coffee gets shut down

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 17 February 2014

‘Dumb Starbucks Coffee’, the infamous parody of the world famous coffee chain, has been shut down by the Los Angeles County Health Department. Not because of copyright violations, but on the account of the café failing to acquire proper health permits. Last weekend, the mock café opened in Los Feliz, instantly creating a buzz and attracting long lines of curious people, each waiting at least an hour to get a taste of the free dumb coffee.

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World’s only champagne vending machine is in London, of course

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 14 February 2014

Don’t count on this vending machine being installed at your office (just yet), but we can always hope! This is the world’s only champagne vending machine. It’s located in the Selfridges department store in London and dispenses only the very best – Moet & Chandon. The vending machine holds 320 mini bottles and to grab […]

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Strange fruit and veges that look nothing like their mass-produced equivalent

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 13 February 2014

Uli Westphal, whose works revolve around how people perceive and impact nature, has been documenting non-standard fruit and veggies from Berlin’s farmers markets since 2006 to show the ‘last survivors of biological variety’ in his Mutatoes project.

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Funny potato chip flavors submitted to Lay’s campaign contest

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 10 February 2014

Lay’s campaign for the public to be in charge of their next flavor of potato chips has taken a very hilarious turn. Known as the ‘Do Us A Flavor’ campaign, the public has been asked to create their own flavors and packaging, then submit them into the competition that could win then a cool $1 […]

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Dimly Lit Meals For One: the lonely bachelor’s food blog

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 10 February 2014

Dimly Lit Meals For One is the sometimes-sad sometimes-hilarious blog you’ve just got to see! This collection of photos documents life as a bachelor or bachelorette with foods that seem ready for the trash than ready for the dinner table. Sad cheese sandwiches, depressing-looking salads and a whole lot of burned (and hard to distinguish) […]

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Now you can make the apple strudel from Inglorious Basterds and eat it too

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 7 February 2014

So, about that strudel scene from Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. The hot apple strudel, topped with whipped cream and too much suspense for us to take, was simply cinematic food porn at its best. We love that The ShortList actually got the head chef at the Cotswold House Hotel to come up with this epic strudel recipe for Tarantino aficionados everywhere to make.

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Here’s a tasty treat: Cubed earwax, no joke!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 5 February 2014

These cubed earwax treats bring a whole new meaning to ‘organic food’. Available over at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, these little snacks are perfect for vampires, zombies, werewolves, banshees, humans-who-are-into-this-sort-of-thing, and all types of disgusting creatures.

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This guy created the greatest resignation ‘letter’ ever! We asked him about it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Chris Holmes, aka Mr. Cake, used to work as an immigration officer until he decided he wanted to focus on his newly-born child and his cake business. Fittingly, his resignation letter came in the form of a cake. Icing, in fact. We asked him some questions about this rather novel way of quitting a job. [Read our previous post about this cake resignation note here]

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