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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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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Look closer and you’ll see entire landscapes on these tiny food items

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

When viewing Turkey-based artist Hasan Kale’s paintings, you might have to bring a magnifying glass, or else risk not seeing the artworks at all! Previously, the artist painted Istanbul’s landscapes on tiny canvases such as pumpkin seeds, butterfly wings, peanut husks, and grains of rice. Now he’s turned his sights – or his magnifying glass – towards M&Ms, banana chips, chocolate bars, quail eggs, and pretzel sticks.

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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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The world’s most exquisite shitty food porn has come to our attention

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 13 June 2014

In a perfect world, we’d be living the good life and eating the good stuff. Still, such is life, we aren’t always that lucky. There’s actually a subreddit, Shitty Food Porn, which pays tribute to the art of dressing up the various unmentionable inedible things we eat as food porn. If there’s any consolation, it’s […]

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Get a discount off your food bill for good behavior? In Calgary and Nice, you can!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Wow, what is this? When a couple went out for brunch with their young daughter at a local restaurant in northeast Calgary, they were astonished to see a ‘Well Behaved Kids’ discount of $5 on their final bill. Apparently it has been a restaurant practice for a year or so. With ill-mannered children becoming an increasingly common sight (and sound) in restaurants, this seems rather fitting.

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New dream job? Be a gastronomic writer-in-residence at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 9 June 2014

We kid not: to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is now looking for a gastronomic writer to take up a 16-week residency starting in September 2014.

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Yes, at US$2000 a meal, this IS the world’s most expensive restaurant

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By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 7 June 2014

Billed as the world’s most expensive restaurant, Ibiza’s Sublimotion is described as a never-before novel gastro-sensory adventure to be experienced – at a mere fee of US$2000 to be exact. In return, you are treated to an elaborate 20-course meal created by Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero, which should hopefully blow your mind as it drains your pockets.

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Photo series explores the peculiar food combinations we eat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 12 May 2014

A sausage split, a burger topped with gummy bears and a donut, salad mixed with shrimp and cake. Disgusting, but we eat them all the time. Picture this: you eat a salad, then a little later you eat a shrimp, then finish dinner with a cake for dessert. While you may not partake of this […]

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Food porn for lovers of literature

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 7 May 2014

There’s one great line in Oliver that almost every knows: ‘Please sir, I want some more‘. He’s referring to the colorless slop he and his penniless pals had to eat up almost every day. Have you ever wondered what that slop must’ve looked like? What about the ‘surpassingly excellent’ chowder of Moby-Dick, or the opulent […]

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Designer Nori: laser-cut seaweed with stunning geometric patterns

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 2 May 2014

Now this, this deserves to be called food porn! In the wake of the tragic 2011 tsunami that hit Japan, ad agency I&S BBDO and seaweed shop owner Umino Hiroyuki designed a series of laser-cut seaweed to help boost the weak sales of local nori manufacturers. ‘Japanese people are eating less seaweed than before and […]

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In New Zealand, there’s a billboard made out of rabbits

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 15 April 2014

While rabbit pizza is itself enough to create a stir, New Zealand-based pizza restaurant ‘Hell Pizza’ went the extra mile and made this hare-raising billboard made from hundreds of rabbits. The billboard was put up to promote the restaurant’s Easter-themed dish, the Rabbit Pizza. It reads: ‘Rabbit Pizza. Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard’. […]

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Stackable Sushi Rings, the eternal Bento Box

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By Sheena Andies in New Fashion on Thursday 10 April 2014

Alongside my eternal quest for more sushi, I think I’ve found a way to satiate my craving for the time being. Or perhaps initiate it. Just like a take away menu, you choose your sushis, your makis, and your rolls, and they all come to your door in a bento box. Can we consider these […]

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Outfit your egg with this knight armour, then murder it for breakfast afterwards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Humpty Dumpty just got a badass weapons upgrade via the ‘Arthur Egg Cup’, an egg cup holder in the shape of a knight’s suit of armour. Turn your soft boiled eggs into a knight in shining armour by padding it with this plastic suit and removable helmet. The kitchen accessory even comes with a spoon that acts as the egg’s lance, ready to fend off any hungry mouth that comes its way.

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A Kickstarter project that ages Sriracha in whiskey barrels for 3 months

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 25 March 2014

If normal Sriracha sauce isn’t enough for you, here’s a version with an extra kick: Sriracha that’s been aged for 3 months in a whiskey barrel. Lisa Murphy, the Chief Sauce Maker of ‘Sosu Sauces’, has started a Kickstarter project that’s bound to set taste buds ablaze with their unique blend of Sriracha sauce.

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