Only in Melbourne would they turn an unused car park into an edible gardening club

Play Melbourne Contributor

By Play Melbourne in Cool Travel on Monday 18 May 2015

If you’ve laughed at the thought of gardening while living in a big city, Popup Patch proves it can be done, and collectively, too! Using the roof of an unused car park behind Federation Square, a handful of Melburnians got together to create a popup vegetable garden smack bang in the heart of the city, where everyone can enjoy getting their hands dirty while harvesting their very own produce.

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We’ve found Bigfoot… in the middle of this bundt cake

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 29 April 2015

How many decades have we been searching for Bigfoot? And how did we not know he was hiding in cake all this time? Ok, so it’s not the Bigfoot we’re all after, but this ridiculously funny bundt cake design will have everyone talking about your cooking skills just as much as they talk about Bigfoot, guaranteed.

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This sushi-hating kid is dared $10 to eat a piece of sushi without gagging

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 10 April 2015

You either love or hate sushi. If you love it, you can’t get enough of it. You spend your last dime on a sushi buffet and know the sushi chefs by name. If you hate it, you won’t even place a piece of it in your mouth without gagging. Not even when you’re a kid named Sam and in need of $10 to buy something at the store.

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Become a glorified food critic with this olfactic dog nose

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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Everything you wanted to know about plane food but were too afraid to ask

Sorrel Kesby Contributor

By Sorrel Kesby in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 March 2015

Ever wondered how long that meal you’ve been given on a flight has been sitting in the galley? On a recent tour of the Emirates catering facility in Dubai I unearthed some interesting facts about what they’re doing to try and remove the stigma of ‘plane food’.

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The question we didn’t REALLY want to know the answer to: When you burn fat, where does it go?

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By Chloe Olewitz in Video on Wednesday 11 March 2015

Some people cycle through diet crazes as quickly as the seasons change, while others stick out long and gruelling weight-loss programmes. But no matter how you lose the weight, have you ever wondered where that fat goes?

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These towels sure look delicous for Japanese food lovers

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 5 March 2015

These towels look like pieces of delectable sushi when they are rolled up. And whether you prefer your maki on the inside or outside, you’re covered – just change the fold.

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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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Cities of the world are based on their typical meals in this ongoing art series

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 29 January 2015

Picture your country’s capital city for a minute-what food comes to mind when you think of that place? Perhaps a bagel? Maybe a croissant? A meat pie? Running with this fun idea, illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea G. Portoles teamed up to produce an ongoing photographic project known as BrunchCity.

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Yes, Thailand’s government has built a robot taster to scrutinize Thai food everywhere

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, Tech on Thursday 29 January 2015

Bad Thai food isn’t just disappointing, it’s an insult to Thai cuisine. Seems fitting, then, that Thailand’s government have set up a committee to deal with the waves of unauthentic Thai restaurants all over the world that fail to deliver the yum in their tom yum. One of the committee’s pet projects, is a $100,000 […]

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Can you tell the difference between a prison lunch and a school lunch in the USA?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 1 January 2015

Just over a year ago we showed you the deplorable food American school kids are forced to eat every day. And still to this day students are uploading photos of their school lunches with the hashtag #thanksmichelle to sarcastically thank the First Lady of the USA for her efforts in healthy eating. But just how […]

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Spice pen lets you scribble all over your food with edible doodles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, New Products on Thursday 25 December 2014

Neat! Now you can be an instant food artist with this spice pen that lets you load up ground spices and then draw away on your meal. Pick your choice of yum ammo from cinnamon, paprika, or even seaweed flakes, and proceed to doodle away on your food to your heart’s content, whether it’s adding cat […]

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New London cafe sells 60 different types of cereal from all over the world

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Cereal doesn’t just have to be for mornings. Now that twin brothers Gary and Alan Keery have opened ‘Cereal Killer Café’ in Brick Lane, London, Londoners can have cereal at any time of day! With a selection of over 60 types of cereal from around the world, some popular flavours include Cap’n Crunch and Lucky […]

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And if you’re still feeling hungry, you can eat this plate

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Friday 5 December 2014

Young Belgian entrepreneurs Helene Hoyois and Thibaut Gilquin have launched a new range of well-designed and eco-friendly food containers. And they taste pretty darn good too. ‘They are biodegradable, and have neutral flavor that complements both sweet and savory ingredients, and are also oven safe’, explained 25-year-old Hoyois.

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