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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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A bicycle that slices your pizza

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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Beautiful gourd art by Marilyn Sunderland

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 January 2014

Art comes in different shapes and sizes for many artists. For Utah-based artist and sculptor Marilyn Sunderland, it comes in the form of a gourd.

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A 3D printed skull made entirely out of sugar

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 January 2014

With the advancement in 3D printing technology, death has never looked so sweet. Sugar Lab, composed of husband and wife architectural design team Kyle and Liz, partnered with artist and sculptor Josh Harker to create this one-of-a-kind 3D printed sugar El Dia de los Muertos skull.

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The world’s first burrito vending machine hits LA

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 20 January 2014

Thank heavens, burrito-less nights are now a thing of the past! At least for the citizens of Los Angeles. The world’s first burrito vending machine, Burrito Box, offers six varieties: uncured bacon with egg and cheese, roasted potato with egg and cheese, free-range chicken with beans and rice, shredded beef and cheese, roasted potato with […]

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Junk food plushies: Now you can go on a food fight and pillow fight at the same time

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 16 January 2014

Etsy seller Jennifer Schoolfield, who is behind the online shop Sew Crazy Creations, has handcrafted these cute meaty bone-in-ham and pork chop plushies from fleece and fiberfill stuffing. This really takes the notion of a heart attack to its fluffiest. We dig.

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