How to Make a Hotdog

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By Brian Jerome in Video on Thursday 1 August 2013

In the day an age in where Tim and Eric style humor has made it to basic cable, it would be shocking to find some levels of absurd humour that are more twisted and disturbing. YouTube channel, HowToBasic, seems to deliver this over the top level of comedy in roughly a minute and a half. […]

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Handmade Belgian chocolate anus? Erm, fancy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 29 July 2013

So this is Edible Anus, which apparently has been around since 2004 and claims to be ‘the anus that made Britain great’ and ‘changing the world, one crack at a time’. A limited edition crystal glass anus edition is available for sale on its website, too. Classy.

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Full sized Dexter cake by food artist Annabel de Vetten

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By Miss Cakehead in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 25 July 2013

To celebrate the final series of Dexter starting on FOX, the entertainment channel has given media a slice of his life – literally! A full sized Dexter cake – created by food artist Annabel de Vetten – was sliced up, wrapped in cling-film and sent to the media along with a funeral order of service for the last ever series of the critically acclaimed show.

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Sonic Youth’s taco recipe from a 1996 Sassy magazine article

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Sonic Youth shared their favourite tuna taco recipe in an 1996 article in Sassy magazine: ‘I lived on these tacos when I was a poor struggling art student in LA’. explains Kim Gordon. ‘They’re nice and light for hot weather dining’

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Recommended daily consumption for kaiju

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Hot on the heels after the release of monster-vs-mecha flick Pacific Rim, ocean science blog Deep Sea News have uncovered the answer to one of life’s deepest mysteries: how many people does a Kaiju monster need to consume every day? One of the movie lines (‘That Kaiju weighed 2500 tons’) tipped off its blogger Dr […]

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Musicians make the oddest backstage demands

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 18 July 2013

Harry Hargreaves‘ recent photography series revolves around the strange backstage requests made by some of the world’s biggest music names. Just so you know, Marilyn Manson really likes gummy bears, while Prince likes coffee and tea with honey, lemon, sugar, cream, fresh ginger root… plus a physician at hand for vitamin B12 jabs. Then there’s […]

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Bob’s fast food restaurant wrapped their cheeseburgers in edible paper

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 17 July 2013

What’s better than a delicious burger? Paper wrapping that tastes just like the delicious burger it envelopes. Bob’s, a Brazilian fast food joint, conducted a case study where they wrapped all their burgers in edible wrapping. Customers loved the edible paper, and they claimed it tasted just like the burger. It’s a great idea for […]

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Vampire High Tea: photos by Jonathan Cameron

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By Amanda Teo in New Photography on Tuesday 16 July 2013

New Zealand photographer Jonathan Cameron’s series Vamp: High Tea Edition, plays on the idea of pop-culture’s obsession with the alluring Vampire figure. A series of photos featured as a cookbook are accompanied by recipes that include the unusual ingredient of blood, playing on the idea of the ‘vegetarian vampire’. For the series, Cameron developed the […]

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Solo-dining restaurant ensures you can only get a table for one

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Now this is a business we’d support: an entire restaurant with tables that accommodate no more than one person each. Unfortunately, Eenmaal opened in Bos en Lommer, Amsterdam for all of two days last week and is now closed. Yep, social designer and initiator Marina van Goor, who wanted to address the social taboo of […]

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Good news: Canned unicorn meat is back in stock

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Wasn’t that long ago that canned unicorn meat was so hot, it was quickly sold out. Now the meat of the ‘tasty magical beast’ is back in stock, thanks to a more sustainable formula: stuffed unicorn plushies, chopped up in bits.

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Manchester Press: Fresh bagels in the heart of Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Monday 15 July 2013

On a very cold and rainy Melbourne afternoon, after getting caught in the drizzle, I was hanging for a nice strong coffee and toasty warm bagel, so I pulled out my trusty iPhone and found the perfect place: Manchester Press. The converted industrial space is tucked away in Rankins Lane (like any good Melbourne institution) […]

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Eating out in London? That drone will serve your food

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 12 July 2013

Drones, drones, drones, they’re everywhere. In London, a sushi restaurant decided to trade in its conveyor belts for drones to deliver sushi burgers by air. Dubbed the iTray, the four-propeller drone has a flat surface to transport food up to a speed of 25km/h and is controlled by waiting staff with an iPad. Still, The […]

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Aya: the finest Japanese cuisine in São Paulo

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By Didu Losso in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 11 July 2013

Launched in July 2011, Aya Japanese Cuisine is the finest place in São Paulo for authentic Japanese sushi. It’s classy, contemporary, clean and intimate. The Chef, Juraci Pereira, aka Jura, and his investor, Beto Ganme, are the people behind this amazing restaurant, which was designed by the talented architect Carolina Rocco

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Photograph of a hamburger taken at 39 megapixels

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Thursday 11 July 2013

If you weren’t hungry before, your stomach will definitely be rumbling after you see this photo. Typical digital cameras are somewhere between 8 and 16 megapixels, and anything over that comes from a more high-end product. This photograph, however, was taken at 39 megapixels, which means that you can zoom in and see finer details […]

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Cão Véio: dog-themed Brazilian cuisine in São Paulo

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By Didu Losso in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 10 July 2013

São Paulo restaurant Cão Véio has a theme of dog. That’s right, dog. Indeed, the name is inspired by the loyalty between dogs and their owners that always grows over time. The items on the menu are named after different dog breeds, and every week at lunch time, they create four different dishes and one […]

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