Artist makes all kinds of edible art using rice krispies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Whereas most people would see lip-smacking candy, New York-based Jessica Siskin sees art and a business opportunity! Late last year, Siskin attended a friend’s potluck party, wherein she was assigned to bring dessert. Not knowing how to make average desserts like cake, she decided to make an edible Rice Krispie treat sculpture, specifically a surfboard […]

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How to make your own almond-hugging bear cookies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 21 August 2014

Only a mad man would dare eat these sweet, adorable teddy bear cookies innocently embracing almonds and other nuts! French-trained Japanese cook, Maa Tamagosan, created these one-of-a-kind cookies that will gently pull your heart strings. She details everything on her blog, and thanks to Hey! It’s Mosogourmet’s English translation, we non-Japanese reading people will get to try it ourselves.

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Your gingerbread people can now dance thanks to these posable cookie cutters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 7 August 2014

Give your gingerbread people a dose of Saturday Night Fever by molding them in these posable cookie cutters! Available at ‘I Want One Of Those’, the $20 cookie cutter set includes a torso and twelve interchangeable arms and legs that let you bake them into dancers with varying moves.

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Eastern European capitals depicted using various food items

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 30 July 2014

‘Illustrating Eastern Europe’ is a series of landscape food art that features the glorious cities of Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, and Warsaw. The collection of appetizing postcard-like images was created by food stylist Anna Keville Joyce and photographer Agustin Nieto. Blogger Derya Ozyuvali, also known as ‘FoodieBackpacker’, commissioned the project as part of his cooking workshop […]

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Order in the voice of famous pop culture characters and you’ll get a discount at this restaurant

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Not A Burger Stand, a Los Angelese restaurant, has a weekly chalkboard promo that has one condition: order in the voice of the chosen character. If you’ve got a mean voice impression of popular characters like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Oberyn Martell, Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish, Gandalf, and Nicolas Cage, then congratulations, you just got a discount!

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This is what different foods look like when separated into monochromatic themes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 July 2014

Photographer Isabella Vacchi gives us an idea of what different meal settings look like when color variety is absent. Entitled ‘MONOCHROME’, the series organizes food and dining ware according to just four color palettes: black, white, grey, and brown. While the food spreads may be neat and organized, it’s not very appetizing to the eyes. […]

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Bottled Food: a series showing us that processed food really is disgusting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 9 July 2014

‘Bottled Food’ is an eye-opening series by mixed-media artist Tom Davie, wherein he takes processed foods usually found in cans or boxes, and repackages them into glass bottles. Mac & cheese may be heaven when we see it in its usual box, but put it in a transparent container and it’s just sickening. The same […]

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Would you believe this facehugger is actually a cookie?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 2 July 2014

After you see this selection of goodies from Los Angeles-based Christine McConell, you’ll have forgotten your sugar cravings from sheer terror and fright! The talented artist and baker went on Reddit recently to reveal some of her ghastly creations, including: a realistic sugar cookie sculpture of a facehugger (which was glued together with caramel and glazed with milk, sugar, and nutmeg), waffle cones that look like a multi-headed carnivorous plant with tentacles, and tarantula shortbread cookies (glued with caramel, painted in chocolate, and dusted in toasted coconut.)

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Crocodile ice cream is made from unfertilized croc eggs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 14 June 2014

If you thought eating Balut (fertilized duck eggs) was weird, get a load of this. In the southern part of the Philippines, the Sweet Spot ice cream store at the Davao Crocodile Park serves ice cream mixed with unfertilized croc eggs. The croc ice cream comes in three flavors: crocodile dragon fruit, crocodile durian, and […]

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This zen rock garden is actually a bunch of Japanese sweets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 12 June 2014

I guess you could say that this box of chocolates totally… rocks? Designer Tomonori Saito has created a line of sweets that resemble the iconic zen rock gardens of Japan. While your typical zen rock garden may evoke relaxation and serenity, this variation also gives you hunger pangs and sweet tooth cravings. The rocks are composed of black sesame while the bed of sand is plain sugar. Who knew zen gardens could be so filling and fattening?

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This is not a drop of water, it’s a cake!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 10 June 2014

‘Mizu Shingen Mochi’ is a new breed of Japanese rice cake that’s bound to get people scratching their heads and wondering what the hell they ordered. Though it might look like a water droplet served fancy, it’s actually a cake that uses water harnessed from the Japanese Alps!

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Train your kids in the art of sushi with this woodblock sushi set

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 June 2014

You know what they say, ‘Better start those sushi chefs young!’ Or so I think that’s how it goes. Japanese design firm ‘plaplax’ created this 45-piece wooden tsumiki-sushi set, composed of ‘shari’, referring to rice, and ‘neta’, which means ‘fish’. Kids on the road to sushi stardom will have a fun time learning the craft […]

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Tea bags transform stressful symbols into calm ones when dipped in hot water

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Malaysian tea company BOH collaborated with ad agency M&C Saatchi in creating a cost-effective but adorable campaign to promote the relaxing effect of their chamomile tea.

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Elephants give ice creams in Japan a much-needed nose lift

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 27 May 2014

In Yokohama, Japan, the Zou-No-Hana Café serves a one-of-a-kind desert: the ‘zou no hana’, which translates to, ‘elephant nose ice cream’. It’s a regular soft serve – or soft cream as they call it in Japan – but with a mammoth difference. It has waffle cone for ears, two chocolate dots for eyes, and a […]

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12 of the most bizarre hangover cures around the world

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 19 May 2014

Did you just wake up to a massive hangover? Well then, instead of taking an aspirin, why don’t you try one of these remedies: sheep lungs and owl eggs, deep fried canary, fish scrape, or fertilized duck egg embryo. One of these might do the trick. Then again, they might also traumatize you for life (yes I’m talking about you, Balut.)

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