PubCakes: Cupcakes made from craft beer

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 15 August 2013

Craft beer. Cupcakes. We never thought we’d find any food that could contain both in this lifetime, but we were wrong. San Diego native and founder of PubCakes, Misty Birchall, has launched a Kickstarter appeal to cover the costs of shipping her boozy cake mix. The stretch goal is the dairy-free Coffee Stout Chocolate Sauce, […]

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Living Food: the next culinary trend?

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By Patrick Robineau in New Trends on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Our friends at PSSSST! recently featured a very interesting article relating to Living Food. Is this the future of culinary experiences after Molecular Gastronomy? This project explores new culinary experiences through developments in synthetic biology, and finds its lineage in haute cuisine and molecular gastronomy. The food behaves like a living creature, entertaining us through […]

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Now you can create a Gummy Bear replica of yourself

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 1 March 2013

There was the gummy bear chandelier and the gummy bear dress, which wowed us with their off-the-wall foodie WTF. Nothing, however, could prepare us for this latest gummy creation: a jelly replica of you. Now on offer in Japan, men can create spitting images of themselves in gummy form thanks to Tokyo’s FabCafe – the same café-cum-design-studio that […]

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Mouth Full of Sardines: Just a blog dedicated to sardines, that’s all

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Saturday 9 February 2013

Sardine eaters of the world, you can come out of the closet now — and duck into your computer screen. Mouth Full of Sardines is possibly the biggest resource of sardines you will find anywhere. It comes with open tin mugshots, nutritional value, country of origin, descriptive taste profiles and reviews. All tins are not […]

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The Breslin: a gastro-pub in New York

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 12 January 2013

If swine makes you swoon and carnivore is your middle name, this nose-to-tail, gastro-pub is calling. At The Breslin, the interior is dark, the ceilings high, and the tables covered with butcher paper. Start your meal with the Scotch Egg – a whole egg wrapped in sausage, breaded, and fried.

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Pirate ship wedding cake by Alice Rose

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By Lauren Shields in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 22 August 2012

Situated in Glossop, on the edge of the UK’s Peak District, is a little gem of a cake shop filled with freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and cake pops. Plus, some fabulous gifts, locally made marmalades and aprons, and a vast range of sprinkles and cake stands. Recently the talented Alice Rose created this AMAZING pirate […]

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Sushiritto: a delicious sushi/burrito mashup

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 21 August 2012

Sushi? Burritos? If you’re living in California, working through this conundrum is probably engrained into your weekly routine. But thanks to one chef in San Francisco who just didn’t want to have to make that choice, now you don’t have to either. Sushiritto is the ultimate mash-up of burritos and sushi, where Latin flavors mingle with Asian ingredients.

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Tacofino Commissary in Vancouver

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 August 2012

Tacofino is a roving food truck that’s been winning over the hearts and stomachs of Vancouverites for years. With the success of their “fast slow” concept and Baja-inspired tacos – which have been called some of the best in British Columbia – Tacofino swung open the doors to a brick-and-mortar space last week. The menu and the interior are creative and hip, making Tacofino Commissary the newest hotspot in Vancouver.

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The Hop-Pickle

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 10 August 2012

Moonshine ice cream. Mojito popsicles. Pinot truffles. We’re always up for booze-infused collaborations. And the latest to catch our eye is a top-notch mash-up of craft beer and pickles: the Hop-Pickle. Brooklyn Brine, an independent artisan company that’s passionate about ‘damn fine pickles’, teamed up with Dogfish Head Brewery to create this all-natural, purportedly earthy, hopped-up pickle.

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Pastry cup lets you drink your coffee then eat the cup

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 26 July 2012

Designed by Venezuelan designer Enrique Luis Sardi with coffee company, Lavazza, the Cookie Cup is a handy cup-shaped pastry that is thoughtfully coated with icing sugar to waterproof the cup’s interiors, so you can savour your cuppa without all that goodness seeping through. Only bummer: this apparently first surfaced nearly a decade ago, in 2003. Where can we buy it today?

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Chicago’s Bittersweet Cafe serves tasty works of art

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By Kevin T. Stein in Cool Travel on Thursday 19 July 2012

Is rap music ‘music’? Is pop art ‘art’? Here’s another insoluble: suppose a pastry chef uses flour, water, sugar, chocolate, frosting, and other yummy fixins to create a cake. When the cake is presented, is it a piece of art?

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A food-focused journey through Vietnam

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 18 July 2012

From the Perennial Plate comes this food-focused journey through Vietnam. Warning: you’ll drool over your keyboard.

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Candy Land: 100% Chocolate Cafe, Tokyo

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 18 July 2012

You know those trippy dreams where everything is made of chocolate and sweets? Well, Tokyo’s 100% Chocolate Café is the real life version. Step into this “contemporary chocolate kitchen” and it’s a virtual – rather, literal – smorgasbord of chocolate cakes, hot chocolate, frozen chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate ice creams, chocolate pastries, and chocolate tastings. Fifty-six varieties in all fused with everything from milks and fruits to herbs and sweeteners, like honey, cheese, almond praline, and black pepper.

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The Pig and the Lady, Honolulu

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 4 July 2012

The Pig & The Lady in Honolulu is one stop that epitomizes the marriage of gastronomic traditions and contemporary flavors. Or so they say. To be fair, I’ve never been but the buzz about this place is hard to ignore. Conceived and led by Andrew Le and Martha Cheng, both Hawaiian-based chefs with a ton of street cred, The Pig & The Lady is a pop-up restaurant with an ever-changing menu, currently in residence during off-hours at Hank’s Haute Dogs.

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Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, London

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 July 2012

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies promises “quality goods for monsters of every kind.” But you won’t find them in a children’s book or a Harry Potter film. You will, however, find them in London. Curious?

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