Tag Archives: food

Chocolate Fondue Lamp Shade

This tasty lamp shade was created by designer Alexander Lervik, it’s a chocolate pyramid over an incandescent light bulb. When you turn on the light he chocolate slowly melts and eventually you are left with a puddle of tasty chocolate goo to dip fruit, marshmallows, fingers or other body parts in.

I’m not entirely sure how it keeps the chocolate warm and melted once its in. The bowl, but I’m sure it has a way of doing that.

The Poetry of Light chocolate lamp, unlike other lamps, is completely dark when you first turn it on, mimicking light spreading along the horizon at sunrise. The heat from the lamp causes the chocolate to begin melting, and it takes several minutes for the first rays of light to penetrate. Holes soon form and as the light grows the chocolate melts. The material and structure of the lamp are the result of pure curiosity. Alexander Lervik wanted to explore the possibility of creating a contrast to light, i.e. dark. The shape of the lamp has been devised based on extensive testing involving the melting process.

Via Mashable

Wear You Bacon With Pride: Bacon and Eggs Gloves and Scarf

Bacon and Egg Fingerless MItts - Made to Order

This Bacon and Eggs Fingerless Gloves (Above) and Scarf (Below) are made to order by Twinkie Chan on Etsy, she also does a scarf in the form of a slice of Peperoni Pizza (below) which is beyond awesome!

Bacon and Egg Scarf - Made To Order

Pepperoni Pizza Scarf - Made To Order

Try not to dip this Slice of Lime Scarf in your gin and tonic at the end of a long day at the office…

Slice o' Lime Scarf - Made to Order

Pac-Man Dumplings

YoSushi’s twitter feed linked to this yesterday with the title “Pac-Man Sushi” or rather they didn’t link to this article they linked to an image of this image, I did the grunt work to find the source, and as I expected it’s not sushi they are Chinese Dumplings… From the article:

Pac-Man Shrimp Dumplings are served at Red Farm, a Chinese restaurant in New York City, in this Dec. 13, 2011 photo.

They do look tasty though…

via Forbes.

Jello + Origami = Jellogami

Jello + Origami = Jellogami

I’m a big fan of Jello/Jelly (depending on which side of the pond you hail from. I’m also a fan of origami, so when I found out that a group of people called My Jello Americans (You could not make this up…) Had made “Jello Origami” I was extatic! Okay maybe not extatic but a smile did creep across my face…

via Incredible Things via (That’s Nerdalicious)

Video Instructions!

Jellogami from My Jello Americans on Vimeo.

Story Idea: Culinary Conspiracy

I had a thought this morning, what we didn’t need food, food was a drug that we obtained a chemical dependency to by eating when we were children. Had we not eaten as children we wouldn’t need to eat now.

I know it’s a completely ridiculous but the concept of Breatharianism does exist, I wouldn’t even call it a psuedo science. But there being a conspiracy by the evil food industry to make us dependant on food would make an interesting plot for a science fiction novel or short story at least…

I don’t like where this is going…

Apparently a group of Dutch researchers are suggesting we should stop farming cattle and instead move onto farming bugs…

Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered that insects produce significantly less greenhouse gas per kilogram of meat than cattle or pigs. Their study, published in the online journal PLoS One, suggests that a move towards insect farming could result in a more sustainable – and affordable – form of meat production.

I know that people all over the world are more than happy to eat insects, but to be honest it’s not really my thing. I know it’s probably just a cultural bias, but it’s a cultural bias I like. I like steak… You aren’t going to get steak from a bug, unless it’s a really big bug… and even then…

I can see the logic behind this though and in a world where people aren’t as squeamish as I am there are probably a huge number of benefits, for one you can eat bugs whole, chitin and all, there are no bones and pesky internal organs that you have to clean out, so there is less waste, pretty much the whole bugs body it edible.

I do have one question which doesn’t seem to be addressed in the article, pound for pound they may produce less greenhouse gasses, but what is the comparative nutritional value of insect meat to bovine/mammalian meat? If I have to eat more bugs than I do cow then I’m going to be even less happy about it.

Also given the scientists reasoning for the reduction in emissions:

The scientists attributed the decrease in emissions to the insects’ more efficient use of food. Because they aren’t warm-blooded, what insects eat is aimed directly at body growth rather than maintaining a stable body temperature.

Are we not just as well eating reptiles, fish or shrimps (Which I guess are just water bugs)? They are all cold blooded too, and are slightly more aligned with what we are used to eating…

I immediately thought about a bleak future where all people ate was bugs because the environment couldn’t handle the pressure cattle farming had put on it, which made me think of the Futurama episode with the Buggalo, as pictured above.

Meat producers should replace cattle with insects, scientists say.

Forbidden Fruit: Illegal Fruits & Foods

Forbidden Fruit.

I’m sure I was having a conversation about Ortolan a couple of days ago, this is weird a list of foods that are illegal around the world, I knew that Haggis was hard to get a hold of in the States… But Illegal? Thats crazy…

Infographic by Culinary Schools.org