Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.
So I haven’t decided whether this is the best or worst idea ever (though I know which way I’m leaning.) Someone has created an instant text generator full of food- and culinary-themed buzzwords. Having wiled away the better part of 15 minutes experimenting with the thing, I’ve found the text rendered to be consistently nonsensical at best. An example: “Inhale my visit to Noma flavorful fry rich fruity food addict fry. Leather jacket so so nor around and nor fatty free-range orgasm so God’s ejaculate traditional excluding chocolatey.” Given that its intended purpose seems to be less quality of content than increasing traffic to food blogs utilizing the tool, this might sound less offensive to
bloggers some than to readers others . Either way, I think I’ll steer clear of utilizing it for the foreseeable future.
Via The Braiser
Japan’s Swiss Army Knife of Burgers
So, the long and short of this one is that it’s a cheeseburger, topped with a fried shrimp patty, a rib patty, and a beef patty, available from Japanese restaurant chain Lotteria. That all happens before one even gets to the other accoutrements like teriyaki sauce, pickles, a fried egg, mayonnaise, ketchup, and more. This gastronomic masterpiece served under the honest moniker, the “With Everything Burger,” just might be the most awe-inspiring thing I’ve seen all week. I can only hope it’s still available by the time I get to Japan.
This Cake Pan Offers You an Extra Nibble
So in theory, this sounds like a good idea: a cake pan that includes a baking cup for an additional bite-sized sample of whatever is baking in the main area. The idea behind this item, dubbed The Nibble, it is that you can test the flavor of your finished product without disturbing the integrity of the food. It bears consideration that a significantly smaller sample such as the one presented would almost always bake to completion long before its larger counterpart. Wait until the large item is finished, and the test sample could well give a burned or overcooked (and therefore inaccurate) portrayal of the main dish. However, once one determined a proper timeframe for the sample to reach its desired level of doneness and be tasted ahead of removing the entire affair from the oven, this cake pan could prove to be worth its weight in baked goods.
iKettle, You Kettle, We All Kettle
I’ll admit right up front that indulgence of laziness is part of the draw for this one. The iKettle is a hot water kettle controlled via smartphone app that enables one to boil water from any room in one’s home. A friendly sort, it can also be programmed to welcome you home or greet you in the morning with a wake-up text asking if you’d like it to “pop the kettle on.” The obligatory caveat here is that we’ll have a few weeks’ wait to endure before we’re all programming our tea kettles from hot bubble baths in between sips of champagne. These are only available for pre-order at present, with the first stock scheduled to roll during the final week of November. I think this kettle may have just joined my Christmas wish list.