Blue Apron Delivers, Japan Trends Cooks, Praising the Lard, and Buckles Up

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.

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Blue Apron

The grocers/foodists at Blue Apron want to see that you’re getting your three squares on a regular basis.  That’s “squares” as in meals, and “three” as in weekly, which is how often they’ll deliver ingredients and recipes for three great dishes right to your door.  You can sign up here to receive their shipments of all the prep and how-to you’ll need to prepare the likes of Fresh Pappardelle with Lamb Bolognese, Sweet Miso Cod, and Seared Hangar Steak.  They can even work with any dietary restrictions you might have so it’s worth a look, particularly if grocery shopping is among those things you frequently don’t have time to do.

Via Thrillist

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Japan Trend Shop

My appreciation of Japanese cuisine has been mentioned on this site more than once, and Japan Trend Shop‘s plethora of time-saving kitchen items has shown me that what the Flavorful World kitchen is missing is a yakitori grill, a gyoza maker, and a takoyaki factory.  Because sometimes, I just wake up in the middle of the night wanting two-dozen pork-shrimp gyoza.  And whereas I’m currently unable to satisfy that craving, this is to be a short-lived shortcoming.

Via Japan Trend Shop

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Praise the Lard

Yep. You read that right. I didn’t put a joke here because I couldn’t even think of one that’s as good as the source material. All you need to know is that there’s a BBQ festival and cookoff called Praise The Lard going down this weekend in Murphysboro, Illinois.  Beginning today and continuing through September 22nd, good food will be cooked and eaten at this competition, now celebrating it 25th anniversary.  If you’re in the area, you ought to stop in and get ta praisin’.

Via Food Republic

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Belt Buckle Flask

Sometimes a tipple can help you make it through life the day, but being seen pulling from a traditional flask can carry certain connotations about alcohol dependency, and no one wants that, right?  The folks at Pleepleus have taken this into consideration and presented the world with the belt buckle flask.  Measuring 2.5 x 4 inches in dimension, and featuring click-release action, this clever design will let you be discreet about getting a little tight.


*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World food and drink blog. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the simple spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.
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