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.
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.
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
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
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.