Food + Comics = Love, Sushi for Giants, Food MRIs, and Deliberately Scary Eats

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.

Photo credit: Robot 6

Food And Comics

So, in addition to being a food lover, I’m also a comic book geek. I know more about the personal, out-of-costume daily habits of the members of the Justice League than a man my age ought to, and I apologize for absolutely nothing about that. So imagine my delight in discovering Food And Comics, on Robot 6 at the Comic Book Resources website. Updated each Tuesday, here’s where bookish bon vivants will find the latest news on tomes filled with dynamic, beautifully-drawn artwork featuring food as a vital element of their stories. Food and cooking in comics may not be news, but it’s nice to watch tastes evolve as general appreciation for all the ways cooking and eating can fit into our lives unfurls through an ever-expanding number of mediums. The good people at Robot 6 obviously think so too.

Via Robot 6 @

Photo credit: Tabelog

Sushi for Giants

Umewaka Japanese Restaurant in Aichi, Japan’s Anjo prefecture is serving up monster-size sushi that outdoes even the generous “Nagoya-sized” portions typical of area Japanese eateries. One example is its “Huge sushi roll,” wherein twenty types of raw seafood get rolled into a two-meter-long expanse of rice and nori. Weighing nearly six kilograms, this order requires two-day advance reservation and lightens the wallet by about $190 USD. The jumbo-sized “Astonishing anago” is another example, costing about $33 USD and utilizes entire anago (conger eel) fillets rather than the slices typical of the dish. I’ll forgo the easy joke about fish tales here, but wow. Just…wow.

Via Kotaku

Photo credit: Inside Insides

Food MRIs

Andy Ellison is an MRI Technologist who takes magnetic resonance images of food and posts them to his blog, Inside Insides. Equally eye-pleasing as still pictures or as quietly compelling animated gifs (of which there are several) his subjects have included the cucumber, the tomato, the pomegranate, and even an ear of corn captured from multiple viewpoints. Elegant in black-and-white, they put food’s power to affect and captivate more than our palates on full display in a manner worthy of our appreciation. So please: go and appreciate them. Often.

Via Devour

Photo credit: Food Republic

Terrifying Eats

With this being the last Friday Fourplay between us and Halloween, it seems fitting to end with a thought toward fear inducement, so here’s hoping this list of the world’s six scariest restaurants that Food Republic published earlier this week fills the bill. With options like Dinner In the Sky (affording adventuresome eaters willing to sign a $10 million dollar insurance waiver the privilege of dining at a banquet table suspended 160 feet in the air by crane) and Spain’s Disaster Café (to which diners are encouraged to wear easily washable clothing to guard their couture against being ruined by food and drinks toppled in the wake of the establishment’s nightly 7.8 earthquake simulations) ours seems an exciting age in which to live as both a foodie and a thrill-seeker.

Via Food Republic

*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.

One thought on “Food + Comics = Love, Sushi for Giants, Food MRIs, and Deliberately Scary Eats

  • October 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Why bother eating high in the sky with the possibilty to mess up your clothes. It might be fun for some people, but I rather it at a restaurant where I know I can run out if I have to. 🙂 Nice job with your Friday News.

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