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.
It seems the robots seeking to overthrow us have devised a nefarious new means of neutralizing the human race: ply us with alcohol before they rise up, using our love of delicious cocktails against us to facilitate their takeover. The mixologist robot Bartendro appears to be spearheading that effort. Capable in its largest incarnation of drawing from fifteen separate bottles of spirits to blend cocktails that you can select from a menu using your mobile phone or tablet, it is a countertop unit that measures ingredients and dispenses drinks into a cup. Thank the creative minds at PartyRobotics.com for this modern wonder whom I will certainly seek to reserve for my next party, if only to get on its good side before the robopocalypse cometh. (Note to the humorless/overly litigious: I’m kidding about the robots taking over. Everyone knows it’s the squirrels that are plotting something big.)
In 2013, we need no longer lament the world’s dearth of tube-shaped omelets. The Rollie® Eggmaster Cooking System (as seen on TV, not available in stores) is here to make breakfast less of a hassle. Featuring “Vertical Cooking Technology,” the Rollie® is a tube-shaped device lined with a heating element-surrounded nonstick cooking surface, into which one pours or cracks an egg or two, then watches as the egg cooks into a shape not unlike that of a hotdog. The product is sold online at getrollie.com with five skewers to make the finished product easily transportable during those times when even plates and utensils are too much bother to trifle with. Whether you consider such an invention to be innovative or downright silly this certainly is an interesting time to be alive.
Evil Cake Head
All you need to know about this one is that it’s a wedding cake made with lots and lots of solid chocolate animal skulls, crafted by food artist Annabel de Vetten (a.k.a. Annabel Lecter) of the awesome Conjurer’s Kitchen. Nothing else that I type here will be as worthwhile as you checking out her other masterpieces firsthand. They truly must be seen to be believed.
Via Bon Appétit
Honey of the Hot Variety
Made with chiles, vinegar, and of course honey, Mike’s Hot Honey (replace “Mike’s” with “Anthony’s”, and I think there’s a new nickname in Mrs. Flavorful World’s future) looks pretty well assured of being a kick in the mouth, no matter what food you put it on. I can think of a dozen things to try it with right off the top of my head (No, I won’t actually be applying it to the top of my head, though what Mrs. Flavorful World might care to do with it once I’ve obtained a bottle remains to be seen) however the Mike’s website has kindly offered up a slew of food pairing suggestions to help jog our imaginations.
Via Cool Material