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.
Win 16 Courses for 2 @ Eleven Madison Park
From now until noon May 1st, 2013, you can win a 16-course meal for you and a cherished companion at the 3-Michelin-star restaurant Eleven Madison Park. To enter the contest, sponsored by the online event and activities curator website Sosh, simply join Sosh.com using your Facebook account and follow directions on what to do to get in on the drawing. If you are the fortunate one, you’ll be enjoying stellar cuisine and expert wine accompaniment before you know it.
Food From Pixel to Plate
Gourmet Gaming is a UK-based website designed by lovers of both gaming and eating who reject the idea that one must choose between the two interests. Playing on the aspect of gaming that is the power-up (an icon generally food- or beverage-themed that when utilized by a game character, restores a portion of “health” to the character’s life meter) Gaming Gourmet brings such items out of the game and into real-life. Creating visually-accurate representations of in-game food items, the site monitors also share the recipes they used to duplicate various digital delicacies and pixelated potables. Whether you’re a foodie, a gamer, both, or neither, this site’s creativity alone makes it well worth visiting.
The Forager’s App
More than half a million sites around the world contain fruit and vegetables that are free for the taking. Foragers Ethan Welty and Caleb Philips have created FallingFruit.org, an interactive map that tells people exactly where those locations are. Though relying largely on the kindness (and honesty) of strangers contributing information about these locales (since personally visiting and verifying every single location worldwide would be wildly expensive and virtually impossible,) this effort also lists public water wells and even dumpsters with excess food waste, demonstrating a firm grasp of the phrase ‘living off the land.’
Via NPR The Salt
Taking the guesswork out of crafting the perfect cocktail is this nifty app-controlled device designed with accuracy and ease in mind. It’s as easy as selecting your desired drink using the companion smartphone app, setting the proper glass upon the Barman pedestal, and adding ingredients per the app’s directions. When the pedestal’s red light comes on, that signifies that your drink is complete and ready to enjoy. Here’s hoping that everyone uses the app responsibly (wink!)
Via Cool Material