Chicken and Waffle Ice Cream, McDonald’s Singapore’s Durian McFlurry, Marijuana-Infused Wine, and What Cooking Is Like on Mars

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: Zagat
Photo credit: Zagat

Chicken and Waffles Ice Cream

Ever dug into a dish of ice cream and wished its notes of fried poultry skin and maple syrup were more pronounced? Ever lamented the absence of frozen dairy product from a plate of savory, piping hot fried chicken and sweet, buttery waffles? Philadelphia’s Morimoto restaurant has got you covered. Its new Chicken and Waffle ice cream goes on sale by the pint today, and I refuse to hear a word against the blending of chicken, ice cream, and waffles, because it is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

Via Zagat

Photo credit: Foodbeast
Photo credit: Foodbeast

McDonald’s Singapore’s Durian Crunch McFlurry

Having smelled sliced durian from a distance and having tasted the fruit in smoothie form, I can attest to its aroma being every bit as offputting as people say it is.  It does seem very much to be a “love it or loathe it” affair, as few people I’ve encountered have lacked passion in their opinions, be they pro or con.  Personally, while I enjoyed the unexpected sweet and creamy taste of it, the ability to fashion a personally satisfying means fo describing what I tasted continues to elude and frustrate me. At any rate, the Durian Crunch McFlurry now exists and is available at Mickey D’s dessert kiosks throughout Singapore.

Via Foodbeast

Photo credit: Devour
Photo credit: Devour

Marijuana Wine

This product is probably too much the regulatory nightmare to ever go into widespread production in the U.S. (though prove me wrong if you can, Powers That Be) but it seems that by soaking marijuana in Everclear to extract the proper levels of THC, and then adding that liquid to the early stages of a wine’s fermentation process, one can effect an infusion of cannabis in our favorite nectar of the vine.   I for one, am delighted that at last, someone has risen to address the conundrum of what beverage best accompanies brownies of, ahem…similar infusion.

Via Devour

Photo credit: Bon Appétit
Photo credit: Bon Appétit

‘Terranauts’ Simulate Cooking on Mars

The suggestion of humankind one day colonizing planet Mars no longer sounds as absurd as it might have sounded several decades ago.  And while it won’t be happening tomorrow or anything, the day could come when such an undertaking moves from the realm of the “What if…” and into that of actual happenings.  When that day arrives, those first travelers will need to know how to cook and eat. In a strange new environment.  Enter the geodesic dome erected near Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano.  Six people have agreed to live, work, and most importantly, cook (using limited dry and canned sundries) and eat within the 36-foot-diameter structure from April to August of 2013. Given that things like water availability, hunger levels, and the weight and nutritional value of each meal could have serious  survival implications  in the red planet’s barren wastelands when acquiring more food is not as simple as a trip to the local market, the project is intriguing. I intend to follow this one closely, as I can’t wait to hear about their findings.

Via Bon Appétit

*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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