Beer – Just Add Water, Teapot Coolness, Maggot Meals, and Wearable Mini Drinkware

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: Devour
Photo credit: Devour

“Just Add Water” Beer

In September, Pat’s Backcountry Beverages will begin selling beer you can create by adding water to a tube of carbon dioxide and other ingredients. Really. Pat’s own brewing technology is responsible for this marvel, that will sell in packages of four for just under $10 USD. This seems like something I will have to try at least once. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Via Devour

Photo credit: Foodbeast
Photo credit: Foodbeast

Teapot Cool

Don’t feel badly that this teapot is cooler than you. It’s cooler than me too, and accomplishes that without having to wear designer shades just to hide its face. Designed by the talented Snezana Jeremic, the “Quattro” is a sleek tip-and-pour that would look equally at home on the Jetsons’ dining room table as it will at your next tea social.

Via Foodbeast

Photo credit: Katharina Unger
Photo credit: Katharina Unger

Homegrown Maggot Meals

Remember that disclaimer I led with when I brought you news about the chocolate anuses? Re-read it before you continue on with this one. Got it? Good. So, Fulbright Scholar Katharina Unger has developed a device that produces maggots for human consumption. The idea behind it is that insects as a food source must inevitably be granted more serious consideration in the face of a global population that’s expanding while land suitable for livestock cultivation is not. Knowing what a hard sell this will be (no matter how highly nutritious the little darlings might be) for cultures not accustomed to eating bugs, Unger has even created some recipes for how best to serve and enjoy them. I’d be lying if I said Tomato and Larva Risotto didn’t sound intriguing. But for now, I’m glad the state of the world hasn’t yet made this kind of food sourcing a direct necessity.

Via Eatocracy

Photo credit: Remy Martin
Photo credit: Remy Martin

Wearable Drinkware

The “Seduction Series” of miniature drinking glasses is the creation of Designer Merve Kahraman. Crafted to emphasize the olfactory complexities of various libations as one moves and gestures, the attractive glassware pieces come in the form of rings to be worn on one’s fingers. It’s quite the idea, though I do wonder about the rate of spillage to be expected, should the wearer grow inebriated. I guess we’ll all have to be a bit more diligent about always wearing glass jewelry responsibly from now on.

Via NPR The Salt

*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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