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.
“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.
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.
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.
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