NASA/Caltech Kitchen Knives, This Video Game Wants You to Eat More Vegetables, Fifty Shades of Grey Wine, and The Four Seasons Has A Food Truck!

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.

Image credit: Devour
Image credit: Devour

Kitchen Knives From New Matter

A discovery of a new type of matter by NASA and California Institute of Technology will soon find its way into our kitchens.  A company called VMatter Cutlery has fashioned various kitchen knives using the material, an “amorphous alloy” with the visual appearance and characteristics of metal, but an atomic structure more like glass.  Rust- and corrosion-resistant, they are said to stay sharp for years.  Here’s hoping my wit and mental faculties will do likewise.

Via Devour

Image credit: Daniel Feit/WIRED
Image credit: Daniel Feit/WIRED

Eat Your Veggies, Play This Video Game Longer

Food Practice Shooter is a game technology that made its recent debut at the 2013 Tokyo Game Show. Kanagawa Institute for Technology assistant professor Takayuki Kosaka, Ph.D is its creator. The game involves players shooting their way through a city under attack by giant veggies. Gameplay requires the player to periodically lay down their gun controller and eat from a presented array of healthy snacks in order to replenish the weapon’s ammunition, confirming via camera, sensors, and scales upon which Utilizing camera, scales upon which food rests that the item has in fact been eaten. This one deserves points for originality. I can’t think of another video game on the market today that not only permits, but requires one to slaughter one’s enemies and then devour their offspring.  Now if only someone would invent a similar game with bacon cheeseburgers acting as the hooligans…

Via Wired

Image credit: GrubStreet
Image credit: GrubStreet

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

So…

This, uh…

this exists.

Via Grub Street

Image credit: taste.fourseasons.com
Image credit: taste.fourseasons.com

The Four Seasons Food Truck

Seeking to draw in younger clientele as well as take advantage of a current trend that’s proven to be popular, The Fours Seasons launched a food truck last week in California.  Street food’s evolution from the plain and overcooked to fun, affordable fare spanning a multitude of ethnic styles has the hotel and resort chain hoping to attract more eaters by making its menus more relevant and accessible.  The FS Taste truck  rolls from San Francisco on September 29th, stopping in various California cities in October, before moving on to Scottsdale, Arizona and finally concluding its journey  in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 10th.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Chefs to End Hunger, a charity that distributes surplus cooked food to shelters and soup kitchens. Click here to track the truck’s progress.

Via USA Today.com

*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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