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.
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.
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…
Fifty Shades of Grey Wine
Via Grub Street
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