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.
Oh, salami. What can’t you do? It’s been quite a long time since I’ve wanted any inanimate thing as much as I want these right now. Any person who would balk at the chance to scribe love notes and grocery lists on little salami discs is a person who simply has yet to accept the delectable cured meat’s loving presence into their life. And to that person, I say let it in. I implore you. You won’t regret it. I didn’t. (Yes, I realize these sticky notes aren’t made of actual salami, but a guy can dream, can’t he?) People sharing my mania can find them here.
Kentucky Fried Candles
Fried Chicken is delicious. Candlelight is romantic. Combine the two and you’re courting delicious romance. Judging by her having created these for the online store, Kentucky for Kentucky, Kathy Werking knows this better than most. As awesome as the fact that these exist at all is the realization that she apparently uses real chicken in producing them. She is said to fry chicken in an all “natural soy wax” in a cast iron skillet, along with various family secrets. No secret is how likely these are to sell out fast.
Sam Adams Cigars
For anyone who’s ever wanted to drink a fine cigar or smoke an ice-cold glad of craft beer one, there are these: Ted’s Cigars has partnered with Samuel Adams to produce a limited run of beer-seasoned cigars called Utopias (after a beer sharing the dubbing.) Available through December, the smokes come as singles, or in packs of 3, 10, or 25 (apparently though, missing out on what feels like a golden ticket of marketing opportunities, they don’t appear to come in six-packs.)
As a fan of manga and anime, and of eating, these speak to me. They speak to me in exaggerated reaction shots and dubbed voices that shout the names of special fight moves before initiating them, and I’m hanging on their every word. Each rectangular dinner plate in this serving set is printed with dynamic manga artwork that will make whatever edibles you place upon it seem like they’re an integral part of a tale being told in single-paneled pictures. Food has always had the power to convey a story. These plates now lend it the ability to help us visualize the action as it goes down.