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.
Food as an interactive, edible art medium always has the potential to be inspiring and eye-opening, or to go really, really wrong (see next entry). The sugar cube city currently being erected in Harlem, New York is an example of the former. “Sugar Metropolis” is intended to form the biggest city possible, using only sugar cubes for building materials. Located in Harlem’s famous “Sugar Hill” district, the art project even invites visitors to its crystal city to add something to it. Anyone going NYC soon should definitely take advantage of this chance to be sweet.
BiteLabs is a combo art/food science project intended to create artisanal salami utilizing DNA samples from celebrities. So one could ostensibly sample his or her favorite famous person in charcuterie form.
Speaking as a devoted carnivore, I cannot in good conscience go so far as to call this a bad thing, but damn if I can convince myself that it’s a good thing.
Via Animal NY
Granted, you can’t buy this, but an industrious soul could homebrew a batch (provided you’re brewing it in a place where marijuana is legally sold.)
A recent Thrillist interview provides answers multiple questions surrounding pot-infused beer, and even includes a recipe for making it.
Do with this information what you will, and keep quiet about it, okay?
New Orleans’ King Cake Burger
Even though Mardi Gras is less than a week away and would seem an ideal occasion for this sandwich, I have to think there’s no such thing as a bad time for it. A New Orleans food truck called Food Drunk is selling a brisket cheeseburger served on an iced bun that proudly wears a coating of sprinkles in the green, purple, and gold hues of Mardi Gras. Long live the King (Cake Burger.)