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.
Tipple Simpsons Style…Maybe
Duff Beer may be Homer Simpson’s drink of choice, but Russian designer Constantin Bolimond clearly sees him as a nectar of the vine kind of guy. His recently-unveiled designs (one fashioned after the color palette for Homer and the other after Marge) reflect an appreciation for the works of artist Pieter Mondrian. The designs, utilizing the minimalist pairing of blocks of solid colors with uncomplicated black lines, even offer observers a sip of intrigue in that the bottles may or may not actually be filled with wine. As it turns out, although they are filled with…something, their contents have gone undivulged for the past 26 years. D’oh!
Balls of Steel In Your Bourbon
No, ‘Balls of Steel’ is not the working title of my autobiographical screenplay (at least not as of this writing, it’s not.) It’s the name of a pair of steel beverage chillers one can purchase here. They’re ready to use after a short stint in the freezer, and enable one to enjoy cooled spirits without having them diluted by melting ice cubes. A portion of the sales proceeds gets donated to testicular cancer research also, making this quite the opportune moment to grab your balls.
You Will Believe A Pizza Can Fly
San Diego Comic Con is in full swing as of this writing (its friends get to call it “SDCC”) and one of the event’s highly-anticipated attractions is a vehicle capable of firing real, full-size pizzas as projectiles. As for why in the name of everything that is reasonable and rational on this earth anyone would want to do such a thing, it’s a promotional tie-in with Pizza Hut and the soon to be released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (as far back as 1989 the four pizza-loving heroes of their own comic and cartoon series used such an assault vehicle to lob pies at evildoers.) [video courtesy of Pizza Hut’s official Youtube Channel]
Thar She Brews!
So a beer-loving paleontologist and a microbiologist walk into a brewery…
Jason Osborne (amateur fossil stalker) and Jasper Akerboom (brewery microbiologist) have created a tasty beer by swabbing yeast from ancient fossils at Maryland’s Calvery Marine Museum. Testing several before striking pay dirt with the bone of a prehistoric, possibly amphibious whale that had canine teeth and hind legs, they’ve created what’s being dubbed a “Paleo Ale.” Described as a Belgian-style Amber with hints of citrus, it sounds like a pleasant way to wile away an afternoon, be it on land or sea.
Via NPR The Salt