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.
Eat a Peach in
Bananas in Pajamas, you’ve been outdone. In China, as of this writing, ripened peaches are wearing lacy panties that amp up the fruit’s sex appeal (quite the feat, given the peach’s striking resemblance to an attractive derriere on any day of the week.) Created as novelty gifts to be exchanged during the annual romantic legend-themed Qixi Festival, the peaches in panties run about 498 yuan ($80 USD) per nine-piece box. Said to hail from an area of China renowned for its lingerie and garment district, the peaches can be purchased with the confidence that like the fruits themselves, their undies also bear a mark of quality, and that these peaches wouldn’t be caught overripe wearing anything off the rack.
Wake Up To Some Joe
This invention makes me really want to see the rest of designer Joshua Renouf‘s home. His creation, the Barisieur, looks like a science lab workstation complete with beakers and tubes. More than just a pretty facade, though, the Barisieur serves a righteous purpose, that of making coffee shortly before you wake. It greets you with not just the pleasant aroma of a fresh brew, but some actual coffee to fuel you as you begin a new coffee-scented day.
Tofu Shinjo McNuggets
Earlier this week, McDonald’s Japan rolled out its Tofu Shinjo McNugget. Available now through early September only in Japan, the nuggets (which sound pretty damn tasty) are composed of tofu, minced whitefish, soybeans, and edamame, and then deep-fried as are all things wonderful.
Manuel’s Amazing Technicolor Ice Cream
Manuel Linares is a Spanish physicist-turned-cook. Who runs an ice cream shop. In Barcelona. As if this combination of attributes weren’t already enough to send his coolness point score into the stratosphere, then look to a recent invention of his: Linares has created an ice cream that changes color as it is licked. Dubbed ‘Xamaleon’ (‘Chameleon’ in Catalan) it counts the likes of strawberries, almonds, banana, and caramel among its numerous ingredients, and is said to possess a Tutti-Frutti-like flavor. For now, the treat which begins vibrant purple before fading to a delicate pink, is available only in Spain, but as he’s looking to expand, perhaps it won’t be long before we can all taste that particular rainbow.