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 Someone Else’s Feelings For a Change
Ever wanted to throw shade at someone in tasty dessert form that they could devour afterward to massage their bruised feelings? The Bold Bakery’ll be your huckleberry. Conceived by artist Sarah Brockett, this establishment specializes in confections that incorporate insulting, often downright profane messages into their designs. These usually are executed through text written in frosting, however the bakery’s repertoire also includes a pie that when cut, manages to spell the word “Whore” on the side of each slice. And while I’m not sure that snarkier, more inventive ways for people to be cruel to one another is what the world needs right now, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed, on a sheer structural design level, with that pie. Still more than a little mean, though.
Beans, Beans: They’re Good Above Your Hearth
No, “Leather Britches” isn’t what Mick Jagger”s wife calls him behind closed bedroom doors (at least, as far as we know, it’s not). It’s the name given to Southern Appalachian “greasy” beans (so-called because of their shiny appearance) that get dried and cooked via a certain method native to the Appalachian Mountain region. Snapped and strung with a needle and thread they get hung to dry above a wood-burning stove. Later when the beans are cooked, the powerful umami flavor taken on during the dehydration process couples with the smoky notes inherited from their time above the hearth to produce a savoriness said to taste of roast beef.
Via Food Republic
Must be…um…Milk…’Cause, Jelly Don’t…uh…Jam Like…
Who knew this was a thing? I certainly didn’t, and given the amount of times than younger me experienced the heartbreak of discovering an unfinished carton of milk in my fridge a day past drinkability, I wish I had known. As a gesture of goodwill toward my readers, I will consciously avoid the obvious jocular variation on “crying over spilled milk” that one could apply to this situation. Instead I declare my intention to soon attempt making this easy-sounding milk jam (that doesn’t sound so unlike condensed milk) with the very next near-finished carton of milk I come across. I’ll let you know how it goes.
D’oh, Come On!
Philly burger haven PYT has earned a rep for insane feats of burger-building wizardry. Its latest creation, the D’oh Nut Burger, pays tribute to everyone’s favorite Springfield-dwelling nuclear plan worker, Homer Simpson and his love affair with doughnuts (and reckless dietary habits.) Topped with bacon bits, this glazed doughnut is cram-packed with ground beef and melted cheese, and cuts quite the impressive and photogenic figure. Springfield franchise Lard Lad had better watch its back.