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.
I Want To Be Friends With This Ice Cream Vendor
As far as videos that 1. involve the sale of ice cream and 2. get better every time I view them, the collection is growing. You might remember the gentleman in Istanbul who served up ice cream cones with generous sprinklings of dexterity and panache. Now I find this one out of Thailand. Yes, it’s true that neither the YouTube video above nor the process of rolling freshly made ice cream are new to the planet, but this video serves me irrefutable proof that perhaps U.S. vendors need to step up their game with regard to presenting their wares with style.
Hot Lips Cool Lips
In the Snow Peak Hot Lips Titanium Mug, we have another of those ideas that once heard, cause me to wonder why no one invented it sooner because it makes perfect sense. Its rustproof lightweight construction and flip-out wraparound handles (for compact storing when traveling with it) are more than sufficient amenities to garner interest from people into camping and other forms of wilderness recreation. What boosted its cool factor above the clouds for me was the silicone rim sleeve that allows one heating its content over a stove or open flame to safely sip from it without burning their lips on heated titanium. Slips between hot cup and tender lip might be over.
The Simpsons’ Kwik-E Mart Does SXSW
25 years ago, the Kwik-E Mart made its first appearance on the televised cultural institution that is Matt Groening’s The Simpsons. In commemoration of the first time we heard Apu Nahasapeemapetilon chime “Thank you! Come again!” a food truck version of the Springfield convenience store will roll into the annual South By Southwest (SXSW to its friends) music festival. Free Squishees will flow in two exclusive flavors—”Not So Very Cherry” and “Give ‘Em The Razz”—along with free Simpsons World app demos, and access to a Kwik E Photo Booth to take photos you’ll look back on years from now and smile about. If you decide to check it out, one word of advice: Keep an eye peeled for Snake.
I Just Couldn’t Kermit
“Poisonous creatures” and “collaborated food menu” just might be the two most daunting phrases I’ve ever seen contained in a single food-related announcement. The cafe in Japan’s Orbi Yokohama Museum will soon begin serving a fried frog burger on a menu created to tie in with its “Moudoku Ten” (which translates to “deadly poison”) exhibition taking place from March 21st through May 17st. Truth to tell, I find the prospect of ingesting an entire fried frog on a black bun less than captivating, due in no small part to the legs—the only part of a frog I’ve ever eaten or cared to— sticking out of the thing as if the photo has captured a meal in mid-escape from the plate of its would-be devourer. Not sure where the harm would have lie in using buns that actually encompass the entire article, but none can say the photo and the cafe menu don’t make a statement. I do wonder though, what they’ll call the burger in France…
Via Akihabara News