Rifle-Cooked Bacon, Eerily Realistic Baby Cakes, London’s ‘Pignic’, and Holland’s My Little Pony Burgers

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.

Bacon Cooked By M16

All right, fine. I’ll do it. I’ll go ahead and get the obvious “Guns don’t cook bacon; People cook bacon” joke out of the way so we can all move on to more clever attempts at humor. And yes, it is oddly comforting to know that fresh cooked pork strips can be made available far from home despite the lack of a proper cooking apparatus. Makes me proud to be a carnivore. [Video courtesy of YouTube user Dustin Ellerman’s YouTube channel]

Via The Independent

Image credit: thomassheridanofficialblog.blogspot.com
Image credit: Thomas Sheridan’s Official Blog


So, depending on where you are in life relative to the patter of little feet and your dessert preferences, these cakes realistically-decorated to look like human babies will either strike you as marvels of culinary technique, or too creepy to [expletive] exist. Personally, while I consider the decorating artistry to be phenomenal in terms of realism, I have to hold the latter opinion. I mean, I just have to. Knowing the eventual aim of acquiring one of these to involve slicing up a “baby” for human consumption soundly deflates my desire to know anything about how the cake tastes. And regarding the first two images at the BuzzFeed link below (CAUTION: potentially disturbing imagery), at the very least, I could live the rest of my life happily with nary a fake pube rendered atop any dessert I intend to eat. And honestly, couldn’t we all?

Via BuzzFeed Life

Image credit: PetPiggies / Facebook
Image credit: PetPiggies / Facebook

“Pignic” in the UK

This May, Londoners can come to The Proud Archivist Gallery in Haggerston to enjoy a day of eating, drinking, film, and live cocktail prepping demonstrations, all in the company of adorable little piggies. Born of collaboration between Yelp and leading Britain micropig breeder PetPiggies, the event is an enter-for-your-chance-to-attend affair, with tickets randomly allocated among Yelpers who RSVP to express their interest in going. If this describes you, then head on over here to toss your hat in the pen.

Via The Telegraph

The Kitchen of the Unwanted Animal / Facebool
The Kitchen of the Unwanted Animal / Facebook

This Food Truck’s Burgers Are Magic

The Kitchen of the Unwanted Animal is an Amsterdam food truck that serves dishes made with meats most would consider to be specialty cuts. Among its offerings of muskrat, parakeet, and pigeon, is a horsemeat-derived item dubbed its “My Little Pony Burger.” No word is offered on whether the burgers sparkle or imbue their devourers with benevolent, friendship-driven sorcery, but as a father of two wonderful little ladies who enjoy entertaining thought of such possibilities, I can dream, can’t I?

Via Food Republic

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World LLC. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.
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