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.
Play That Funky Music, White Flour Tortilla
I should preface this by saying that there apparently exists a phony viral video of something just like this: a flour tortilla that, though alleged to be “playing” music like a vinyl record, is doing no such thing. This isn’t that video. Honest. In fact, the makers of this video were inspired by the faker to make a genuine version of a flour tortilla laser-etched to play the Mexican Hat Dance. Unless this one also turns out to be fake, in which case, April Fool! (either three months late, or nine months in advance…take your pick.) [Video courtesy of Rapture Records YouTube channel]
Pee Pee B R? (Pee Pee Beer a la Roskilde)
So, a Danish music festival is using human urine to make beer. Yeah, I know. There’s no gilding this lily. And as much as I’d love to have made this idea up if only for the bragging rights rightly to be afforded one with such a fanciful imagination, the Roskilde Festival 2017 nevertheless will collect eventgoers’ pee and use it to fertilize malting barley for beer brewing. The joint effort (born of collaboration between Roskilde and the DAFC (Danish Agriculture and Food Council), being called a ‘beercycling’ project, has been dubbed “From piss to pilsner.” Can’t say it’s the most enticing mental association for something intended to be put inside my body, but the implications of the project being successfully pulled off are huge from a sustainability point of view. With luck, the eventual product’s marketing team with be composed of wizards and mages imbued with cosmic sorcery capable of making pee-derived suds seem desirable to drink.
Whisker Wax Works Whisky Wonders
Johnny Walker-loving mustache wearers can breathe a scented sigh of relief: a line of ‘stache waxes designed to intensify the flavor of Johnny Walker Red Label. Made of natural beeswax, the product comes in three flavors—Piperine Pepper, Citrus Essence, and Ginger Root—and can be purchased at East London’s Huckle the Barber for £7.99 per flavor, with a set of all three selling for £20. Even though a trio would likely last me until I reached retirement age, I won’t pretend I’m not at least a little curious about these.
Via The Telegraph
Spread Your Spuds and Fry
Come Fry With Me is the name of a planned aviation-themed chip restaurant coming to London’s first chips-only restaurant. Scheduled to open in November 2015, the restaurant is the brainchild of Tiffany Plant and will feature a menu offering up “the humble potato” in a multitude of forms reflecting her past excursions. Think Steak & Stilton, pesto chicken, and even dessert sweet potato fries with vanilla, peanut butter, chocolate, and more. Potato puns aside, I’ve got my eyes on this place.