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.
There’s Ramen Ice Cream Now, Because Reasons
Did you know that Nissin Foods (whom we have to thank for everything we know about instant ramen noodles in a styrofoam cup) has a Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama, Japan? Did you know that it is now serving Ramen Ice Cream at that museum? The frozen delight comes in soy ramen and curry ramen flavors, and is sold for 300 yen per serving. As far as toppings go, options include freeze-dried cubes of beef and/or shrimp, egg, and green onion, ostensibly because sprinkles are for chumps.
Beer of…Champions? We guess?
General Mills, makers of breakfast classic Wheaties cereal , has partnered with Minneapolis craft brewery Fulton to create a beer. While the American Hefeweizen-style beer dubbed “HefeWheaties” contains no actual Wheaties, the cereal and its eponymous brew share raw ingredients and a city of origin as their common thread. Its first run will be released on August 26th, 2015 in Minneapolis only, selling in 16-oz. cans that will no doubt inspire and fuel drinkers to athletic feats about which future generations will sing songs. Slurring, inebriated, largely improvised songs.
Via Food and Wine
Get S’more Pizza In Your Life
In the video above, BuzzFeed expresses undeniable affection for the humble S’more and the beloved pizza in a single act. Neither will ever be the same again. And that’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. For all my past eye-rolling over certain food mashups, this is one I can say with honesty that I don’t mind in the slightest. [Video courtesy of BuzzFeedVideo YouTube channel.]
Space Lettuce Is Coming Home Soon
The International Space Station is a happening place these days, if you happen to love food and drink culture. Earlier this year, it got an espresso machine—the first one in space—installed. And just days ago, astronauts aboard the station harvested and sampled a crop of red romaine lettuce grown in space. Eating only half the sample, they will package and freeze the other half for scientific analysis once to returns to Earth. The crop has a purpose beyond merely testing the limits of zero-gravity agriculture: NASA aims, by honing vegetable-growing technology of this nature, to devise a means of providing a sustainable food resource to future explorers conducting long-term reconnaissance in the farther reaches of our solar system. Between this and the ISSpresso, I imagine the space grilled panini experiments will follow shortly.
Via First We Feast