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.
Ice Cream & Pizza, Sittin’ In A Tree…
The ice cream whisperers at Coolhaus are at it again. A few weeks ago, I brought you news of their meat ice cream sandwiches. This time, they’re looking to pizza, not deli cuts, for inspiration. They seem to have found their muse with ease, having wrought this pizza-flavored ice cream that they’re calling an homage to the female comedy duo at the heart of critically-acclaimed comedy series Broad City. Counting sun-dried tomato, fresh basil, and mascarpone cheese among its ingredients, the ice cream is attracting loads of interest as part of Coolhaus’ seasonal Fall menu. Given that pizza and ice cream tend to receive so much love as individual entities, it’s no wonder that their palate-pleasing powers combined should be sought after. And on a more personal note, it would make my day if the lower end of that wooden spoon in the picture was shaped like a little pizza peel.
Eat Your Doritos With Pride
Doritos has partnered up with the It Gets Better nonprofit organization to produce a limited edition of rainbow-colored chips to show support to the LGBT community. The chromatic crunchers will be Cool Ranch-flavored, and will rock shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Interested parties can score a bag by donating ten or more dollars to the It Gets Better Project. It isn’t every day that I could hear of a product like Doritos going for ten bucks per bag without bristling at the news. In this instance, the colorful bags are selling fast, and that doesn’t bother me in the slightest. In fact, it gives me hope.
Via Yahoo! Food
Cooking With Grandma
Apparently, in Paris, France, having cooked food delivered to one’s home is officially blasé. Having someone’s retired grandparent come to your home and cook a delicious meal in your own kitchen is the rage now. Lou Papé is an online delivery service that provide customers with such an experience. For 12 to 42 euros per person depending on the meal one chooses to have prepared, a French grandma or grandpa will come to the customer’s home, cook dinner, and even clean up dishes afterward. As of this writing, the service is only available in France, and I’d say quel dommage!, except that given how guilty I’ve felt whenever my mother-in-law has visited and washed dishes in my kitchen, I probably don’t need anyone else’s grandma in there compounding said guilt by cleaning after cooking me a sumptuous meal.
Guinness Done Did Who to the What, Now?
I get it, purists. I’m with you, and I’m not half the devoted Guinness imbiber that many reading this are. But I can relate to how news of a new canned “hop-forward” Guinness Nitro IPA rolling out at an as yet undetermined date has divided the house. On one hand, this move has been widely interpreted as an attempt to compete with the swelling craft beer market in the United States. Viewed through that lens, one can hardly blame a business for adapting to evolving industry trends and clientele tastes if it wants to continue to prosper. On the other, “Guinness IPA” just sounds wrong on the face of it, even though this isn’t the first time the brewer has strayed from the beaten path. I will in fairness, however, reserve judgment until I’ve had the opportunity to taste it. Perhaps by then, I will be able to say this new IPA’s entire name without feeling as conflicted as I do as of this writing.