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 and Chocolate: Holding Their Liquor
Through the Eyes of My Belly is a new blog that’s off to a great start. Its categories include Alcohol, Bacon, and Chocolate, suggesting that its creator Natasha knows how to live. Add to this the fact that its inaugural post features a detailed tutorial on how to create shot glasses out of chocolate and bacon, and a more auspicious beginning than this is difficult to call to mind. I can’t wait to see what comes next from this blog as I sit here still trying to wrap my mind around this awesome concept like a strip of bacon around an aluminum foil mold.
Via Design Taxi
At Dawn, Justice Gets Sugary
Some things never change. Even when it comes to breakfast cereals, we can count on Batman being dark, and Superman being unambiguously good. And just like the two heroes, General Mills and Warner Brothers are joining forces for the greater (or at least, tastier) good. Two new cereals were announced this week in anticipation of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which swoops into movie theaters this March: Superman Caramel Crunch, and Batman Chocolate Strawberry. Your appetite for sugary morning pick-me-ups has never been in better hands.
Number Five Was Never This Alive
One Christmas Eve a few years ago, Korean inventor Eunchan Park grew tired of drinking his Soju alone. The loneliness of sipping solo inspired him to create a tabletop robot companion (with assistance from Korean museum Art center Nabi) and to chug with. Named “Drinky”, the robot is designed to lift a glass with you and toss it back just like that guy you knew in college who would drink anything without asking what was in the cup. Drinky’s cheeks even grow flushed, glowing red as he knocks one back before giving you a supportive thumbs-up right when you need one. And since it’s a robot, Drinky doesn’t metabolize any of the beverage it consumes. It simply collecting the drinks in a glass receptacle inside its body. A friend in need if ever there was one. [Video courtesy of Raja That YouTube channel)
Via First We Feast
Doughnut Pass Go; Doughnut Collect $100
By now, none of us are strangers to food-based extravagances like gold leafing or edible jewels or the most expensive rendition of this-or-that. Having said that, the $100 doughnut at Brooklyn, New York’s Manila Social Club still manages to earn a mention here. This is not because one of them will set you back a C-note. It’s not even because the thing is covered with 24-karat edible gold leaf. What makes this one interesting is its ube (purple yam) base and that it counts Cristal champagne among its frosting ingredients. Created by Björn DelaCruz, the Filipino restaurant’s head chef and owner the Golden Cristal Ube Doughnut is available by the dozen at the bargain price of $1,000. Everybody loves doughnuts. Everybody loves a sale. Win-win, right?
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