This triple banana is winning. I know “winning” is a played out catchphrase at this point, but if “Bachelorette” Courtney can use it in reference to Ben Boring Flajnik, than I can use it in reference to this fabulous fruit mutation. Seriously, how did this happen? And will it ever happen again? I would really like to slice this beast and put it in my cereal. Dream breakfast. [Boing Boing]
Yeah, yeah, St. Patrick’s Day, whatever. More importantly, Happy National Corndog Day! For the past 20 years, one Saturday in March has been set aside to celebrate college basketball, beer, and batter-dipped meat on a stick. Even though I don’t give a crap about March Madness, I feel very strongly about any holiday that encourages copious corndog consumption. My brothers and I used to celebrate with a corndog eating contest, which I would always lose, but within a few hours it would become clear that the digestive system of the man who had eaten 13 corndogs was the real loser. Good times. Check out the official Corndog Day website for more details and celebration ideas!
People have seen a lot of things in food — Jesus, Mary, Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson. But at The Frisky, we tend to see the naughty in everything. Who says playing with your food is a bad thing? All this phallic salad needs is some creamy dressing. Ok, maybe that was taking it too far. This food porn is obviously intentional, but click through to see some more naturally occurring sexy mouthfuls that’ll make you do a double take.
How gorgeous and clever are these fresh tarts based on the Pantone color system? I love the intersection of baking and graphic design, even though it’s giving me a temporary case of synesthesia. My favorite flavor is blue, and my favorite color is banana! Wait, what? [Griottes]
I suddenly feel very hungry for some Greek yogurt. More specifically, for a sexy man slathered in the stuff. Fitness expert Stefan Pinto would rather get naked (and covered in yogurt) than get fat. Voskos really knows how to sell their product. With ads like this, it’s no wonder that Greek yogurt is becoming the new, hot item in the food industry. Even Ben & Jerry’s is launching a Greek frozen yogurt. I challenge them to top this ad. [LA Weekly]
Giada-who? Rachael-what-now? Forget about the celebrity chefs you see on the Food Network — the recipes that get our mouths watering the most are usually by the woman we called “Grandma.” Little Old Lady Recipes is a collection of dishes that will do your Nana proud. Whether you need an appetizer, a main dish, or a dessert, there’s 100 here to choose from. Now turn off this computer and go give your grandma a call!
I was having lunch with the rest of the Frisky staffers on Monday when they asked what my boyfriend, Nick, does for a living. “He’s a cheesemonger,” I said, and the entire group literally gasped in unison. “You’ve hit the dating jackpot!” they said, and it’s true, life with a cheesemonger is pretty sweet (well, savory might be a better word). Believe it or not, though, there are a few downsides too. Here are the pros and cons of dating a professional cheese man… Keep reading »
If you’re watching the Oscars tonight, you’re going to get hungry. So why not eat a hot dog or three inspired by the Best Picture nominees? Each dog, specially crafted by the folks over at Serious Eats, conjures one of the Best Picture films. Loved “The Descendants” and pineapple? Then go for a Hawaiaan-themed grilled pineapple dog. A Francophile fan of “Midnight in Paris”? Try the Parisian dog with pâté, pork sausage, frisée and creamy dijon vinaigrette. Or just really loved “Tree of Life”? Then garnish your dog with spinach and mayonnaise. Click the link for full recipes — happy eating (and watching)! [Serious Eats]
These lemon poppy seed pancakes not only look delicious, they incorporate a lot of the springy flavors we were drooling over in our recent cupcake orgy post (citrus and berries are such a great combination). But these pancakes have something going for them that cupcakes don’t: it’s socially acceptable to scarf down a pile of them first thing in the morning. Check out the recipe here, and let the Sunday morning pancake scarfing commence! [via Picky Cook]
Don’t get us wrong, we love the rich chocolatey desserts of winter, but we’re right now we’re pretty excited about the lighter flavors of spring. Why not celebrate the upcoming season with one of these mouthwatering cupcake recipes, featuring fruity flavors and sunny colors? Bon appetit!