Lickable wallpaper was one of the most deliciously weird fantasy foods dreamed up by Roald Dahl in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and I definitely spent many hours of my childhood staring at my bedroom walls, wishing they were covered in magical fruit flavors instead of wood paneling from the 70s. Now it looks like my dream is finally coming true: the world’s first lickable wallpaper has been unveiled in a London elevator, comprised of 1,325 cookies that passengers can enjoy on their way to any of the building’s 16 stories. The bad news? It’s kind of horrifying to see people licking the walls of an elevator. The company claims that a bell boy removes every licked cookie to avoid a whimsical wallpaper-induced outbreak of Rage virus, but even so, I think I’m filing this one under “dead childhood dreams.” [Laughing Squid]
Lou Lou P’s Delights is a baker and culinary artist who creates painstakingly detailed reproductions of pop culture icons … in cake pop form. For example, here is the cast of “Titanic” made out of cake batter and popsicle sticks. Click through to check out more awesomeness from the Lou Lou P Facebook page, including cake pop versions of “Downton Abbey,” Rosie The Riveter, and Rihanna… [Lou Lou P's Delights]
A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my boyfriend’s living room table, alone, in the middle of a weekday afternoon, my laptop open, trying to fend off both a cold and a bad mood. I was frustrated that I couldn’t pick amongst the multiple documents I had open that required my urgent attention, and angry at myself for feeling tired and frustrated, a vicious cycle of inertia and self-hatred. Rationally, I know that I’m lucky to be able to be my own boss and make my own schedule, so when I fall down on the job, I get upset. I was also antsy because I was in suburbia; I live in New York City, and right outside my door, within a one-block walk, are a bagel shop, a diner, three 24-hour delis, a nail salon, a dry cleaner and more. Where he lives, I can walk for coffee in just five minutes, but I’m pretty much the only one walking. I felt trapped, and stressed, and cranky, and turned to something I thought would soothe those feelings: food. Keep reading »
Here are a few things I believe to be true: Baking is good, but not baking is better. Chocolate is good, but chocolate and peanut butter is better. Complicated recipes are good, but ridiculously easy recipes are better. Surely now you can understand how I’ve deduced that this recipe for no bake chocolate peanut butter bars is the best recipe, well, ever. [Tell Love And Chocolate]
Breaking news in the world of flavored syrups. This April, Torani is releasing a Chicken N’ Waffles flavored syrup. So now you can add that “is is chicken or is it waffles?” allure to your latte. Or sandwich or ice cream sundae or cocktail. This sounds so strangely, disgustingly delicious. I need to taste it right away. Starbucks is totally gonna make a Chicken N’ Waffles Latte. [Torani]
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]