Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I were out with some friends when the topic of preferred pizza toppings came up (as it does in every great conversation). One of the guys at the table admitted he had a penchant for anchovy pizzas, but his motives were less than pure: “I order anchovies on my pizza so my wife won’t eat it and I can have it all to myself,” he said. “That’s exactly why I order IPAs!” said another guy, holding up his beer, “otherwise my girlfriend will drink it!” My initial reactions to these confessions was, basically, “Oh shit, they’re onto us!” You see, stealing food from my boyfriend is one of my favorite pastimes, especially in restaurants, where I turn into a toddler as soon as his order arrives and start whining, “I want thaaaat!” I view most of our meals together as a challenge to see how much of his food I can steal without him noticing, through sleight of hand and/or emotional manipulation. Most of my friends do this too. But alas, it seems you guys are finally developing some effective defenses. In the spirit of full disclosure, here are nine other covert tactics women have been using to steal your food: Keep reading »
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, tacos are getting a lot of attention. I can’t blame the masses for craving those tasty little handfuls, but let’s not forget about huaraches! Huaraches are a very popular alternative to tacos, specifically in Mexico City. The masa-based dough is fried into oval cakes traditionally topped with salsa, beef, queso fresco, and cilantro. Like tacos, the topping possibilities are endless! Try these out…
I’m such a sucker for any article or video that’s called, “What (Fill In The Blank) Is Like Around The World!” You can fill in that blank with pretty much anything and I will click and read and enjoy and share that shit on Facebook. Case in point: this video tour of common breakfast foods around the world. To follow it up, those clever foodies have a new video out that showcases the preferred drunk foods from countries around the world. After watching it, I have a new life goal: get drunk in the Czech Republic, if only to enjoy a fried mozzarella sandwich afterwards. Sweet mother of god, that thing looks SO good. Which meals are making your beer-soaked tastebuds tingle? That was a gross sentence, sorry, but seriously, tell me which one looks best to you! [YouTube]
I was having a good morning, until I discovered that the waffle donut is a beautiful thing that exists, but is sadly only available 800 miles away in Chicago. Frisky readers who live in Chicago, do all of us a favor and go to the Waffles Cafe, order up one of these wonuts in a flavor of your choosing and report back. I need to live vicariously through your breakfast. Dammit, what a perfect food hybrid. [Thrillist]
One day, I dream of having a party and only serving meatballs. Doesn’t that sound like a dream come true? (OK, maybe not if you’re a vegetarian … sorry, Mom.) My Italian brother-in-law is the king of meatballs. His secret recipe cannot be beat or mimicked. I have long given up on mastering the Italian-style meatball, but have branched off to tackle other flavors. Have you ever had a Thai turkey meatball? What about a hoisin-blackberry glazed meatball? No? Click to discover the many options for these little nuggets.
Ahh, another snackovation for the “let’s not and say we did” file: Häagen-Dazs is releasing vegetable-flavored ice cream in Japan! Well, fruit and vegetable-flavored, technically, as each of the two new flavors features fruit as well. Carrot Orange is, uh, carrot-flavored with a hint of orange and other citrus, while Tomato Cherry is just the way it sounds – annnnnnd technically is 100 percent fruit flavored since tomatoes are scientifically fruits not vegetables, NOT TO NITPICK. Each ice cream has about half of the usual amount of milk fat, so they’re healthier, as most strange and unappetizing things tend to be. The Tomato Cherry flavor definitely icks me out, but I gotta admit I’m intrigued by the Carrot Citrus, since carrots have an inherent sweetness to them that makes them good in fruit smoothies. Still, give me a choice between this veggie ice cream and Ben & Jerry’s new CORE series and there’s no contest. Log of fattening deliciousness surrounded by creamy other fattening deliciousness for the win every time. [Buzzfeed]
Doughbot is the stuff the American Dream is made of: for only 99 cents, you can have at your fingertips access to the exact location of any and all doughnut sellers near you. I don’t love paying for apps, but sometimes you just need a fix, you know? The app works by scanning Instagram, Yelp and Yahoo and determining which artisanal doughnut is within the shortest distance of your current location. Yes, the word “artisanal” makes me sigh heavily in most contexts too (I live in Brooklyn, so it happens a lot), but we must acknowledge that artisanal doughnuts are more delicious than your run-of-the-mill franchise pastry. Doughbot understands the importance of quality artery-crushing treats without bringing a snooty attitude to the party. Their promo video is way too cheerful for food snobs. Can I swim in doughnuts like their little cartoon robot does? Someone sign me up! [Gothamist]
Do you eat lunch at your desk? I used to all the time, and still do occasionally. Sometimes, while answering emails and trying not to get bits of tuna salad all over my keyboard, I’d look down at my tupperware-strewn workspace, and the bag of vending machine peanut m&m’s I was saving for dessert, and be like, “Damn, this is bleak.” And now there’s a Tumblr, Sad Desk Lunch, to document this fine tradition:
Sad Desk Lunch isn’t about how great your lunch is. And it’s not about how crappy your lunch is either. It’s about the fact you eat your lunch at your desk during your lunch break where you could roam free. Step outside. Breathe a little. Americans have a tendency never to take their lunch break and sit around, munch on their sandwich at their desk.
After the jump, check out a few more Sad Desk Lunches, including a creative use for a Keurig machine. So depressing. So familiar. Oh, and you can submit your own SDL photos here. May God have mercy on your cold leftovers. Keep reading »
I don’t know how it’s possible that we’ve never done a pizza recipe roundup for Frisky Eats, given that we all consider pizza a food group around these parts. Maybe it’s so obvious that we forgot? Well, time to repair that oversight. Here are 14 pizza recipes you can easily make at home — in the oven or on a grill — using homemade dough or store bought. Get it in your mouth, pizza lovers!
I don’t eat a ton of fast food, but I do pay close attention to the fast food industry’s attempts to one-up each other with crazier, weirder and, if you ask me, more disgusting food innovations and hybrids. Take, for example, Domino’s new pizza with a breaded chicken crust. Excuse me, “speciality chicken” crust, whatever that means. (I’m guessing genetically engineered chickens with no heads and 17 breasts, but I could be wrong.) Initially I was picturing a pizza pie with crust made out of, I dunno, minced chicken cooked and shaped into a circle — GAG — but it turns out that this chicken pizza more closely resembles that pull apart garlic bread. Each “pizza” is comprised of 12 chicken bites that, uh, are sort of stuck together in an oblong shape, and topped with various pizza toppings. When you really think about it, this is not altogether different from, say, chicken parmesan … except Domino’s is going a little nuttier with their “flavors.” They’re launching with four varieties: Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeno-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo, and Sweet BBQ Bacon. I dunno, sounds like overkill to me. This is one fast food innovation I’ll be saying NO to. [Eater]
And lo and behold, here are 13 others! Hot dog pizza? Pasta bread bowls? God help us…