Posts tagged "weird food"

Is Anyone Surprised That A Man Invented The “Beer And Sausage Diet”?

If I told you that the "beer and sausage diet" had been dreamed up by a man, no one would be surprised, right? I mean, half of my guy friends already follow this diet religiously, even though they haven't officially titled it as such. But if I told you that the man who made u…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 25, 2013

Watch This: “Pumpkin Spice” Is The Scariest Horror Movie Of The Season

Every mid-September, like clockwork, pumpkin spice begins its fast and furious path to total flavor domination. All of a sudden, pumpkin is everywhere -- in lattes, cookies, scones, muffins, beer, not to mention countless appearances in overly enthusiastic Facebook status updates. When you think about it, the pumpkin invasion does have all the makings of…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 27, 2013

Behold: The Perfect Cake For Carnivores With A Sweet Tooth

That big ol' hunk of medium rare roast beef up there? That's not meat. It's a cake, and so are the roasted potatoes on the side. Ridiculous, right? This savory-looking sweet is the work of amateur baker (I'm not sure I agree with the word "amateur" here) Louise Caola, who specializes in making realistic looking…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 24, 2013

Dream Or Nightmare: A Blue Cheese Lollipop

Three words: Blue. Cheese. Lollipop. OK, let's all just make a communal "Eeeeeeeewwww!" sound now to get it over with, but after we're done with that I feel compelled to report that Lollyphile, the company who makes these cheesy candies, claims that they're actually really good, which apparently came as a surprise…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 12, 2013

Can You Recognize The Celebrities In These “Noodle Doodles”?

Artist Sarah King has carved out a unique creative niche -- in noodles. In response to a recent call for "noodle art" from Kabuto Noodles, King discovered that she has quite a knack for making edible celebrity portraits using nothing but noodles and an assortment of sauces. Can you recognize the famous faces in the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 5, 2013

Dream Or Nightmare: The Macaroni And Cheese Martini

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the macaroni and cheese martini. Unlike other strange martinis we've seen in the past (I'm looking at you, pho cocktail), this drink doesn't aim to replicate the flavors of mac and cheese with various liquors and spices; it's actually just a martini glass full of smoked cheddar macaroni and…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 21, 2013

Best News For Lazy Foodies: Now You Can Get An Elaborate 12-Course Meal In One Can

If you wanted to enjoy a 12-course meal that included culinary delicacies such as pickled kobe beef, ricotta ravioli, and halibut poached in truffle butter, you'd have to make a reservation at a fancy restaurant and shell out some serious cash to a talented chef to prepare it for you. Or you could, you know,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 8, 2013

What Would You Do If A 7-Foot KFC Bucket Randomly Appeared In Your Yard?

"I was driving by, I saw this giant Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in my yard, and I thought for sure I was hallucinating, so I called my teenagers who were at home and had them go outside." Seriously, have you ever read a better opening line to any story, ever? This gem of a quote…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 1, 2013

Someone Made A “Silence Of The Lambs” Skin Suit Cake, For Some Reason

Do you eat normal cakes and find yourself wishing they resembled human flesh? If so, you probably need to seek urgent professional help, but once you're in an established therapy routine, you can always call up the creatively twisted bakers at Conjurer's Kitchen to make your creepy confection dreams come true. Yep,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 24, 2013

Awesome, Slightly Terrifying Dessert Of The Day: Pop Rocks Firecracker Cupcakes

I'm not sure we should be encouraging anyone to put firecrackers in their mouth (I'm sure there was a 2001 episode of "Jackass" that already did that), but if you are yearning to munch on a firework without, you know, dying, you might want to whip up a batch of these firecracker cupcakes. They don't…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 4, 2013

An Open Letter To Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter

Dear Cookie Butter, I wasn't aware of your existence until I was standing in line at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago and noticed a display of jars with a sign that said "LIMIT TWO PER CUSTOMER." I went to investigate but was stopped by a middle-aged man with a handlebar mustache wearing a Gryffindor…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 2, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Beer, ‘Nuff Said

This may be a big week for ga -rights activists, America, and, like, history. But it’s also a big week for all us chocolate peanut butter lovers out there. That’s right, Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter has descended from the heavens (or Abington, Maryland) and graced us with its sweet, sudsy presence. For a…
By: Alyson Penn / June 30, 2013

Dream Or Nightmare: The Pho Cocktail

A lot of the people I know who are into pho -- which, for the uninitiated, is a Vietnamese noodle soup -- are, like, really into pho. They eat it four or five times a week, are constantly on the hunt for the best hole-in-the-wall pho restaurant, and love nothing more than correcting people who…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 23, 2013

Hmm, No: Would You Eat A Breast Milk Lollipop?

Over a year ago, I was helping a friend out on a screenplay about a guy who uses his wife's breast milk to make fancy pants dessert. What a ridiculous premise, hahaha, right? Well, maybe not entirely. A sweets company in Austin called Lollyphile has come out with a breast milk-flavored lollipop for $2.50 each.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2013

Ladies And Gentlemen, Meet The Lasagna-Bun Burger

Just when you thought people had run out of ways to dress up a simple hamburger, something like the lasagna-bun burger comes along. Created by Philadelphia restaurant PYT, the lasagna-bun burger forgoes the classic burger bun for something a bit richer: two thick slices of deep-friend lasagna. The generously portioned beef patty in the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2013

Get In My Mouth: Sushi Donuts

Donuts and sushi are two of my favorite foods, but I never thought to combine them until I saw this photo of Psycho Donuts' "Psycho Sushi." Unfortunately there is no raw fish in these donuts, only dough and frosting made to look like sashimi and caviar, but now I have a mad simultaneous craving for…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2013

Ziploc Jacket Lets You Wear Your Lunch And Eat It Too

It's 10AM and your stomach is growling. You could rifle through your traditional paper lunch bag to sneak a bite of your sandwich, or, if you're wearing this ingenious Ziploc jacket, you could just unzip the pocket under your armpit. Want some chips? No worries, they're conveniently stored below your boob.  Apparently the brilliant designer…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 15, 2013

Dream Or Nightmare: Cupcakes Made Entirely Of Frosting

These cupcakes, created by Stefani Pollack of Cupcake Project, actually contain no cake: they're made entirely of frosting. Instead of chocolate cake, the base is made by piling chocolate frosting in a chocolate wrapper, and the whole thing is topped with more frosting. I've never been a big fan of frosting, so…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 6, 2013

Meet Wisconsin’s Most Extreme Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary garnishes used to be pretty basic: a celery stick, olives, maybe a cocktail shrimp or two. Then came bacon strips and mini cheeseburgers. And now, well, look at this bloody monster, served up by O'Davey's Irish Pub in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It's topped with a slightly precarious looking tower of garnishes including popcorn,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 3, 2013

The 10 Most Extreme Foods

Brain tacos! Boa constrictor salad! Live octopus appetizers that fight you all the way down your throat! Yup, we’ve got gourmet gross-out photos with an expert to guide you through the world’s craziest dishes. Join author and frequent TV guest Eddie Lin for a culinary adventure that’ll either turn your stomach or turn you o…
By: TruTV / March 27, 2013