Der Preis für Nutzviehfutter ist anscheinend mittlerweile so teuerspekuliert worden, das es für Bauern günstiger geworden ist, Gummibärchen, Schokolade und Kekse and ihre Viecher zu verfüttern.
Feeding candy to cows has become a more popular practice in tandem with the rising price of corn, which has doubled since 2009, fueled by government-subsidized demand for ethanol and this year’s drought. […] While corn goes for about $315 a ton, ice-cream sprinkles can be had for as little as $160 a ton.
“As the price of corn has climbed, farmers either sold off their pigs and cattle, or they found alternative feeds,” said Mike Yoder, a dairy farmer in Middlebury, Ind. He feeds his 400 cows bits of candy, hot chocolate mix, crumbled cookies, breakfast cereal, trail mix, dried cranberries, orange peelings and ice cream sprinkles, which are blended into more traditional forms of feed, like hay.
Feeding Hannibal ist das Blog der Food Stylistin Janice Poon, die am Set der Serie Hannibal Speisen zubereitet und dort diese halb-deliziöse, halb-morbide Optik hinkriegt.
Ich mag die Serie ziemlich gerne, bin eigentlich sehr überrascht, wie gut die tatsächlich ist und find’s ziemlich großartig, dass grade Hannibal The Cannibal die beste Koch-Show im Fernsehen hat.
In ihrem Blog erklärt Janice Poon unter anderem, wie sie Beef fake-vergammeln lies (weil die Familie beim Essen ermordet und erst Wochen später gefunde wurden) oder wie man Lamm-Zungen zubereitet. Das Gericht auf dem Bild rechts nennt sich übrigens Octopus and its babies eating crow. Jetzt hab’ ich Hunger.
No matter how ghoulish, I want the food to look like something you really want to taste –against your better judgment. Every character in this show is on a knife-edge. Will teeters on the edge of sanity; Hannibal balances between truth and lies; Jack is cold, then kind. I want the food also to have the tension of precarious balance: repellant but tempting. Slightly off-center.
Prepping for the dinner scene, I hand-shape the tongues individually out of a modified Kibbeh recipe – bulgar ground with beef stock and mild spices. I make them bigger than lamb tongues because I want them to look like children’s tongues – out of the mouth of babes. (FBI babes?) Then I steam them and shade them with food coloring. I make 60 which luckily, turns out to be exactly the right amount. If the director had asked for one more take I would have been in trouble. Sometimes you get lucky…
Yummy Ramen-Burger aus Japan. Ich kannte mal jemanden, der hat Spaghetti-Pizza bestellt. Echt! Spaghetti-Pizza! Und jetzt überlege ich, ob ich Ramen-Burger unfassbarer finden soll, als Spaghetti-Pizza, habe meine Überlegungen dazu allerdings noch nicht abgeschlossen.
Fast food chain Lotteria in Japan is teaming up with famous ramen chain Menya Musashi to bring you the Menya Musashi Ramen Burger: a seasoned, lightly charred ramen patty, stewed barbecue pork (chashu), and mayo on a burger bun. This carb-laden sandwich will be available for a limited time from May 20 to mid-June for ¥634 (about $6.40) and comes with a side of bonito-flavored soup. The name Musashi refers to the legendary samurai but is also shorthand for the number 634, hence the price.
„Worshippers are gathering to pray to a vegetable that looks like a Hindu god. More than 80 people have so far visited a small temple at a catering company in Leicester where an aubergine that resembles Lord Ganesh – the elephant- headed deity – was discovered.“ (via Arbroath)
Fies-bizarre Fotostrecke auf Wireds Raw File über das ein texanisches Schlangen-Schlachtfest:
Prior to his trip to the Lone Star State, his work was all about sex, drugs and partying in Kentucky where he attended college. […]
In Texas, Kasnic encountered a new type of revelry. The annual event in Sweetwater is the world’s largest rattlesnake cull with approximately 10,000 snakes dismembered and milked. Members of the public can handle snakes (after signing a waiver), skin snakes, eat snake meat and swig beer from snake-skin koozies.
“This was partying on a whole different level. Beers, smokes and snakes. Usually it’s just the first two,” he says.
Henry Hargreaves hat sich die Tour-Rider einiger Musiker vorgenommen und die besten Food-Wünsche fotografiert. Das da oben ist übrigens nicht das Mittagessen von Lemmy, sondern das von Frank Sinatra: „One bottle each: Absolute, Jack Daniels, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater Gin, white wine, red wine. Twenty-four chilled jumbo shrimp, Life Savers, cough drops.“
I was inspired to create this series after reviewing a few riders from some of the biggest acts in the world, all of which were ridiculous. But what I found most interesting about them is that they offered a glimpse into their larger-than-life personalities.
I initially thought I would try and shoot all of the items listed on the catering riders but quickly realized that this would become an exercise in wasting money. So I decided to focus on the quirkiest requests and shoot them in a Flemish Baroque still-life style because I felt that there was a direct connection between the themes in these types of paintings and the riders: the idea of time passing and the ultimate mortality of a musician’s career as the limelight inevitably fades—they only have a short time in which they are able to make these demands and have them fulfilled.
I am the danger, Skyler. I am the one who knocks!: „Malatino shouted out at the Mr. Ding-A-Ling driver that his business ‘controls the ice cream sales market in the city of Gloversville.’“ Bitch!, Malatino added… yeah, I made that last one up.
Regenbogen-Pasta, yay! Das Rezept ist extrem einfach, Pasta kochen, eine Minute in Lebensmittelfarbe einlegen und servieren.
Add about 20 drops of each food coloring and 2 tablespoons water to Ziplock bags. When the pasta is done, drain it in a strainer and immediately run cold water over it to halt the cooking. Transfer the pasta, portioning it as you go, into the bags of food coloring. Seal the bags, and mix the pasta and food coloring until well-combined. Let each bag sit for at least a minute.
Vor zwei Jahren bloggte ich über die Mickey- und Darth-Vader-Eis-am-Stiels der russischen Agentur Stoyn, danach hatten sie noch ein paar 3D-Renderings einer neuen Reihe mit Horror-Charakteren, die nie wirklich rauskamen und jetzt haben sie offensichtlich einen Mark-am-Stiel für Facebook produziert:
As you all know, Mark Z. is colorblind, and he sees blue better.Butterfly pea flowers (Clitoria Ternatea) give this deep blue color and are used as natural dye. But more important is that Butterfly Pea Flower tea is incredibly helpful in sharpening eyesight and eliminating eye fatigue. It definitely should be the favorite tea of all programmers and everybody who spends a lot of time in front of a computer. Mark Z ice-lollies are intended to be direct marketing to Facebook office.
Cupcake Ipsum: „Sugar Coated Ipsum Generator“ voller Gummibärchen, Schoki und Käsekuchen. Mmmmm… Käsekuchen.
Cupcake ipsum dolor sit amet I love ice cream. Tootsie roll oat cake cookie cotton candy candy canes brownie. I love wypas jujubes faworki sweet I love dessert chocolate bar. Halvah sesame snaps jelly beans bear claw. Wafer jelly macaroon ice cream. Lollipop jujubes biscuit.