These Are Some Mighty Tasty Looking Minerals!

Rockhound is an affectionate term for people who collect minerals, and rockhounds enjoy sniffing out and digging up new stones while they’re out exploring the natural world.

Mineral collectors are always looking for new pieces to add to their collection, and when they make a discovery they like to brag about the tasty new treat they discovered during a dig.

But even the most mineral hungry rockhounds should refrain from trying to chew on these delicious looking plates of simulated food spotted by Rock Feast at the 2015 San Diego County Fair.

These replica food products are made out of 100 percent mineral, and they're so lifelike they look tasty even when you're close enough to see what's cooking.

-Via Boing Boing


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A Different Kind Of Hot Dog For Every State In The Union

Hot dogs have become an integral part of the American barbecue, and this Fourth of July there are bound to be thousands of weenies getting grilled in backyards across the country.

But hot dogs are one of those universally liked food products that nobody can seem to agree on, because everybody likes their dog done up their way.

There are the tomato and pickle loving people in Chicago, the spicy pepper fans in Arizona, and this monstrosity representing Iowa:

Suffering succotash, what happened to that poor hot dog?!

See The United Hot Dogs Of America here


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Brutally Honest Wine Labels

VinePair's 26 Honest Wine Labels poke fun at the mini melodramas that often come up when one gets closer and closer to the bottom of that wine bottle. Feel free to pour another glass while you pour over the easy reading material that is the label on these beauties. Check out the entire collection at the link above to see which bottle is right for your discerning tastes. -Via Fooddiggity
 



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Hyperrealistic Pancake Art


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Pancake art has become such a refined art form that it's now possible to create images in pancake batter that are nearly photographic in their degree of realism. YouTube member Tiger Tomato demonstrates this by recreating cartoon characters, such as Rainbow Dash, Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Finn the Human.

It's a father and son team in Melbourne, Australia. Together, they carefully outline the images in reverse, fill them in with layered colors, then flip the pancakes over to reveal the completed pictures. You can see more at their YouTube channel.

-via Incredible Things


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Ben & Jerry Celebrates Marriage Equality with "I Dough, I Dough" Ice Cream

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal throughout the United States. To celebrate marriage equality, Vermont-based ice cream company Ben & Jerry has renamed their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream "I Dough, I Dough".

"Ben & Jerry’s is proud of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision against discrimination as it boldly stands up for equality for same sex couples everywhere," said Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim, "And at Ben & Jerry’s, there’s only one way to celebrate: with a scoop of I Dough, I Dough, Marriage equality never tasted so good!”


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Incredible Sculptures Made Out Of Bubble Gum

Candy loving kids have been known to chew a pack of gum at a time, and if they have artistic inclinations they might turn that chewed up wad of gum into something shapely, like a small sculpture or sticky multi-colored ball.

But even Bazooka Joe himself couldn’t turn chewing gum into works of art as incredible as these pink bubblegum sculptures by Maurizio Savini.

The gum Maurizio uses in his works has not been chewed, it's unwrapped and melted into "layers of usable material" which is then applied to a plaster or fiberglass mold to help stabilize the sculpture's shape.  

-Via Beautiful/Decay

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Deep Fried Big Mac

The recipe is simplicity itself: make scrambled eggs, then add bread crumbs, and mix. Dip the whole Big Mac hamburger into the breading, then deep fry it. The food blog Peep My Eats has a great idea that can work at home. But, ideally, McDonald's restaurants will offer this service on site.

Here's a time-lapse video of the preparation process.

-via That's Nerdalicious!


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The Newest Luxury: Caviar-Coated Twinkies

(Photo: Orange County Fair)

Chicken Charlie calls himself the “Deep Fry King of California.” When he sets his wits to work to devise the most extreme fair foods, no one can top him. The results at this year’s Orange County Fair include Charlie’s caviar-covered Twinkie. It costs $125. That’s a lot, but most Twinkies are worth it.

And if that’s not enough for you, Charlie also offers deep fried Slim Fast bars, deep fried cherry KoolAid, and a deep fried Sharpie marker.

-via First We Feast


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The Science of Bacon

Science confirms it: we cannot resist bacon. There are volatile organic compounds and animo acids involved, so of course we love it.

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AsapSCIENCE explains the many factors that make us love bacon, but whether we understand it or not, this video will make you crave a BLT. Especially if you have backyard tomatoes ripening already, as I have. -via Tastefully Offensive


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Watermelon Bread

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You’ve seen watermelons grown as cubes. The next step would obviously be to bake bread that looks like one of those watermelons, inside and out. Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku reports that this kind of bread is a popular trend in Taiwan. It started at a bakery called Jimmy’s Bakery, but has spread widely. You can even make your own at home. Slice it open and eat it plan, or wrap two slices around real watermelon for a watermelon sandwich.


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Mac & Cheese Cupcakes and Other New Fair Foods

The Minnesota Fair has announced a whole slew of new fair foods for 2015 you can try out -and if people like them, you’ll no doubt see them at other fairs, too. Pictured above is the SPAM® Burger, available in five flavors: Jalapeño, Hot and Spicy, Bacon, Hickory Smoke, and Black Pepper. What to eat with a SPAM® Burger? How about a Mac & Cheese Cupcake? It’s the macaroni and cheese you love in a breadcrumb crust topped with Cheez Whiz.

 

Many of the new offerings are international fusion recipes, like the Kimchi 'n' Curry Poutine, Sweet Potato Taco, and the Italian Dessert Nachos. Minnesota is well-represented, too with Grandma Deb’s Snicker Bar Salad. Don’t miss the Sriracha Balls and the Meatloaf-on-a-Stick. See all 39 new dishes and 11 new frozen treats at the Minnesota State Fair site. Click on a picture for a description. The Minnesota Fair will run from August 27th to September 7th. -via Buzzfeed


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The Sushirrito Is A Combination of the World's Best Foods

Sushi is fantastic, but it's awfully hard to eat on the go. On the other hand burritos are marvelous, but they can feel a little heavy. So why not combine the portability of a classic burrito with the fresh offerings of a tasty sushi roll.

Right now Sushirrito is only open in the Bay Area, but I for one can't wait until they are everywhere!

Via Incredible Things


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Which Ice Cream Brand Has the Most Cookie Dough?

Image: Lauren Zaser for BuzzFeed

Ice cream is serious business my friends, as you well know. As such, verification may be needed as to whether a product labeled in a certain way is accurate as stated. In this case, those buying cookie dough ice cream are not in the mood for just a small, isolated chunk of it interspersed here and there in a vast expanse of vanilla. No, we want major cookie dough blobs, and lots of them. In this article, BuzzFeed evaluated four brands of cookie dough ice cream to get the skinny (or, rather, the fat) on this issue. With everything going on in the world, it's nice to know someone has their priorities straight. 


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25 Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter

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Every now and then it doesn't hurt to stash recipe collections that will go the extra mile on days you are kid heavy and idea light. Or maybe for use in a future themed party or game night. This collection of Harry Potter-inspired recipes is full of delicious looking ideas with fun and festive presentations. Make some magic; some of these concoctions look like the foodstuff of wizards. 

 Weasleys’ Dragon Roasted Nuts | Recipe and image via 

 
Knickerbocker Glory |  Recipe and image via


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World's Longest Pizza Looks Like a Red Carpet of Molten Cheesy Goodness!


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If you think you have to wait for a long time for pizza, just be thankful that you didn't have to wait 18 hours like for this one. But result is worth it: a new Guinness World Record for world's longest pizza!

For the 2015 world fair in Milan, Italy, sixty pizza makers came together to cook a sizzling margherita 1,595.45-meter long (that's nearly a mile-long!) The pizza was made using over two tons of tomato sauce and half a ton of mozzarella cheese, and stretched over 800 tables.


Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP

After the pizza was declared as world's longest, it was fed to over 30,000 fair visitors, and donated to a local food bank.

So, just how does one cook a mile-long pizza? With moving ovens, of course:


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Meet the New Swedish Super Pizza!

Behold the new Swedish Super Pizza!

Journalist Cecilia Edström tweeted this picture of the culinary masterpiece, which is called the "Volcano Pizza," made by chef Halmat Givra of Nya Gul & Blå restaurant in Piteå, Sweden. As reported by Nyheter24, the pizza contains pockets of ham and cheese, beef tenderloin, salami, bacon, french fries, and salad with Bearnaise sauce.

What's the Swedish word for "yummy"?


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Edible Emojis



Scottish graphic designer Heather Adamson's Instagram account @fresheather is full of delicious examples of foods she whips up and into the form of emojis, among other things. Adamson's posted photos of her creations — occasionally with recipes/instructions — are the delight of her account followers.

Check out all of Adamson's Instagrams for the full range of her fanciful feasts for the eyes and appetite. 

Via Design Taxi | Images: Instagram / @fresheather


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10 Fun Ways To Upcycle Empty Booze Bottles

Enjoying a libation or ten with friends can be fun, but the next day you're left with a heavy head and a heavy load of bottles and cans to clean up.

Depending on how much you and your friends drank the night before you might end up with hundreds of bottles bound for the recycling bin, and that thing can fill up fast when your friends are heavy drinkers.

So maybe it's time to do something else with some, if not all, of those bottles. If you're a drinker and a crafter then you should be upcycling those used booze bottles into something aesthetically pleasing and useful.

Here are ten fun projects that turn bottle trash into home decor treasure-

1. Beer Bottle Tumblers-

We'll start this list with a quick and easy project, which will ease you in to working with glass and give you something cool to drink out of. Making tumblers out of beer bottles, or most glass bottles for that matter, is simple and requires simple things like string and acetone that you probably already have sitting around the house.

Beer Bottle Tumbler Tutorial Link

See also: BottleHood Beer Bottle Tumblers over at the NeatoShop.

2. Wine Bottle Tiki Torch-

This quick and easy tutorial will help you turn virtually any glass bottle into a cool and classy tiki torch, so that warm and fuzzy buzz will be accompanied by the warm glow of a flickering flame.

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Tutorial Link

3. Glass Bottle Serving Tray-

Glass bottle trays can be used for cutting, serving or displaying, and they look so unique your guests are sure to wonder "how did you flatten out a bottle like that?"

Well, in order to "slump" a bottle and turn it into a flattened serving tray you'll need access to a kiln, but the rest of the process is a breeze. There is a bit of trial and error involved though, so feel free to experiment and don't use your best bottle the first time around.

Recycled Glass Bottle Serving Tray Link

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The Human Centipede Burger is A Lot More Tasty Than It Sounds

Even before the infamous horror movie was released, "Human Centipede" wasn't exactly a phrase that incited hunger. For those that saw the film though, the name itself stirs up horrifically disgusting imagery, which is why it's surprising that any company would willingly create a food product named after the disgusting franchise. 

That being said, when you order a burger from Zombie Burger, you are already showing your support for the horror genre -and the Human Centipede actually looks pretty tasty. The three-piece slider bun features a different burger in each segment. I never would have thought that I would want to eat a Human Centipede, but I kind of want to now.

Via That's Nerdalicious


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The Perfect Dessert For Barbecue Lovers- Cupcake Burgers

Sweet and savory can make for one delicious combination, bringing a little dessert love to your dinner, but this juicy looking burger and chunky side of fries is nothing but sweet. 

This delicious look-a-like Cupcake Burgers recipe shared by C&H Sugar consists of a brownie burger patty between cupcake buns, with shredded coconut lettuce, buttercream ketchup and mustard and a side of shortbread fries.

It’s not the kind of thing you want your family to fill up on during a barbecue, but it makes a delicious, and delightful looking, dessert to enjoy after everyone has had their fill from the grill!

You can find the recipe for Cupcake Burgers and Shortcake Fries here


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LEGO Wedding Cake with Edible LEGO Bricks

This gorgeous and intricate wedding cake was produced by the bakery Cupcakes by SJ in London, England. The Facebook post said,

My talented Father does it again with a special creation for my cousins wedding, though I did make the edible Lego bricks

That's one lucky cousin! You can make your own edible LEGO bricks from gummy candy, but these look more like fondant or some kind of sugar -and more like the real bricks. It must have taken some time! Notice how the little minifig bakers and construction workers are busy “icing” the cake! -via Buzzfeed


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Thirty Bacon Recipes That Remind You Why The Craze Rages On

Bacon fat biscuits | Image and recipe Mimi Takano / Via nyu.spoonuniversity.com

Ah, bacon. Its long-lasting wave of popularity as a cult ingredient doesn't yet show any sign of disappearing. If one casually looks into factors that may have influenced the increased popularity of bacon in the last ten plus years, one is the rise of low-carb diets such as Atkins. Thus, if any of these 30 decadent bacon recipes strike your fancy and you end up making a batch, raise your glass of accompanying beverage in a toast to low-carb dieting everywhere. Sugary, carmelized bacon biscuits? Thanks, Dr. Atkins!

Bacon Espresso pudding shots | Image and recipe: Analiese Trimber/thebaconprincess.wordpress.com

Peanut butter, bacon and banana bites | Image and recipe Analiese Trimber / Via nu.spoonuniversity.com

Bacon, Jalopeno and Cream Cheese Poppers |  Image and recipe: michigan.spoonuniversity.com


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16 Breakfasts from the Nations of Eastern Europe

(Photo: Pempele's Pizza)

This delicious-looking pizza that I can almost smell through the computer screen is pita pastrmajlija, a cheese and meat pie eaten in Macedonia. It's 1 of 16 breakfast foods from the different nations of Eastern Europe, including a deep-fried pastry from Albania and potato pancakes from Belarus. Most, but not all of the Eastern European nations are represented (Slovakia, Lithuania, and Moldova appear to be absent).

Which of these dishes have you tried?


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26 Fast Food Lunches That are Far Healthier Than Most

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Roasted Turkey and Avocado BLT on Sourdough 
510 calories
37 g protein
19 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0 g trans)
60 g carbohydrates (6 g fiber, 3 g sugar)
960 mg sodium


Regardless of what one's general opinion is of fast food, there are times in which it makes sense. Perhaps we're traveling long distance by car and are pressed for time, without other healthy options in our posession. Maybe we have very limited time between local errands by car, or we have mere minutes to grab much-needed sustenance between work stints. Whatever the circumstances, many of us, even if we take a dim view of fast food, sparingly choose that option in less-than-perfect scenarios.


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Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich
360 calories
32 g protein
6 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans)
930 mg sodium
43 g carbohydrates (3 g fiber, 11 g sugars)


This article examines fast food nutrition values in order to suggest 26 healthy options.
In this context, they have designated an item healthy if it meets certain predetermined nutritional values. Those requirements are stated as follows: 

• Low in calories: For lunch, that means about 500 calories or less.
• Protein, to help you build muscles: Each of these meals has at least 10 grams of protein (ideally more!).
• Low in sodium (or at least not HIGH in sodium): We aimed for less than 1,000 milligrams of sodium per meal (which is high already, yes). Unfortunately some of the options are a bit higher than that — for anyone with high blood pressure, these are definitely not ideal.
• Low in sugar (or at least not HIGH in sugar): Each of these meals has less than 20 grams of sugar.
• No trans fat: Trans fats are related to heart disease, so each of these meals comes with 0 grams trans fat.

Obviously, if you're ordering a sugary drink or extra-large side of fatty, salty carbs with these items, the notion of your meal as "heatlhy" has just left the building. So self-restraint is called for in terms of ordering the items without additions that are costly, both to your health and wallet.

Check out their selections, and if you have any additional suggestions for fast food items that are healthier than most, please let us know about them in the comments.  

Image: chick-fil-a.com 
Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap
340 calories
36 g protein
13 g fat (5 g saturated, 0 g trans)
900 mg sodium
30 g carbohydrates (15 g fiber, 3 g sugar)


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A Donut Celebration

Did you get enough doughnuts to eat on National Donut Day? Here’s some more! Although the TV series Twin Peaks only lasted two years, FBI Agent Dale Cooper managed to get more than his share of donuts in that time. Here’s a “peek” at the donuts of Twin Peaks.  

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BRB, going to see if there’s any jelly-filled donuts left at the grocery! -via Uproxx


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21 Delicious British Street Foods to Get While They're Hot

Patty Smith's | "These whopper burgers will make you see stars."
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With the appearance of food trucks, so-called "street food" is currently enjoying worldwide popularity greater than ever before. This collection of delectable-looking British street foods headlined as "must try before you die" is full of fare varied and vying to be prioritized one over the other on your next trip across the pond. 

Ninja Buns 
"Pillowy soft, steamed Taiwanese bao, filled with mouthwatering pork, beef or tofu. Take one in each hand and chow down."
Currently based at Paradise Palms. Visit their Facebook page

The Mexican Bean
"Vibrant Mexican street food, with an emphasis on fresh, healthy ingredients."
Visit their Facebook site.


The Bournville Waffle Company
"Decadent, delightful waffles. Nearly all of the toppings are made from scratch. Try the Rocky Road."
Follow them on Twitter @Wafflespeak


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24 Food Origins

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Some of your favorite foods have names that belie their actual origins. Baguette? Croissant? Not French. French toast? Still not French. French fries? From Belgium. The French are renowned for their cuisine, so maybe the name was added to other dishes to make them sound more cosmopolitan. But those are just a few of the food origins that aren’t what they seem that John Green explains in this week’s mental_floss List Show. By the way, the only place I ever encountered a Pu Pu Platter was in a Polynesian restaurant where I worked during college. I’ve never seen them offered in a Chinese restaurant.  


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The Case of Patrick Stewart and His Pizza Crusts



Last year, we featured a series of illustrations under the heading "There Are Two Kinds of People in This World." The series separated the pizza crust eaters from the crust deniers, those who eat candy bars by square and those who don't, and other incredibly serious foodie divisions. 

On May 28th via Twitter, Patrick Stewart revealed what kind of man he really is: he's a man that eats no pizza crust.

This wasn't the first time Stewart made headlines for pizza indulgence (or the lack of it). In May of 2013, Stewart told New York Magazine that he had eaten his first ever pizza portioned as a slice recently, explaining that said experimental pie consumption occurred after "My fiancée and I were a little hung-over."

Only a year later, John Farrier revealed that the freewheeling Stewart was already slicing up his pie with an Enterprise pizza cutter. Little did any of us know then that Sir Stew might as well have been trimming off the crusts with the Enterprise as well, if he wanted to be neat and tidy about such matters. 

Unsurprisingly, a crucial issue such as to eat or not to eat pizza crust wasn't ignored by the Twitterverse. See the cheesy, crunchy responses as the debate rages on in this article. 


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Weird Facts About The World's Most Popular Beers

Chances are you've never heard of the world's most popular beer, let alone tried it. The good news is that you're probably not missing much -while Snow is the most frequently sipped beer in China (and hardly available outside the country), those who have tried it say it's pretty mediocre.

And while many Americans have tried Mexico's most popular beer, Corona, they almost always drink it with a slice of lime -which is unheard of in the drink's homeland. 

Learn more strange facts about popular brews over at TopTenz.


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Twenty Must-Have Boozy Popsicle Recipes


Peach Sangria Popsicles
 | Image and recipe from Annie's Eats

Ah, summer. Nothing like a cool cocktail. Yet don't sip it too slow, or it will warm up in the heat as the conversation flows and distractions abound. Slushy, frozen drinks are refreshing, but especially during larger gatherings, the host/bartender may feel a little too tied to the blender. This group of twenty recipes is just the ticket: cocktails on a stick. Cool, premade and just-as-boozy-as-you-desire, they're sitting in your freezer, ready to be savored.


Costa Rican Watermelon Mojito Popsicles
| Image and recipe from Bo
ulder Locavore

Vodka Gummy Bear Pops | Image and recipe from A Spicy Perspective

Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles | Image and recipe from Hungry Girl Por Vida


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