Tag Archives: weird food

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a ball on Turkey Day.

While I won’t be heading to the Turkey Testicle Festival, I will be traveling to dine with friends in Memphis and I’m so looking forward to sharing the community meal.

And for the musically inclined, here’s a link to a ton of food tunes you can stream while eating your turkey repast.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Who’s Hungry For Meat Cards?

With all the “woe is me” economic news, who isn’t hungry for more business?

And for that matter, who isn’t just hungry?

Here’s the perfect solution – Meat Cards.

That’s right Meat Cards offers your professional contact information seared by a laser into a piece of beef jerky.

Now that’s the kind of business interaction that makes an impact and can leave any potential client satisfied. OK,  at least their tummy will be satisfied.

For more creative uses of meat, check out this Meat Art post.

Michael Jackson Sighted In Lard

If the Virgin Mary can show up on a grilled cheese sandwich that gets sold on ebay, it was only a matter of time before someone spotted an image of Michael Jackson somewhere.

It happened in Brazil.

The King of Pop popped up in the lard left over in the bottom of a pan of carne asada. An image of Michael Jackson is “visible” in the grease left in the tray.

Suddenly I’m not so hungry for lunch.

Bob’s Pickle Pops

We were out of milk and nearly out of bread so I hauled my puny butt to the grocery for a quick trip down the aisles.

While there I found a new treat for Newscoma today at the grocery.

The woman loves her some pickle juice and this new product is just the thing to whet her whistle.

Bob’s Pickle Pops.

The product originated in a roller rink in Texas. Don’t all the great foods come from roller rinks or carnivals?

You can freeze them like a popsicle or just drink the briney juice.

Coma gave an enthusiastic thumb’s up after ripping hers open and pouring it down her gullet.

On their web site there’s a video of how they make the pops. It’s from the Food Network’s show “Unwrapped.

I think we’ll be purchasing a few more of these treats in the coming days.

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Wedding Bells and Behemoth Burgers

We’ve covered unusual cakes for grooms previously here at the Squirrel Queen’s abode.

This post isn’t actually about a cake, but a different culinary choice by the soon-to-be husband.

A British couple in Norwich are self-proclaimed fast food fanatics. In planning their post nuptial reception, the groom opted for a giant 42-pound cheeseburger as his featured food instead of the normal Betty Crocker confection.

Ananova has the rest of the behemoth burger story including details on how many heads of lettuce and liters of condiments were piled and slathered on the enourmous beef patty.

Wang Dang Doodle – Weird Chinese Dining Delicacies

Everyone has Beijing Fever this week it seems.

No, it’s not some new version of the Avian Flu, it’s the media frenzy leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympics hosted by Beijing.

Along with all the stories about smog and Internet access in the host city, I ran across a story about unusual Chinese dining delicacies.

Garry Linnell, a reporter for the Daily Telegraph in Australia, spent an evening in a Beijing restaurant sampling four varieties of animal peni. Yep. You read that correctly; he ate multiple varieties of penis and went about describing his culinary adventure as fatty, chewy and bland.

Donkey, deer, sheep and oxen all gave up their lives and their male members to Linnell’s meal.

For his blog review of his meal and a link to the video of his repulsive repast, go here.

Into this boiling stock go the penises. A few minutes later the first is hanging from my quivering chopsticks. Ox penis, says the waitress, is full of protein, good for the skin and aids longevity. And the deeper its colour, the more effective its properties.

I think you’ll be glad I had trouble getting their video to embed.

It’s fun and gross to laugh at this menu option until we remember our American culture also has a history of nibbling on the naughty bits.

To help erase this from your brainpan and to feel a bit better about Beijing, go look at all the lovely topiaries they’ve planted and sculpted to beautify the city for the Olympic games.

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Grillin’ on a Friday – Steaks Take the Cake

It looks like a hunk of beef, a tasty T-bone, some killer Kobe.

Instead, it’s a steak that Betty Crocker could love.

Cakes that look like steaks – I don’t get it, but apparently they felt like they’d outgrown Ninja Turtle cakes or something.

We have to ask “Why?”, but we don’t have to get an answer.

Just like my recent post about cupcake tattoos, it doesn’t make much sense, but there’s no accounting for taste. Hopefully, though, they all satisfy the sweet tooth.

Here are a couple more steak/cakes, but to see the rest go to YesButNoButYes.

For more unusual cake designs, I give you geeky grooms’ cakes.