Here's another jewel from Serious Eats series, The Nasty Bits: yummy cow tongue, complete with that lovely texture we all know so well. Though most us likely have a negative visceral reaction to the idea of tongue, Serious Eats make a compelling argument that it is actually one of the tastiest bits of the animal.
The Gowanus Studio Space Jell-O Mold Competition winners are in, and this year is every bit as impressive as last year. The grand prize goes to Shelly Sable for her piece: "Aspic Ascension-- Tastes Like Heaven".
Yummmmy. Obama's finely shaped head sure makes one hell of a sushi roll. Master chef Ken Kawasumi created this finely crafted American platter at the Tokyo Sushi Academy. The Barack Roll certainly stands out, with its black sesame hair, fish paste teeth, and small ground shrimp for our fine president's skin. I'm also digging the smiley faces: Start small. Make your own sushi now.
Sometimes the "nasty bits" are unexpectedly yummy. With a reputation for being both cheap and reliably good, Chichi Wang of Serious Eats describes chicken's feet:
Graphic designer Neil Caldwell has developed a process for dying bacon highly saturated, psychedelic rainbow colors (don't worry - it's still edible).
Recently nauseated by toastykitten's post on Fish and Chips ice-cream (via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!), I was equally grossed out by toastykitten's additional find on the same topic.
Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!:
Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!: Amy Sedaris is one multi-talented lady.
Jim of Jim's Pancakes sure does. His site is full of cool pancake creations, all constructed for the enjoyment of his three-year-old daughter, Allison. Love the more elaborate structures (like the amazing ferris wheel pictured below).
Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!: Martha Stewart Living Radio recently held a cupcake contest, and unfortunately the winner was NOT these Alexander McQueen cupcakes, by Julia Cunningham, DJ on SiriusXM U.
Another stomach churning exotic delicacy (previously, testicles: 1, 2). Watch below as National Geographic pays a visit to Korea to check out the art of eating live octopus.
Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!: Next on the baking agenda? An exploding Volcano Cake, in honor of the recent Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
Ever had poutine? It's a Québécois dish, consisting of french fries topped in fresh cheese curd and then smothered in brown gravy.
Infographics are lots of fun, so how about illustrated recipes? Recipelook currently indexes 67 recipes and growing. There's a whole range in quality- a selection of my favorite drawings below.
Remember the bile-rising barf cakes previously showcased? If you missed it, be sure to check 'em out. They are ... well, not exactly appetizing.
OK, so it sounds a little more complicated than it actually is, but this simple trick by Food Wishes looks pretty yummy to me. Why not put cheese inside and outside your grilled cheese sandwich? Here's how to do it:
Since I know you folks have an appreciation for exotic foods, here's another recipe for *balls*... grilled or fried, your choice. Courtesy of Serious Eats.
Remember Michelle Wibowo, the amazing cake decorator behind the obsessively realistic baby cake? Well, she's back with a video demonstration of her amazing Super Mario Brothers cake. Check out the sugar art master's process below. Previously, Who's Behind This Obsessively Realistic Baby Cake?
Mamma mia! This year's annual World Pizza Championships, held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, featured taste tests, speed trials, an event called "The Longest Dough Stretch," and best of all: freestyle pizza throwing competitions.
Via Cakes! Cakes! Cakes!: Wisely-chosen makes her husband squirm with her batch of rainbow vagina cupcakes:
HOLLLLLYWOOOD! When I get a Louis V cake for my birthday, I'll know I've made it. Truly, truly awesome cakes by Highland Bakery of Atlanta, Georgia. (Oh Lord, the Hollywood Sign cake kinda leaves me breathless).
Via CAKES! CAKES CAKES!: In the seaside town of Brighton, England, lives a tiny little chocolate shop called Choccywoccydoodah.
Via CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!, Wowsa, Happy Birthday Biz!
Here's somethin' too-good-for-words, via CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!, my WonderHowTo World (P.S. you can start your own world or join others - learn more here).
Food blog me HUNGRY! posts a fun tutorial for spelling with sushi:
It's the American way. Bacon & guns. Here it is, step-by-step instructions for cooking bacon with an actual machine gun, via Reddit.
With the recent release of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, it's time to celebrate - in the form of cake, of course! Bakelab offers a series of Alice inspired sweets. Buy them online, OR if you're in the L.A. area, stop by ROYAL/T in Culver City.
Spicy Steve Nachos, iPad Thai and an Apple Cheese Plate. Artfully crafted, but... um, ew. Husband and wife team Ken and Diane Aversano, create a loving (though not exactly appetizing) tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs. Diane is also the creator of the amazing Jar Jar salad.
Another Oscar winner featured today, but in the form of a masterfully sculpted cake. Avatar cleaned up with three Oscars, to Hurt Locker's six.
WonderHowTo has seen it's fair share of strange cakes. Semi-gruesome cakes (brains), downright stomach churning cakes (cigarettes and meat), and playfully disgusting cakes (Star Wars spilled guts).
Yuck. The...uh, number two...colored gummi dung beetle leaning against the Japanese cream puff pictured below is just NOT appetizing. Interested in getting grossed out gummi-style? GummiX offers a do-it-yourself kit for making beetles, pillbugs and crayfish.
Debbie’s cake creations display an amazing level of artistry. However, they don't look too appetizing. In fact, they're pretty stomach churning.
The 2010 Oscars are coming around the corner, and for those who throw an annual Oscar bash, now's the time to plan the menu. Cakespy posts a HowTo for the "Avatart", the perfect Avatar-viewing snack.
Bakerella offers a trove of fun recipes for dessert-on-a-stick. Cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies, even macaroons, all bite-size, all lollipop-style. My favorites below.
Sweet little bug cakes by Japan's Komatsuya Honten bakery make an interesting belated Valentine's Day treat. Interesting tidbit of Valentine's Day trivia: in Japan, women give chocolate to men for Valentine's Day, not the other way around.
What to do with all that leftover snow? Find a clean, fresh fallen patch and make snow ice cream! Kat Odell of recipe site Good Bite shares her recipe for Snow Cream, a delicious ice cream dish made of snow. All you need is milk, sugar, and vanilla.
Internet culture loves many things, but there are two web crazes in particular that always grab my attention: the notoriously addictive facebook game, Farmville, and the insane art of cake decorating.
Luxirare brought you the delectable pie lollipop, AKA DIY Pie on a Stick. Now cooking blog Our Best Bites posts a tutorial on baking your own pie in a jar. Equally portable and delicious. Yum.
Not sure when this might come in handy, but I'm a fan of these silly DIY edible googly eyes. Tutorial courtesy of Evil Mad Scientists:
Yes, there is a right way and wrong way to eat sushi. To avoid any future embarrassment, follow the instructions below. Swiss Miss posts this nicely illustrated guide, via Jeni Rodger.