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We hope you’re hungry. Today the Archie McPhee Library is cooking with The Bug Chef, David George Gordon, author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook [Buy on Amazon]. Last year The Bug Chef paid a visit to the Archie McPhee store where he demonstrated some of his recipes for cooking insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, ants, water bugs, spiders and centipedes. Yum!

Brave Seattleites were invited to take a taste-test and experience the flavors and textures of Chef Gordon’s creepy-crawly cuisine.

Grasshopper Kabobs were served along with “Niblets & Cricklets” (what Chef Gordon calls cups of crickets and corn), Sonoran Desert scorpions in Scorpion Scaloppini, and Deep Fried Tarantulas. The Bug Chef says that fried tarantula is one of his tastiest dishes. You just have to remember to singe off all their little hairs before battering and frying them.

Click here to watch a brief video of the event. The reactions on the faces of our customers as they eat the bug dishes are priceless.

Click here to order your own copy of The Eat-a-Bug Cook. Even if you aren’t up for eating a plateful of creepy-crawlies, it makes a great conversation piece and a fun present for foodie friends.

Reblogged from archiemcphee

Feast your eyes on this mouthwatering entirely condiment-based portrait of the inimitably awesome Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. It was painted by artist Jennifer Marshall using ketchup, mustard, hoisin sauce and bleu cheese sauce. “Commander Data, please bring the veggie tray. Number One, you’re in charge of supplying the tater tots. Commander Worf has the onion rings. Snacks raised everyone? Engage.”
[via Geek Crafts]

Feast your eyes on this mouthwatering entirely condiment-based portrait of the inimitably awesome Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. It was painted by artist Jennifer Marshall using ketchup, mustard, hoisin sauce and bleu cheese sauce. “Commander Data, please bring the veggie tray. Number One, you’re in charge of supplying the tater tots. Commander Worf has the onion rings. Snacks raised everyone? Engage.”

[via Geek Crafts]

Last month we shared a fantastic Cyberman Cake created by Welsh bespoke bakery Happy Occasions Cakes. Just in time for the triumphant return of the Doctor, Happy Occasions is back with to challenge our Whovian survival instinct anew with this terrifyingly awesome Dalek cake, complete with a light-up eyestalk and illuminated base. It’s sure to exterminate your appetite and, if you keep on eating, perhaps blast a few cavities into your teeth as well.

Visit the Happy Occasions Cakes Facebook Page to check out more of their amazing custom cakes.

[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

Oh Japan, you’ve done it again. Perhaps the only thing better than eating yummy slices of toast is eating toast shaped like an adorable teddy bear that cheerfully sits up to greet you right before you devour it.

Called the Ernest Bread Pop Up!, this delightful product is the work of Japanese company Tokyu Hands. It even comes with three interchangable facial expressions so you can customize your scrummy toast bear before you send him to your belly.

[via Bored Panda and the Huffington Post]

Do any of these photos make you hungry? If so, we really hope you brought your own lunch, because nothing that you see here is actually food. These images are part of a still life photo series by Melbourne-based artist and photography student TQ Lee. Entitled Inedible, each photo depicts a tasty meal or enticing treat made of indigestible ingredients such as LEGO bricks, telephone cord, papier-mâché, makeup pads and hot shaving cream. After happily not feasting on any of it, you can refuse to wash it all down with glasses of Betadine, turpentine or waxed rolled socks.

Here Lee describes his series:

"As a child of the 80s I grew up with fond memories of still-life, photographic prints of breads, pastas, fruit and vegetables captured in the literal style of the era. The pictures hung in the houses of my family and friends and I would spend hours identifying all the ingredients and looking at every detail.

Nowadays, the humble still life has grown out of favour. Instead, colourful, reprinted advertisements of vintage European beverages add smiles to kitchen walls across Australia. And so, I challenged myself to put a contemporary twist on the food art trend of the 80s. This resulted in my series Inedible - photos of food made from unconventional ingredients.”

Head over to TQ Lee’s website to explore more of his playful creative endeavors or follow him right here on Tumblr at tqlee.

[via Laughing Squid]

Hold the phone, there’s even more going on in the world of wonderfully weird produce than we thought. Last month we shared the discovery of incredibly creepy “happy/joyful doll pears" in a Beijing supermarket. Today we learned that Chinese farmers aren’t just growing spooky blissed-out babies. They’re also growing green bottle gourds, called Hulu (葫芦) in Chinese, that are shaped like Chairman Mao, Jesus, Santa Claus, Maitreya, the God of Fortune, a fire-breathing dragon and more.

According to a spot on Youku, a man named Xie Lyu Zhi visited the Thousand Year Temple in Sichuan, China and a Buddhist monk told him a dream he had about a gourd shaped like a famous deity. Xie decided this meant he should create artistic gourds.

Like the nightmare pears, these gourds are shaped by growing them inside plastic molds. In China, bottle gourds are very auspicious symbols, associated with good fortune, happiness and good health. These molded gourds appear to be an evolution of the long-standing tradition of decorating the gourds by carving and painting them.

Visit RocketNews24 for additional images.

[via Kotaku and RocketNews24]

"I’m so hungry I could eat a horse the world!” This weirdly enticing fried chicken burger is served on a blue and green planet Earth bun. It’s on the menu at the Orbi Yokohama science museum, a collaborative creation by the BBC and SEGA located in Yokohama, Japan.

We already love learning about and doing science, but the opportunity to have science-y fun while also eating some unnaturally blue food is practically worth the price of the plane ticket.

[via Kotaku]

Today the Department of Awesome Parenting travels to Japan where a creative mother, who goes by the name Sasariri on Twitter, creates beautiful bento lunches that are both delicious and educational. Each of the meals pictured here are edible geography lessons, each one identifying a different Japanese prefecture by both shape and name.

Sasariri says she’s now made a bento lunch for every single prefecture, complete with countless kawaii details. Visit RocketNews24 to view many more.

[via RocketNews24]

The Department of Outrageously Overindulgent Bloody Marys just gained a new member, thanks to Sobelman’s Pub and Grill in Milwaukee, WI. This awesomely excessive Bloody Mary is called the Chicken Fried Bloody Beast. It features 13 different garnishes (cheese, sausage, pickle, olive, onion, mushroom, asparagus, scallion, shrimp, lemon, Brussels sprout, tomato, and celery), 2 baconadoes (skewers of bacon-wrapped jalapeño cheese balls), and 1 whole fried chicken.

The Chicken Fried Bloody Beast costs $50 and serves 2 to 4 people. $5 from each sale will be donated to Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force.

[via Nerdcore Uproxx and Mark’s Scrapbook]

Regular loaves of bread are so boring compared to these awesomely unsettling loaves perfectly shaped to resemble giant stag beetles. According to the folks at RocketNews24, the bread is labeled as “kuwagata, which means ‘stag beetle’ in Japanese” and it only costs 280 yen (US$2.74) per giant bread beetle. That sounds like a bargain to us.
These insectoid loaves were photographed by Japanese Twitter user tono_donoyukko who said, “I wanted to introduce this shocking bread I found yesterday.” We’re so glad she did. Now we can’t stop thinking about all the situations in which we’d enjoy eating freaky beetle bread.
[via RocketNews24]

Regular loaves of bread are so boring compared to these awesomely unsettling loaves perfectly shaped to resemble giant stag beetles. According to the folks at RocketNews24, the bread is labeled as “kuwagata, which means ‘stag beetle’ in Japanese” and it only costs 280 yen (US$2.74) per giant bread beetle. That sounds like a bargain to us.

These insectoid loaves were photographed by Japanese Twitter user tono_donoyukko who said, “I wanted to introduce this shocking bread I found yesterday.” We’re so glad she did. Now we can’t stop thinking about all the situations in which we’d enjoy eating freaky beetle bread.

[via RocketNews24]