145 posts tagged Meat
145 posts tagged Meat
This early 20th century photo reminds us of the Slicey the Pig Dashboard Wiggler. Could this be one of Slicey’s ancestors?
“The Pig Cafeteria” was an exhibit produced by the Department of Agriculture to educate farmers about new methods of farming and raising livestock — specifically, what to feed pigs so that they would be healthy and profitable.
Now we get it: Before a pig becomes so delicious that he starts offering up slices of himself for you to enjoy, he has to visit “The Pig Cafeteria” in order to fatten up.
Behold the meat-tacular marvel that is “Meat Rushmore.” 1600 pounds of Jack Link’s beef, pork and turkey jerky molded into a replica of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Created to celebrate National Jerky Day on Thursday June 12th, it was displayed in New York’s Columbus Circle. Over 20 people worked about 1400 hours to create this meat-tastic mini monument, which measures 17 feet wide and 13 feet tall.
The Huffington Post thoughtfully calculated that 1600 pounds of jerky strips works out to be about “five miles of meat if each meat stick was laid end to end.”
While we were celebrating National Donut Day by eating Chewbacca-shaped maple bars, John Clarkson, enterprising owner of Mister Eaters fish and chips shop in Preston, Lancashire, England was celebrating by stuffing traditional jam donuts with thick slices of Spam, dipping them in batter and then tossing them back into the deep fryer until they turned a mouthwatering golden brown.
Mr Clarkson said: “I have always loved Spam - it’s bloody beautiful and I don’t think it gets enough recognition. The idea for the Spam doughnuts just came out of nowhere and I liked how jam sounded with spam and thought I could give it a try.
I am not even a fan of doughnuts to be honest. They are so easy to make and taste stunning, the saltiness of the meat really goes with the sweet dough, sort of like ham and pineapple really.”
We’re pleased to report that Clarkson isn’t the only person who enjoys his Spam donuts. According to him they’ve been flying off the shelves for a mere £2.50 ($4.20) a piece.
And on the eighth day God said, “Let there be bacon,” and there was bacon and it was incredibly delicious. This awesome vehicle is the Let There Be Bacon is food truck from Cleveland, Ohio. It serves bacon-themed cuisine, which probably means that it leaves a heavenly scent wherever it goes. That is, assuming your idea of heaven involves heaps of sizzling slices of bacon.
The truck is currently on the move, most recently spotted in Tucson, AZ and now on its way to Austin, TX. Follow Let There Be Bacon on Twitterto find out if the truck and all its smoky, meaty goodness is heading your way.
This awesomely overindulgent edible behemoth is called the Ulti-Meatum. It’s a cheeseburger (complete with buns) inside another cheeseburger, sandwiched between two more cheeseburgers. It’s 10,000 calories worth of food on a single plate and it was created by Corinne Clarkson, owner of Mister Eaters Fish and Chips in Preston, Lancashire, England. Clarkson was inspired to create such an imposing tower of meat, cheese and bread after watching an episode of Regular Show on Cartoon Network.
Mrs. Clarkson freely admits that she hasn’t actually tried the Ulti-Meatum herself:
‘I couldn’t eat it – I haven’t even been tempted yet. It’s massive. There must be someone in the country who wants to try – and they’re more than welcome.’
She really means it too, the Ulti-Meatum is free to any customer able to finish it in one sitting. But if you’d rather break it up into ever-so-slightly more sensible portions, for £20 ($33 USD) Mrs. Clarkson’s husband John will happily prepare each section for you as a separate serving.
This incredible Meat Horse was created by Columbus, Ohio-based artist and Instructables contributor AuTopsyTurvy. The life-size horse head is made of a wood and wire armature that was first wrapped in plaster bandaging and then covered in nearly $200 worth of mouthwatering bacon and prosciutto. Yum!
Plymouth,UK-based LEGO builder Nick Sweetman, aka MinifigNick, took a nifty vignette of a butcher’s shop that he’d built a couple years ago and transformed it into something awesomely weird. Using an amazing set of custom pig minifig heads and all sorts of macabre creativity, Nick reversed the roles in his shop so now cuts of minifig people are on sale and it’s the pigs who do the shopping and the serving. He calls it The Butchers Shop Revisited.
[via The Brothers Brick]
New York City-based photographer Klaus Enrique (previously featured here) created an awesome series of portraits entitled Arcimboldo. The series was inspired by the works of 16th century Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who was best known for creating painted representations of people using things like fruits, vegetables, flowers, and fish arranged in such a way that the objects formed recognizable likenesses of his subjects.
Klaus Enrique does the same thing, only instead of painting his subjects, he arranges actual pieces of fruit, vegetables, flowers, meat, candy, animals, insects, and more to create his portraits. He began by recreating some of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s paintings using the same objects depicted in the original paintings. Then he expanded his series to include portraits of modern day figures, both real and fictional, like Ghandi, Princess Diana, Darth Vader, and Frankenstein’s Monster.
He explained, “Although most recognize the images immediately as portraits, there are many people who do not. At first they only see the individual parts of the image: the fruits, flowers, and vegetables. But after looking at it for a while, they realize that it’s a portrait of a person. To see that thought process being played out in real time is very satisfying to me because it mimics the thinking behind the art: that simple organic objects come together to create something more meaningful than the sum of its parts.”
Visit Klaus Enrique’s website to view more examples of his surreal and fascinating artwork.
[via Design Taxi]
"If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “You know what my Christmas tree needs? MORE BACON,” then I have a solution for you – a Christmas garland made out of crispy, peppery bacon!
Just like the nostalgic paper rings you used to make as crafts when you were a kid, in this case I’ve substituted everyone’s favorite cured pork product.”
There’s only one problem with this edible garland. We know our own passion for bacon well enough to know that we’d want to eat this delicious decoration before we’d even finished hanging it on the tree. But then you’d have an excuse to cook up even more bacon!
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
The inimitable Charles Phoenix (previously featured here) is, among many other marvelous things, a master of cooking up kitschy cuisine. His latest creation is this incredible Christmas Meatloaf of Santa Claus.
Christmas just got a whole lot creepier, meatier, and, of course, tastier. We love it.
[via Charles Phoenix]