A New Type of Italian Cuisine
Apparently diners need heed caution when ordering their meals in Italy these days. A recent covert investigation uncovered that in Civitavecchia, a city about 50 miles northwest of Rome, restaurants have been illegally serving up dolphin meat. When diners order “black” with their antipasti, they get none other than a big ol’ salad covered in dried, shaved dolphin meat. According to The Guardian, one kilo of this super illegal jerky will set you back a whopping 900 euros, or $1,240. Between this and France’s horse meat appearances, we’re not really sure where to look for culinary influence anymore.
Public Displays of Consumption
Talk about food porn. Korea’s twenty-somethings are getting off to a new type of internet entertainment. “Mok-Bang” (which references the Korean words for “eating” and “broadcast”) is the practice of live-streaming luxurious feasts, often to thousands of viewers. Typically, one diner will sit at a table full of food and quietly stuff their face for a number of hours. There’s no nudity or sex, but it’s definitely voyeuristic. See for yourself.
Watch out Gowanus Whole Foods: This Is The World’s Coolest Grocery Store
This place really brings the freezer aisle to a whole new level. This new pop-up grocery store in Bachrest, Romania is entirely made of ice. The shelves (which are frozen solid) hold produce, beverages, and other typical grocery items Just be sure to bundle up! The store is kept at a chilly 40°F to keep ice from melting.
Well, this is pretty terrifying. Earlier this week, Twitter users were shocked and appalled by the “Cthuken”. Made of turkey, crab legs, bacon, and obviously-necessary octopus tentacles, this creation is the brainchild of Rusty and Jennifer Eulburg of Texas. Although we’re sure each piece individually tastes delicious, we think the ensuing nightmares eliminate any chance of us recreating this beast ourselves.