The Flavors of Fall—Beyond Pumpkin and Pecan

The flavors of fall used to be cinnamon and nutmeg, mingled periodically with sage, toasted pecan, and of course, pumpkin. Have no fear, those flavors are still strong-but there’s much more to an increasingly global palate. Natalia Y//Unsplash Tier …

The flavors of fall used to be cinnamon and nutmeg, mingled periodically with sage, toasted pecan, and of course, pumpkin. Have no fear, those flavors are still strong—but there’s much more to an increasingly global palate.

Photo by Natalia Y on Unsplash
Natalia Y//Unsplash

Tier two ingredients include caramel, pomegranate, sweet potato, and honey. These are flavors we are already incorporating into our cooking on a regular basis, and they will be the flavors that evoke fall for our children for years to come.

For at least the last five years, we have been seeing more and more recipes featuring butternut squash, walnut, and stronger vegetable flavors such as Brussel Sprouts. More recently, emerging ingredients include maple, cardamom, harissa (a blend of hot chiles, garlic and more), ginger, and baharat (a blend of Middle Eastern spices).

Photo by Calum Lewis on Unsplash
Calum Lewis//Unsplash

Without question, our palates are handling hotter spices and are willing to be a bit more adventurous. We’re watching ghost pepper, more varieties of balsamic vinegar, and stronger flavors such as anise pop up in recipes and on cooking websites.

We’re also embracing flavors that tend to help even things out, like jicama and pear, plantain and pineapple and — have you noticed? — orange seems to be an ingredient in everything.

If you want to branch out and experience some of these flavors, consider one of the following recipes.

CARROT GINGER SOUP

Carrot-Ginger-Soup

APRICOT SCONES WITH MAPLE-GINGER GLAZE

Apricot scones with maple ginger glaze

Brussels Sporuts Balsamic

The Flavors of Fall—Beyond Pumpkin and Pecan

The flavors of fall used to be cinnamon and nutmeg, mingled periodically with sage, toasted pecan, and of course, pumpkin. Have no fear, those flavors are still strong-but there’s much more to an increasingly global palate. Natalia Y//Unsplash Tier …

The flavors of fall used to be cinnamon and nutmeg, mingled periodically with sage, toasted pecan, and of course, pumpkin. Have no fear, those flavors are still strong—but there’s much more to an increasingly global palate.

Photo by Natalia Y on Unsplash
Natalia Y//Unsplash

Tier two ingredients include caramel, pomegranate, sweet potato, and honey. These are flavors we are already incorporating into our cooking on a regular basis, and they will be the flavors that evoke fall for our children for years to come.

For at least the last five years, we have been seeing more and more recipes featuring butternut squash, walnut, and stronger vegetable flavors such as Brussel Sprouts. More recently, emerging ingredients include maple, cardamom, harissa (a blend of hot chiles, garlic and more), ginger, and baharat (a blend of Middle Eastern spices).

Photo by Calum Lewis on Unsplash
Calum Lewis//Unsplash

Without question, our palates are handling hotter spices and are willing to be a bit more adventurous. We’re watching ghost pepper, more varieties of balsamic vinegar, and stronger flavors such as anise pop up in recipes and on cooking websites.

We’re also embracing flavors that tend to help even things out, like jicama and pear, plantain and pineapple and — have you noticed? — orange seems to be an ingredient in everything.

If you want to branch out and experience some of these flavors, consider one of the following recipes.

CARROT GINGER SOUPCarrot-Ginger-Soup

APRICOT SCONES WITH MAPLE-GINGER GLAZEApricot scones with maple ginger glaze

Brussels Sporuts Balsamic
Made with American Lamb stew meat in your slow cooker, it's seasoned with chard, onion, garlic, cardamom and pepper. After cooking for a short time, you add squash, apple cider, a cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cloves to simmer for 6-8 hours. 
Cider-Braised Lamb Shoulder. Photo: American Lamb Board.

The Flavors of Fall—Beyond Pumpkin and Pecan

The flavors of fall used to be cinnamon and nutmeg, mingled periodically with sage, toasted pecan, and of course, pumpkin. Have no fear, those flavors are still strong-but there’s much more to an increasingly global palate. Natalia Y//Unsplash Tier …

The flavors of fall used to be cinnamon and nutmeg, mingled periodically with sage, toasted pecan, and of course, pumpkin. Have no fear, those flavors are still strong—but there’s much more to an increasingly global palate.

Photo by Natalia Y on Unsplash
Natalia Y//Unsplash

Tier two ingredients include caramel, pomegranate, sweet potato, and honey. These are flavors we are already incorporating into our cooking on a regular basis, and they will be the flavors that evoke fall for our children for years to come.

For at least the last five years, we have been seeing more and more recipes featuring butternut squash, walnut, and stronger vegetable flavors such as Brussel Sprouts. More recently, emerging ingredients include maple, cardamom, harissa (a blend of hot chiles, garlic and more), ginger, and baharat (a blend of Middle Eastern spices).

Photo by Calum Lewis on Unsplash
Calum Lewis//Unsplash

Without question, our palates are handling hotter spices and are willing to be a bit more adventurous. We’re watching ghost pepper, more varieties of balsamic vinegar, and stronger flavors such as anise pop up in recipes and on cooking websites.

We’re also embracing flavors that tend to help even things out, like jicama and pear, plantain and pineapple and — have you noticed? — orange seems to be an ingredient in everything.

If you want to branch out and experience some of these flavors, consider one of the following recipes.

CARROT GINGER SOUPCarrot-Ginger-Soup

APRICOT SCONES WITH MAPLE-GINGER GLAZEApricot scones with maple ginger glaze

Brussels Sporuts Balsamic
Made with American Lamb stew meat in your slow cooker, it's seasoned with chard, onion, garlic, cardamom and pepper. After cooking for a short time, you add squash, apple cider, a cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cloves to simmer for 6-8 hours. 
Cider-Braised Lamb Shoulder. Photo: American Lamb Board.

The Flavors of Fall—Beyond Pumpkin and Pecan

The flavors of fall used to be cinnamon and nutmeg, mingled periodically with sage, toasted pecan, and of course, pumpkin. Have no fear, those flavors are still strong-but there’s much more to an increasingly global palate. Natalia Y//Unsplash Tier …

The flavors of fall used to be cinnamon and nutmeg, mingled periodically with sage, toasted pecan, and of course, pumpkin. Have no fear, those flavors are still strong—but there’s much more to an increasingly global palate.

Photo by Natalia Y on Unsplash
Natalia Y//Unsplash

Tier two ingredients include caramel, pomegranate, sweet potato, and honey. These are flavors we are already incorporating into our cooking on a regular basis, and they will be the flavors that evoke fall for our children for years to come.

For at least the last five years, we have been seeing more and more recipes featuring butternut squash, walnut, and stronger vegetable flavors such as Brussel Sprouts. More recently, emerging ingredients include maple, cardamom, harissa (a blend of hot chiles, garlic and more), ginger, and baharat (a blend of Middle Eastern spices).

Photo by Calum Lewis on Unsplash
Calum Lewis//Unsplash

Without question, our palates are handling hotter spices and are willing to be a bit more adventurous. We’re watching ghost pepper, more varieties of balsamic vinegar, and stronger flavors such as anise pop up in recipes and on cooking websites.

We’re also embracing flavors that tend to help even things out, like jicama and pear, plantain and pineapple and — have you noticed? — orange seems to be an ingredient in everything.

If you want to branch out and experience some of these flavors, consider one of the following recipes.

CARROT GINGER SOUPCarrot-Ginger-Soup

APRICOT SCONES WITH MAPLE-GINGER GLAZEApricot scones with maple ginger glaze

Brussels Sporuts Balsamic
Made with American Lamb stew meat in your slow cooker, it's seasoned with chard, onion, garlic, cardamom and pepper. After cooking for a short time, you add squash, apple cider, a cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cloves to simmer for 6-8 hours. 
Cider-Braised Lamb Shoulder. Photo: American Lamb Board.

Fall Preview: 9 Food Shows Coming Soon

When you’re watching insanely addictive videos on TikTok, Instagram and Youtube, it’s easy to forget that a good deal of food TV is still watched on television. Major streaming services like Netflix and Hulu offer compelling shows that offer one of …

When you’re watching insanely addictive videos on TikTok, Instagram and Youtube, it’s easy to forget that a good deal of food TV is still watched on television. Major streaming services like Netflix and Hulu offer compelling shows that offer one of two things: food competitions (that help us see the look in someone’s face when they lose a cooking competition) and dramas/documentaries that look like they took months to film because… they did.

For those of you who enjoy programming longer than one minute long, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming food shows in chronological order — from soonest to latest — with network and debut date.

 

Chef’s Table: Pizza

Network: Netflix

Debuts: September 7

Chef’s Table, the Emmy-nominated documentary series, has already covered star chefs like Dan Barber, Grant Achatz, Francis Mallman, Enrique Olvera, Michel Troisgros, Nancy Silverton, Christina Tosi, Sean Brock and celebrity butcher Dario Cecchini. This season they focus on pizzaiolos including American pizza pioneer Chris Bianco, Rome’s Gabriele Bonci, and Minneapolis’s James Beard Award-winning Ann Kimm. 

 

The Tiny Chef Show

Network: Nickelodeon 

Debuts: September 9

The Tiny Chef took Instagram by storm in 2018 with its stop-motion oddball cuteness. It spawned children’s books and products, and now Tiny Chef has come to Nickelodeon. The theme: educating kids about vegetarian eating. Expect to see more mini kitchenware, recipes, and guest stars including Tabitha Brown, Kristen Bell, and RZA.

 

The Great British Baking Show

Network: Netflix

Debuts: September 13 in the UK, September 16 in the US

The Great British Baking Show returns; series 13 has a dozen new contestants across 10 episodes — a new one airing each Friday. Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood return as judges and Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas resume their hosting duties. Competitors’ ages range from 18 to 60. Look for a holiday-themed mini-season in December, too.

 

Best in Dough

Network: Hulu

Debuts: September 19

Everyone likes pizza, right? Well, that’s the premise of Best in Dough, which features pizza-themed challenges in each episode and a potential cash prize of $10K for the winner. LA chef Daniele Uditi (of Pizzana) is head judge, Wells Adams (from “Bachelor in Paradise”) is the host, and the judges rotate, starting with Millie Peartree (chef-restaurateur), Eunji Kim (Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University), and Bryan Ford (award-winning bread baker and author). Watch the Hulu trailer and keep an eye out for when the host tells the contestants they will be making a “pizza cupcake” and the 82-year-old just says “no.”

 

Bob’s Burgers

Network: Fox

Debuts: September 25

After 12 seasons — and a movie this summer (see trailer below) — this animated characters franchise is back. Bob’s Burgers is essentially a family comedy show depicting the Belchers (great name) struggling to keep the family biz alive; it’s a burger joint in New England. Listen and watch the “Floppy Waffle” song video here.

 

Easy-Bake Battle: The Home-Cooking Competition

Network: Netflix

Debuts: October 12

Yes, the show is basically a culinary competition focused on the Easy-Bake ovens from your youth. The Netflix show page doesn’t offer much in background, but it will be hosted by Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski and the first season will feature eight, 30-minute episodes. According to Variety, home chefs will compete in two rounds — a savory and a sweet challenge. The ultimate winner has a chance to win a $100,000 prize; each battle is worth $25,000.

 

From Scratch

Network: Netflix

Debuts: October 22

This miniseries is based on Tembi Locke’s 2019 bestselling memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home, which is described thusly on her website:

“[This is a] poignant and transformative cross-cultural love story set against the backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, about how one woman discovered the healing powers of food, family and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.

An incredible journey through Tembi’s life, the book tracks her relationship with her late husband, Saro through three summers spent in the Sicilian countryside. In this sweeping story, we see Tembi and Saro’s initial introduction on the streets of Florence, Italy, their move to Los Angeles as they forge a life together despite disapproval from Saro’s traditional Sicilian parents, and the rare illness that upends everything they thought they knew about family and forgiveness. Ultimately, Tembi’s tribulations lead her back to the Sicilian countryside and her mother-in-law’s table, where with the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close-knit community, and the power of enduring love, she finds the strength to step into a new life.”

Reese Witherspoon is one of the producers through her Hello Sunshine production company.

 

Drink Masters

Network: Netflix

Debuts: October 28

Eater wonders if it’s “Top Chef but for drinks?”… Here’s what we know: 

1) The show stars Tone Bell (stand-up comedian and actor), Julie Reiner (legendary NYC-based bar owner), and Frankie Solarik (co-owner of Toronto’s popular bar BarChef).

2) 12 contestants from across North America complete challenges against a clock — and one person is banished every episode until there’s an “Ultimate Drink Master.”

3) The cocktails will be judged by their taste and presentation.

Expect boozy humor. 

 

Martha Cooks

Network: Roku

Debuts: November 16

She’s baaaack. Martha Stewart will be hosting guest stars and chefs at her Bedford, New York, 153-acre estate in this Roku original show. You can get a taste of the vibe in this preview copy on Roku: 

The eggs from Martha’s chickens cooked to perfection to a delicious strawberry jam made with ripe berries from her garden, Martha welcomes us onto her Bedford farm and into her kitchen to share some of her personal favorite recipes. Learn everything from Martha’s techniques for preparing paella for a crowd to how to bake Martha’s three favorite cookies of all time. Working with world-renowned chefs and dear friends, she will share techniques and how-to instructions like only Martha can.”

Roku is also airing two companion shows this fall: Martha Holidays and Martha Gardens

Game of Thrones & House of the Dragon Party Cocktails and Recipes

Several years ago, when HBO was airing the final season of Game of Thrones (based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series), the excitement manifested itself in elaborate “watch parties” around the world. Food Channel …

Several years ago, when HBO was airing the final season of Game of Thrones (based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series), the excitement manifested itself in elaborate “watch parties” around the world. Food Channel participated by sharing a few drinks and dishes based on the warring families and on some of the more compelling characters, like the White Walkers and Dothraki.

With the debut of the prequel in 2022 (House of the Dragon), we decided to re-share this post, recipes and all.

What Is Dead May Never Die

This cocktail, inspired by House Greyjoy, was crafted with Deveron 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch from the Deveron Distillery in northeastern Scotland. The scotch is nuanced with the flavors of dill and caraway from Aquavit and a touch of dried seaweed from Dashi. Created by Andrew Record, National Single Malts Ambassador for Deveron in San Francisco.

This cocktail, inspired by House Greyjoy, was crafted with Deveron 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch from the Deveron Distillery in northeastern Scotland. The scotch is nuanced with the flavors of dill and caraway from Aquavit and a touch of dried seaweed from Dashi.
What Is Dead May Never Die. Photo: Devron.

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces Devron 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

3/4 ounce Svöl Danish Style Aquavit

1 ounce Meyer lemon juice

1/2 ounce Dashi syrup

Directions

Dashi Syrup: Make a simple syrup by combining a near-boiling 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup cane sugar. Steep one sheet of nori and 1/2 cup of bonito flake for one minute in hot liquid. Fine strain to remove all solids. Chill syrup before using.

Cocktail: Combine ingredients in shaker tin over ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into large rocks glass over ice. Garnish with sheet of seaweed.

The Usurper, Lord Paramount of the Stormlands

Inspired by House Baratheon, this cocktail pairs Royal Brackla 12-Year-Old Scotch Whiskey with the richness of Fino sherry and a zip of passion fruit to create punch fit for a king. Created by Andrew Record, National Single Malts Ambassador for Deveron in San Francisco.

Inspired by House Baratheon, this cocktail pairs Royal Brackla 12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey with the richness of Fino sherry and a zip of passion fruit to create punch fit for a king.
The Usurper, Lord Paramount of the Stormlands, Photo: Devron.

Ingredients

2 ounces Royal Brackla 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

1 ounce Fino Sherry

3/4 ounce lemon juice

1/2 ounce passionfruit syrup

Directions

Combine all ingredients over ice in shaker tine. Shake vigorously. Strain into tall glass. Top with soda. Garnish with handful of grapes.

The Dragonglass

The Dragonglass cocktail was created by Hemant Pathak, Mixologist of NYC’s Michelin Star restaurant Junoon. He says “One way or another, the catalyst in the final season will have something to do with Dragonglass!” The cocktail will be served in the restaurant starting April 14, a new addition to the robust Game of Thrones-themed cocktail menu.

The Dragonglass cocktail was created by Hemant Pathak, Mixologist of NYC's Michelin Star restaurant Junoon.
The Dragonglass. Photo: Junoon.

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Belvedere Smogory Forest

0.75 ounce Basil-Limoncello

0.5 ounce lemongrass-infused Cocci Americano

0.5 ounce citric acid solution

1 ounce ginger ber

Directions

Stir all ingredients with ice. Serve in small wine or rocks glass with ice sphere. Garnish with Angostura Amaro.

The following cocktail and appetizer recipes are courtesy of celebrity caterer Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs. The White Walker Martini recipe follows, with links to the appetizer recipes below. A GOT watch party is the kind of thing Andrea does every day for her clients, which include Brooke Shields, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon and P. Diddy.

White Walker Martini

The White Walker Martini was created by celebrity caterer Andrea Correale to serve during your watch party for the final season of Game of Thrones.
White Walker Martini. Photo: Elegant Affairs.

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces vodka

1 ounce Blue Curacao

1/2 ounce Elderflower Liquor

1 teaspoon crushed dry ice

Directions

In a cocktail shaker, place the dry ice (be careful handling dry ice, read instructions carefully). Add in all other ingredients. Shake well and strain (without the ice) into a cold martini glass.

Appetizers Fit For A Queen

Enjoy the battle for the Seven Kingdoms.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2019 and updated on August 23, 2022.

34 Candles that Smell Like Food and Drink

With the launch of new candles from Junior’s Cheesecake, Shake Shack and Katz’s Deli, we take a look at the whole market of scented candles.

Humans have been creating candles that smell like food for thousands of years. Some researchers say the Romans used tallow wax — derived from the meat of cows and sheep — and twine in 500 BC. Others go back farther pointing to the ancient Egyptians 5,000 years ago. Over the last few months, with the release of several new scented candles from restaurateurs, it’s safe to say we’ve hit peak smelly candles.

An article in Eater recently drew attention to the latest wave of candles, those that smell like dishes you can order at beloved restaurants and fast-food chains, including Junior’s cheesecake, Katz’s egg cream, and Shake Shack’s burger. We’ve covered the topic before (as in the White Castle burger candle from 2010), but not the big picture. 

The global scented candle market was valued at $533.5 million in 2020. Pumpkin, vanilla, and citrus are the best-selling scents, in that order. Companies that offer a wide range of smelly candles include Magic Candle Company, GooseCreek Candles, Beaver Creek, OverSoyed, H-E-B and The Bath & Wick Shop. And then there’s always Etsy.

Below, we spotlight 34 food-forward candles you can buy today. We’ve also organized them into four conceptual categories: highbrow delicious, highbrow gross, lowbrow delicious and lowbrow gross (these are often gimmicks and products you give others).

Full disclosure: Just because a candle can smell like something doesn’t mean it should. We approach this topic with optimistic skepticism. And for the record; we did not purchase or test any of these products. Yes, it’s possible that, say, a canned tuna candle could actually blanket a room with an intoxicatingly pleasing fragrance. But we doubt it.

 

Highbrow – Delicious

Creme Brulee Candle
$33
Creme Brulee Candle 2

Champagne Candle
$15.50
Champagne Candle

 

Peeled Tangerines Candle
24.99 (Euros)
tangerines_candle

 

Bourbon Whiskey Candle
$12
Whiskey candle

Dark Chocolate Candle
$19.50
Dark Chocolate Candle

 

Highbrow – Gross

 

Orange Salmon Candle
$27 (Ok, it doesn’t actually smell like fish; it has an orange scent.)
Orange Salmon Candle

Grass Fed Beef Tallow CandlesGrass Fed Tallow
$22
Grass Fed Tallow Candle

Hoppy IPA Candle
$19.99
Hoppy IPA Candle

 

Lowbrow – Delicious

Waffle Cone Candle
$30
Waffle Cone Candle

Churro Candle
$17.95

Churros-Candle-Lid_Leaning

Pineapple Whip Candle
$24.95
Pineapple-Candle-Open

Apple pie
$19.95
Apple Pie Candle

Merlot Candle
$30
Merlot candle

Angel Food Cake Candle
$16.32
Angel Food Cake Candle 2

 

Cereal Candle: Fruit Loops & Cinnamon Crunch Crunch
$65
Cereal Candle Fruit Loops

Apple Cheesecake Candle
$14.50
apple-cheesecake-cupcake candle

Buttered Maple Syrup Candle
$24.99
Buttered Maple Syrup Candle

Honey Horchata Soy Candle
$26
Honey Horchata 9oz.Soy Candle

Junior’s Strawberry Cheesecake Candle
$45
Juniors Cheesecake Candle 2

Katz’s Chocolate Egg Cream Candle
$25
Katzs egg cream candle

 

Lowbrow – Gross

Burrito Candle
$19.95
Burrito Candle

 

Fried Chicken
$8.50
fried chicken candle

Lucali & Joya Brooklyn Pizza Candle
$49
Lucali Pizza Candle

 

Burger in the Park & Shake ‘n’ Fries Candle
$42
Shake Shack Candle

BLT Club Sandwich Candle
$8.95
BLT Sandwich Candle

​​Bud Backyard BBQ Candle
$22.80
Budweiser Candle

Crawfish Boil Candle
$15
Crawfish Boil Candle

 

French Fries Candle
$19.99
French Fries Candle

Ramen Noodle Candle
$12.99
ramen-noodle-candle

 

Butter Tortilla Candle
$12.36
Butter Tortilla Candle

 

Smoked Brisket Candle
$25
Smoked Brisket Candle

Nacho Cheese Candle
$22.99
Nacho Cheese Candle

Bacon Candle
$12
BACON Candle

Canned Tuna Candle
$14
Canned tuna candle

 

Every Fried Chicken Meme Worth Seeing

In honor of National Fried Chicken Day, we bring you a finely curated collection of the world’s most interesting, insightful, and ingenious fried chicken memes. Sourced from multiple social-media platforms, these variations on a theme seem to fit …

In honor of National Fried Chicken Day, we bring you a finely curated collection of the world’s most interesting, insightful, and ingenious fried chicken memes. Sourced from multiple social-media platforms, these variations on a theme seem to fit into one of three categories:  

  1. Fried chicken is the best thing on Earth.
  2. It’s funny yet gratifying to see fried chicken where it doesn’t belong.
  3. Fried chicken pairs especially well with Jack Nicholson.

Please note we did not include memes dedicated to Chicken McNuggets, chicken wings, “chicken butt,” or “winner, winner, chicken dinner.” We’re focusing on fried chicken and only fried chicken. Cluck yeah. (If you were looking for fried chicken recipes, we have those too.)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CF-6TX3ntUG/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfrfijuLn9e/

https://www.instagram.com/p/Boftxs0BG6b/

 

 

Fried chicken and dogs
Source: Know Your Meme (https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1090572-puppy-or-bagel)

Source: Me.me

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfrg2iGpRgt/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJeohsfHny-/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDKimDkBOO-/

@jukefriedchicken

TAG SOMEONE THAT YOU WOULD WANNA TRY JUKE CHICKEN WITH! #drumstick #chicken #friedchicken #foodgasm #fypシ #foodie #jukechicken #crunchysounds

♬ STAY – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

@editzwithcraig

Fried chicken>>> #meme #funny #song #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #tropcalblast_offical #viral

♬ original sound – Riley

@meme_m4ch1n3

#meme #memes #funny #dankmemes #kfc #kentucky #comedy #meme_m4ch1n3

♬ original sound – MEME_M4CH1N3

@lafertea2.0

WHERE IS MY MF FRIED CHICKEN #meme #foryou #johncena #Friedchicken #belt #Godmode

♬ original sound – Roy Cabb

 

rain-chicken
Source: Tenor.com (https://tenor.com/view/rain-chicken-fried-chicken-chicken-leg-chicken-rain-gif-15167791)

mr-bean-chicken

 

Source: Meme Central (https://memecentral.org/chicken-meme/)

 

 

 

Source: imgflip (https://imgflip.com/memegenerator/72555298/Fried-Chicken) 

 

needed-fried-chicken-couldnt-find-coat
Source: Meme Generator (https://memegenerator.net/instance/75176969/frozen-jack-nicholson-needed-fried-chicken-couldnt-find-coat)

 

i-want-some-fried-chicken-oh-im-sorry-was-i-yelling
Source: Meme Generator (https://memegenerator.net/instance/64883511/jack-nicholson-you-cant-handle-the-truth-i-want-some-fried-chicken-oh-im-sorry-was-i-yelling)

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_MrMGIp6le/

Now Trending: Cakes that Look Like Classic Works of Art

We round up cakes that look like paintings and sculptures from artists like Picasso, Warhol, and Van Gogh. Just look at #everythingiscake or #isitcake.

Cake inspired by art is having a moment.

True, it’s never been hard to find ambitious pastry projects on TikTok or Instagram, but these are more often than not confections shaped like familiar objects: a watermelon, a camera, a pot of pasta, a kettle. (All are represented in a single video at Tuba Geckil’s TikTok account, @redrosecake_tubageckil). But there seems to be a new focus in 2022 on cake as objet d’art.

The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, for example, recently hosted its Great Blanton Bake-Off; 16 bakers recreated works of art found in the museum’s collection (21,000 works to choose from) in the hopes of winning gift cards from local pastry shops and Blanton membership packages — plus bragging rights, of course.

Blythe Johnson, the winner of the amateur category, re-created Mac Wells’ Untitled piece (see images below). Her cake had layers of blueberry almond sponge, lemon curd and whipped cream, according to Smithsonian Magazine. She made the joconde many times to find the perfect colors to match the artwork — stopping and starting over a two-week period — to complete the cake.

 

Georgia Chido, a 15-year old who won the under-18 division, reproduced a textile work by Venezuelan artist Luis Montiel (see actual item under the cake version below). She made the fondant on her own and then did all the color-matching to make sure that the cake’s hues were accurate. 

The top prize among pro bakers went to Hannah Erwin, founder of HC Confections and a business administration and marketing student at Texas A&M University. Her cakes looked exactly like six different works of art from the Blanton collections — including geometric, abstract and pop-art works (see actual items below at left and cake versions below at right).

 

When Cake Trompe L’Oeil Exploded

In March of 2022. ArtNet noted that “cakes really took off in July 2020, when Buzzfeed’s “Tasty” account posted a video showcasing the mindboggling sculptural cakes of Turkish baker and self-proclaimed cake artist Tuba Geçkil.”

This apparently kickstarted the meme #everythingiscake, which continues to thrive and has more than 12,000 examples. You might have also noticed that Netflix launched an engaging new show, Is It Cake? in March of this year based on the idea that good bakers can make cake look like anything. That hashtag — #isitcake — also has thousands of examples now.

The New York Times noticed the trend twice in 2021 with articles dedicated to trompe l’oeil cakes and whimsical cakes. Further research, however, confirms that people have been gawking at cakes as art for years, even decades. Bored Panda compiled some noteworthy works of edible art in 2020 and an article in the now-defunct Flavorwire is titled “Amazing Cakes Inspired by Art,” but none of the pictures come through (both their Instagram and website seemed to have come to a halt in 2019).

The blogger-baker-graphic designer at Sweet Fancy Cakes — Kristen from North Salt Lake, Utah — published a post with her rendition of a Mondrian in cake form in 2015 (it’s the Mondrian at the top of the article) but unlike the painting, it probably smelled and tasted as good as it looks. Earlier examples of cakes-that-look-like-art probably stretch all the way back to the 1600s — the era when round cakes were first baked in Europe, according to FoodTimeline.Org. But no one had TikTok back then….

 

Pinterest Boards of Art as Cake

Of course, there are always Pinterest boards dedicated to the topic as well as Instagram accounts by cake makers who could easily get into the forgery business — like this Russian company (Tortik Annushka) that has over a million followers.

Below are more snapshots of art as cake from Pinterest.

Mondrian Cake

Van Gogh Cake

Gustav Klimt Cake

Roy Lichtenstein Cake

Andy Warhol Cake

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1618549858264307/

Pablo Picasso Cake

Mona Lisa Cake

Keith Haring Cake

René Magritte Cake

 

The Oreo x Ritz Cracker Mashup: Make Your Own or Pay this Crazy Ebay Price

The Oreo cookie and Ritz cracker combo has taken the Internet by storm. We found a video that shows how to make your ow, plus an ebay auction for a single box.

In late May, the Internet nearly blew up upon seeing the latest Oreo collab. In case you missed it, this was a sweet-n-savory mashup that paired regular Oreos with Ritz crackers and peanut butter.

The product was released in limited quantities on May 26 (free with $3.95 shipping fee), immediately sold out, and regular folks like you were left with two options if you wanted a taste: Make your own or pay auction price — which was $600 on Ebay recently.

Oreo & Ritz

It’s possible that the parent company of both products, Mendelez International, will do it again. Or will offer other creative collaborations; they also own Chips Ahoy, Triscuits, Tate’s Bake Shop, Sour Patch Kids, Wheat Thins, and Toblerone. Can you think up a mashup worth doing with any of these products?

Meantime, we leave you with this video of @alexawhatsfordinner making her own Oreo-Ritz goodness on Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CeO7OvwlpNc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link