“Mmm-mm. This is a tasty burger. Vincent, ever have a Big Kahuna Burger?” Even if Vincent wasn’t interested, YouTube chef Andrew Rea has found a way to make the Big Kahuna Burger from Pulp Fiction (1994) a reality for other gourmet philosophising hitman and people in general. All without having to dodge bullets from hand cannons. Or see it as a sign of divine intervention. In his cooking series Binging with Babish, Rea first runs through making the Big Kahuna Burger from the movie. Which regardless of the metric system or not, looks like a pretty standard burger with cheese. Second, in a move which may offend some purists, Quentin Tarantino or otherwise, he gives the recipe a foot massage into a real Hawaiian burger step-by-step. Including the smashed double patty, Monterey Jack cheese, caramelised pineapple and onions, all on a toasted Hawaiian roll. Making it the cornerstone of any ...Read More »
The Hamdog: When Sausage Meets Patty
The Frankenburger, it’s alive. It’s alive! Technically, it’s not called a Frankenburger. It’s not really alive either. (Unless people count meat served blue, or steak tartare, as almost-living.) What this foray into culinary fusion is exactly, is best addressed with a question: What do you get if you cross a frankfurter with a hamburger? No, it’s not the Frankenburger, but so much potential is there… Rather it’s the Hamdog. And it is patented. Just don’t get too caught up in the differences between sausages, frankfurters, and wieners. Or the localisation of names with frankfurters interchangeably being called anything along the lines of frankfurts, franks, hot dogs, or hotdogs. It can be a confusingly mixed grill. Body parts sorted and allusions to Dr Frankenstein now probably aside, Australian inventor and entrepreneur Mark Murray has successfully spliced together a hotdog and a hamburger, calling it the Hamdog. He managed to patent the ...Read More »
Make Star Wars Instant Bread like Rey without going to Jakku
The Force Awakens left many Star Wars fans wanting many things. Whether it was their own BB-8 droid or the fan solution to the real-life burning lightsaber. Others considered things of a more practical nature, like bread. Instant bread, Jakku-style. Suddenly, popcorn and Coke cinema-style seemed boring. Watching Rey make the instant bread on Jakku left many thinking: I want it, and I want it now. Seeing how fast it was put together in the movie seemed like the ideal meal for instant gratification, minus the whole part about it being in a galaxy far, far away. Fortunately, lifestyle and food writer Jenn Fujikawa has delivered a more attainable solution much closer to Earth. You probably don’t even need to trade salvaged starship scrap for it, because the recipe is below. Rey’s Portion Bread Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil 4 tablespoons cake flour 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder ...Read More »
Australian McDonald’s store imposes a dress code, how very un McDonald’s?
“Would you like a shirt and shoes with that?” McDonald’s and its newish Create Your Taste menu in Australia may be as claimed as being “very un McDonald’s” and possibly more than a bit la-di-da. However, when it comes to the McDonald’s Oak Park restaurant in Melbourne, Victoria, imposing a dress code on its customers, it’s a bit like the notorious pickle: Some want it kept in, others would rather throw it out. Although it is not standard practice, or McDonald’s corporate policy, to implement a dress code across the McDonald’s stores in Australia, the Oak Park McDonald’s restaurant in Melbourne initially displayed the following sign: No shirt. No shoes. No service. Making it not so much a case of supersize me, as a case of refine me. Sartorially speaking, that is. Ignore the menu for the moment. The Oak Park restaurant is located nearby the Oak Park Aquatic Centre, ...Read More »
3D Printer for Gum Candies: Venus de Katjes Coming Soon?
Ever wanted to be like Willy Wonka, but less disturbing and not exploit the Oompa Loompas? That’s not the easiest wish to grant. And a golden ticket probably isn’t going to help either. However, German candy company Katjes may be offering the next best thing: The Magic Candy Factory So back to the fantastical printed stories of Roald Dahl then? Not quite. It’s very much reality, and all the printing actually occurs in 3D in the Magic Candy Factory. Yes, that’s right. The Magic Candy Factory is a fully functioning 3D printer for gum candy, and is said to be the first-ever 3D food printer available to the public. Consumers rejoice for lollies have discovered the hypothetical z-axis or third dimension. Was it mentioned that the Magic Candy Factory 3D prints in gummy? At last it’s possible for Gummi artisans, who work exclusively in the medium of Gummi, to make ...Read More »
Swisstery Solved: Why Swiss Cheese Has Holes
Why exactly Swiss cheese has holes has been a mystery a long time in the solving. Near a century of research has gone into finding the vexing answer. And recently, the answer finally arrived. Mice around the world rejoiced. Finally vindicated of being wrongly accused of putting the holes in Swiss cheese. Some may have even been in hiding, as kabbas in the Karni Mata Temple in India, under a rodent witness relocation program. It also debunked other, stranger, theories. Like the Swiss injecting air pockets of neutrality into the otherwise weighty cheese. Possibly with the holes then serving as safety deposit boxes for secret Swiss bank accounts. Because no-one ever suspects the cheese. Indeed, recently it has been quite an epochal time in the world of cheese. From the cheese-rolling at Cooper’s Hill, England. Which never officially happened. Nudge, nudge. Wink wink. To the solution as to why Swiss ...Read More »