Israel-based startup Redefine Meat aims to launch 3D printers that will let food distributors make plant-based steaks mimicking real beef next year. Called “Alt-Steak,” this meatless alternative will first make rounds at high-end restaurants this year before shipping its industrial-scale 3D printers to meat distributors in 2021. Read more for a video and additional information.
KFC Gaming is apparently a thing now, and they’ve just unveiled the KFConsole. This is the same Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food chain you grew up with, but they’ve pivoted to eSports, or so the internet thinks. However, it may be just a promotion for their KFC Esports Performance Burger. Whatever the case may be, this KFConsole is set to launch o November 11th, 2020. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Ever wish you could taste all of the delicious food you see online? Well, that may become a reality sooner than later, thanks to a novel taste display proposed by Japanese researchers at Meiji University. This device uses ion electrophoresis spread across five gels containing electrolytes that supply controlled amounts of each of the five basic tastes. When an electric current flows through it, an arbitrary taste is applied to the user’s tongue, similar to how modern displays are able to produce multiple shades using three basic colors (RGB). Read more for a video and additional information.
Burger King wants to ensure that its customers in Germany are socially distancing themselves to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to promote this, they’ve debuted “social-distance crowns”. These are specially designed to keep customers exactly 6-feet apart as restaurants reopen dine-in service. Read more for a video of the new “Social Distancing Whopper” that goes along with these giant crowns.
The Magic Bullet Blender chops, mixes, blends, whips, grinds and is perfect for making summer smoothies, all for $29.99 shipped, today only, originally $49.99. Simply load your ingredients into the cup, twist on the blade, line up the tabs, place on the power base, and you’re ready to blend. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Practical Engineer has come up with several clever inventions in the past, but there may not be a better time to create a hands-free OREO dispenser than now. He started by sketching ideas out and trying various ways before figuring out that the nicest result happens when you use your chin to dispense the cookies, especially since they’re round and can be stacked. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Nostalgia’s Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster is perfect for backyard picnics, and it’s being offered for just $28.72 shipped, this weekend only, originally $39.99. You’ll be able to toast four regular-sized or extra-plump hot dogs, along with four buns at a time for a quick meal solution. To start toasting, simply adjust the toasting dial to your preferred heat level, and then press down the control lever to start. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Chhurpi may not sound familiar, but it’s a traditional cheese consumed in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Bhutan, and Tibet. There are varieties: soft (consumed usually as a side dish with rice) and hard (chewed like gun). To prepare the latter, the soft chhurpi is first wrapped in a jute bag and pressed hard to eliminate water. Once it dries, it’s cut into small cubes and hung over fire to harden it further. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Australian finger lime, also known as citrus australasica, is basically a thorny understorey shrub or small tree of lowland subtropical rainforest in the coastal border region of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. These edible fruits produce what looks like caviar, and they are under development as a potential new commercial crop. Read more for a video and additional information.
Touted as “the world’s first home and kitchen small appliance gadget that grants small and big kids alike permission to play with their food!” This device looks like a normal Belgian waffle maker at first, but once you cook up the batter, tiny edible LEGO bricks ensue. Its unique cooking plate is separated into smaller individual pieces that have studs on the bottom and indentations up top for easy interlocking. Read more for a video and information on how you can get one.