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Caviar From Oklahoma? Strange But True!

Caviar was once so inexpensive and so common in the United States that it was served for free in saloons in the early 19th century. The salty fish roe was tasty and made the saloon patrons thirsty so that they would order more beer. Nowadays the food has been relegated back to the wealthier segments of the population. Much of the caviar available comes from Russia, but there is a new venue on the rise for caviar production -- Oklahoma.

Lotteria's Massive 14” Big Rib Sandwich Is A McRib On Steroids

Japan's Lotteria restaurants are celebrating the first anniversary of their popular Pork Ribs Sandwich in a BIG way with a Big Rib Sandwich! The 35cm (14”) long limited-edition pork-apalooza features three boneless McRib-style patties laid end-to-end on a sliced baguette bun.

Now Coke Is REALLY Ice Cold

Coca-Cola has come up with a new gimmick to boost their sales and it is a really cool idea. Actually it is ice cold. This summer the company brought out its newest innovation -- a Coke bottle made of ice. Now your drink will stay very cold and when you are done there is no bottle to clutter up the environment. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the ice bottle is only available in Colombia so far.

McDonald's Japan “Quarter Pounder Jewelry” Puts Luxury In Your Lunch

Want some bling with your burgers? You'll be lovin' it more than usual on July 6th, 13th and 20th when McDonald's Japan rolls out three very special Quarter Pounders but you'd better act fast: each “Quarter Pounder Jewelry” sandwich will be sold for one day only.

Trongs: Chopsticks On Steroids?

We love our finger foods. From fried chicken to ribs and wings we are obsessed. The biggest problem with these wonderful foods is that they leave our hands a mess. Sure we can load up on the napkins, but that just doesn't quite do the whole job as we remain sticky. We need a way to handle the food without getting messy in the first place. Enter Trongs. These strange looking claws make it possible to eat your favorite finger food neatly and easily, and still be able to take a drink of your beer or soda in between bites without requiring an entire forest to be turned into napkins.

Meat The Crazy Dresses Made Out Of Food

Unless you have been hiding under a huge rock for the last few years you will know that, in 2010, Lady Gaga shocked the world when she wore a dress made entirely from meat at the MTV Video Music Awards. This got me thinking, although I'm not sure it should have, about whether there may be any other crazy clothing items out there made from food. It turns out that there is. So take a look, there are some absolute crackers.

Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl Combats Dinner-For-One Blues

There’s not much that’s lonelier than having a bowlful of tasty noodles and no one to share them with. The Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl allows you to slurp away while also staying in contact with your nearest and dearest.

This Is Why We're Fat: Whopper Hands-Free Eating Device

A hands-free Whopper holder? Really? Strange, yes, but true. Burger King created the device as part of a promotional gimmick to celebrate their 50th anniversary in Puerto Rico. For the promotion at total of 50 of the holders were produced to be given away. It is reminiscent of the feed bags that working horses wear so that they can keep going without stopping for a nosh.

No Joke, These Artists Are Bananas

As children, these artists were clearly never told not to play with their food. Apparently, they ran out of canvas and tradional sculpting material, so they used whatever they could get their hands on. Namely, bananas.

Riding The Stone Wave In Your Microwave

Historically the invention of the microwave made cooking a whole lot faster and easier, even is all some of us do is nuke leftovers, frozen dinners, and popcorn. With the Stone Wave you can add to your repertoire of microwave cuisine almost as easily. The specially designed stoneware pot allows you to cook food in a healthy, low-fat, and -- best of all -- fast way.

Need A Buzz? Grow Your Own Coffee!

You don't have to move to Latin America or Africa to grow your own coffee. You can do it right there in the comfort of your home with a Grow Your Own Coffee kit. You won't exactly be giving Starbucks a run for the money, but it is a fun idea for coffee addicts and caffeine addicted gardeners. Since Starbucks just raised its prices maybe it is time for you to drink the brew you grew.

Zipzicles Let You Create Your Own Unique and Healthy Ice-Pops

As adults most of us give up on ice-pops, writing them off as sugary kid treats that will only add unwanted pounds to our already un-beach-ready bodies. Zipzicles allow you the freedom to create your own ice-pops out of whatever you want.

3 Cool Kitchen Gadgets Worth Buying in 2013

Everybody loves a cool gadget, especially one which makes cooking at home easier and more fun. So get ready for a few of the best you can find at the moment, as well as those possibly arriving some time soon. From summer-enhancing BBQ revelations, to gadgets which may change everything we have ever known about toasting bread, they are all very very cool.

Japanese Fast-Food Chain Serves Up Surf & Turf On A Bun

Cheeseburger or Shrimp Burger, which one should I get? Why not both! The “Shrimp Exquisite Twin Burger” from Japanese fast-food restaurant chain Lotteria aims to satisfy those who long for the surf but also love the turf.

Mao Cerveza! China's 8 Coolest Beers

China is the world's largest beer market with over 500 breweries straining to slake the thirst of a billion potential imbibers. With production surpassing the 50 billion liter per year mark in 2011 – double that of the USA – one might expect at least a little variety among the flood. We're glad to state that this is indeed so, and our countdown of China's 8 coolest beers proves it.

Doritos Puts On A Japanese Accent With Sesame Oil Seaweed Flavor Corn Chips

Frito Lay Japan and Kadoya Sesame Mills team up to bring you Doritos Sesame Oil Seaweed, a very different take on the classic corn chips usually flavored with chili, cheese or both. Take 'em while you can, though, as this limited edition flavor is only available through the end of August.

Cork Vs. Twist-Off: The Debate May Be Over

For many people the wine cork has been the bane to fine dining and gracious living. The challenge is to get the corkwcrew in just right and pulling it out without spilling anything. Worse yet is when the cork starts to break apart and you end up with bits of it in your favorite red. You could go with a wine that has a twist off cap, but that just never seems quite . . . civilized. You may no longer need to make such an agonizing choice

Getting The Dirt On Soil Soup

Those in the world of cuisine are always searching for that one exotic dish or line of dishes that will make them famous. Tokyo's chef Toshio Tanabe has gone to what some might call the ultimate extreme -- using soil. This isn't some dirt that he dug up out of the garden. It is pristine soil that come from areas like the mountains and dug from far below the surface. He uses only the best soil in his soup!

What is a Nut Milk Bag?

What is a Nut Milk bag?  Well, when I stumbled upon these words in search engine, my ideas ran from practical to just plain unsavory.  Don't ask.  What you should ask is if you want one... and if so, does it work?

Cornucopia: Can It Get Any Crazier Than Printing Food?

Whether it is producing card-counting blakcjack teams or inventing the email, it is no surprise when MIT is mentioned in the same breath as something astonishingly intelligent and innovative. But a machine which is capable of printing out food? Come on! How much more wonderfully weird can new food inventions get? Say hello to Cornucopia.