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Inventive Foods And Kitchen Innovations

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Tuck In To The World's Most Expensive Cupcake

Dubai has long been seen as the epitomy of extravagance and overindulgence. Why? Well. Because it's true. And if there was ever anything to cement this city's reputation as a haven for the world's more financially well endowed inhabitants, it is the Goden Phoenix Cupcake, complete with the world's most expensive chocolate - Amedei Porcelana!

Bacteria-Free Vegetables With Fresh4Longer Food Rinse

Vic Cherikoff, an expert in food microbiology as well as other disciplines, has spent a good portion of his life trying to solve food-related problems which we face every day. The latest leg on his problem solving journey finds us face to face with Fresh4Longer natural food rinse - the answer to all vegetable storage nightmares. Surely this requires further examination?

CaffeinAll Delivers Caffeine You Can Sprinkle!

Salt, pepper, and caffeine. What do these three things have in common? They can all be sprinkled on food. Okay the last one is fairly new to the sprinkling world, but don't judge it. That's my job! So let's see whether or not we should welcome CaffeinAll to the insanely long list of instant energy products. I can feel the caffeine-induced enthusiasm already!

X-Out Is Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Like No Other

Representing the third installment in a not-at-all-planned series on Jim Ruck inventions, the X-Out fire extinguisher offers kitchen safety at its most modern and effective. Yep, as good as crazy food-related inventions are, there is obviously nothing better than a device which could directly save lives.

Incredible Site Allows The Blind To Scan Cans

Site is a truly commendable project from inventor Jim Ruck. With the aim of helping blind people to solve a long standing food-related problem, the Site device offers a crucial service, and does so in an extremely practical, modern and effective way. Something tells me this bad boy will go far.

Create Your Own Stylish Storage Spaces With OrgaTrend

Space with style. That is the somewhat intriguing slogan being shouted from online rooftops with unrivaled enthusiasm by the creators of OrgaTrend - a stylish and smart way in which to make the most of the space in your drawers whilst also guaranteeing exclamations of 'oh how clever' from any dinner guests who may pop round. Like I said, intriguing.

Keep Gardening Through Winter....Indoors With Breathe

Everyone loves a good summer. The smell of freshly cut grass, the fact that everyone moans about getting sunburnt but secretly likes it, and of course, the privilege of being able to garden away to the heart's content. Well who says summer has to end? At least when it comes to the gardening bit. Yep, bursting on to the scene is a new food invention from the mind of Jim Ruck which goes by the rather snazzy name Breathe.

New Innovation HapiTrack Measures Calories Wherever You Are

Ever had a personal trainer? Their constant nagging, their crazy routines, and more importantly, their insanely insane prices. Well, whilst HapiLabs' sole aim is not to put personal trainers out of business and force them to go home and tell their wives/husbands why this year's christmas tree won't be as big as the year before, the HapiTrack device certainly gives more power to the world's trainer-less population.

Calorie-Free Food Flavored Vapor: Le Whaf

Le Whaf is a crazy new food gadget which is capable of turning food into nothing but a calorie-free vapor with the same flavor as the solid form from which it originates. So is this concept just wishful thinking, or will the next few years see Le Whaf sweep the food vapor-loving world? Find out.

Now You Can Have A Virtual Coffee Experience: OPHONE

A 'virtual coffee experience'. This is the aim being pursued by a team comprizing Le Laboratoire founder David Edwards and a group of contributors with areas of expertise ranging from coffee to design. Confused? I know I am. Can this confusion be clarified? Let's hope so. Say hello to the mind boggling OPHONE.