Archive for December, 2012

Merry Boxing Day to all you RumbleChat foodies!

If you found that after all the turkey, sprouts, Christmas pud and mince pies, the effort to open your Christmas presents yesterday was just too much, (unless you opened them all before breakfast that is!) then this might be the thing for you! A Brazilian burger chain has just released an advert with their food served in edible wrappers! See the advert here…

It’s hard to get your head around it isn’t it? I find even sugar paper hard to eat!

Take a look at this amazing photography exhibition of tiny plastic people amongst real food environments. It’s adorable, clever and foodie. And we like foodie don’t we RumbleChatters?!

Artist Christopher Boffoli created this world when he realised there has been an age old fascination for the miniature and the gigantic going as far back as Jonathan Swift’s tale of Gulliver’s Travels. He explains that his inspiration came from the fact that when you are a child everything is out of proportion… From tiny, detailed Matchbox cars to enormous, chunky Mars Bars… (which when you get to adulthood you are convinced have become smaller!)

Anyway, enjoy taking a look at this gorgeous exhibition!

 

If you are a keen mixologist, then we have found the perfect tool for you! The Bar10der is a 10 pronged Swiss Army Knife style gadget that features everything you need to create your favourite drinks in minutes. It has a bottle opener or a corkscrew for the less adventurous, and when you’re ready to go crazy with your cocktail making skills, then check out the muddler, the reamer and the jigger. Yup, I have no idea either.

But it looks awesome!

 

This is genius! An E-book has just been launched called ‘The Startup Chef‘. It features 75 recipes that were created by techy wizards who work for huge corporations such as Facebook, Google, Spotify and Yahoo! All recipes are now firm family favourites and give you an insight into the diets and guilty foodie pleasures of the creators and employees within some of the world’s greatest techy brands.

So you can make a ‘SLO Town Tri-Tip Sandwich’ just like Bubba Murarka from Facebook, followed by ‘Thumbprint Cookies’ just like Hunter Walk from YouTube, and wash it all down with ‘The Ultimate Bloody Mary’, as made by David Pakman from Venrock.

Not only is this a sweet idea, but ALL proceeds go to charities to save the lives of hungry children such as NoKidHungry. To get your copy, click on this click RumbleChatters and let us know what you make!

Kylie has one, Beyonce has one, in fact most celebrities nowadays have their own perfume. Now Pizza Hut have jumped on the bandwagon, releasing their own limited edition scent via a Facebook promotion! Apparently it has top notes of ‘freshly baked, hand-tossed dough.’

So, RumbleChatters, we know you love food. And everyone loves a gimmick. Oh,¬† and it’s worth saying that there ain’t nothing wrong with the smell of baking bread! And melted cheese… and oregano… and cured meat… and tomato sauce… Oh, sorry, I got sidetracked! Um… where did you say this was retailing? Pizza Hut CANADA?! And only 110 bottles were produced?! Damn it!

Would you be interested in this scent RumbleChatters?

This may just be the most random blog posting that RumbleChat have ever made, but it made us laugh all the same! This, um, tasty looking portrait of MJ is a creation by artist Cristiam Ramos. He uses an assortment of sweets, including gummy bears, M&Ms, licorice and peppermints for his artwork.

However, what we find even more impressive is the price that Mr Ramos sells his works for… we’re talking upwards of $18,000!

So are these works of art actually more than just a brightly coloured piece of edible popular culture? Are there intentional connections between the celebrity,¬†mass culture and artificial, processed sweeties? Or are they just pretty cool?! Check out this portrait of Marilyn Monroe to decide…