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Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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The Future of Hotels, The History of Meat

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Read about mummified meat and a robot hotel>>


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Celebrity Cakes and Bank-Breaking Milkshakes

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Read about the Burt Reynolds Éclair, the Johnny Depp Cake and more.>>

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Thanksgiving Gravy Candy and More Absurd Sweets

Meatball Bubble Gum

I have a high tolerance for candy. My preference is for mini bars that have a good ratio of chocolate to caramel to something salty and crunchy (I'm looking longingly at you, Take 5 bars!). I can, however, also blow through non-chocolate items like Skittles or even Nerds.

But there are some candies out there that are so ridiculously gross and silly that I won't have anything to do with them. You can say, “They're just regular candy dressed up as something silly.” And you'd be right. Still, I'm going to leave all the gummy internal organs and pickle gumballs for someone else. Read more >

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How to Smell Like Bacon and Drink in Church

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. This week there was glow-in-the-dark ice cream, bacon deodorant and more. >>

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The World's First Fry Museum, How to Open Beer Like a Pilot

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The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week. Read about competitive dairy tasting, a museum dedicated to fries and the best new way to open a beer. >>

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Ramen Cakes, Piessants and More Cronuts

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week. Read about ramen cakes, piessants and cheese made with armpits >>

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The Best Drinking Buddies are Cats and Penguins

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The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week. Penguin bars, cat wine and more >>

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Texting Teapots and Smelly iPhones

Pizza Cocktail

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week. Potatble pizza, the ultimate hangover cure and more >>

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A Cheeseburger Controversy and Bacon Weaves

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week. MORE >>

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The Future of Food: Canned Bugs, Ramen Pizza & Fast Food Frankensteins

Mooning Mooncake

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week.

NSFW Mooncakes: In honor of China's Mid-Autumn Festival this week, F&W offered a mooncake master class and shared bizarre mooncake trivia. Now we present the next generation of mooncakes, ones that literally moon you. This Hong Kong store baked up a batch of butt-shaped mooncakes. We’ll stick with the classic, non-grossly anthropomorphic shape.

The McEverything: A brave journalist with a sad bucket list ordered all 43 sandwiches offered by McDonalds (including breakfast sandwiches) and created a towering monster held together by bamboo sticks. The McEverything came out to $141.33 (one dollar went towards a Diet Coke).

Ramen Crust Pizza: Ramen burgers might not be able to compete with this. Serious Eats whiz J. Kenji Lopez-Alt created a crispy, bubbly 30-minute ramen-crust pizza (a.k.a. college kid dream food) with instant ramen noodles, pizza sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and pepperoni. It looks quite tasty.

Man Eats 49 Garlic Cloves: This past weekend in Dorset, England, a talented man named Oliver Farmer ate 49 raw bulbs of garlic in just five minutes at the World Garlic Eating Competition. His prize: $173 and the knowledge that he will be vampire-proof for the foreseeable future.

Canned Flavored Bugs: It’s the future of snacking: canned, ready to eat, flavor-packed bugs. Available in seven-can variety packs for $40, the bugs come in flavors like bacon and cheese grasshoppers, BBQ bamboo worms and sour cream and onion dung beetles. Perfect for a Halloween-themed party dish—or an alternative game day snack.

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