The Idaho Potation Commission gave away a French fry-scented perfume ahead of Valentine’s Day.
The new perfume purports to give off the aroma of French fries in all their greasy, salty splendor. “Whether you’re at a drive through restaurant or dining in, it’s near impossible to not grab a fry and take a bite before you dive into your meal,” Jamey Higham, president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, said in a statement. “The smell is too good to resist.”
Dubbed Frites by Idaho, the “limited-edition fragrance” was going for $1.89 per 1.7 oz bottle on the commission’s website before selling out. The fragrance, which the commission says captures “one of the world’s most irresistible scents,” is made from distilled Idaho potatoes and essential oils.
A recent national survey by the firm Pollfish found nearly 90% of Americans “find the smell of French fries irresistible.”The Idaho commission has additional potato merchandise available for those addicted to spuds, including a French fry holder, Idaho potato playing cards, a miniature potato-hauling truck, and a 3-foot-tall “Spuddy Buddy.”
“show me a person who doesn’t like french fries and we’ll swap lies.”
credits: joe hernandez, npr, big talk productions, bbc
after spending the night at daughter #3s’ house
i woke up early at my usual farmer time
everyone else still fast asleep
hunted and gathered food items from their kitchen
soon realizing i had put together a ‘c’ themed breakfast
that was quite satisfying –
coffee with cream, chocolate cookies, cheetos cheese things, computer
i believe all food groups were well represented.
i know this guy might think that ‘c’ is only for cookie, but —
“health food may be good for the conscience, but oreos taste a hell of a lot better.”
Fried Beer- a crispy creation that lets you bite into your brew.
You receive a plate of fried, ravioli-shaped dough with a dark filling. You take a bite expecting meat and are met with the flavor of warm, rich stout. Welcome to the world of fried beer.
Fried beer is the brainchild of Mark Zable, who debuted his creation at the Texas State Fair in 2010 and won that year’s Most Creative award (an honor also bestowed tofried Coke in 2006). Even for those who might be skeptical of the culinary appeal, one has to admire the logistics of deep-frying a liquid. It would be easy to simply fry a beer-based batter, but fried beer keeps the brew—Guinness, to be specific—intact while frying the pretzel dough around it. This is no easy task. It took Zable three years to figure it out. Although he won’t reveal the exact recipe, speed is key. Each nugget of beer-filled dough should be deep-fried for no more than 20 seconds.
And just how does it taste? Zable says, “It tastes like you took a bite of hot pretzel dough and then took a drink of beer.”
Have your ID handy. You must be 21 or older to enjoy fried beer.
“food is vital, but also associated with enjoyment. ”
– grethe berg
credits: David Berkowitz, Gastro Obscura
happy national junk food day!
how will you celebrate this special occasion?
if i had to choose, i’d go with
flamin’ hot cheetos, chips n’ dip, and cadbury carmello bar
care to share your favorites?
“foodstuffs absolved of the obligation to provide vitamins and minerals cavorted with reckless abandon.”
just happened upon this while grocery shopping
and based up the name and descriptors
i have absolutely no idea what it actually is.
things that i do know about it:
corn plays some sort of role
it is very yellow
corn can dance or do magic.
things i do not know about it:
is it animal, mineral or vegetable?
“truth is ever to be found in simplicity,
and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
waking up on their first morning here,
the aussie joeys begin their day,
in the cottage
of their grandmother,
who loves them.
life would be perfect if:
Mondays were fun, junk food was healthy, drama didn’t exist,
and goodbyes were only until tomorrow.
– author unknown