Plate It or Hate It
Recent food world discoveries the ES crew is loving and hating…
Plate It: Grapesicles
Hate It: Cake Pops
We’re all about cute, but there’s just no need. Why would anyone take a tender cake and turn it into a round mass of gumminess? Then take that disgusting bit and dip it in candy melts? Candy melts are about as tasty as candle wax. Please, just let us eat cake. (Photo: Mimsen)
Plate It: Food Duels
The totally pointless, but totally addictive new food game from Knapkins. Just vote on which dish looks best. Then keep voting. Trust us, you’ll love it. Your boss will hate us.
Hate It: Mass Produced Beers with Localized Names
Now that local beer is the hottest thing since organic arugula, Budweiser has purchased the trademarks for beers named after 14 city area codes, including Philly (215), San Francisco (415), Washington, D.C. (202), Miami (305) and Las Vegas (702). Raise your hand if you’re going to drink Bud 215 instead of Yuengling. That’s what we thought. Fuck off, Budweiser. (Photo: Sacred Waste)
Plate It: FoodNetwork.com Recipe Comments
We seldom find things of interest in the recipe section of FoodNetwork.com, since they often border/ cross the line into the ridiculous, with actual “recipes” for microwave popcorn and Nutella w/toast. But trust us, spend a little time each week viewing the snarky comments leveled by loyal readers.
Hate It: Ridiculous Health Claims
We’re so sick of food items that are labeled like vitamins or something you buy in the pharmacy, from boxes of frozen vegetables that are called “immunity defense” or “cholesterol fighting” to “good source of omega 3’s” on salad dressing. This raspberry hazelnut vinaigrette actually says “naturally helps better absorb vitamins A & E from salad.” WTF?? (Photo: Fooducate)