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19 Jul

In Which the Food Nerds Hijack the Blog

Would ya look at this place? Sisson leaves town for five seconds and it all goes to food. Aaron’s going to be posting your weekly dose of Smart Fuel later today. No word from His Omnipotence the Fuji yet, but if you’re really good, you might get lucky. For now, I’d like to share a curious trend I’m noticing of late. Both online and off, I’m seeing new shapes for the same old foods. Well played, agriculture, well played.

Square watermelons

Japan is all over the square melon market now. Just check it out:

It's a space saver!

Cubed eggs

Why? Duh. Because you can!

Just, why?

Landotter Flickr Photo (CC)

Zucchini balls

This is brilliant. Slice ‘em up and fry your zucchini patties in some olive oil and sea salt, top with a little shredded parmesan, and you’ve just found yourself a replacement for fried chicken.

I'm on a roll today. Unfortunately for you.

Personal watermelons

It’s a good year for melons. This is even better than a square melon. It’s a personal melon. It’s little and cute and personal. It’s all mine, and I like that. However, personal melon though it may be, the question remains: does it come with its own neoprene sleeve available in five fresh colors of my choice? (Apologies for a picture of the sign instead of the actual melon in question. I’m only brilliant Monday through Wednesday. You know how it is.)

Well this is a relief!

Further reading:

Chicken Cutlets Are Not Out to Get You

The Bees Hit the Grocery Store’s Middle Aisles

What We Really Need Is More Cowbell

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  1. Square egg?…poor chicky. The Zucchini sounds good. The square watermelons look like candles.

    Crystal wrote on July 19th, 2007
  2. How interesting it is to change the shape of an egg!!
    Brilliant, just brilliant!

    phil wrote on July 19th, 2007
  3. Crystal, where ya been, girl? Just google “egg cuber” and behold the wonders…

    The watermelons do look like candles. But I kind of like the innovation. What’s next…heart shaped? :)

    Sara wrote on July 19th, 2007
  4. Sara,
    Aww…you noticed. Missing in action. Where’s Donna? Donna…

    Crystal wrote on July 19th, 2007
  5. I second that. D?

    Sara wrote on July 19th, 2007
  6. Glad to see everyone is back!

    Mark wrote on July 23rd, 2007

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