When I first saw cucamelon (Melothria scabra), I actually thought it was another generic-changing food. Forgive my ignorance, this grape-size mini cucumber is actually native to Mexico and Central America. Although its watermelon looking, it tastes more like a cucumber than a melon and has a slightly sour tang that’s akin to a pickle. Maybe due to its miniature size, it also has an adorable name – mouse melon.
If you are those ones have green thumbs, you can even plant them at home. They sprout on a vine and blossom easily. Sounds interesting? Get your seeds on amazon.
Sushi Burger, an interesting fusion of American staple and classic Japanese cuisine is usually made of sticky rice (replacing the burger bun) and layers of fish, avocado and salad vegetables. It puts a hearty, handheld twist on a traditionally dainty delicacy. Follow the footsteps of other viral culinary cross-breeds like the ramen burger and the sushi burrito, sushi Berger is considered as a more substantial (and more Instagrammable) cousin to a standard sashimi or maki roll. More and more chefs and foodies start to explore the possibility of this edible amalgamation. And here we have some mouthwatering example from internet.
This sushi burger incorporates raw salmon, smoked bacon, salmon eggs, and a sauce with mint, basil, garlic, and yogurt, plus a sprinkle of black sesame, basil leaves, and balsamic cream.
What is the colour for love? Most people might think that is red. But what is the colour for the first love? In Japanese pastry maker Qu’il Fait Bon‘s mind, it should be pink-ish white. Hence they created their fruit tart is made with a white strawberry called Hatsukoi no Kaori, which literally translates to “The Scent of First Love.” After 20 years of research done by plant suppliers and fruit breeders in Japan, the first white strawberry was created using only a tad bit of anthocyanin (which gives red strawberries their colour). Once it’s ripe, the unique fruit turns light pink, making it the ultimate romantic luxury. This delectable and pretty tart will cost you 12,420 yen ($105.67) and will be available until the end of February. So if you’re in Japan for Valentine’s Day, you may want to consider paying a visit to Qu’il Fait Bon to experience the unusual “scent of love.”
Sweetgreen, an American organisation informing people on healthy food conducted a study recently on “What school lunch looks like around the world”. They studied its country location, ingredients that provides and the traditions of each country and created a wonderful photo-book. Of course, lunch meals vary day to day and from school to school. To average that, Sweetgreen studied various government initiatives, food programs, and nutritional policies and matched them with photos of school meals that students had shared on social media, recreating them in a studio to come up with what an “average” meal looks like. From Finland to Greece and from Brazil to South Korea, you can see those meals with each country’s own characters. It looks like US is pretty behind at this field.