Fun With Food
Goldfish and octopuses that look like glass, tiny real looking pandas, shiba inu dogs, rabbits, dragons, and snakes… all edible. In the art of Amezaiku, artisans craft small candy lollipop sculptures.
During the Heian period, the art of amezaiku was imported from China and was probably first used in Japan for candy offerings made at temples in Kyoto.
The amezaiku craft spread beyond the temple during the Edo period, when many forms of street performance flourished in Japan and when its base ingredient, mizuame, became widely available. In Edo it emerged in its present artistic form.
Amezaiku artists also paint their sculpted candy with edible dyes to give the finished work more character.
Animals and insects are common amezaiku shapes created to appeal to children.
Intricate animal characters are created with expert speed. The realism is amazing!
Some amezaiku artists are also street performers who perform magic tricks and tell stories along with their candy craft entertainment.
Check this kid out!
He’s going to eat the world’s largest burger ever!
Is this for real?
Yes, it actually is!
Here’s the cook…
The Over De Flames burger, which could be the whopper to end all whoppers, contains more than 13,000 calories – almost the amount an average man should consume in a week.
Standing at around 30cm in diameter and containing a staggering 40 slices of cheese, the burger poses a gut-busting challenge for even the hungriest of customers. It is served with fries and a milkshake, boasts lashings of relish, ketchup and mayonnaise, plus two whole onions, three tomatoes and an entire head of lettuce.
Equivalent to more than 26 quarter-pounders, the monolithic meat feast contains three kilos of beef (6.5lb), dwarfing its competitors in the race to be named Britain’s biggest – and most calorific – burger.
The brainchild of restaurateur Sudeep De, the burger is only available at the Over De Flames restaurant within Norwich venue The Basement.