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Dripping Thighs, Chicken with a Lardon & More in 50 Shades of Chicken

I call it the Harry Potter tipping point: nothing can get that famous that quickly, and not inspire an inordinate amount of parodies. Recently, the media’s wittiest have been going after the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, the adult, fan-fictionalized BDSM version of Twilight, resulting in SNL skits, Twitter posts, talk show retellings, and even a musical. So, it was only a matter of time before the foodie world got a hold of it, too.

Unfortunately, the countless innuendos to be made don’t really put me in the mind for food. In fact, I prefer all my food and BDSM to be separate. Apparently, I’m in the minority, if this YouTube trailer for the parody cookbook “50 Shades of Chicken” is anything to go by. Featuring pictures of semi-nude men handling (read: groping) raw chicken (breasts), and recipes titles like “Dripping Thighs” and “Chicken with a Lardon”, the book/video seek to…I dunno, sell more copies?

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This Censored Food Porn App May Make You Feel a Little Dirty

You know it’s wrong, but sometimes you just can’t help it. You’re at home. You’re by yourself. No one’s watching, so what could it hurt? You end up trying to both rationalize and berate yourself for being so fat and sad and alone and before you know it you’re getting all hot and bothered staring at two giant pink creamy mounds and wondering what it would feel like to just stuff them in your mouth.

Well food porn lovers, thanks to sugar company Sugar in the Raw’s new advertising campaign, you can now rest assured knowing: you are not alone.

(BTW: those pink mounds up there were cupcakes, obviously. What were you thinking?)

Stealing its rhetoric from the web’s other dirty pleasure, Sugar in the Raw’s new facebook app “Au Natural” invites users to a bit of “afternoon delight” by viewing some of “the Hottest Au Natural Amateur Photos On The Web,” as well as uploading a few of their own.

The results so far have been, for the most part, tame, and dare I say — a little “amateurish” — though a few deliciously dirty-minded individuals have managed to use the selective censoring tool to its full potential, resulting in some of my personal favorites, below:

Go on, admit it. You’re a little turned on right now.

Fapfapfapfapfap.

[Via Jezebel]

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Piss Off Hungry Friends and Family with This Scent-Embedding Food Photo Printer

One of the loudest complaints I hear about Instagram is its ability to remind you of just how bad your own lunch sucks. Oh, you’re all out eating at the new super-cool gourmet gastropub trying out their chipotle drenched curly fries, are you? Gee, thanks for the invite, f*ckers! Now, imagine for a second if those pictures not only looked unbearably, infuriatingly delicious, but smelled like it too?

Flip. The F*cking. Table.

Born from a desire to allow people to “capture the fragrances of food when dining overseas and send it to friends back home,” this “Food Printer” prototype is a combination camera, printer and “smell extractor.” It works by simultaneously photographing, analyzing and simulating your foods’ smell via the different aroma inks stored in the machine.

No word on how good or true-to-life these replications would be, but the student-done design was good enough to have won Sony’s “most-fun” award at its sixth annual Student Design Workshop. One early image shows a man blissfully experiencing photographed plates of salad through both his eyes and his nose.

And just think of how brilliantly capitalistic it would be to have restaurants or chefs make scented business cards with this bad boy. I’m sorry, were you saying something? For some reason, I’m now strangely overcome with the desire for deep fried chicken katsu and gravy fries. And yes, I’d love you to cater my wedding.

Unfortunately, Sony currently has no plans to mass produce the “Food Printer,” but according to Cai Lelei, senior manager with Sony China’s PR department, they are “considering taking some of the designs to the market.”

So what do you guys think? Could scented food prints be food porn’s saving grace?

[Via Design Taxi, China Daily]