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These Kitchen Knives Are Designed To Look Like Actual Samurai Swords

Would your meals taste better knowing that you made them using a samurai sword? Absolutely.

What started off as a crowd-funded campaign quickly became a success as the collaboration between legendary knife maker Sekikantsugu and Nikken Cutlery is now offering their samurai-inspired kitchen knives to the general public, Sora News reports.

The knives are based off a famous trio of famous Japanese shogun and swordsmen throughout history. This includes Edo period activist Sakamoto Ryoman, vice commander of the Shinsengumi police force Hijikata Toshizo, and Oda Nobunaga one of the greatest samurai warlords in the history of Japan.

Made with stainless steel, the knives are about 9.8 inches in length with the blade itself being about 5.5 inches. Sure they look like novelty kitchenware, but know that these handcrafted knives are extremely sharp and meticulously created for comfort and precision (much like samurai blades).

Should at least do the trick with some stubborn carrots.

You can buy them for about 7,700 yen each ($71.93 USD) here.

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You Can Buy This Mug For Ketchup, Fulfilling All Your Fry-Dipping Fantasies

As much as I love In-N-Out, my biggest gripe with their ketchup containers is that I’ll need to fill multiple ones to meet my standard fry-dipping requirement. Really, it’s any burger joint that carries those dainty little paper cups. Surely there’s something out there that can meet our ketchup requirements. Thanks to some mild innovation, there’s a solution that will solve anyone’s condiment woes.

One of the newest items to hit the Foodbeast Merch Shop, the Katchup Mug is here for all your ketchup dipping needs.

The Katchup Mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe, as well as 100% reusable. You can purchase the item here for $13. A companion mug that houses Ranch is also available at the Foodbeast store and comes highly recommended for your Ranch dipping needs.

Wonder if I can also use it for coffee?

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Street Taco Toilet Spray Exists And It SOLD OUT Fast

A couple years back, toilet spray company Poo-Pourri announced an April Fool’s scent called Street Tacos. An innocent jest that had no foothold in reality — or so it seems. Turns out fan reactions to that announcement were so strong, however, that it left the company reconsidering their prank.

Fast forward two years later, Poo-Pourri’s launched their Street Tacos scent as a real-life flavor that fans could actually purchase.

Released on April 1, which happened to infamously fall on April Fool’s Day, the scent sold out in two hours. Fans who remembered the April prank were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the novelty scent.

The scent profile boasts a citrus zest that’s paired with notes of savory taco seasoning, onion, garlic, and black pepper.

Managing to grab a bottle, we can honestly say that the spray definitely has aromatic notes.

No word yet on whether Poo-Pourri plans on re-releasing the Street Taco scent again in the near future. A comment from a Poo-Pourri spokesperson, however, mentions that the limited-edition scent exceeded expectations.

“We never say never here at Poo-Pourri!”

I’d say the chances of us seeing this for sale again in the near future are pretty good.

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Wienerschnitzel Is Now Selling Their Chili In A Can

There’s just something so addicting about fast food chili that makes me order it by the bowl, add some shredded cheese, and eat it straight with a spoon. If you’re one to devour Wienerschnitzel’s chili sauce, regardless of hot-dog shaped vessel, you can now get your hands on the hearty fast food stew by the can.

Wienerschnitzel is offering their iconic chili sauce in shelf-stable cans that you can order online. The 15-0unce cans are now sold online through Wienerschnitzel’s website and cost $5 each. Each can serves about seven people, or one really hungry chili lover.

You can eat the chili sauce by itself, or throw it on any food you think needs an added touch of chili — hot dogs, burgers, French fries. Personally, I would love a homemade breakfast burrito packed with Wienerschnitzel’s chili sauce.

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This Single Pan Creates Pancake Waffle Hybrids

The allegiances behind a pancake or a waffle have been a storied rivalry.

Apparently this new PanWaffle pan finally bridges the gap between the two delicious breakfast staples and lets you enjoy the best of both worlds.

Brobible found this nifty little gadget that lets you create a hybrid PanWaffle.

Such ingenuity was created by Luke Zeutzius, a man who spent his youth battling his brother on whether their mom should cook pancakes or waffles for breakfast. Years later, the PanWaffle pan was born.

The device features a non-stick PFOA-free piece of cookware that evenly distributes heat to create a perfect PanWaffle. When you finish cooking, you can take the pan apart for easy cleaning and storage.

Hopefully they get the texture of waffles down. Otherwise we’d just be eating slightly elevated pancakes.

You can purchase a PanWaffle pan on Amazon for $39.99.

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15 Amazon Products Our Kitchen Needs ASAP

It’s been a minute since the Foodbeast editorial team has been together in the same room outside of our office.

With dynamic and busy travel production schedules, like eating pasta in Verona, or all-you-can-eat riblets at Applebee’s, hosting Noodle festivals, or revisiting Hooters to see how men interact with the boobsteraunt in the current social climate — we rarely get to sit and cook together.

Thank goodness for a chance delivery of steaks to Elie’s house. If there’s one thing everyone on our writing team can bond over, it’s a good ole fashioned steak. Boy do we love steak.

Foodbeast team members Reach, Constantine, Isai, and myself all posted up for the day at Elie Ayrouth’s bachelor pad.

Elie, who pretty much just goes home to sleep, only had the bare essentials for us to work with in the kitchen.

Though mad appreciative of the burrito-busting writer lending us his house and kitchen for the day, we couldn’t help but wish we had a few things items and gadgets to make our lives just a tiny bit easier in the kitchen.


Disposable Gloves

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Working with raw meat all day, and pounding away at a laptop can be tricky. You’re not going to want to keep rewashing your hands over and over again. Some disposable gloves would have saved us a ton of water and paper towels throughout the day.

Price: $16.87 (1,000 Count)

Vegetable Peeler

There a few things you don’t really need to scrimp out on when it comes to the kitchen. A good knife is one, and a good vegetable peeler is another.

Price: $8.99

Defrosting Tray

We set aside some pots and pans to help defrost the frozen meat. Unfortunately, we needed to use some of that cookware after a while. Having a few defroster trays on deck would have freed up some.

Price: $15.95

Thaw Claw

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Since we pretty much needed the meat to defrost ASAP, Costa also recommended a Thaw Claw. The purpose of the claw holds down the frozen meat and submerges it under water – allowing it to thaw several times faster.

Costa explains:

You want the meat fully submerged because it gives you an even distribution of “heat” to help thaw out the meat not just more evenly, but more quickly since water absorbs and gives off heat very well compared to air.

It’s nice having a food scientist on deck in the kitchen. Everyone should get one.

Thaw Claw Price: $11.95

Costa: Priceless

Onion Chopper

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Arguably one of the most extra appliances we’ve seen so far, this onion chopper takes the tears and the mess out of dicing one of the most essential ingredients. It’ll also store the onions for you for future use.

Price: $22.87

Steamer

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Reach came across a problem when he was making his purple cauliflower puree. He boiled it too long.

I wish we had a steamer, because boiling this cauliflower took a lot of the color out.

While the dish still looked and tasted phenomenal, that extra vibrance would have added that extra bit of pop to Reach’s dish. Still, not bad.

Price: $23.06

Steak Knives

There were a few knife options in Elie’s kitchen. For presentation purposes, however, we would have loved to have some steak knives on deck to slice through the meat like butter.

Price: $66.47

Food Processor

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I think Reach made his cauliflower puree in a blender, but a multi-functioned food processor would probably have given him less of a headache.

Price: $34.88

Roasting Oven

Whether we were roasting Brussel sprouts, artichokes, or a giant slab of tri-tip, a roasting oven would have saved us a ton of time switching back and forth from the kitchen oven.

Price: $40.52

Fire extinguisher

Constantine’s mushroom sauce was easily one of the highlights of the day’s cooking session. One of the steps he took was flambeing the sauce.

Unfortunately for Elie, we didn’t have a fire extinguisher on had in the event Costa burned the house down. Should probably add one to the list for good measure.

Price: $15.29

Skewers

Bacon-wrapped beef medallions as stunning as the ones Constatine prepared were 99 percent perfect. All they really needed were some skewers to hold the bacon together with the beef.

Price: $5.29 (300 Piece)

Snap n Strain

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Where was this when I was growing up? The Snap and Strain would have really helped keep those stray mushrooms and broccoli florets from falling into the sink while I was on vegetable duty.

Price: $15.99

Meat Thermometer

A crucial element to cooking meat is to know when it’s ready, as to not over cook it. Having a meat thermometer on hand would have given us that safety net we needed to know when to pull our beef from the heat.

We pretty much just eyeballed it.

Price: $12.99

Cutting Boards

Five guys in a kitchen can get pretty crowded. Elie only had two cutting boards for us to work with: one for raw meat and the other for vegetables. Just having a few extras would have helped.

Price:$17.99

Gas Grill

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In Elie’s back yard, there was actually a pretty solid gas grill we threw the flap and picanha cuts in. No complaints there. I just want one for myself now.

Price: $399.00


While our lives would have been much easier with these appliances, I have to say, our results did not look too shabby. You can read more about our exports that day (along with some stunning photography by yours truly) in a post soon to come.

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This Cookware Kickstarter Shattered Their Goal In Less Than 24 Hours

A couple years ago, a small company launched a knife on Kickstarter that did gangbusters on the crowdfunding site. At the end of their initial campaign, they raised more than $1 million in funding.

Now, Misen is launching an entire cookware set, made to the standards of their vastly popular knife. This premium cookware, however, actually costs less than typical retailers. If you’re a broke college cook thirsty to get that culinary practice in, pull up a chair.

The new set includes a saucier, a skillet, a saute pan, and a stockpot. There are three sets, available depending on how much you back the Starter Set, the Essentials Set, and the Complete Set.

At time of publication, with 35 days left, Misen has already raised more than $450,000, effectively shattering their initial goal of $40,000. Wonder how much they’ll rake in at the end of this campaign?

If you’re looking for a new set of kitchen tools and you’d like to back Misen Cookware, be sure to check out their Kickstarter.

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For $10,000, You Can Own A Bikini Made Entirely Of Pizza

Ever want to rock an outfit made entirely of pizza? Now that it’s summer, you’re going to want to hit the beach and strut your stuff. And what better way to grab someone’s attention than to wear a bikini made entirely of pizza?

DesignTaxi reports, in honor of National Bikini Day, Villa Italian Kitchen teamed up with renowned food stylist Jessie Bearden to create what’s referred to as the “Pizza-Kini.” Whether you’re a guy or gal, this is sure to turn some heads.

The swimsuit is supposed to be form-fitting and made from homemade dough, whole milk mozzarella cheese, sauce made from California tomatoes, and good old reliable pepperoni. The only downside to this novelty two-piece, however, is the $10,000 price tag, which is due in part to the exclusivity of the item and the fact that it’s designed by Bearden himself.

If you do have the spare dough and want to rock a pizza to the beach, you can find out more about the Pizza-Kini here. Boy do I have to hit the gym.