Mikaila Ulmer is the 11-year-old creator of BeeSweet Lemonade, a tasty homemade lemonade that also saves endangered honey bees in the process. We recently reported that she was able to land a multi-million dollar deal with Whole Foods, which would distribute her product to 55 stories nation-wide. Watch her explain how she was able to get such an amazing deal in the video above.
Björn Delacruz sells the 24-karat gold-leafed donuts at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Manila Social Club restaurant, where he is executive chef, reports Forbes.
Delacruz’s $100 donuts gained a degree of internet infamy after uploading a picture of his creation to Instagram and then through a First We Feast profile.
The donuts, which can bought for $1,000 per dozen, are made by hand. Delacruz uses pâte à choux, a typical pastry dough, made from purple ube flour. Purple ube is purple yam from the Philippines, where he was born.
After he fries the doughnuts, he fills them with purple ube mousse and Cristal jelly. He then glazes the doughnuts and covers them in gold leaf.
“The reason I chose Cristal over another type of champagne is because Cristal has really great honey notes which goes great with ube (purple yam),” he told First We Feast. “For me, it’s shiny and it’s golden, but it comes together to create a really great doughnut, as crazy as that sounds. There was a time when I was eating this doughnut while drinking Cristal, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is a great combo!’”
Delacruz says he made 20 deliveries of golden doughnuts last Friday to mostly customers purchasing a single doughnut each, with some ordering a full dozen. He says most people who buy his doughnuts want them for a special occasion, like birthdays and proposals.
“People like to celebrate their loved ones in an extreme fashion. They want to do something bordering on ridiculous. They do something with complete passion,”Delacruz told Forbes. “This wasn’t meant to be a big money maker, it was meant to celebrate.”
A new trend in Japan has people enjoying thick slices of butter on their sushi. Specifically on unagi, also known as freshwater eel.
Jinen, a Japanese restaurant chain, has added the new unagi butter sushi dish to its menu. Featuring vinegar rice topped with a slice of unagi, a generous pat of butter and held together with nori seaweed.
RocketNews24 reports that this might be the richest sushi ever. Fans of the traditional unagi sushi dish will know that the freshwater eel is already rich in flavor. Now, combine that with a heap of butter.
Apparently, when fused, the warm eel and butter just melt in your mouth. Sources say that most of the diners who have tried the combination of butter and eel have been delighted with the taste and instantly hooked.
The more we hear about it, the more we want to run towards our nearest sushi spot with a tub of Country Crock.
‘Tucked inside this juicy chuck burger is a pocket of rich, salty tapenade. To experience the full range of flavors in this burger, add a bite of red onion and some sweet crunchy gherkin pickles. You can push the envelope even further with homemade buns.’