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There’s An Officially Rad Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookbook Coming Out

Practically everyone here at the Foodbeast office grew up with a brother. Except me, that is. Growing up, however, I found four siblings I could always look up to. Four brothers named after Renaissance artists who followed a strict diet of pizza.

You know which ones.

Insight Editions is releasing an official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookbook this May.

The cookbook doesn’t only feature pizza recipes. In fact, there’s a variety of items like smoothies, potstickers, and cookies.

You can find the cookbook available in book stores and online retailers beginning May 9 for a suggested retail price of $24.99.

While not officially from the cookbook and instead just from a kid with a dream and a love for pizza, check out the 24 recipes I created a few years back inspired by the Turtles.

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Celebrity Grub

Stephen ‘Casey Jones’ Amell Serves Ninja Turtles Fans Pizza [WATCH]

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In promoting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, actor Stephen Amell hung out with fans today and served them pizza. The star of Arrow is set to play the beloved Casey Jones in the upcoming sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Taking to his Facebook Page, Amell posted that he would be at New York pizzeria Abitino’s Pizza along with a time to meet. Fans who showed up were personally greeted and served by the star as he stood behind the counter and handed out slices, answered questions and pretty much hung out with them.

Love or hate the recent TMNT reboot series, you gotta admit that Amell really does care about his fanbase.You can see the line out the door and down the block.

You can catch Amell play superhero The Green Arrow on the CW series Arrow and this summer as Casey Jones in Out of the Shadows.

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Cravings

Australia’s Pizza Game Is Strong, Chef Creates 99-Cheese Pizza

The 99-cheese pizza from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is as real as your feels right now.

Johnny Di Francesco, a notable Melbourne chef, made dreams everywhere come true by creating a cornucopia of cheese that may or may not have dough beneath it.

Di Francesco starts with a blend of 94 cheeses from all around the world that are melted together to form the base. The resulting cheese is blast-chilled to create a solid block, a delicious product in and of itself that should be available to the masses. Atop the base of the pizza, fior di latte, buffalo mozzarella, goat cheese, ricotta and shaved raspadura are layered down like a warm, cholesterol coat.

The reigning world pizza champion (there’s totally an international pizza competition) tested out the recipe six times before achieving the winning formula.

With the most recent iteration of TMNT coming out on Blu-ray tomorrow, it’s the perfect time to pretend it doesn’t exist, buy the original movie and be inspired by one man’s quest for ALL THE CHEESE.

The new TMNT might have a pizza van giving out free pizza across the country, but that only has one, maybe two cheeses on it.

A man in Melbourne knew what the world really needed this week: a $23 cheese pizza.

My body is ready.

H/t & picthx The Guardian

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Technology

RADICAL: Pizza Hut Develops Ninja Turtles-Inspired Pizza Thrower for Comic Con

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Fans lucky enough to attend Comic-Con International this year be sure to keep an eye out. Pizza Hut is developing a pizza thrower in collaboration with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hitting theaters in a few weeks. The Pizza Thrower, developed by Syyn Labs, stands at 12 feet tall and 16 feet long and weighs 2 tons. It’s even built from a 20-year old pickup truck, around the Golden Age of Ninja Turtles.

The thrower has a turret-mounted seat, able to rotate at 180-degrees, that allows the driver to shoot the pizzas with a distance of up to 30 feet in 1.5 seconds. Comic Con attendees will be able to be able to take a seat on the Pizza Thrower and shoot fake pizzas at Ninja Turtles villains.

After a hard day of shooting things, attendees will also be able to snack on free Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites. Win.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Cheeseburger Super Mario, Sailor Moon, and Batman Are Super Chubs, Super Adorable

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It’s true, there’s no real reason to reimagine all our childhood heroes as adorably chubby cheeseburgers. But then, there’s no real reason not to, either.

In his latest series “What if They Were Cheeseburgers?,” San Diego, Calif.-based illustrator Philip Tseng shows us what it would look like if cartoon characters from Sailor Moon to Skeletor even to the Morton Salt Girl decided to trade their internal skeletons for cheeseburgers — buns, tomatoes, and all.

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The drawings, as you might expect, are delightful and pill-like, reminiscent of the minions from Despicable Me, and all available on Tseng’s shop at society6.com.

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On another note: so that’s what’s inside R2-D2.

Check out more of our favorite chibi-cheeseburgers, below:

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H/T Design Taxi

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Sweets

Baker Decorates Each Cookie by Hand, Resulting in Edible Masterpieces

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Whenever I see someone create art on a canvas of baked goods, I have to take a second and admire it. It’s actually incredibly difficult to draw something on a cake or a cookie, whether it’s simply lettering or a picture of Batman. At least from my experience. That being said, a baker recently posted some of her beautiful cookie designs on Reddit.

What’s special about them is that she goes out of her way to freehand each drawing from scratch, instead of retracing a previous piece of work. She even includes a few photos detailing her tedious process of sketching to icing each cookie.

Take a look below at some of the most gorgeous cookie art I’ve even seen.

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Star Wars

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Hellboy

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Nintendo

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Ninja Turtles

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Sci-Fi

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Wolverine

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Full Process

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Picthx ButterWinks!

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What 24 Pizzas From The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Look Like IRL

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As a kid, I loved watching the ’90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Who didn’t? One of the things that stuck was all the ridiculous pizzas Michelangelo and his brothers would order throughout the series. As the years passed, I started to think some of those pizzas could actually be pretty delicious if done right. Though it did take a solid 22 years for anchovies to grow on me.

Like his Renaissance namesake, who would have thought Mikey was ahead of his time. Using some hunger-fueled imagination I recreated 24 of the most disgusting pizza orders from the TV show and turned them into something you could order at a restaurant. Cowabunga.

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Tuna fish, peanut butter and grape jelly

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Tuna ahi poke on top of a bed of seaweed salad and drizzled some hot, melted peanut butter and grape jelly on top. Went more for color than taste. Ending up tasting great so that worked itself out.

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Peanut butter and clams

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Drenched the pizza in a cajun peanut butter sauce with four fresh calms. The heat from the sauce really made the clams, no pun intended, pop. Crawfish for garnish.

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Peanut butter, avocado and extra pickles

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A bed of guacamole topped with avocado slices, melted peanut butter and some sweet dill pickle chips. This is actually a sandwich I make on many an occasion.

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Marshmallow and pepperoni

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Pepperoni and cheese pizza topped with roasted marshmallows. The marshmallows look like haunting little lifeboats on a sea of pepperoni.

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Marshmallow and asparagus

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Asparagus and cheese baked directly into the crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows. Had to many different versions of this one before I settled on this. Couldn’t be happier.

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Guacamole and Marshmallow

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A generous heap of freshly made guacamole and topped with a single marshmallow lit on fire. Kids, don’t try this at home. Grownups, go nuts.

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Butterscotch, onions and anchovies

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Onion and anchovies caramelized in brown sugar and a butterscotch sauce. Tasted great but stunk up my kitchen like nobody’s business. Do turtles have nostrils?

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Tea and toast

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A buttered slice of toast on top of tomato sauce and sprinkled with tea leaves, parmesan cheese and more tomato sauce. The original concept for this had chunks of toast drenched in tea. NOT. APPETIZING.

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Chocolate sprinkles and clam sauce

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A cheese pizza made with a hearty clam sauce and chocolate sprinkles and garnished with green onions. Not easy to make clam sauce pop on a pizza. Had to tweak it into a chowder. Master Splinter would be proud.

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Chocolate-chip

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Chocolate chips baked into the pizza and drenched with a generous amount of hot fudge. It’s essentially a cookie.

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Chocolate fudge with extra garlic

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A generous amount of fried garlic on top of a pool of melted chocolate fudge. Definitely not something you’d order on a first date, but then again, are any of these pizzas?

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Chocolate fudge, sardine, chili pepper, whipped cream

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A cheese and whipped cream pizza topped with shaved chocolate fudge and red chili flakes. Served with a fried sardine filet in chocolate fudge sauce. Any nutrients that piece of sardine contains is neutralized by that mountain of whipped cream. I guarantee it.

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Anchovies and hot fudge

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Hot chocolate fudge drizzled over anchovy filets on a sauceless white pizza. Until the day anchovies turn into giant mutated fish that eat people, they’ll forever be my favorite fish.

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Pepperoni and hot fudge

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A classic pepperoni and cheese pizza drizzled with a little chocolate fudge. Just a little. We’re not animals.

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Pepperoni and pickles

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Cheese and pepperoni pizza with sweet dill pickle chips. The pickles add a crunch that can be heard all through the New York sewer systems.

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Jelly bean and sausage

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A spicy pork chorizo and sour cream pizza topped with queso fresco and fresh cilantro and served with a jalapeño jellybean gastrique. The jelly beans had us stumped but luckily Reddit came to the rescue.

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Salami pizza with double yogurt

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Two servings of vanilla yogurt topped with fresh salami slices and drizzled with blackberry jelly. If you can get over the idea of salami and yogurt, it goes down pretty tastily.

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Shredded coconut and sweet pickles

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Pizza is topped with shredded coconut, drizzled with hot mustard and topped with sweet pickle chips. Shredder would be a crazy handy guy to have in this situation.

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Strawberry with anchovy sauce

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Caramelized strawberries served with an anchovy butter sauce and topped with whipped cream. This one was the most difficult to come up with. Thankfully, whipped cream saved the day.

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Hot oatmeal

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Hot, buttery oatmeal topped with brown sugar, honey and fresh strawberries. It’s another side to breakfast pizza.

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Popcorn

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Truffle oil popcorn with parsley flakes and parmesan cheese. There’s a pizza somewhere under that mountain of popcorn.

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Anchovies and banana

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Caramelized rum bananas and anchovy filets. The pizza that inspired this post. The bananas and anchovies were the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

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Goulash

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Hot goulash served with crumbles of queso fresco. After a quick Google search of what exactly goulash was, it was pretty easy to make.

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Granola and licorice 

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Vanilla yogurt topped with granola and shaved red licorice. It was a bitch to hand shred licorice, but doesn’t it look pretty?

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Features

14 Ice Cream Truck Treats from Your Childhood Summers

The other day I was sifting through junk mail on my porch (I have a riveting life, I know), when I heard the faint jingle of an ice cream truck. The sound was coming from around the street corner, and I was overcome by the sudden urge to chase after it. Instead, I stared in awe as a familiar white truck covered in photos of frozen treats rolled by.

My first thought: Ice cream trucks. They still exist.

So, here’s to you, ladies and gents who still remember running after that ever elusive gold mine as a kid in the hot summer sun.

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Firecrackers were good but . . .

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If the ice cream truck was really legit, they’d have these bad boys too: Turbo Rockets

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PicThx World of Wynne, Chicago Now

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TMNT Popsicle. Just don’t make the rookie mistake of eating the gumball eyes first

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“What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” I think the correct question here is, “What wouldn’t you do?”

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Crunch Bar

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Snickers Ice Cream Bar. One is never, ever enough

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Flintstone Push-Up . . . because Fred and Wilma are OGs

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Whoever invented Choco Tacos needs a library, park, city, country, etc. named after them

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie + Ice Cream = Amazeballs

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Strawberry Shortcake

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Creamsicle. Hint: These taste delicious when melted in a cold glass of hefeweizen

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Giant Neopolitan Ice Cream Sandwich

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Nailed it

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Fudgsicles. A surefire classic

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Try having a bad day after eating one of these. We dare you

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