Drunken French Toast

“Once my French toast was done I finished it off by topping it with apple slices that were mixed with cinnamon, sugar and a little bit of nutmeg and boiled in whiskey. Yep, beer, rum and whiskey all in one meal! And a breakfast meal at that! The French toast slices on their own were awesome, and the whiskey soaked apples were super good, but together they combined for some pretty top notch drunken French toast! I even had some of the egg / RumChata mixture left over when I was done so I made scrambled eggs with it. They turned out to be some of the best scrambled eggs I’ve had in a while, so it looks like I might need to start incorporating RumChata into some more of my recipes. I do have 3/4 of a bottle left over after all!” w/ photos

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The Most Expensive Food In The World

“European white truffles sell for as much as $3,600 a pound, but harvests are down and a black market has emerged… none of which has dampened the appetite for this prized fungi. Lesley Stahl reports.” — CBSNewsOnline

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Bacon Weave Grilled Cheese Sandwich

“Instead of one bacon weave I made two this time, each of which was roughly the size of a piece of bread. Instead of putting them in the oven like I did with the bacon weave pizza though I decided to cook my bacon in the microwave this time. I don’t necessarily prefer one cooking method over the other, I was just really, really hungry and didn’t feel like waiting for my oven to preheat. Once they were done I threw them into a pan on my stove with a couple slices of cheese between them and waited until it melted into gooey perfection… Alright, this is the part of the blog post where I should probably tell you how the bacon weave grilled cheese tasted right? Do I really even need to though? I mean come on, just look at it! It’s melted cheese between two squares of bacon so obviously it was delicious!” w/ photos

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World’s Most Expensive Burgers In The World

“For a classic recipe that started life as just a handful of key ingredients, the humble hamburger has certainly come a long way from its fast food origins. The basic patty of ground meat sandwiched between a sliced bread roll has evolved into a full-on gourmet affair. These are the 10 most expensive burgers in the world; culinary works of gastronomic excellence with an astronomical price tag to match. Eight of the patties can be found in upmarket restaurants in the U.S., while a ninth is on offer in London and a tenth in Indonesia. One of them even comes with a diamond-encrusted solid gold toothpick.” w/ photos

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Beer N’ Bacon Battered Deep Fried Sliders

“Now, I’ve beer battered plenty of things before, but I’ve never tried adding bacon to the mix as well and wasn’t sure how well it would work out, but it ended up tasting amazing. All I did for my batter was combine equal amounts of beer and flour and then stir in some diced up pieces of fried bacon and I was set! It’s funny because with regular sliders I feel like I can sit there and keep eating and eating them and never get full. With these beer and bacon battered White Castle sliders however my hunger ceased after only a few. I still ate five of them, but that’s mainly just because they were so good that it was impossible to stop myself until they were all gone.” w/ photos

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World’s Biggest Boiled Egg

Giant soldiers are needed to tackle this giant boiled egg believed to be the biggest in Britain. Egg lovers can enjoy a cracking start to the day by ordering the huge soft-boiled ostrich egg, which comes with toast, currently on sale at The Lyttelton restaurant in London. Head chef Brendan Fylde created the egg, which is the equivalent of 20 normal hen eggs and costs $78, as part of a special breakfast menu created for British Egg Week.” w/ photos

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Burger King’s Black Burger?

It sounds like the kind of crazy creation you’d expect to emerge from the kitchens of Heston Blumenthal or Marco Pierre White, but this black bamboo and squid ink burger is actually the work of fast-food giant Burger King. The chain’s Japanese franchises will offer the pitch black patty from September 28 to mark its fifth anniversary in the land of the rising sun. The buns are made from dough mixed with bamboo charcoal, and between them is paprika and tomato beef… slathered with black squid ink ketchup.” w/ photos

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Macho Nacho Burger

“Not feeling quite so creative? They’ve also added a few new specialty burgers like the Macho Nacho Burger, which is the one I ordered on my most recent visit. I think part of the reason that this specific burger appealed to me is because it totally reminds me of something I’d make myself at home. The Macho Nacho Burger consists of a beef patty that comes topped with Cheddar cheese, chili, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeños and tortilla chips. Oh yeah, and it comes served on a pretty awesome Cheddar top bun. It was delicious.” w/ photos

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Largest Chilli Cheese Hotdog In The World

The largest chilli cheese hotdog in Europe will set you back $49… or it’s free if you can eat it in an hour. It’s the latest in a long line of food challenges at a restaurant which also boasts a 3lb cheeseburger. Dean Key, director of Smokey’s Joint, in Walsall, West Midlands, said: ‘The most any of the guys here have managed to eat is about half of one.’ He added: ‘We’ve spent ages developing the prototypes and we’ve had a lot of fun trying them out. ‘The real struggle was in sourcing a really big sausage and eventually we got a local butcher to supply the meat which he uses to fill extra large sausage skins ordered especially from Holland.” w/ photos

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