Lobster Roll from Belegrade Seafoods in Maine
This might look like a savoury plate of spaghetti, but friends, this is not spaghetti. It’s a delectable and distinctly German treat known as Spaghettieis.
Invented by Dario Fontanella in the late 1960s in Mannheim, Germany, Spaghettieis typically consists of vanilla ice cream extruded through a modified potato press to give it the delightfully deceptive appearance of spaghetti noodles. The ice cream is placed over whipped cream and topped with strawberry “spaghetti” sauce and sprinkled with either coconut flakes, white chocolate shavings or grated almonds, each of which work well to give the appearance of grated parmesan cheese.
We had the good fortune to try some ourselves a few years ago while travelling around Germany and happily report that it is nothing short of delicious. Sure enough, wherever you order it, it looks like spaghetti and tastes like a heavenly strawberry sundae.
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Ever since my 11th grade German class my life’s goal has been to obtain and devour some Spaghettieis.
(vegan) doughnuts from voodoo doughnut in eugene, or
Caramel chocolate tart sprinkled with homemade sea salt.
Educational, delicious, and the only attraction of its type, the Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh is a take-out restaurant offering dishes from countries with which the United States is in disputes. Hosting international Skype dinner parties between the people of Pittsburgh and the people of Iran, Kabul, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and many others, the restaurant lends itself to a unique social and political atmosphere.
The tasty dishes and treats come in wrappers inscribed with quotes from people of the featured country. And every six months, the menus and designs rotate to highlight a different nation.
Coming soon, a North Korea theme.
“When people in Pittsburgh talk in public with strangers, there are two options for what they discuss—weather or sports. Here was an opportunity for people to talk about something different.” -Dawn Weleski, creator.
“I wouldn’t say that I’m an artist who works with food, per se. I’m an artist who works with the social dynamics that food fosters.” -Jon Rubin, creator.
Today featured a summer road trip to Zhoujiajiao, a water town just outside of Shanghai. Along with my friend Wallace was his friends Fatty Fatty and Monkey Monkey. I don’t actually know their Chinese names, just these amazing nicknames they’ve given each other. Perfect day with a perfect cast of characters.