Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Thursday, October 27, 2016.
Eat Like ‘Fat Brad’ With a Bizarre New Brad Pitt Cookbook
Now you can eat like Brad Pitt… the characters he’s played on screen, anyway. Fat Brad: The Cookbook is a bizarre ode to anything and everything Pitt has consumed on the big screen. The cinematic-inspired cookbook painstakingly recreates every mouthful Pitt’s characters have eaten, from Tyler Durden’s boozy jam therapy doughnuts in Fight Club to Achilles’ Greek salad in Troy. “Part fan fantasy, part film study, Fat Brad meticulously reimagines the best scenes where Brad chomps,” the description reads. You can buy Fat Brad: The Cookbook online for $24.99. It is the first book in a series of cookbooks produced by Long Prawn that promises to recreate “edible ideas from pop culture.”
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How to Make George W. Bush’s Famous Cheeseburger Pizza
The Obama family is known for adhering to a healthy diet, even working vegetables from the White House garden into meals (thanks to the First Lady), but the prior administration ate a little bit differently. White House chef Cristeta Comerford said George W. Bush’s favorite guilty pleasure food was cheeseburger pizza: literally all of the ingredients found in a cheeseburger, including pickles, ketchup, and mustard, on top of a traditional Italian Margherita pizza. Sound gross? Maybe, but Bush Jr. is a comfort food fan. Comerford also said the 43rd president kept to a strict exercise regimen so he could indulge in his favorite hodgepodge snack. You can find the recipe for the bizarre presidential pie here.
Dos Equis Recasts the ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’
The 78-year-old Jonathan Goldsmith, Dos Equis’ "Most Interesting Man" who has been entertaining TV audiences for the better part of the last decade, has been replaced. Augustin Legrand, 41, a French actor, will now take on the role of the suave, wealthy spokesman for the Mexican beer brand. “The new Most Interesting Man is a man of action,” Toygar Bazarkaya, chief creative officer of the Americas at Havas Worldwide, the company that created the new campaign, told I4U. “He's never one to reminisce on times past. With a faster pace and more energy, we're reinvigorating and modernizing one of the greatest campaigns.” Dos Equis revealed its new ads in a full-length video featuring the Most Interesting Man racing across the desert on a “boat,” fighting with Samurai, and kicking a football made from a coconut across the Serengeti. The closing tagline has been changed to, “Stay thirsty, mis amigos.”
Lewis Road Creamery
It’s a Dairy Tale Come True: Company Invents Chocolate Butter
The world’s first butter flavored with real chocolate has been invented by New Zealand-based dairy company Lewis Road Creamery in collaboration with Whittaker's Chocolate. "As soon as we tasted it, we knew we were onto something special,” Peter Cullaine, founder of Lewis Road Creamery, told The Dairy Reporter. "It will most appeal to those seeking an indulgent, real chocolate spread made from simple, quality ingredients.” The butter, made with Whittaker's 72 percent Dark Ghana Chocolate, is unfortunately only available in New Zealand right now, but if the product sells well, Cullaine and his team will bring it to other international markets.