Leftovers: Unicorn Cakes, Jell-O Crime, Subway Cheese, and More!


[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Loving everything about the subway cheese snob captured on Gothamist, who devoured a massive hunk of brie on, yes, you guessed it, the NYC subway. And, in a not-so-dissimilar vein, look! Weird, utterly disgusting fried foods at the Texas state fair, courtesy of Gizmodo! —Niki Achitoff-Gray, Associate Editor

For anyone doubting that pastry is an art form, I present this epic edible landscape, including a life-sized, hyper-realistic rainbow unicorn cake. Yep, you read that right [via Foodiggity]. —Jamie Feldmar, Managing Editor

A lovely tribute to beloved farmer Bill Maxwell, who's retiring from NYC's Greenmarkets this year. —Tracie Lee, Designer

The Great American Beer Festival took place this past weekend (and you can see a few of our favorite beers here) but not all of the good beers win the coveted medals. A few different brewers have written a bit about the judging process and why some great beers don't win. (Hat tip: Jesse Friedman)—Maggie Hoffman, Senior and Drinks Editor

This week I learned you don't need expensive juices to do a colon cleanse; just eat these sugar-free Haribo gummy bears and you'll be poopin' in ways you never dreamed possible. The Amazon reviews don't disappoint: "What came out of me felt like someone tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a coffee straw." —Robyn Lee, AHT Editor/Chief Doodler

This is just a friendly reminder to never steal from the office refrigerator. A man in Pennsylvania was so angry about his missing jello he called the cops. According to the Chicago Tribune, the crime is "still under investigation." —Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Editor

It turns out no one else in the office knows what hard sauce is, so here's the Pioneer Woman's recipe for the stuff to set the record straight. Though on the record I'd add more whiskey. —Max Falkowitz, NY Editor

Recent archeological discoveries suggest that Mesolithic men and women in Britain were enjoying a "Heston Blumenthal" menu of delicacies, including frogs legs. Bet it cost less than 195 Pounds a person, too.—Carrie Vasios, Sweets Editor

I really liked Michael Amster-Burton's first book Hungry Monkey. It was about feeding babies. I love his new one Pretty Good Number One—a short travel memoir dedicated to all things Tokyo—even more. He's one of the funniest food writers around, wicked clever, does his research, and writes about things that interest me like feeding toddlers, and foreign vending machines, and hyper-efficient transportation systems. Books like this make me want to be a better writer.—Kenji Lopez-Alt, Chief Creative Officer

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