Clever Dad Makes Eating Healthy Food Look Like More Fun Than The Processed Junk Food Kids Typically Prefer

While it’s obvious to adults that fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, there are no fun commercials or packaging for these foods to convince kids that they can be fun to eat. Awesome dad, Beau Coffron, AKA Lunchbox Dad, took it upon himself to make the foods he wants his kids to eat artistic and fun to eat. Turning regular foods into storybook and movie characters, his daughter gets a new surprise every time she opens her lunch box.

Food as Art: Beautiful Compositions by Charlotte Omnes and Beth Galton

The creative spirits in food stylist Charlotte Omnès and photographer Beth Galton collaborated to create a wonderful exploration of food as art. Using the same method as an artist using paints, they took select foods, mashed them up, and used the result as their medium. Whether it was an onion, pomegranate or caviar, it made no difference.

One Cob, Many Flavors: These Recipes Will Have You Rethinking Your Next BBQ

Did you know peak corn season is in the springtime? That’s right, just as the days are getting warm and the BBQ is begging to be fired up, one of the most mouth watering crops springs forth ready to be munched… in so many tasty ways. That’s because, although corn originated in the Americas, it’s now grown on every continent except Antarctica – and each area has at least one regional recipe for your next cookout.

Around the World: National & Continental Maps Created From Common Foods Arranged Perfectly

One of the things people love most about travel is experiencing the foods from other countries. Henry Hargreaves, an artist in New Zealand, worked with Caitlin Levin, a stylist in NY, to combine these passions in a series that will make cartographers, travelers, foodies, and typography geeks swoon. Choosing a food type appropriate for each country, they cleverly arranged the varieties in distinct ways to separate different regions. For example, they chose corn to represent the USA, but each state featured a different form of corn, meticulously arranged. They used citrus fruits for South America, bananas and plantains for Africa, shrimp for Australia, noodles for China, bread and cheese for France, spices for India, tomatoes for Italy, seaweed for Japan, kiwis for New Zealand, and biscuits for the U.K. Then graphic designer Sarit Melmed created stunning typography to give each map a classy finishing touch.

World’s Largest Gingerbread Village Goes Down in Holiday History

The holidays bring out many different types of spirit: the spirit of giving, the spirit of love, the spirits of whiskey and, most recently, the competitive spirit. Chef Jon Lovitch worked for a whole year (all while wearing a Santa hat I’m sure) to construct what is now officially “the world’s largest edible gingerbread village.” When the trusty guys from the Guinness Book of World Records stopped by, the 300-square foot village weighed in at a whopping 1.5 tons!

Eat, Paint, Love: Fat Tats By Monica Ramos

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Artist Monica Ramos serves up a full-bodied perspective on eating through her unique subject of study: food tattoos. The Brooklyn-based illustrator, whose Fat Tats series was recently featured in Art Intersections: Asian-Latino Pop-Up Museum presented by the Smithsonian, eloquently captures the passion, politics, and perils of consumption in the flesh.

Fat & Furious Burger: Sharing Wild Burger Recipes in Mouth Watering Photographs

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On Facebook their site is listed as a “Health and Wellness Website”, and we’re not even going to argue with that. Hamburgers make you happy, and that’s got to count for something! French duo Thomas and Quentin have been whipping up some fantastic new burger recipes in equally fantastic themes. From the “Excalibur ger” shown above, to the shocking, all white burger below – they’ve created a mouth watering and eye pleasing collection. Thank goodness they’re sharing it all on their website, Fat & Furious Burger.

‘Nice Cup Bro!’ Makes Tea Time Rock: Unique Mugs From Around The World

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The coffee mug: the silent accessory to your morning addiction. Mugs become so ingrained in our daily routine that we become simultaneously desensitized and emotionally attached to the ancient vehicle for liquid fuel. Do you have a favorite cup? I do. It brings stability to my life. We all get close to cups. I mean, we pretty much make out with them everyday. So, if you carefully select your significant other than maybe you should carefully select your coffee cup too. After all, there is nothing worse than a jealous, argumentative, ugly cup. Is this really what you want to spend the rest of your life with? Don’t get discouraged, there are a ton of amazing mugs perfectly compatible with your personality. To explore a staggering variety of unique handmade mugs by hundreds of artists head over to the beautifully niche ‘Nice Cup Bro!‘ blog.

Broccoli Lawns and Cupcake Sledding: Photographer Christopher Boffoli Plays With His Food

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Seattle photographer, Christopher Boffoli, is widely known for his series of work called Big Appetites. Using food as a prop in his photographic storytelling, the images show an affection for the miniature and the playful. The work is significantly more evolved than the airplane spoon of dinner that is “coming in for a landing” in a baby’s mouth, but perhaps both share the concept of bridging food and play. The photos create imaginary worlds and alternate realities. It’s a world where broccoli can becomes a lawn and spaghetti can become a car wash.

Fields of Gold: Changes in the US Corn Industry [Infographic]

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Corn was once a straightforward crop, but the US industry has seen big changes in recent years. Ethanol and GMOs are both relatively new to the scene, and they are both hot-button issues. Since 1980, the use of corn has increased significantly as a result of renewable energy legislation. Not only are we using more corn, but we are using different strains of corn. In 2013, genetically engineered corn accounted for 90% of the planted crop showing a steep increase from just 25% in 2000. A series of graphs were produced by Flapjack Media to detangle the data. The full graphic is available here.