Let's say you're watching a cartoon – either alone, with friends, or younger relatives, and you see a meal that makes your mouth water. Be it the way its animated, the ingredients piled into the meal, or what have you, that meal looks damn good.
When most of us think about retro recipes, we tend to think of those culinary disasters that our grandparents seem to love for no apparent reason. Things like those weird jello salads and mayonnaise-laden artery clogging "salads" are what we assume everyone ate in the 50s. And, for the most part, retro recipes are pretty terrible.
There are few things more enjoyable to more people than going out to dinner. Getting waited on, eating well prepared, delicious food in the company of those close to us is truly one of life's great pleasures. Of course variety is endless in the ever evolving world of culinary. The options limitless, the combinations infinite, the enjoyment timeless even if the literal fulfillment from consumption is short lived.
Competitive eating is one of those activities that you either love or hate. The idea that people could compete to see who can eat the most is a concept that reeks of gluttony to the point of it being nauseating. Despite that, it's a sport that's slowly gaining popularity and visibility in mainstream culture.
Since the beginning of our civilization, people have experimented with flavors by combining different foods together—sometimes in weird, unexpected ways—to create a dish that people would love. While many people seem satisfied with the understood vistas of flavor society has unveiled for us, there are those among us who wish to draw back the curtain on the odder flavors in the world.
The whole milk vs skim milk battle has been a long and arduous one. We've all chosen sides, and nothing can sway us. If you love whole milk, you're a purist. You value tradition and thick, creamy goodness over the possibility of making an unhealthy choice. And if you're in camp skim milk, your priorities lie with choosing a drink without as much fat content. What we can all agree on is that skim milk is obviously better for you, right? Maybe not. Let's explore the whole milk vs skim milk debate, so we can finally stop talking about it.
Every country has national dishes that they tout as a pinnacle of their cultural achievements. Every country has a meal that is just as emblematic of their society as their flag or national flower. Every country, despite their differences both politically and culturally, can agree that there is food that stands above all others.
Doritos, a long time beloved chip, most classically known for its red “Nacho Cheese” or blue “Cool Ranch” packaging actually has a long history of outrageous discontinued Doritos flavors. Upon inspection of these old-school flavors, it appears that some of the flavors themselves were outrageous, while some seem so tasty that the discontinuation is the real outrage. Regardless of whether you're a lover or hater of the obscure flavors, we can all give props to Doritos for their hugely successful model of utilizing fan-created content. Throughout the history of outrageous discontinued Doritos flavors, the company has exemplified interesting marketing methods to maximize fan engagement. And while not all the flavors lived to tell the tale, the methods to engage fans and increase customers certainly succeeded.