Posted: May 11, 2017 Filed under: Food & Drink, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: CNN, Dessert, Donald Trump, Ice cream, media, news, President Trump, scandal
Posted: July 31, 2015 Filed under: Food & Drink, Space & Aviation | Tags: Astronauts, Freeze-dried, Ice cream, National Air and Space Museum, Photography, Space Exploration, Sunita Williams
What kind of ice cream do astronauts eat? The regular kind. Freeze-dried “astronaut ice cream,” while popular with our visitors to the National Air and Space Museum, was not popular with actual astronauts (too crumbly). The real deal has been taking off since 2006. Here astronaut Sunita Williams enjoys some with fall apples in 2012.
More about eating dessert in space here.
Air and Space’s blog
Posted: June 14, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, U.S. News | Tags: Arrest, Difference between Suspect and Perpetrator, Ice cream, Ice cream van, Maryland, Residential community, Subsidized housing, The Police, Walkersville
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an ice cream truck driver in Maryland was gunned down as he was selling treats to children and a suspect has been arrested.
Frederick police say 22-year-old Brandon Brown was fatally shot Saturday afternoon at Lucas Village, a subsidized housing complex.
Authorities charged Larnell Tyran Lyles with first degree murder following the death of a 22-year-old ice cream man. ( Frederick Police Department)
Lt. Clark Pennington, a police spokesman, says Brown drove into the community playing music to announce his arrival. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 27, 2015 Filed under: Asia, Food & Drink, Global, Mediasphere | Tags: Advertising, Hitler, Ice cream, Ice Cream Cones, Nazi, Packaging, Photography
Posted: March 11, 2015 Filed under: Asia, Food & Drink, Humor, Japan | Tags: Angelica sinensis, Asuka, Daifuku, 餅つき, Glutinous rice, Ice cream, Japan, Japanese rice, Kitora Tomb, Kyoto, Mochi, Nara, Nara Prefecture
The making of mochi, traditional Japanese rice cakes, is a traditional activity for many Japanese families around the time of the New Year’s holiday. The term for this important ritual in Japanese is mochitsuki (餅つき), which quite simply means “mochi pounding.”
While there are dozens of mochi specialty shops scattered throughout Japan, one particular shop specializing in yomogimochi (mochi mixed with mugwort, giving it a distinctive green color) in Nara Prefecture boasts much more than delicious sweets–its second claim to fame is that it employs the fastest mochitsuki champions in all of the country!
The mochitsuki professionals at Nara’s Nakatanidou (中谷堂) shop make a great team. They’ve got the art of mochitsuki down to a tee, and it’s obvious that in the process they’ve also cultivated a mutual trust over the years. I mean, why else would they be so willing to stick their hands in the direct path of a mallet crashing down at full force?
The following video of the mochi masters at work is so impressive that it’s even garnered thousands of views outside of Japan. Remember, what you’re about to see is not sped-up or altered in any way–it’s the actual speed that the video was recorded at:
Source: Team Yellow via RocketNews 24 – YouTube
Posted: August 22, 2014 Filed under: Entertainment, Food & Drink, Mediasphere, The Butcher's Notebook | Tags: Americana, Dairy Queen, design, Ice cream, Neon, Signage, typography, vintage
Posted: August 6, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Food & Drink, Mediasphere | Tags: Cascade Locks, design, East Wind Drive In, Hamburgers, Ice cream, Oregon, Penquin, Signage, typography, vintage
Posted: November 5, 2013 Filed under: Food & Drink, Japan, Mediasphere, Science & Technology | Tags: accessories, Asia, gadgets, Humor, Ice cream, IOS, iPhone, Japan, media, Mobile device, novelty, Smartphone, technology
When you’re a little kid, any slightly long object turns into your own personal phone. The remote control, a banana, maybe even a sausage have all served as substitute talking devices for children not quite old enough to have their own fully-functional mobile device.
Posted: October 23, 2013 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Humor | Tags: Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Ben & Jerry, Butterscotch, Ice cream, Newseum, Will Ferrell
• “Whoa, really strong butterscotch flavor in the beginning.”
• “Stings the nostrils…in a good way.”
• “Pretty damn scotchy.”
• “Too sweet”
• “So the butterscotch ice cream is one scotch, butterscotch swirls are the second scotch…what’s the third kind of scotch?”
• “This needs scotch”
• “Well, you could put the ice cream in a bowl and pour scotch over it.”
We’ll leave that up to you. However, as much as you love the ice cream, don’t even think about taking one of these pints to the Anchorman exhibit at the Newseum next month because no outside food or beverages are allowed inside the building. You can always bring it to the pants party.
Posted: October 22, 2013 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Ben & Jerry, Comedy Central, Ice cream, Liz Lemon, Ron Burgundy, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell
Whitney Friedlander writes: Ron Burgundy isn’t the only one who loves scotch.
In honor of the upcoming movie “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continue,” Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has unveiled a dessert themed around Will Ferrell’s titular character’s drink of choice.
The limited-edition Ron Burgundy’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch is devoid of actual alcohol, but is is a mix of suitable substitutes butterscotch ice cream and butterscotch swirl ribbons.
The Burlington, Vermont ice cream giant has a history of product tie-ins with Hollywood, including Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream for the Comedy Central host and Liz Lemon frozen yogurt, which was launched for the end of Tina Fey’s “30 Rock.”
The “Anchorman” sequel bows on December 20, but the Ben & Jerry’s treat hits shelves in the next few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 3, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere, The Butcher's Notebook | Tags: Akihabara, Cooking, Home, Ice cream, Ice cream cone, Ice cream van, Ishi, Japan, sweet potato
If you’re non-Japanese, and visit Japan, like me, you’ll be charmed by the musical trucks that deliver treats.
Americans have fond associations with ice-cream trucks, and their jingles. How alien it is to find that in Japan, trucks roam the streets, not selling ice cream cones, or snow cones, but things like tofu, laundry poles, or fresh-baked sweet potatoes. “Ishi yaki-Imo”.
Even the laundry-pole-selling trucks have a catchy jingle. But here’s the secret: the sweet potatoes in Japan taste good. Baked in stones, some of them. They have a different texture and flavor than North American sweet potatoes.
Okay, it’s not exactly ice cream. But it is delicious.
This video sample doesn’t have the music I’m familiar with, it’s just a guy’s voice announcing his product. Anyone have a video or audio of the sweet potato song?
And here’s a close-up of the back of what I’m guessing is a typical Japanese Yaki-Imo truck.