|West Ukrainian Cheese Cake|
If there was a ‘worlds ugliest cake’ competition, this will win, hands down. Photos like this shouldn't even be allowed on the internet. I guess you would never guess that this is a cheesecake. It looks more like something that came from outer space. But it tastes good.
The recipe uses quark instead of cream cheese. The quark I used had 0.3% fat, so it’s a relatively low fat dessert. The recipe is available here.
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Source: The Independent
Have you heard of or tried gastronomic voyeurism? It’s a Korean invention, also known as meok-bang or broadcast eating. The concept is quite simple, you eat, people watch online and pay.
The country’s most popular broadcast eater is 34 year old Park Seo-yeon. For her, the broadcasts were so popular that she was able to quit her day job and become a professional broadcast eater. She earns money via a virtual currency called Star Balloons which is convertible into Korean won. A single broadcast can earn Park as much 1.1 million won (£600) and she says she has an average monthly income of around £5,600.
Park’s evening meals go on for hours. She spends almost £2000 each month on top quality ingredients and in a single sitting can eat as much as 12 hamburgers, 12 fried eggs, and three bowls of kimchi stew. And she has managed to put on just an additional 9kg in weight.
The food world is certainly innovating, or getting weirder, depending on how you look at it. I don’t think our ancestors ever anticipated a profession known as broadcast eating where you simply eat and people pay to watch you eat. Whats next?