Monday, April 30, 2012

Food Art Spotlight: Artist Jason Mercier

Rosie O'Donnell made of various junk food by Jason Mecier

Jason Mercier is a very talented and versatile mosaic portrait artist. He makes portraits out of rice, beans, dried pasta, candy, pretzels, fruits, vegetables, meats, fast food, dog food, pills… and that’s just the edible portraits. He also makes mosaics out of other non-edible mediums, particularly celebrity junk, which he has also become famous for. It takes him at least 50 hours to complete these masterful pieces of art. (That's right 50 HOURS!) When asked how he determines what medium to use in making portraits, he says he goes with the name of the subject, i.e. Condoleeza Rice made of rice, Salt-N-Peppa made of salt and pepper, and Dog: The Bounty Hunter made of dog food. Mecier’s art is shown in an array of venues to include cafes, hair salons, art galleries, major museums, celebrity homes, international magazines, and on various network television programs. If you would like to own one of Jason Mecier’s famous works of art, the prices start at $1,500 per piece. That’s a little steep for our pockets, but it is very much worth the price!

Now, enough talk, it's time to enjoy Jason Mecier's creative works of art. Bon Apetit!

The Red Vines Collection: Clockwise from top right: Freddy Krueger, Taylor Lautner, "Dexter," Mo'Nique, Kim Kardashian

Amy Winehouse made of pills
Michael Jackson made of pills

Wrestler, Triple H made of pickles, peppers, olives, onion, lunch meat, and cheeses

Taylor Swift made of candy, Good & Plenty

Spice Girls poster made of candy

Courtney Love made of pills

Jerry Seinfeld made of various dry cereal

Kristi Yamaguchi made of various fast food

Regis Philbin made of beans and corn

Condoleeza Rice made of rice

Pamela Anderson made of various candy

Roseann made of beans


Friday, April 6, 2012

5 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Junk Foods

Here are a some fun facts about a few of America's favorite junk foods…

1. Have you ever wondered what the M’s stand for in M&M’s?

The Answer: Mars & Murrie. Forrest Mars, Sr. (of the Mars candy company) teamed up with Bruce Murrie (of the Hershey chocolate company) in 1941 to make a hard shelled candy with chocolate in the center. The two paired up for this endeavor since there was a projected shortage in chocolate. Thus, we get our famous M&M’s.

2. Pringles aren’t really potato chips?

Pringles only have 42% of potato based content, therefore, the FDA deemed them to not be classified as potato chips. Because of this, the makers of Pringles initially named them "Pringles Nefangled Potato Chips," which didn't last very long. And now they are instead called crisps since the major components of Pringles are wheat starch and various types of flour.

3. Snickers… What a weird name. I wonder where it came from…

Well, since you asked. The name Snickers came from a horse. That’s right, Snickers is named after a horse. The favorite horse of the Snickers inventor himself, Frank Mars, founder of Mars, Inc.

4. What makes Pop Rocks pop?

When Pop Rocks are being made, they are exposed to a vast amount of Carbon Dioxide that creates little highly pressurized bubbles inside the candy as it hardens. As soon as saliva hits the candy and starts to dissolve it, the bubbles of Carbon Dioxide are exposed which makes the candy pop, and jump around your mouth.

5. How many licks DOES it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Ahh… the age-old question. It has been scientifically proven (yes, scientists actually conducted experiments for this) that it takes the average adult 250 licks, if concentrating on one side of the candy only, and it would take about 500 licks if licking both sides evenly.

Everyone eats junk food now and then. What’s your favorite to snack on? Was your favorite guilty pleasure listed? Do you know any fun facts about junk foods not listed here? Leave us a comment…

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Lunch Dilemma

You’re at work. It’s creeping closer and closer to lunchtime. You have so much work to do! No time to sit at your favorite restaurant and enjoy their delicious food. And you’re really not in the mood for fast food. You didn’t bring lunch with you today… What do you do?

Go to and order your lunch online through our easy-to-use website. Have us deliver your food Hot and Fresh. You enjoy the same delicious food from your favorite restaurant, without having to leave your desk. How convenient!

No more dragging yourself out of your desk to get lunch. No more forgetting to eat lunch until it's 2pm. You can even pre-order your lunch and have it scheduled to come to you at whatever time you choose!

Dilemma solved! Kudos to you!