You're probably familiar with This is Why You're Fat. In honor of Taste Test, co-author Jessica Amason has generously shared some gems of meat-related architecture from the blog and from their upcoming book. Good lord, this stuff is gross.
Taste Test is our weeklong tribute to the leaps that occur when technology meets cuisine, spanning everything from the historic breakthroughs that made food tastier and safer to the Earl-Grey-friendly replicators we impatiently await in the future.
Meat Ship - Meat House and Meat Ship creator, Joel Richards, also contributed to TIWYF, the book, where he explained his inspiration for building meat-structures — to create his first meat structure, the meat ship, he actually used the help of his roommate, an engineering major!
Leaning Tower of NOM - A tall dome-like structure of donuts and crullers that is probably more structurally sound than its leaning Tuscan counterpart.
Meat House - It's like a gingerbread house, but many more animals were killed to build it.
Meat Tank - The meat tank is a glorious mystery, it was submitted anonymously and we have yet to uncover its origins. It combines two intensely manly things: an armoured combat vehicle and...MEAT!
Rubix Cubewich - The geniuses at insanewiches.com came up with this supremely nerdy gem and explain its contents here.
Bacon Wrapped Stone Henge - There's something weirdly appropriate about this culinary ode to a site of ritual sacrifice: a bacon offering to the gods! The creator also takes it rather seriously.
BA-K47 - A past favorite of Giz, also part of the book's spread on meat-creations.
The Bacone - Bacon Camp's Bacone seems simple enough, but it actually involved a good amount of ingenuity on the part of its creators. They also contributed to the book, explaining how they came up with the idea that took California's "Bacon Camp" competition by storm. They also talk about their creation here.
Bacon Man - The Bacon Man: attempting to fill the uncanny valley with salty deliciousness! Definitely one of the more creepy items, but also impressive in its construction...
Snack Stadium - The snack stadium has managed to harness all that is good and manly: 1) sporting events 2) building shit with tools 3) tailgating snack foods 4) competition.
After HolyTaco created the original, many have attempted to recreate, redesign and re-imagine their own versions (like this image, which is a redesigned version that is exclusive to our book). Not just a feat of food engineering, a phenomenon!