The Foodnited States Of America, A Pun-Fueled Series of US States Made From Food

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In addition to being the creator of Foodiggity.com, I’m also the father of an eight-year-old. And, when most of the material covered on your site could best be described as ‘juvenile food-related nonsense,’ a curious youngster is gonna wanna get involved.

It began innocently enough with, “Dad… What if you made States, but like, they were made of food, like?” My response was something along the lines of, “That’s been done to death already, son… Go to bed.” Then, the heir to the Foodiggity empire added, “But what if they like had funny names like New Pork or New Jerky, like?” Now, we were on to something.

So, with an idea set forth by an eight year-old, and contributions from Dad and others, we give you The Foodnited States of America.

The project will be based over at Instagram, hashtag #foodnitedstates. We already have Foodnited States worked out for most of the fifty, but we welcome suggestions for more.

Post your State food puns to us here. If we use it, we’ll give you a shout-out. You’ll be contributing to a fun project and perhaps helping an eight-year-old get an ‘A’ in social studies. F-S-A!! F-S-A!!

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KALEIFORNIA

PORK-LOMEIN

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ROCKY-RHODE

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This Wholesome Looking Woman Creates The Most Nightmarish Desserts

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Photographer/model/baker Christine McConnell may appear innocent enough, with the whole 50s housewife thing going on. But behind the scenes lurks a baker with a love of the macabre.

From killer waffle cones to a face hugger sugar cookies, McConnell produces desserts that would make any movie monster or serial killer proud. Christine does occasionally break away from the creepy stuff, producing dishes and cakeworks that are downright gorgeous.

Check out more of McConnell, aka Foodiggity’s new bestie, over at Instagram.

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Dad Creates Letters Out Of Food To Help Teach His Daughter The Alphabet

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To help teach his daughter Zoë the alphabet in the funnest and yummiest way possible, artist Tommy Perez created AtoZoë.

The project is a series of letters that Perez designs and creates out of food. The goal… To teach Zoë her ABCs and get her a snack in the process. Well done, dad.

Check out Perez’s work and more of this project over at his Instagram.

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Girl Eat World, A Creative Instagram Series of Food From Around The World

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Singapore-based Melissa of Girl Eat World travels extensively, loves food, and has an Instagram account. The result is a photo series like no other, with a creative take on food sharing and travel.

Melissa, camera in one hand, a food item representing her surroundings in the other – takes the viewer on a first-person account of eating around the world.

See more of Melissa’s travel and eating adventures over at Instagram, and prepare to be hungry and envious.

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A Photo Booth That’ll Take Sharing Your Food Pics To Intolerable New Levels

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Although Foodiggity would never indulge in something as trivial and self-involved as sharing our current meal via social media… The practice is about to be taken to levels of intolerability once unreachable with a mere smartphone and Instagram account.

#Dinnercam, hashtag intentional, is your new social media nightmare. It encourages the restaurant patron to actually pick up their meal from the table, stand, and carry it to a food photo booth. At which time, the person who you’ll soon be unfollowing, can choose from a number of lighting effects, take a pic of their grub, and overshare it at will.

And, because “Having only digital evidence of your current meal is not enough!” said nobody ever, the #Dinnercam will provide an actual print of the photo.

MWEB, who is responsible for this watershed moment in foodiot culture, claims that the #Dinnercam is not meant for mass production, and is only a “tongue-in-cheek campaign” about human interactions in public environments. Let’s never make this happen.

[link, via Gothamist]