A Culinary Adventure, From Gardens and Markets to Restaurants and Home Kitchens
Jun 4, 2013
09:34 AM
Local Flavor

Funny Food

We all could use a little comic relief. And perhaps surprisingly, perusing the grocery store shelves can offer a laugh or two. Over the past few weeks, I have been looking at food in new ways, noticing the humorous names of some food products—the jokes ranges from silly to a bit gross, and possibly inappropriate. Multi-taskers can now double their grocery shopping rewards—food and laughs.

1. Physedibles
Okay this name is innocuous, but I still can’t get over this kid’s snack sounding
like a chapter out of a college biology textbook. 

2. Bimbo Bakeries
Perhaps the name comes from the airy texture of the bread? At any rate, us blonds can
rest assured that the word bimbo originally referred to an “inconsequential” man.

3. Fried Stick
Well now, that just sounds downright delicious. If you are in
the woods, starving, with nothing but cooking oil.

4. Wenis
Actually an air freshener that I spotted in a taxi in Mali. If you're familiar with the slang
term for the skin on your elbow, I’m sure you can figure out why I found this funny.

5. Crispy Rolls
I do love the flavor of pandan leaves, but it loses something when you refer to it as “pandanus” flavored.

6. Vegetarian Steak
Tricky, but if you look close enough, you’ll see it looks nothing like steak. Or anything else I recognize.

7. Freekeh Roasted Green Wheat
Not sure what makes this so freaky, but seeing as it’s so healthy, I might be willing to find out.

8. Miscellaneous by Weight
Whatever random product this is, it weighs less than a pound.

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Writing has always provided an anchor for my passions, which focus deeply on food, dance, environmental conservation and culture. I grew up “helping” my dad cultivate a prolific garden that produced too many radishes and watching my mom make almost all of our food from scratch, including horehound candy. Meanwhile I took my first African dance class in high school, which ignited my continuing quest to travel to West Africa, via Europe and South America, to study dance.

Through my travels, I learned that we are all connected by food, and our basic need to eat. Since moving to Madison in 1998 to pursue degrees in conservation biology and dance, I have developed an appreciation for the richness of our local food community, and a great desire to share it with others. What started as a personal food blog, A World of Flavors, has since grown into a business teaching cooking classes and leading local and international food tours.

I look forward to sharing culinary adventures with you through my Madison Magazine blog Local Flavor and monthly Dining In recipe column.

  – Otehlia Cassidy
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About This Blog

Writing has always provided an anchor for my passions, which focus deeply on food, dance, environmental conservation and culture. I grew up “helping” my dad cultivate a prolific garden that produced too many radishes and watching my mom make almost all of our food from scratch, including horehound candy. Meanwhile I took my first African dance class in high school, which ignited my continuing quest to travel to West Africa, via Europe and South America, to study dance.

Through my travels, I learned that we are all connected by food, and our basic need to eat. Since moving to Madison in 1998 to pursue degrees in conservation biology and dance, I have developed an appreciation for the richness of our local food community, and a great desire to share it with others. What started as a personal food blog, A World of Flavors, has since grown into a business teaching cooking classes and leading local and international food tours.

I look forward to sharing culinary adventures with you through my Madison Magazine blog Local Flavor and monthly Dining In recipe column.

  – Otehlia Cassidy
Follow Otehlia on Twitter @madisoneats

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