Published Sep 09, 2008If theres one thing all kids have heard from their mom its "dont play with your food. Yet kids are rarely, if ever, warned about recreating record covers out of food. And perhaps thats because, like you, mom knows its totally wicked to make your all-time favourite jackets by Aphex Twin, My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream edible. For proof, just check out the Jacket Lunch Box website where a Japanese blogger/designer/food enthusiast is celebrating the art form of turning record covers into food.
With ingredients like seaweed, fish cakes, sour plums and rice, the blogger has put hundreds of consumable album jacket replications on display, doing covers of everyone from Metallica to Spiritualized to Public Enemy, and doing them all accurately and tastily to boot. For each, the blogger includes a recipe for the album cover, and there are even instructional videos on the site to help you learn how to do it yourself.
Here is the Jacket Lunch Boxs recipe for Weezers Pinkerton, translated courtesy of Exclaim!s Japan bureau chief who ensures us it would be very tasty:
Yukari Furikake (dry plum and labiate condiment meant to be sprinkled on top of rice)
Menma (pickled bamboo)
Put hot, cooked brown rice into a lunch box and make it level.
Cut pieces of seaweed and place them accordingly.
Cut the menma and place it. Put yukari on to it.