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Esoteric Cuisine

Food campaigns and products take on a seductive mystique

Implications - As product options become more prevalent, harnessing consumer attention is increasingly difficult; however, enigmatically themed ads that cause contemplation and curiosity are proving effective. Alluring foods, campaigns and business concepts add a creative and mysterious quality to the otherwise ordinary experience of eating.
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Sensual Foodtography
Sensual Foodtography
Aria Giovanni Makes Provocative Poses With Edible Treats
Aria Giovanni is featured loving food in the nude in this month’s issue of Bizarre Magazine. She is an Ultra Vixen for Bizarre and answers some very revealing questions in her latest interview. This luscious… MORE
Buddha Pears
Buddha Pears
Spiritual Fruit Shapes Made With Formed Plastic Casings
We’ve seen Buddha toast, Dalai lattes (see below), and now we’re featuring Buddha pears! This form of bonsai fruit manipulation is created by encasing young pears in plastic molds shaped like kneeling,… MORE
Dark Room Dining
Dark Room Dining
O'Noir Toronto Restaurant Lets You Enjoy Dinner Without Seeing it (UPDATE)
Foodies can take their dining experience to a whole new level when they dine at the recently opened O'Noir in Toronto, the sister location to O'Noir in Montreal. O'Noir Toronto allows patrons to dine… MORE
play_circle_filled Adult Only Gelato
Adult Only Gelato
'Sex Pistol' by the Icecreamists Includes a Splash of La Fee Absinthe
Things are certainly looking up for The Icecreamists. The innovative ice cream company has just launched The Sex Pistol, a frozen dessert they claim induces potent arousal among those who ingest it. Ingredients… MORE
Suicide Food Ads
Suicide Food Ads
Carrots and Onions are Dying to Get into Ristorante Cantina
Ristorante Cantina is, “The best thing to happen to fresh ingredients.” It is so good, in fact, that the good people at Euro RSCG Zürich, imagine carrots and onions offering themselves up as willing sacrifices… MORE
Pearl Necklace Pasta
Pearl Necklace Pasta
Bark Copenhagen Advertising Agency Shows Where Food Meets Fashion
These creative little ads for Waterfront Shopping in Copenhagen, Denmark are put together exquisitely. The advertising agency, Bark Copenhagen, decided upon the slogan, “Food meets fashion.” Judging… MORE
Sultry Fast Food Ads
Sultry Fast Food Ads
Padma Lakshmi of "Top Chef" Works on Hardee's Western Bacon Thickburger
Paris Hilton made washing a car look hot for Carl's Jr., and now Padma Lakshmi of "Top Chef" has similarly sexified fast food for Hardee's. In this ad for the Hardee's Western Bacon Thickburger, Padma… MORE
play_circle_filled Jesus-Endorsed Burgers
Jesus-Endorsed Burgers
Christ the Redeemer's Favorite Fast Food is the Big Bob Burger
The folks at Bob’s--a Brazilian burger chain--have cooked something up called the Big Bob burger and it’s fit for Jesus Christ himself. The wall-sized ad shows the ‘Big Bob’ burger in the outstretched… MORE
play_circle_filled Scary Nutritional Films
Scary Nutritional Films
Food Inc. Documentary Frightens Viewers
Activist documentary ‘Food Inc.’ takes an informative look at how big business are now running the food industry and putting people before profit. Many people have suspected this for some time, but… MORE
Worshipping Fast Food
Worshipping Fast Food
Quirky McDonald's Campaign Reveals a Bizarre Secret World
This new McDonald’s ad campaign features two men eating their favorite fast food fries in the car. The man in the passenger seat drops a fry underneath his seat, which reveals to the audience an entire… MORE

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