Like "mostly harmless," this is at least safely ingestible. Some of the recipes that AIs have churned out have not been fit for human consumption.
(No, I'm not a fan of marmite.)
Following Microsoft's 2019 foray into whisky-making, Google has got into the AI-infused consumables game with the frankly horrific-sounding Marmite and Maltesers® cake. We'd like to blame Google's AI for the atrocity, but it appears that the idea for the addition of the Marmite* came from a human. Apparently one of the top …
I rather think that's the point.
Having gained the ability to recognise crosswalks and parking meters - the only way to distinguish between AI and mere humans will be to ask if combinations such as "Fruit cake and cheddar cheese" go together.
If the AIs get any smarter they will be asking us about seeing a turtle on its back in the sun and not helping it
I resided at university in Halls which doubled as the NZ Presbyterian seminary. Seminarians lived out, farmed into local parishes. So there was largely just us prole students in residence.
Fridays we always had fish for dinner, despite being Protestants. Go figure. Big square, WET, slabs of fish. In first year we had to do dogfish dissections. We had Biology labs on Fridays.
We had the same dogfish for three weeks, dissecting various bits, they were fixed, kind of but they still began to smell.
I like fish, I have eaten dogfish i have caught. But on the third week I could not eat the fish.
My speciality is muscle, hence the monniker, the previous PhD student in the lab could not eat steak, she had cut and examined too many muscle cross sections. I became expert on the anatomy of the lower hindlimb, which made eating chicken drumsticks problematic. My mind kept trying to identify the muscles.
As a farmer/rancher who grows most of his own meat, I'd be horrified if I couldn't identify what I was eating. Take for example those unidentifiable bits of protein at Safeway/Tesco that are wrapped in Styrofoam & plastic and marked "meat for stew". If you know what you are looking at, you can actually get some pretty decent meat from inexpensive "scraps".
My mum once got a phone call from my primary school, "We told him he couldn't leave until he's finished his dinner. It's 3 o'clock and he's still sitting there, what do we do?". Cue laughter from my mother and a response along the lines of "Your problem, you deal with it".
And some of the stuff they force is borderline inedible.
There are many foods that will set me off, but luckily I do like veg and normal meats.
If someone gets funny about my dislike of X I ask them if they have any sprouts, if they go yuk, they got the message.
Now to sprout sick, the Christmas merger of sprouts and cured meats, what a waste, I hate cured meats and my wife hates sprouts.
What was the frog spawn pudding called?
I'm certain there's an episode of Teen Titans where an AI Pizza Bot is tasked with creating hitherto unknown variations of pizza toppings. Needless to say the world is bought crashing to its knees under the sheer scale of the task and creation of all of these pizzas.
Now if Cartoon Network can see the risks why can't Google?!
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation and Cyberdyne Systems are pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Company!
With insight into the needs and desires of todays high-flying tech entrepreneurs, distressed mums, handymen, and Ordnance Engineers, we will be releasing a new line of caffeinated puffy treats, that also double as roofing mastic and high explosive charges.
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(It's only a matter of time...)
Kinda fits with the current trend of putting the ghastly stuff into anything the manufacturers can get away with.
Marmite chocolate - sure!
Marmite crisps - why not?
Marmite biscuits - what the hell?
Marmite humus - Dave, you feeling ok?
Marmite Lynx Africa - WTF! (honestly, this exists!)
Much prefer the precursor (hence the icon) to the devil's diarrhoea....
I see no problem with Marmite crisps or crackers and have on occasion put Marmite with butter on to digestive biscuits ( though they are a snack for the desperate).
The first time I was ever invited to a family Thanksgiving meal in California, one of the ingredients of the roast turkey dinner was mashed squash with a layer of marshmallow roasted in a tin, looked odd but was actually not bad.
"looked odd but was actually not bad"
Blargh ... This Californian sez "I know it's traditional and all that, but c'mon .... sugar on sugar on sugar? I'm not eating that ... and what do you mean, it's supposed to be a savory dish? What kind of fool do you take me for?".
Not surprised a Brit would find it palatable, though ...
Asking for a cup of tea was pretty devastating for Arthur Dent.....
He told it about barley, ripening in undulating fields. He told it about hops, the varieties for each type of brew and how they were grown and picked. He told it about yeast, and spring water. He told it about malting, and mashing, and the large copper kettles in which the mash is boiled. He told it about how the wort is cooled so that yeast can be added, allowing it to ferment in large tanks. And he told it about scraping the residue off the bottom of those tanks, and packaging it in brown jars with a yellow lid.
"Ah" replied the Nutri-Matic. "And what about all the fluid that was fermenting in those tanks?"
It had figured the total volume involved, and the residue could clearly only account for a small part of it.
"It's usually bottled and sold as beer, but if you want to make Marmite, beer could be considered a by-product".
"Sounds terribly inefficient", the Nutri-Matic uttered after a brief pause.
"It's worth it." replied Arthur.
Those who went to Ramsay should recall the hone econmics, and those who should have gone missed out. Best for the t-lot to get back there and not be coy about it :)
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The (very rough) equivalents in the USA are known as "Whoppers", reminiscent of the sayings of a certain ex-President and his lackeys. For some reason US chocolate is of inferior quality to UK chocolate, due to a different process, so the equivalence is in appearance only. Since I can now sample Cadbury's and Hershey's products side by side in the supermarket, I can testify to the smoothness of the former compared to the latter.
For some reason it seems impossible to import Raisin and Biscuit Yorkies here, despite there being plain Yorkies available from time to time, and a steady supply of Cadbury's Fruit and Nut. And Egyptian Mars Bars.
Also, Merkins do not seem to like licorice very much, but a local taste is for salted boutique licorice. Like spicy food, I think you're supposed to start mild and work your way up to the stuff that gives you -100 health points and +100 thirst points.
Yes, the all too ubiquitous smell of "pumpkin spice" which has no pumpkin in it, consisting of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. It's traditionally used to flavour the otherwise bland pumpkin pie, a tart similar to certain kinds of custard tart, but it is also sprayed liberally about the displays of pine cones, dried plant material and yes, pumpkins piled outside the typical supermarket in the USA. Tiresome after the first 5 seconds, like muzak.
That's "pumpkin pie spice", which is used to flavo(u)r pumpkin pie, thus the name.
I like my blend, in pie. The universal plastic version applied to damn near everything (including coffee, for fuck's sake!) is bloody awful. The scent alone can give me a headache, but not as fast as the artificial "cinnamon" scented pine cones do.
Also note that most commercial "pumpkin pie" is actually sweet potato pie ... cheaper raw ingredients which keep longer in bulk storage. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a good homemade sweet potato pie! But the commercial offerings are loaded with gawdawful amounts of sugar and the above mentioned universal plastic "pumpkin pie spice". Avoid it at all costs.
Whoppers are a trade name for the more generic "Malted Milk Balls".
Friends don't let friends eat Hershey or Cadbury. Both are narsty, overly sweet, imitation chocolate-like milkey confections.
Proper licorice is available nationwide. Call around, you'll find a local outlet.
That seems a bit odd. Could it be copyright related or something? Calling most forms of competition a $something-Off is typically USAian so now a British show has used the USAian naming style, it has to be renamed when exported back to them?
I'm a Yank. Years ago I heard a BBC story about funny Marmite adverts, "Marmite: You either love it, or hate it.", and I got some to see what it tasted like. I loved it! I had a brainstorm, and coated it on buttered popcorn (stir into melted butter in large wok|bowl, stir in popped popcorn 'til coated). Wow: It's The Food. Of. The. Gods!! Also, in order to make it easier to spread on toast, I mix Marmite with softened butter, then re-refrigerate the mixture, cut-and-spread just the right amount on toast. No hot-spots, no missed spots. Marmited butter is good on all sorts of things.
Naturally, goes good with beer. I dunno about the cake thing. Sounds like those nouveau cuisine "baloney-and-whipped-cream" recipes.
I refer to "The Great Marmite Spill of 2011" which was on YT for a while before taken down, presumably due to trademark issues. It originally was heard on The Now Show after a lorry load of yeast extract spilled and blocked traffic while sufficient rounds of toast were made to mop it up.
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