Illustrations of Ridiculous Food Patents by the New York Times Magazine
The New York Times Magazine Endpaper had Andrew Rae illustrate some of 2008's patents and imagined what they might look like. Here are the food ones!
19 Book with taste or smell elements for interacting with an animal (7,357,421)
24 Bread-impaling cooking utensil for meat insertion (7,339,136)
25 Butter straw (D567,004)
26 Device for gripping, penetrating and separating an egg (7,363,853)
27 Beverage treated with nicotine (7,435,749)