Joe Arpaio in Bacon, Rainbow Pancakes, Oreo Cameos: Six Ways People Played with Their Food in 2011

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Along with her fine food writing skills, Phoenix New Times cafe critic Laura Hahnefeld has a knack for finding the oddest -- and most entertaining -- stories. From gruesome bread to sugary meat treats, thanks to her we saw it all in 2011. Here are some of her favorite finds from the past year (not all were actually created in 2011, but our stories about them were published during this time). And as an extra bonus, Chow Bella's own experiment with our favorite specimen. Enjoy!

6. Human Bread

Fine artist Kittiwat Unarrom, who also helps run his family's bakery in Ratchaburi, Thailand, has found an unsettling method of combining his two trades. You can actually eat his creations. If you dare.

Get the rest -- including Joe Arpaio in bacon -- after the jump. 

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. Oreo Cameo

For her food art project "From Scratch," Somerville, Massachusetts, artist Judith G. Klausner uses Victorian handicraft processes to transform packaged foods. 

4. Rainbow Food

Photographer and designer Henry Hargreaves and stylist Lisa Edsalv transformeveryday eats to full-on spectrums of color in a series called "Food of the Rainbow."

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3. Sweet Meat

Sure, bacon is considered "meat candy," we're all comfortable with that, but Austrian artist and photographer Jasmin Schuller has taken the "meat as sweets" concept one step farther -- waaaaay farther.

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2. Fish Faces

The phrase, "you are what you eat" has never been more true for New York based photographer and ex-college English teacher, graphic designer, fiction writer, and advertising creative director Ted Sabarese, who photographs people and the fish they resemble in his series "Evolution." 

1. Joe Arpaio in Bacon

We couldn't help ourselves, particularly after seeing Van Gogh's Starry Night recreated in pork. Read all the greasy details and see a stop-motion video here.


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