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    Le Whaf in Ottawa

    Honestly, I really must draw the line somewhere. lol

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story...-calories.html

    No-calorie food cloud a tasty alternative
    'Le Whaf' is a French gadget that allows food to be broken down and inhaled
    CBC News Posted: Sep 7, 2012 7:54 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 7, 2012 8:47 AM ET

    A European culinary trend offering a gastronomic feast without the caloric guilt is steaming into Ottawa.

    The idea is called Le Whaf, where ingredients of a meal are boiled into a liquid, strained, then poured into a large French gadget, similar to a glass cauldron.

    It was inspired by a product called Le Whif, an aerosol that sprays particles of dark chocolate. It is a treat for people without any calories.

    The inventor is French scientist and Harvard professor David Edwards, who then had the idea for Le Whaf.

    It is now a popular movement for dieters in Europe because inhaling the air can curb appetite.

    The restaurant does not charge for the meal, which on this day was a beef and mushroom consommé — a type of clear soup made from richly flavoured stock, which has been clarified.

    Ultrasound breaks up food

    Aitken can turn the consommé into a cloud with the large cauldron-like gadget. It is still a novelty piece for Juniper.

    "It's a vase that has an ultrasound planted in the bottom of it, so it agitates the liquid hard enough and fast enough that it will create a cloud," Aitken said, "It is used, essentially, as a vehicle for flavour."

    The cloud of food can be inhaled through a straw. One customer, Carolyn Likely, said the cloud was, "a taste sensation without something in your mouth."

    For the chefs, it is all about pushing their culinary limits by using a new way to satisfy their hungry patrons.

    "When you're smelling wine, same premise. Instead you're going to smell it. You're going to, essentially, inhale it leaving you with flavour on your sinus and palate," said Aitken.
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    I have heard people wolfing down their food described to as "inhaling their food," but really...lol
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    I know! Isn't this crazy!?!
    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

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    Liquor is also being vaporized. Apparently you get all of the taste and buzz minus the calories.

    Vaping high cal foods would be an anorexic's dream.

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    Did someone say you get the buzz without the calories!

    I change my mind - I love this!!! lol
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    call me old-fashioned, but what happened to a good old-fashioned vomitortium? all of the gluttony and none of the calories

    Seriously though, perhaps the restaurant in the future will offer aromatic samples of their menu. Also, how cool would it be to have an aromatic buffet

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