Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

Announcement: Taste Hall of Shame

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I would really like to look at a list of disgusting meals that I could make in my own home.”? If so, then have I got a deal for you.

It’s the Food In Real Life Taste Hall of Shame: A collection of all meals reviewed on Food In Real Life that have scored lower than 1 out of 5 in the taste department. It even doubles as a dieting aid, since you certainly won’t be hungry after reading it.

Announcement: Taste Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

As a followup to the wildly successful Looks Hall of Fame, I present the Taste Hall of Fame: all meals that have earned a full score of 5 out of 5 for their delicious, delicious tastiness. (And as always, RSS feed here.)

If you haven’t guessed by now what tomorrow’s announcement will be, ask for a hint from the reader to your left.

Announcement: Hall of Shame

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Remember the announcement about the Food In Real Life Hall of Fame? Remember how a bunch of people asked for a Hall of Shame?

Well, I had already planned on doing that, so don’t think you got the jump on me or anything, but it’s finally ready: The Food In Real Life Hall of Shame: A list of every meal that has gotten 1 or fewer points in the looks department, automatically updated every day. (RSS feed here for you technologically advanced readers.)

I have a few other features up my sleeve that will be unveiled over the next few weeks. The first commenter to guess what any of them are wins a gold star!

Announcement: Rate Foods With Me!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

One of the most common themes in the comments on Food In Real Life is people disagreeing with the ratings I give the foods’ looks: “There’s no way that’s a 4, it’s more like a 2.” “That should be a 4, not a 3.” “Can you even count to 5?”

This weekend, I added a reader rating system to the site so you can all participate in rating the appearances of the foods. (These extra ratings won’t replace mine; they’ll be in addition.)

Since there’s no food in this post to rate, take a look at Saturday’s disgusting Hormel Compleats post for an example. Just click the “Rate This Food’s Looks” link and then click on whichever star you’d rate the food as. (If you’d rate it 3 out of 5, click on the 3rd star.) After you rate it, the page will refresh and show the new average rating for the food from all users.

What do you think of this feature? Can you think of any ways to make it better?