foxnews.com – Did anyone — your mom or dad, maybe the school lunch lady — ever tell you not to play with your food? That was probably good advice back in the days of childhood, when nothing was as much fun as blowing bubbles in chocolate milk or drinking water through a Twizzler. But today, full-grown adults are embracing playing with food, thanks to a trend that they’re calling “Food Jenga.”
Jenga, of course, is a classic dinner party game sold by Hasbro, where you stack wooden pieces to make a tower, then take turns pulling them out and hoping the entire structure doesn’t come crashing down. Now, envision transferring those careful stacking and cautious sliding skills to the dinner table. You’ve just pictured Food Jenga, or #FoodJenga, as Instagrammers call it. As the name implies, this informal trend has diners stacking their food in crazy ways, then trying to pull out the portions. Explore that hashtag on Instagram to see just how elaborate it’s already become.
Some edibles are easier to work with: French fries are so stackable it’s almost cheating.
Being in this foodie world I see all sorts of stuff like this at our group outings and tastings, and if that’s what you’re into that’s cool. I’m just way to fat and hungry at these things to do all this bullshit with my food…there’s times when I don’t even get a picture because I forget to before diving into my plate head first. Warning to you all now, if we’re at an event and you start doing this don’t be surprised when I pull from the bottom to get a snack and you’re whole tower takes a tumble.