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BlendoSquid
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Anyone have any thoughts on impromptu effects with food? I discovered Linking Polo by Colin Gilbert and this seems an ideal impromtu effect guarenteed to get a good reaction.
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David Roth descibes his methods of a Coin in a Sugar Packet. This gets me some of the best reactions I have ever had.
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"Tricks with your head" by Mac King has some of the most ingenious impromptu effects with foods that are easy to perform. But there are many in that small book that could be considered foul, as in "PARTY FOUL!" when you pretend you have poked your eyes out.

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I love Mac King's book! It is a classic.
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Astinus, for Roth's coin in sugar packet, can the coin be signed?
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Not really food magic, but the vanishing salt shaker (when done properly) always seems to get a good reaction.
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Not really food.. but there's lots of stuff you can do at a dining table
- bending spoons
- salt shaker through table
- straw into nose ? (that brings lots of laughter)
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Here's something simple.

Not exaclty food magic but it is related to food. Just do it without the deck of cards, do it on the edge of a table.

http://www.5fingermagic.com/toothpick.htm
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I own a book called "Penn and Tellers' How To Play With Your Food." My mom found it in a charity shop when I was about 6 (im now 18) and I've only just started to realise what a great find it was!

Most of the effects require extensive preparation, but it may be of use to you? Interesting to see if its still in print.

As far as ideas go, perhaps you've seen daivd williams do a cups and balls/chop cup with a tea cup and a few tomatos. Simple put and take vanishes can be done to shock people, when used with greg wilsons "all around vanish."
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If you consider chewing gum,food.Andy Leviss'Sticky Situation,is a nice little effect,that you can carry with you at all times.It's easy to do ,and always gets a great reaction form the spectators.
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I did a quick Google, and there are a couple of sources for the Penn and Teller book. It's full title is "The Unpleasant Book Of Penn & Teller Or How To Play With Your Food". As Flec says, most of the effects require preparation. There are a few that can be done impromptu, though, and to great effect.

The ISBN is for the book is: 1-85793-413-X
If you plug that into Google, you should find some sources for it.
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Thanks everyone, I'll look into it. Yeah sticky situation is great.

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There is always the coin in the roll. Daryl teaches how to make anything bounce on his Live From London Volume 1 or 2.(I know he did not come up with it but he teached it). I secound Penn & Teller Or How To Play With Your Food and Mac Kings book. Try the Zit squeeze to really impress your date.
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You can make a version of "chink a chink" with candys Smile
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Fork in eyeball ... it's a classic!

And very adaptable .. for Valentines Day: "My girlfriend just dumped me, and I'm so depressed ... "
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Linking Pretzels in Magic For Dummies.


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I have performed the Salt Shaker Thru Table, Coin in Roll, Bending Butter Knife, and Coin in Sugar Packet. The BEST reaction I get is from the Salt Shaker Thru Table. I get asked to do that from my friends or family ANYTIME I go to a restaurant with them (even if they know how it's done).
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After a good dinner, having done PK bending, dime to sugar packet, I like to finish it off with Linking breath mints as I pass 'em out to everyone...

as an aside, cant remember where I learned this, but you can take a sugar packet and secretly empty the sugar through a small hole pouring it (rather rudely) on the floor, return it to the rack...then later taking it opening it up in front of them, "pour" it into you closed fist...and walla, the sugar has disappeared...oldie but goodie.

Of course the same principle can be applied with the use of the good ol' TT.
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Color changing apple (impossible close up magic by ray kosby)
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Some prep is required for some but the impression is impromptu.


Pre-sliced banana - I think in Gardner's - Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic.

Bouncing Bagel/Roll - Gardner - Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic.

Coin in roll.

Bill in Lemon/walnut/etc. - various sources. Carney's from Carneycopia.

Cups and olives.

Three bread crums in a cup - Rene Lavand. I forget the routine name.
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