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Growing The World’s Hottest Pepper

Growing The World’s Hottest Pepper

“I get to hurt people from all over the world… every single day.” WIRED’s Obsessed sat down with PuckerButt Pepper Company founder Ed Currie to find out just what sort of demented mind came up with the spiciest pepper known to humanity. But he’s not done, and is continually cross-breeding hotter and hotter peppers.

Scizza Pizza Scissors

Scizza Pizza Scissors

Slice pizza on any surface with Dreamfarm’s specialized scissors. They have a built-in heat-resistant nylon base that provides a stable cutting surface, and their stainless steel blades cut cleanly through all kinds of pizza and toppings.

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Pizza Playing Cards

Pizza Playing Cards

Next time you get together for a game of poker with your pals, serve them up some pizza too. You won’t even have to call Pizza Hut, because this pizza comes in playing card form. GamaGo’s delicious-looking cards only come in pepperoni, so if you want ham and pineapple, you’re out of luck. Also available: donut playing cards.

Lay’s Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Lay’s Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

A few years back, we had the opportunity to taste several prototype flavors for Lay’s potato chips. Now, a tasty new flavor has gone into production, with chips that replicate the delicious flavor of a grilled cheese sammie and a cup of tomato soup. Available for a limited time starting on 10/21/19.

Pepper Picking Robot

Pepper Picking Robot

Designed as a proof off concept to help combat labor shortages in the EU, the Sweeper is a specialized robot that can pick vegetables all on its own. It uses computer vision to identify sweet bell peppers that are ready to harvest, then cuts them down with a tiny saw.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The Royal Ocean Film Society tips its hat to how animated films depict food in this wonderful supercut. There’s Garden of Words mouth-watering kitchen scenes, Wallace and Gromit’s simple toast, Spirited Away‘s disgusting feast and more.

Mini Donut Toaster

Mini Donut Toaster

It looks like a toaster, but this appliance cooks up delicious miniature cake donuts. The included silicone trays can toast up to eight little donuts at a time – in less than 3 minutes a batch. And since they’re not deep-fried, they’re healthier too. Just frost and eat.

Homer, Katrin, and Janine in N.O.

Homer, Katrin, and Janine in N.O.

Katrin von Niederhäusern and her friend Janine recently visited New Orleans, and while there, they decided to recreate the scene from The Simpsons where Homer goes on an eating and drinking binge around the Crescent City. Somebody needs to start offering this as an official tour.

Making Gourmet Pocky Sticks

Making Gourmet Pocky Sticks

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz continues to expand her gourmet snack portfolio, this time taking on a tasty treat from Japan. Can she pull off the crispy and sweet combo moves required for delicious chocolate, matcha, cookies & cream, and strawberry flake Pocky?

Kristin Bell vs. Hot Wings

Kristin Bell vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) Kristin Bell dropped by the First We Feast studio to take on some spicy sauces while sharing stories of her career, growing up in the Midwest, her love of Big Boy and sloths, the philosophy of The Good Place, and more. Like most things Kristin does, she makes the Hot Ones challenge look easy.

Musical Cake Zoetrope

Musical Cake Zoetrope

Alexandre Dubosc’s chocolatey creation is an edible work of art covered with images from the world of music, including notes on a staff, piano keys, and sonic waveforms that all come to life when spun in front a properly synced camera or strobe light. The towering treat is topped by a tuning fork.

Potato Clips and Tortilla Clips

Potato Clips and Tortilla Clips

When it comes to snack food, there’s not much worse than a soggy, stale chip. Keep your chips fresh as the day you tore open the bag with Fred’s literal chip clips. They come in potato and tortilla variants. Just don’t accidentally bite down on one, or your might chip a tooth.

The Art of Sushi

The Art of Sushi

“I want my sushi to create a moment for my customers, to say “Wow!” as they put it in their mouth.” BuzzFeed Tasty filmed Daisuke Nakazawa as he made samples of some of his sushi. Like his mentor Jiro Ono, Chef Nakazawa makes it look effortless.

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(Almost) Every Way to Cook a Potato

(Almost) Every Way to Cook a Potato

After learning how to make deliciously crispy oven fries, we can confirm that this list isn’t 100% complete, but Bon Appetit editor-at-large Amiel Stanek still managed to come up with 63 different ways you can prepare and eat one of the world’s favorite starches.

Making the Crispiest Oven Fries

Making the Crispiest Oven Fries

Like many of you, we love us an order of great french fries. There’s just something about that crispy goodness that seems impossible to replicate without a deep fryer. But Adam Ragusea says these British oven fries are even more crunchy and delicious than traditional fries; though they’re not any healthier.

Making Mini McDonald’s Meals

Making Mini McDonald’s Meals

Miniature artist HMS2 shows us how to make some ridiculously tiny and accurate replicas of fast food and their packaging from McDonald’s. We love the individual french fries, and how the Coke even has microscopic ice cubes.

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

On our recent trip to Kentucky, we enjoyed a mix of horses, horsepower, baseball, and bourbon. We also visited Toyota’s largest factory in the world. Georgetown’s TMMK plant makes about 2,000 cars a day, and serves as a living monument to our global economy, where Japanese and American ingenuity and skill come together.

Volcano Chip and Dip Bowl

Volcano Chip and Dip Bowl

You let the chips fall where they may if you build your home at the foot of an active volcano – especially when you know it can rain molten nacho cheese or spicy salsa on your head. Suck UK’s porcelain bowl serves as a reminder to evacuate at the first sign of Doritos.

Trevor Noah vs. Hot Wings

Trevor Noah vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) “No one sh*ts cool.” The Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah talks about biltong, his worst rollercoaster ride, the value of listening, why pooping is proof that we are all equal and more while coasting his way through Hot Ones’ spicy wings challenge.

Taking Risks with Poison

Taking Risks with Poison

Great Big Story presents a compilation of short documentaries about working with poisonous food and substances. From a gardener who tends to only poisonous plants, to a pioneering group of volunteers who ate poisoned substances, these people risk their lives for science and culture.

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How Ice Cream Sandwiches are Made

How Ice Cream Sandwiches are Made

While we prefer our ice cream not include powdered milk or plant-based stabilizers, it’s still satisfying to watch the production process involved in making these tasty vanilla and chocolate ice cream novelties. Stick around for some coney goodness from How It’s Made.

Is Meat Bad for You?

Is Meat Bad for You?

You might think that mammals always ate meat, but it turns out it was an evolutionary necessity due to changes in Earth’s climate. Kurzgesagt explores whether or not this change in our diets was actually good for us, or if eating meat truly has a negative impact on our health.

The Egg Machine

The Egg Machine

There’s something immensely satisfying about this video of the SANOVO OptiBreaker, a specialized assembly line machine which ingests over 200,000 eggs hourly, gently cracks each one, then separates the whites from the yolks. It also can wash itself automatically.

Delicious Stone

Delicious Stone

Stop-motion animator omozoc created this amusing short film, in which he bakes a delicious looking cake. But this pastry isn’t made from flour and sugar. Nope, this recipe consists almost entirely of rocks. It sure looks yummy, but you might chip a tooth eating a slice.

Recreating Willy Wonka’s Wallpaper

Recreating Willy Wonka’s Wallpaper

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory includes a classic scene where his guests try out fruit-flavored lickable wallpaper. The guys at Hellthy Junk Food replicated the idea, but went one better by printing theirs on edible paper. Also, we’re never tasting snozzberries.

The Chef Show (Trailer)

The Chef Show (Trailer)

Jon Favreau first collaborated with chef Roy Choi when he made his movie Chef. Now the two are continuing their partnership in a new Netflix series. The Chef Show sees Favreau and Choi cooking and dining with celebrities and other food experts. Premieres 6/7/19.

Why Produce Used to Suck

Why Produce Used to Suck

These days, most of the fruits and veggies we buy at the grocery store are quite good. Sam O’Nella Academy looks back at how we got from produce that was hard to eat, lacking in edible bits, and downright weird, to produce that we discard simply for aesthetic reasons.

Making a Wooden Pizza

Making a Wooden Pizza

While we prefer pizzas that we can actually eat, we still enjoyed watching woodworker Kyle Toth as he created a pizza that only a termite or carpenter ant could enjoy. The pepperoni is made from bloodwood, the cheese is yellowheart, and the crust is hickory.

Making a Cotton Candy Flower

Making a Cotton Candy Flower

Here in the US, cotton candy is typically just a big fluffy pillow of spun sugar, but in China, it’s often turned into amazing works of edible art by street vendors. Watch as this candy chef in Chongqing, China turns sugar into an intricate multi-color flower. Oh the humanity at 8:11!

Sailor Rations in the 18th Century

Sailor Rations in the 18th Century

“A frothing, bubbling, cooking mess.” Townsends reads passages from an 18th century British sailor’s memoir that lists some of the things that they ate, and cooks one simple item from the list. It’s burgoo – boiled ground oatmeal served with molasses. Or pork and beef fat.

Scarlett Johansson vs. Hot Wings

Scarlett Johansson vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) Hot Ones closes out its eighth season with none other than the gorgeous and talented Scarlett Johansson. Watch her talk about The Jerry Springer Show, “Space Jams”, magic tricks, and more while trying to make it through the wings of death.

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