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Food

Africa on Squash and Sweet Potato

Africa on Squash and Sweet Potato

By now, you’ve heard a thousand and one cover versions of Toto’s Africa, and it’s starting to wear out its welcome. But we couldn’t resist posting Toni “Pupsi” Patanen’s version, in which he performs the track using some delicious veggies and fruits. More edible fun here.

Candy Candy Candy

Candy Candy Candy

Some of us here at Awesomer HQ have a sweet tooth, so we decided to round up a few candies which you can buy in giant bags – from 2 to 15 pounds. Whether you like PEZ, Atomic Fireballs, Swedish Fish, Lemonheads, Runts, or even Gummi Bears, they can all be supersized.

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Making Gourmet Snickers

Making Gourmet Snickers

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz continues to elevate classic candies and snacks. This time she’s going after the good old Snickers bar, with a slightly more refined version. We know hers will be packed with peanuts, but will they really satisfy?

Medieval Peasant Food

Medieval Peasant Food

Movies and TV shows set in the Middle Ages often depict peasant meals as unsightly brown blobs. But historian Chris Carr knows otherwise. She dropped by Modern History TV to share what would normally be an actual peasant meal: brown bread, salmon, peas and beer.

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.

Making a Giant Gummy Pizza

Making a Giant Gummy Pizza

Novelty shop Vat19 is known for some truly crazy gummy candy creations. Recently, they enlisted the help of gummy bear expert, Derek, to make what is almost certainly the world’s largest gummy pizza. It’s not for sale, but you can buy a slice or a mini pizza.

If Fruit Could Move

If Fruit Could Move

Animator Jan Elsner’s short film ÖBST envisions how nature’s sweet treats might move around if they were more like animals. The CG animation was achieved without keyframing, and instead relied on physics simulations and procedural noise functions.

Everdure 4K Outdoor Grill

Everdure 4K Outdoor Grill

Everdure’s 4K charcoal grill can cook anything you can cook in the kitchen, and then some. It gives you precise control over airflow and temperature. It has temperature probes for the air and for meat, a side hatch for charcoal and a touch interface. Available Spring 2019.

Death Nut Challenge Gift Set

Death Nut Challenge Gift Set

Host your own version of Hot Ones anywhere with Death Nuts’ Challenge Gift Set Version 2.0. It contains a handful of increasingly hot peanuts spiced with Carolina Reaper and other demonic peppers.

Making a Giant Cheeseburger

Making a Giant Cheeseburger

After his meat-loving pal asked him if he could have something other than a cake for his birthday, Tasty’s Alvin Zhou decided to make a 30-pound burger, complete with a beautifully-toasted brioche bun, layered with cheddar and american cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

A Brie(f) History of Cheese

A Brie(f) History of Cheese

When you think about how cheese is made, it sounds kind of gross. But we still love the gooey, stinky stuff, and gobble it up with fervor. TED-Ed’s Paul Kindstedt looks back at the earliest beginnings of this delectable dairy product, roughly 10,000 years ago.

Grilled Cheese Toaster

Grilled Cheese Toaster

Make a pair of perfect grilled cheese sammies without dirtying a pan with this specialty toaster from Nostalgia Electrics. Simply place buttered bread and cheese in the baskets, and you’ll have two tasty, crispy sandwiches in minutes. Add some meat or veg for extra deliciousness.

Pete Holmes vs. Hot Wings

Pete Holmes vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) Actor and comedian Pete Holmes talked about Artie Lange, the common burden of rappers and comedians, his love for The Far Side, his days as a reenactment actor, his take on veganism and much more while he tried to conquer Hot Ones’ spicy challenge.

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The Brazil Nut Effect

The Brazil Nut Effect

We know there are always crumbs and debris at the bottom of containers of chips, cereals, nuts and other solid mixtures. What’s strange is that shaking the container doesn’t solve the problem – it makes it worse. Scientists call it the Brazil Nut effect.

Making Gourmet Instant Ramen

Making Gourmet Instant Ramen

Claire Saffitz is back in the Bon Appétit test kitchen to replicate a classic junk food item. This time she turns her attention to something more savory than sweet, with the college dorm room staple of choice – those bricks of curly instant ramen noodles.

Bill Burr vs. Hot Wings

Bill Burr vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) Comedian Bill Burr dropped by Hot Ones to talk about Netflix’s comedy reputation, the absurdities of sports as entertainment, learning to fly a helicopter, Los Angeles vs. New York and more while fighting off the effects of hot wings.

What If You Ate Only Chips?

What If You Ate Only Chips?

What do you mean “what if?” But seriously, don’t do it. AsapScience explains just how bad things would get if your diet consisted of only chips or other fried potato products such as fries. You’d get lots of Vitamin C, but not much else.

Pie Geometry

Pie Geometry

When we call Seattle Lauren Ko a “pastry artist,” we really mean it. Not only does she make delicious pies and tarts, she creates them with fastidiously-arranged geometric patterns that look so good that we wouldn’t want to dare slice them up.

Food Styling Trickery

Food Styling Trickery

We all know that the foods we see in advertisements have been doctored to make them look more appealing than they do in real life. Blossom shared this fun clip of some of the tricks food stylists use to make things more appetizing, while often making them inedible.

Blake Griffin vs. Hot Wings

Blake Griffin vs. Hot Wings

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin sat down with Hot Ones and talked about learning how to do stand-up comedy, the funniest trash talker in the NBA, his idea for a satirical series about the life of an NBA player, his most memorable dunks and more while eating hot wings.

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Spaghetti in a Meatball

Spaghetti in a Meatball

We love us a good plate of pasta with with meat sauce and homemade meatballs. The guys at HellthyJunkFood decided to create a unique variation on this classic dish by wrapping the spaghetti inside a giant ball of meat. We kept wanting it to read us an inspirational speech.

Drawing a Realistic Fried Egg

Drawing a Realistic Fried Egg

Artist Marcello Barenghi presents a time-lapse video of him creating a photorealistic image of a fried egg using colored pencils, paints, and airbrushing. The simulated shine is so impressive that we want to grab a fork right now and poke it into our screen. Breakfast time!

Making RDR 2’s Bear Stew

Making RDR 2’s Bear Stew

Binging with Babish cooks Pearson’s bear stew from Red Dead Redemption 2. He went all in, going outdoors and even had Arthur Morgan himself as a guest. He did use game, though he bought the deer, rabbit and bear meat instead of hunting for it.

CrunchCup Cereal Cup

CrunchCup Cereal Cup

This Kickstarter project aims to solve another definitively first world problem – how to eat your breakfast cereal on the go. This unique cup offers proportioned compartments for cereal and milk, keeping the crunchy bits crunchy right until you’re ready to chow.

Adam Carolla vs. Hot Wings

Adam Carolla vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) “I think this is why the terrorists hate us.” Radio, TV, and podcast legend Adam Carolla rants about stupid radio PSAs, contractor red flags, fancy comfort food, being envious of LeBron James’ barbershop show on HBO and more while eating hot wings.

What Japanese Frozen Meals Are Like

What Japanese Frozen Meals Are Like

Being the land of vending machines, it’s no surprise that Japan loves frozen meals and snacks as well. Life Where I’m From shows us some of the frozen noodles, soups, vegetables, fried rice, pasta, and traditional dishes that you can buy in a Japanese grocery store.

Tenacious D vs. Hot Wings

Tenacious D vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) “Someday this will be over.” Jack Black and Kyle Gass talk about rocking hard enough to start an earthquake, their worst live performance, Kanye West, ’80s metal music, famous Tenacious D lyrics, and more while trying to defeat increasingly hotter wings.

How to Make Gourmet Twizzlers

How to Make Gourmet Twizzlers

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz’s latest gourmet snack project was an attempt to replicate Twizzlers. She tried her best to avoid using processed ingredients, but it seems corn syrup is key in making the chewy candy. Here’s how real Twizzlers get made.

The Art of Handmade Pasta

The Art of Handmade Pasta

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful plate of fresh, handmade pasta. Tasty takes us inside the Bronx’s famous Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles and the kitchens at Altamarea Group for an up close look at the master craft of creating noodles from scratch.

How to Make Adventure Time Dishes

How to Make Adventure Time Dishes

Binging with Babish bids goodbye to Adventure Time by showing us how to make gourmet versions of Prismo’s pickles – i.e. preserved pickles – BMO’s special sentient sandwich – i.e. an omelette sandwich – and of course the world famous bacon pancaaaake.

Eddie Huang vs. Hot Wings 2

Eddie Huang vs. Hot Wings 2

(PG-13: Language) Hot Ones MVP Eddie Huang returns with a rational approach to the show. He talked about his new show about immigrant-owned restaurants, his beef with Gordon Ramsay, his thoughts on Jonathan Gold and Anthony Bourdain, and more.

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