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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.

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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.

Cone Guys Gourmet Ice Cream Cones

Cone Guys Gourmet Ice Cream Cones

The Cone Guys make ice cream more of a snack with their unique gourmet ice cream cones. They come in four variants – there’s the original Pretzel Cone, the Chocolate Chip Cone, the M&M Cone and the Chocolate Cookie Cone.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice cream sammies are pretty yummy all on their own, but Epicurious shows us how to make them just that much better by stacking them together into a decadent mint chocolate layer cake with them. We suppose you could substitute cherry, orange, or almond extract.

Wallace Loves Cheese

Wallace Loves Cheese

Stop-motion animator Lawrence Becker of SamplerTimes Studios got his hands on a 40-pound block of sharp cheddar cheese. But rather than getting out the crackers right away, he decided to sculpt a model of one half of the duo of Wallace and Gromit before snacking.

Jimmy Butler vs. Hot Wings

Jimmy Butler vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) The 76ers’ two-way superstar Jimmy Butler gets buckets, but can he get through Hot Ones’ challenge? Watch the NBA star talk about wine, the difference between college coaches and NBA coaches, the infamous Timberwolves practice, and more.

Deviant Desserts

Deviant Desserts

(PG-13) Katherine Dey of Deviant Desserts makes realistic cakes and other pastries. She loves to make anatomical – sometimes of the naughty kind – busts, and even insects. She accepts custom orders.

How KitKats Are Made

How KitKats Are Made

Nowhere are KitKat candy bars more popular than they are in Japan. So we can think of no better place to see how the treats are made, then at the Nestlé Japan Kasumigaura factory. After viewing the whole playlist, we wondered if we just watched a Wes Anderson movie.

Cooking the Swanson

Cooking the Swanson

Binging with Babish shows us how to cook the Swanson, a turkey leg wrapped in bacon that Ron Swanson casually showed off in Parks & Recreation. As expected, it takes a lot to make just a couple of these bad boys, especially when turkey’s not in season.

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The Rise of Food Computers

The Rise of Food Computers

MIT’s food computers are small robotic gardens that let people control, gather and share data about the conditions of a plant’s growth. Such systems can be built anywhere in the world, greatly accelerating learning and experimentation to improve crop yields.

Farming Real Wasabi

Farming Real Wasabi

The Atlantic shares Edwin Lee’s beautiful documentary, Wasabia Japonica. It’s about Shigeo Iida, a 75-year-old who’s an eighth generation wasabi farmer. Most “wasabi” is actually dyed horseradish. Iida’s crop is the real deal, and fetches up to $250/kg.

The Shining REDЯUM Roll Cake

The Shining REDЯUM Roll Cake

Kaci Hansen aka the Homicidal Homemaker shows us how to make a delightful cake that pays tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The yule log style roll cake features a pattern inspired by the pattern on the rug at the Overlook Hotel, along with a decorative axe.

Splid Spoon Lid

Splid Spoon Lid

The Splid is a combination of a teaspoon and a lid (and a glass container, since every Splid comes with one). It’s a quick way of dispensing salt, coffee and other dry edibles and ingredients without reaching for a fresh teaspoon every time.

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hot Wings

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) NBA and broadcast legend Shaquille O’Neal dropped by Hot Ones to talk about his relationship with Kobe, learning to manage his money, understanding sports press from both sides of the fence and more, while trying to finish the hot wings challenge.

Rain Straw Reusable Straw

Rain Straw Reusable Straw

Reusable straws are so much better for the environment than disposable straws. But they can be a pain to clean, and that’s not good for you. The Rain Straw solves that by having a design that forms an airtight seal when in use yet can split into two for cleaning.

Kikkoman x Primitive

Kikkoman x Primitive

Primitive Skate presents a collection of hoodies, tees, hats, pants, socks, and even comfy slides featuring the ubiquitous soy sauce found on tables at asian restaurants around the globe. Sadly, their soy sauce skate decks already sold out.

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OGarden Smart Indoor Garden

OGarden Smart Indoor Garden

OGarden’s Smart indoor garden promises to be a low maintenance and relatively compact system. It holds up to 30 seedlings and up to 60 plants at once, ensuring a continuous harvest every 3 or 4 days. Its automatic watering system also warns you to low water levels.

Game Burger Advance

Game Burger Advance

Would you like fries with that? Master of retro-style gadgets Love Hultén shares one of his more whimsical creations – a handheld game system that looks like a cheeseburger. Unlike most of his creations, he shared a making-of video this time around.

Post Limited Edition Cereals

Post Limited Edition Cereals

For National Cereal Day, Post is making two limited edition day-starters which combine sweet and savory flavors. Choose from Chicken & Waffles or Maple Bacon Donut starting on 3/7/19 at Walmart. We’re not sure they’re part of a nutritious breakfast, but they sound tasty.

Sushi Tape

Sushi Tape

Designed by Rosie Upright for SUCK UK, these whimsical rolls of paper washi tape look like rolls of delicious sushi. We don’t recommend dipping them in soy sauce or wasabi, but they’re a fun decoration and conversation piece. Sold in a set of four 10m rolls.

The Charted Sandwich Board

The Charted Sandwich Board

Pop Chart’s mouth watering wall graphic depicts deconstructions of over 50 sandwiches from different cultures, from the peanut butter and jelly and sloppy joe to the banh mi and po’ boy. Measures 24″ x 18″ and available unframed, framed, or board-mounted.

How to Harvest Olives

How to Harvest Olives

While the traditional method of harvesting olives uses rakes to knock them off trees, we prefer this method from Afron Machinery, which involves surrounding the tree with tarps, then shaking the hell out of its trunk to release the fruit onto a sorting machine.

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