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Casually Explained: The Food of the World

Casually Explained: The Food of the World

Wherever you may hail from on this planet of ours, you’ve gotta eat. Casually Explained offers up his rudimentary and culturally-insensitive understanding of global cuisine from IKEA’s Swedish meatballs to Ayahuasca. Also, we are dying for some butter chicken and naan now.

Tayto Couch Potato Plush

Tayto Couch Potato Plush
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Do you find yourself vegging out on the couch too much? Tayto won’t judge! This jumbo couch potato is happy to hang out with you while you lounge. This huggable tuber measures about 13″ tall, and is filled with soft and squeezy polyester stuffing. Just don’t give in to the temptation to slather him in butter and sour cream.

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Manresa Bread

Manresa Bread

Whether you’re baking it or binge-eating it, bread is 2020’s #1 comfort food. And carbs don’t get better than goodies from NoCal’s Manresa Bread led by James Beard “Outstanding Baker” finalist Avery Ruzicka. Triple Chocolate Orange Panettone, Babka, Sourdough and more ship nationwide, as does their BREAD sweatshirt.

Hostess Snack Cakes Puzzle

Hostess Snack Cakes Puzzle
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Craving carbs? White Mountain’s 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is covered with images of Hostess snack cakes like Twinkies, HoHos, Ding Dongs, and Suzy Qs. We can’t guarantee it won’t make you hungry, but it will give you something to do other than running to the pantry to snack while you’re stuck at home.

Sushi and Breakfast Sponges

Sushi and Breakfast Sponges
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You might not think it’s a good idea to clean your plates by wiping them down with more food, but these sponges from Fred suggest otherwise. There’s the The Breakfast Scrub if you love bacon, eggs, and pancakes, while the Washabi sponge set is for sushi lovers. Sold in sets of three.

Savannah Bee Co. Tupelo Raw Honey

Savannah Bee Co. Tupelo Raw Honey

Known as the Cadillac of honey, Tupelo honey is known for its sublime, balanced flavors, light gold color, and buttery notes. The honey comes from the nectar of a single type of tree found in the river basins of Georgia and Florida, and Savannah Bee Company makes some of the best. Available in 3oz, 12oz, and 20oz bottles.

Shellfish Warning T-Shirt

Shellfish Warning T-Shirt
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For those of us with an allergy, there are bigger fish to fry than eating raw or undercooked shellfish. But for everyone else, Dirty Coast and the Louisiana Shuckers Association suggest that you ignore that menu warning and dig in to enjoy all the raw oysters you can handle.

Chainlink Carrot

Chainlink Carrot

Artist Salavat Fidai is best known for his intricate pencil tip carvings. He recently pointed his sharpened knife blade at something a little more edible than graphite, transforming an ordinary carrot into a series of connected chain links. Now how do you link multiple carrots together?

Sandwich Feeding Machine

Sandwich Feeding Machine

Sometimes you don’t have the time to get up and go to the kitchen to fix a sandwich. Joseph’s Machines solved that problem by building a series of silly Rube Goldberg machines to assemble and deliver a peanut butter and jelly sandwich right to his mouth. We love how he worked his dog into the jelly machine.

Parkway Po’ Boys at Home

Parkway Po’ Boys at Home
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Parkway Bakery & Tavern makes the best authentic New Orleans po’ boys. If you’re craving that crispy french bread and delicious fillings, then head to Goldbelly, who’s offering a variety of goodies from Parkway, including Roast Beef and fried shrimp po’ boys, as well as jambalaya, and their yummy hot butter rum cake.

Grove & Vine Olive Oil

Grove & Vine Olive Oil
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Grove & Vine offers its members access to exclusive extra-virgin olive oils. These special oils are blended by oleologist Nicholas Coleman with oils pressed in locations like Brazil, Italy, South Africa, Portugal, and Chile. An annual subscription includes four bottles delivered throughout the year in 375ml or 1500ml sizes.

Making a Tornado Omelet

Making a Tornado Omelet

We have a hard enough time making omelets that don’t break apart on us when folding them over, but this Korean chef makes it look easy to create one with a swirled design that looks like a tornado. The best part – it gets stacked atop a dome of fried rice and surrounded with a moat of tomato sauce. Get in our bellies!

Big Lebowski Cookie Set

Big Lebowski Cookie Set
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If The Dude were to snack on something with his White Russians, it might be these yummy sugar cookies from The Hayley Cakes. The soft-baked treats are flavored with vanilla bean and almond extract and hand-decorated with a vanilla glaze. At $8 per cookie, they’re not cheap but are a great gift for Coen Brothers fans.

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Doughnuttery DIY Donut Kit

Doughnuttery DIY Donut Kit
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The sweetest smells at NYC’s Chelsea Market come from the mini donuts made fresh at Doughnuttery. The stand now ships DIY Donut Kits to foodies everywhere. Just blend their secret batter mix with water, use the depositor to drop perfect circles into hot oil, then dust with cinnamon, coco loco, lemonpop, and strawberry sugars.

Salt Labyrinths

Salt Labyrinths

Artist Yamamoto Motoi creates intricate landscapes using salt as his only medium. Among his creations is this labyrinthine design he created for an exhibition celebrating “Mono-no Aware” an ancient Japanese term acknowledging the ephemeral nature of things. The work took Motoi 10 days and 330 lb. of salt to make.

Funky Watermelon

Funky Watermelon

French musician MEZERG kicks out some groovy sounds using one of the silliest musical instruments – a watermelon. He connected slices of the melon – along with cantaloupe and a kiwi – to a Playtron MIDI Controller to create an edible keyboard. His cover of The Doors’ Light My Fire is pretty awesome too, even if it has no fruit.

Kevin James: Veggie Hunt

Kevin James: Veggie Hunt

After being pleasantly surprised by how good a plant-based burger tastes at a barbecue, Kevin James ponders how they source the veggies used in these meatless patties and has a horrifying revelation. Just please don’t shoot the baby carrots.

09 Varietal Honey Flight

09 Varietal Honey Flight
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Enjoy the sweet and flowery taste of raw honey with this gift set from Bee Raw. It includes nine beeswax-sealed vials filled with Wild Raspberry, Blueberry, Orange Blossom, Buckwheat, Wild Black Sage, Sweet Yellow Clover, Basswood, Sourwood, Star Thistle, Aster, Tupelo, Meadowfoam, Holly Blossom, and Maple Blossom.

Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit

Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit

Do you love the taste of fresh-baked soft pretzels? Just add butter, and Farm Steady’s kit gives you everything else you need to make delicious and chewy homemade pretzels. The kit makes a dozen pretzels, along with yummy beer cheese to dip them in (BYO beer). Also available without the cheese.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnadust

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnadust

Love the delicious cinnamon-sugar flavor of Cinnamon Toast Crunch? B&G Foods has announced it’s releasing a seasoning blend that combines those flavors with vanilla and graham, making it a perfect topping for ice cream, cakes, cookies, and more. Cinnadust is a Sam’s Club exclusive and expected in stores around 9.1.2020.

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Realistic Food Embroidery

Realistic Food Embroidery

Kyoto, Japan artist Ipnot creates some of the most impressive embroideries we’ve ever laid eyes on, sewing intricate images of food items. Among his designs is a photorealistic slice of pizza that looks like it has melted cheese made out of threads. Check out more of his incredible creations on Instagram.

Literal Steak Knife

Literal Steak Knife

Nate from The King of Random steals a page from Kiwami Japan’s book, and attempts to make a knife out of an unconventional material. Using an actual piece of flank steak, he honed a full-tang blade, along with a strip steak handle. The trick was freeze-drying the meat, then saturating it in resin. But will it cut?

The History of Ketchup and Mustard

The History of Ketchup and Mustard

Ketchup and mustard go hand-in-hand, but they both have very different origins, separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles. Mental Floss provides a brief history of the popular condiments. While early mustards were similar to today’s, the first ketchups had more in common with fish sauce.

HoHos: The Big Turnaround

HoHos: The Big Turnaround

Ali Ali’s silly commercial envisions a world where Egyptian bakery company Edita is struggling to move its HoHos snack cakes, and how one clever employee comes up with a simple design change to send sales through the roof. We wonder what these could these guys do to sell more Twinkies.

LEGO Edible Car Factory

LEGO Edible Car Factory

After building a LEGO Technic-powered machine that cranks out yummy tapas, The Brick Wall an even more whimsical assembly line. This machine not only produces toy cars, but makes them out of carrots and cucumbers so you can eat them after you play with your food.

Macro Food Footage

Macro Food Footage

Photographer Eugene Belsky shows off the kind of incredible close-up images that can be captured with the Venus Laowa 24mm probe lens and a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k. The razor-sharp 4K footage gets intimate with a variety of edibles, and looks even more spectacular if you’ve got a display that supports HDR.

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