When visual artist Luca Zannoto was called upon by the Finnish coffee company Paulig to create a cup of coffee with a single bean, he happily obliged. Using that one bean ground upon an emery board with water boiled over a candle and everything else in miniature, Zannoto very gracefully created the world’s smallest cup of coffee.
Tuesday, Apr 25th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Waffle House - oh, how I loves me some Waffle House - has a unique ordering system that involves standing on a designated spot and yelling vaguely food-sounding gibberish at the cooks. Here's what it all means.
Tuesday, Apr 11th 2017 (12:00am)
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Ut oh, the boss is coming around the corner with his daughter's order form. It's Girl Scout cookies time. What to do? Hide? Buy lots of boxes and butter up the guy who signs your checks? After all, your raise is up for review in less than a month.
Okay, you choose the latter. Now what do you do when delivery comes besides pay for your booty and wolf down that box of thin mints?
Well, here's what several eateries do with those treats.
The president of Iceland doesn't like pineapple on his pizza, and joked about making it illegal. The man credited with first putting it on pizza, now in his 80's, retorts.
Forget cash. On Tuesday, McDonald's hamburger fans were able to withdraw a Big Mac from an ATM. Big Mac lovers who visited a McDonald's eatery in Boston's Kenmore Square were able to bypass the counter and instead head straight to an automated teller machine that dispensed two new versions of the signature sandwich, along with the original. All were free.
Thursday, Feb 2nd 2017 (12:00am)
Each year, Jews throughout the United States mark the holiday by frying grated potatoes in olive oil, savoring a treat that is, as Nathan put it, "traditional, nostalgic, and crispy." Or, at least, crispy. Because there's nothing traditional about the contemporary American latke. Virtually every element of it is a lie. Delicious? Yes. Traditional? Not in the slightest.
Like most red-blooded Americans, the apex meal in my dietary regimen is a hamburger. As much as I love ground beef, though, if I could find an acceptable substitute I would switch to it for health and environmental reasons. Hell, maybe it'll keep my cardiologist off my back for a while.
Enter the Impossible burger. Made entirely of plant proteins, it's purported to convincingly emulate ground beef in taste, texture, aroma, and mouthfeel. I haven't yet had the opportunity to try it, but when that opportunity arises, I'm keen to give it a shot.
Monday, Dec 5th 2016 (12:04am)
Fast food chains across the nation have been been satisfying cravings for decades, but few people realize that many of those restaurants offer a second, secret menu with items that are regularly requested but rarely publicized.
Some of the selections combine two existing menu items, like McDonald's Big McChicken, while others are completely unique, like Burger King's Suicide Burger and Whataburger's Green Hulk Drink.
We've compiled a list of some of the most impressive (and horrendous) secret combinations that are out there today. They aren't always available at every location, but they're worth asking for next time you're ready to chow down.
Wednesday, Nov 16th 2016 (12:02am)
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On Skittles and white pine blister rust, Atlas Obscura ran this great piece on blackcurrants, the wonder fruit that we Americans are blissfully ignorant of. Fortunately, the times they are a'changin'.
There's a gif circulating again (the source video is years old) of a squid dish being served that shows the squid flailing its legs around upon being doused with soy sauce. Is it alive? Is it dead? Somewhere in between? Here comes the science!
Way back in 1983, Alan Drazen really did invent the Choco Taco. Not in Mexico. Not even in Texas or California. But it was along the border, where a mighty river separates two interdependent yet often hostile lands: Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Jackie Panuisiak hosts the annual Northern Alberta Lobster Festival in the community of Cotillion. She had ordered some 145 pounds of live lobster to be shipped from this province to Alberta. The problem is that the lobsters didn't arrive. The Lobster Festival was forced to eat hot dogs instead of lobster.
Friday, Aug 26th 2016 (5:17am)
Dylan Grosz of the apartment search service Apartment List demonstrates 6 clever hacks that can increase the size of a Chipotle burrito by 86% without spending any additional money.
Because the only thing better than a 1600 calorie burrito is a 2976 calorie burrito.
Thursday, Jul 7th 2016 (12:01am)
Burger King, the restaurant chain backed by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett, will begin selling deep-fried sticks of macaroni and cheese encrusted in Cheetos-flavored breading, part of a trend toward blending fast food with well-known snack brands.
So you were wondering about filet mignon and beef tenderloin for dinner, were you? In this speeded-up episode, Alton Brown discusses both butchery as well as preparation of the bovine subprimals.
Wednesday, Jun 15th 2016 (3:27am)
Minor league baseball teams have, in my baseball-hating opinion, exactly one thing going for them - they really inspire their stadium's concession crew to provide something unique for their hungry fans. Ergo, MiLB.com's annual Food Fight, where you can pit proprietary ballpark fare against one another. Here's this year's leaderboard.
Best Star Wars Movie EVAR?
Nothing! Player's off!
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