Watching this video of a chef cooking massaged my senses with pleasure

Here's an entire series of ASMR videos featuring baking and cooking and prepping and opening packages and so forth. The chef makes vegan goods, which depending on your world view may shade what you think of the cooking, but there is no doubt: it is so very pleasurable to watch the food get made. It's like a soothing… » 4/01/15 7:21am 4/01/15 7:21am

How ridiculously giant chocolate Easter eggs are made

I don't see anything excessive about this at all. Instead, I see a chocolate fountain I'd like to install at my house. I now crave a giant chocolate Easter egg I could spend 40 days and 40 nights eating. And I want every meal I eat to be put together by these joy givers who artfully assemble this humungous… » 3/27/15 6:00pm 3/27/15 6:00pm

Chocolate dessert blooms like a flower right before you eat it

I like food that's as close to being alive (or fresh, depending on your perspective) as possible. That's partly because it tastes better but also because it's tingly to see food move when you don't expect it too. This blooming chocolate dessert is a mover, all right. As you pour the cream onto the dish, the chocolate… » 3/13/15 6:37pm 3/13/15 6:37pm

Watching dessert get made is totally pornographic

I don't know if I'm hungry or turned on right now and it's such a weird mix of feelings to experience at the same time. The close up shots of this Chocolate Framboise Mille-Feuille is borderline explicit and yet it's just food being whisked and dolloped, whipped and dripped around. It's artful pornography you can eat. » 1/08/15 11:18pm 1/08/15 11:18pm

How come some ice cream sandwiches don't melt in the blazing sun?

After hearing the news story about how a mother was concerned that her son's ice cream sandwich from Wal-Mart didn't melt after 12 hours in the sun, Dan Collins of KIKN 100.5 in Sioux Falls tested it out himself and recorded the process for video proof. Indeed, these things don't melt. But why? How is this possible? » 7/29/14 12:24am 7/29/14 12:24am

Here's how to cut a cake perfectly, according to science

The way we cut cakes is wrong. That old traditional style of slicing a wedge and leaving the rest? It ruins the cake and creates imperfect slices. How can we cut it better? How can we eat more delicious cake? Numberphile says the most scientific way to cut a cake is to slice an entire strip from the middle of the… » 6/17/14 9:23pm 6/17/14 9:23pm

This giant drop of water is actually a cake

If sorcery exists in this world, I'm pretty sure Japan has already discovered it. They can't quite turn water into wine but they can turn it into dessert. That water droplet you see above? It's actually a rice cake dessert, or shingen mochi, that melts in your mouth as you eat it. It's like eating a delicate water… » 6/06/14 9:03pm 6/06/14 9:03pm

A waffle made from ice cream means you get to eat dessert for breakfast

Dominique Ansel, the Willy Wonka of desserts and creator of the Cronut, has announced his latest imagination busting, tastebud oozing creation: The Waffogato. It takes the delicious affogato, which is basically ice cream topped with espresso, but remixes it by making the ice cream a waffle made from ice cream and… » 4/28/14 10:01pm 4/28/14 10:01pm

This McDonald's burger and fries combo is actually made from cookies

Few things are better than eating a burger and fries, even if it comes from McDonald's. This might qualify though: a full McDonald's meal—burger, fries, coke—made completely out of cookies. Everything is somehow a cookie! Made by a Twitter user's sister who's presumably a master baker, it's pretty incredible work. I… » 3/18/14 9:51pm 3/18/14 9:51pm

I Did the World's First Ice Cream Cleanse: Yes, Really

Back during the no-carb diet craze of the early 2000s, I joked that I wanted to try a diet consisting of nothing but carbs and lipids. I would call it the Fatkins Diet. Guess what? I just did exactly that. I ate ice cream, and only ice cream, for four days straight. Yes, it's the world's first Ice Cream Cleanse, and… » 3/05/14 2:20pm 3/05/14 2:20pm

This Pretty Box of Paints Is Actually Filled With Delicious Chocolates

Looking for the perfect gift for the artist in your family? Look no further than this new paint kit designed by the Japanese product and furniture studio Nendo. Except it's not really a paint kit. Instead of foil, the tubes are made chocolate, and instead of being filled with paint, they're filled with yummy syrups. » 12/05/13 2:20pm 12/05/13 2:20pm

Super S'Mores Made with Krispy Kreme Donuts Look Explosively S'morgasmic

Bonfires are overrated. It's cold and windy, there's sand everywhere, there's never any booze left, you smell like a burnt french outdoorsman and there's a creepy geetar player with questionable facial hair trying to steal your girlfriend. The only thing that keeps bonfires from devolving into the ninth circle of… » 4/12/12 6:40pm 4/12/12 6:40pm