Short film: The mind-blowing feast of a three Michelin-star restaurant

DiverXO—a three Michelin-star restaurant in Madrid, Spain—is known for its radical flavors and textures. Eating there is not just about the food. It's an experience for the senses that might not blow your brains off literally, as they show in this short film, but in some ways it certainly does. NSFW. » 10/13/14 7:22pm 10/13/14 7:22pm

Zombie Cutting Boards Are Possibly The Most College Thing Ever

We're now past the first week of October, which is traditionally right about the time that college students realize that they might need more in their kitchen than an endless supply of Solo cups. If you're on the hunt for a chopping board to do some actual cooking on (or just to lower the tone a little further), these… » 10/11/14 9:00pm 10/11/14 9:00pm

This insane wall of fire has to be the awesomest way to cook meat

Sure, a charcoal grill or a barbecue pit can roast some delicious meat but if you want to up the insane level, I'm not sure anything can top this: a wall of fire made from 30 steel drums welded together. It's like barbecuing with dragon fire or a volcano or a never ending bomb explosion. And it looks awesome. » 10/09/14 9:01pm 10/09/14 9:01pm

What Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Doing to Our Bodies?

They're what stimulate your sweet tooth without adding girth to your waistline; they give diet colas and sugar-free snacks a saccharine kick without the consequences. At least that's the idea. But these sweeteners have been the subject of hoaxes and misinformation for years, slowly discrediting their wondrous health… » 10/08/14 2:35pm 10/08/14 2:35pm

Seamless Roulette Is the Best, Most Terrifying Thing to Happen to Lunch

Seamless is at once one of the greatest and most ruinous gifts ever bestowed upon man. Still, while the service has vastly simplified the process of acquiring both lunch and heart disease, there are still just a few too many options. Fortunately (?), Seamless Roulette has taken care of that. » 10/07/14 5:10pm 10/07/14 5:10pm

This Jet Engine Is Actually a Grill That Automatically Rotates Your Food

It only makes sense that a barbecue that looks like a jet engine fallen off a plane is called the Jet Grill, but—and some of you might be disappointed in this—it doesn't cook your meats via some high-powered afterburner. The design and functionality is still clever, though, as it harnesses rising heat to keep your… » 10/07/14 5:00pm 10/07/14 5:00pm

Which brand of chips has the most chips in a bag of chips?

Dan Gentile of Thrillist has done God's work. He decided to take it upon himself to answer a question anyone who has ever sat on a couch for a long period of time has wondered: How many chips are actually in a bag of chips? And which type of chips has more full chips vs broken chips? And more. » 10/02/14 9:19pm 10/02/14 9:19pm

Charring A Whisky Barrel Transforms It Into A Portal To Hell

Scotland might be the spiritual home of whisky, but Japan is perfecting its own unique take on the liquor. At Nikka's Yoichi distillery in Hokkaido, watching a barrel get charred—for flavor!—looks a hell of lot like the living flames of satan's demons are being unleashed from within those wooden staves. » 9/30/14 7:05pm 9/30/14 7:05pm

10 delicious ways countries around the world cook their steaks

With my steaks, I prefer the unbeatable seasoning one-two punch of salt and pepper. And well, maybe some garlic if I'm feeling frisky. I just like the taste of red meat too much. But around the world? You'll get steaks seasoned and marinated with orange peel, lime zest, soy sauce, shrimp paste, sugar and much more. » 9/29/14 8:31pm 9/29/14 8:31pm

Thailand Built an Electronic Tongue to Police Thai Food Worldwide

The government of Thailand does not approve of your town's crappy Thai restaurant. In fact, it's so upset about the global scourge of tasteless Tom Yum soup and dank drunken noodles that's spending $1 million to combat it. A large portion of that money has gone into the development of an electronic tongue. » 9/29/14 11:19am 9/29/14 11:19am

These burgers taste of human flesh

These burgers are not made of human flesh—but they taste like human flesh. That's what chef James Tomlinson and food inventor Miss Cakehead say. They developed the recipe using the description from cannibals like William Seabrook—a journalist who cooked human meat provided by a hospital intern at the Sorbonne. » 9/27/14 12:21am 9/27/14 12:21am

Burger King's all-black burger looks absolutely disgusting in real life

To no one's surprise, Burger King's all black burger looks like a disgusting turd in real life. Actually, it might be even worse than some turds. It looks like it tastes like ash. It looks like it's made from burnt cardboard. It looks like it'll bring death to anyone who dare eats it. » 9/19/14 8:07pm 9/19/14 8:07pm

The Design of Spoons and Knives Can Change the Way We Taste Food

Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat, but… » 9/19/14 9:20am 9/19/14 9:20am

A Chemistry Set Spice Rack Puts Science in the Spotlight At Supper Time

Even something as simple as making toast involves a whole lot of complex science that most of us don't even think about. But when dinner preparation involves a chemistry set full of spices, you'll be hard pressed to not wonder about all the chemical reactions going down in your dinner. » 9/17/14 5:00pm 9/17/14 5:00pm

Scientists Are Reinventing Photosynthesis to Grow More Food

What if we could grow rice and wheat with the same amount of water and fertilizer but end up with 50 percent more food? Sound like magic? Bad accounting? No, just some chemistry and genetic engineering. Scientists have recently figured out the second of three steps to make photosynthesis a whole lot more efficient in… » 9/17/14 3:17pm 9/17/14 3:17pm