Nutella consumes 25 percent of the world's hazelnut crop

Bad news, dudes. After unwelcome spring frost in decimated nearly a quarter of Turkey's hazelnut crop, there is real fear that we're now facing a Nutella shortage. That's because the production of Nutella consumes 25 percent of the world's hazelnut crop. And naturally, less crop means less Nutella. » 8/19/14 1:55pm 8/19/14 1:55pm

The Beef Jerky-Potato Chip Hybrid Is Real, and We Taste-Tested It

When we first wrote about Cherkees—the beef jerky potato chip hybrid—we called it "the pinnacle of human innovation." Granted, we may have gotten slightly carried away, but the concept of getting our required daily dose of jerky and chip simultaneously? What an amazing time-saver! Unfortunately, delays plagued these… » 8/19/14 12:20pm 8/19/14 12:20pm

The Simple Reason We Like Buying Food In Clear Packaging

Back in the olden days, most food packaging was thick and opaque—all the better to keep out elements like light and moisture which could potentially spoil our Funyuns. Now Americans are gravitating towards packaging that lets us actually see the food we're buying. And it makes sense why this trend is gaining momentum… » 8/14/14 12:44pm 8/14/14 12:44pm

1931's Remote-Controlled Farm of the Future

The March 1931 issue of The Country Gentleman magazine included this advertisement for Timken bearings. With the bold headline "100 YEARS AHEAD" the ad promises that the farmer of the future may be unrecognizable — thanks to Timken bearings, of course. Our farmer of tomorrow wears a suit to work and sits at a desk… » 8/14/14 11:21am 8/14/14 11:21am

Lobsters were once only fed to poor people and prisoners

That Surf and Turf now costs an arm and a leg thanks to lobster's recent resurgence in popularity. But, as David Foster Wallace's famous essay, Consider the Lobster illustrated, throughout Colonial-era America, the crustacean was considered among the least desirable foods one could put in their face—a garbage meat fit… » 8/13/14 6:45pm 8/13/14 6:45pm

A Spirograph Pancake Machine Makes Breakfast Beautiful

Believe it or not, pancake art has become a trendy way to spice up breakfast, with talented chefs showing off their golden brown creations online. But none can match the intricacy of Nathan Shields' batter-spewing spirograph machine known as the Pangraph. It's a work of engineering art unto itself, but the pancakes it… » 8/12/14 10:04am 8/12/14 10:04am

Science: It's better to cook a frozen steak than a thawed steak

This goes against what most people believe about cooking but America's Test Kitchen is saying that it's better to cook a steak that's frozen than to cook a steak after it's been thawed out. In side-by-side tests, the frozen steak was "hands down" better tasting than the thawed steak. » 8/12/14 12:10am 8/12/14 12:10am

Watch the most delicious movie food scenes in one supercut

I watched the movie Chef the other day and the amount of food porn neared Jiro-level. The way Jon Favreau ate in that movie made everything look delicious. Here's a supercut of scenes in movies that are just like that, you'll see so much happiness in the way the actors eat that you can't help but be hungry. » 8/08/14 9:03pm 8/08/14 9:03pm

A Magical Machine Lets You Inject Bananas With Sweet Sweet Fillings

You know that disappointing feeling when you bite into a banana and there's nothing on the inside? Normally they can't compete with the likes of a creme-filled Twinkie, or a caramel-packed tube of Rolos, but the DestapaBanana levels the playing field. It lets you inject bananas—still in their peel—with all kinds of… » 8/08/14 12:52pm 8/08/14 12:52pm

These unreal burgers may be inedible but I want to eat them all anyway

I've been craving a good burger lately and looking at these fantastic burger pictures from Fat & Furious is not helping me at all. Some of them look absolutely delicious, others look crazy and surreal, and all of them are photoshopped and heavily styled. It doesn't matter: I would like a bite of every single one of… » 8/07/14 9:08pm 8/07/14 9:08pm

Every Inch of This Building's Facade Will Grow Crops You Can Eat

We've gotten a peek at some of the other structures being built for the food-themed Milan Expo 2015, from a smog-gobbling facade for Italy to a veggie-growing restaurant for France. Now here's the American pavilion, which is inspired by three signature food-related structures for the U.S.: A barn, a boardwalk, and—of… » 8/01/14 1:24pm 8/01/14 1:24pm

The Largest Mammal On Earth Makes For the Perfect Pot Strainer

If adorable is the only criteria you look for in kitchen accessories, your hunt for a new pot strainer just ended. Taking inspiration from how a Blue Whale strains the ocean for krill using the baleen in its mouth, Fred & Friends' $10 Big Blue pot strainer quickly drains a pot leaving only pasta, veggies, or whatever… » 8/01/14 1:11pm 8/01/14 1:11pm

Food of the Future: Just Freeze-Dry It All!

If I had to name one food that defined my childhood it would have to be astronaut ice cream. I can still remember getting it from the gift shop at the Minnesota Science Museum in the late 1980s and thinking that it was absolutely the coolest thing in the world. Look Mom, I'm eating just like an astronaut! » 7/30/14 3:36pm 7/30/14 3:36pm