This french fry burger taco proves that happiness comes in many forms

This is probably an unnecessary use of genius but I won’t deny the awesomeness of turning a taco into a vehicle for hamburgers and fries. That is, the fries become the taco shell that holds the burger food together. The form of a taco is nearly perfect and the taste of a hamburger is unbeatable (it is true vice versa… » 7/02/15 8:00pm Thursday 8:00pm

The hypnotic cinema of turning rice into sake

Making sake typically looks like a beautiful ancient art, but the way this video is cut and edited, it looks like a chase scene from a movie or an intense spazzmastic sequence from a music video. It’s addicting, hypnotic and completely cinematic. Just watch rice turn into delicious sake in this stunning black and… » 6/30/15 9:30pm Tuesday 9:30pm

This deep fried Big Mac is the pinnacle of fast food ingenuity

Today is a momentous day. Just by existing, this deep fried Big Mac has brought humanity forward. Because the only thing missing from the poster child of fast food, a Big Mac, is the key ingredient to most junk food goodness: getting deep fried. That mistake by mankind has been corrected. And here it is. » 6/26/15 11:01pm 6/26/15 11:01pm

How good salt is made the old and simple way

I’m really enjoying Zagat’s short doc series that focuses its camera on something and examines in detail how it is made. This time they take a look at salt to find out where good salt comes from. They visited J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works in West Virginia and Jacobsen Salt in Oregon to see how two small salt shops make… » 6/26/15 1:37pm 6/26/15 1:37pm

All the unbelievable food porn in this video makes my eyes hungry

This video shows different types of food that people in the UK eat and let’s give all glory to the food gods or something because it is unbelievably gorgeous. And here I thought food in the UK was supposed to suck! The close up shots, the quick cuts, the progression of how the food is prepared, it weaves together a… » 6/24/15 11:38pm 6/24/15 11:38pm

How to make spaghetti and meatball tacos

Spaghetti and meatballs are as natural a pairing as hamburger and fries and whiskey and more whiskey so it’s natural to explore as many different variations of the noodles and meat dish that you can. After seeing a spaghetti bun and meatball burger, I thought the food gods would never bless us with anything more… » 6/17/15 8:40pm 6/17/15 8:40pm

An 8-Inch Gummy Pizza Proves Candy Really Is the Perfect Meal

There are dieticians out there who will tell you it’s a bad idea to eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and they’re probably right. You at least need to mix things up for one of those meals, so when lunch rolls around, why not go with this eight-inch Gummy Pizza instead of a pepperoni pie? » 6/17/15 3:04pm 6/17/15 3:04pm

Watch a giant excavator precisely put together a hot dog

Don’t ask me why there needs to be lettuce in a hot dog or what kind of dark red sauce they’re squirting (*gasp* if it’s ketchup), but it’s still cutely impressive to use a giant machine like an excavator to make something as silly as a hot dog. The dexterity of the giant claw puts our little human fingers to shame. » 6/16/15 10:34pm 6/16/15 10:34pm

How ducks are force fed to make foie gras

Here’s a revealing documentary about what is perhaps America’s most controversial food: foie gras. Made by Zagat, it tries to examine all sides of the story. From the farm that supplies the fattened duck liver to the chefs who cook the buttery meat goodness to the organizations that oppose the concept of force feeding… » 6/15/15 8:56pm 6/15/15 8:56pm

How to make delicious Singapore chilli crab

The hawker stands of Singapore are filled with so much delicious food that you want to eat everything your eyes smell and your nose sees. It overloads the sense and crosses some wires and the dish that might be responsible for doing most of that is Singapore Chilli Crab. The sauce is edible crack and despite the name… » 6/13/15 1:03am 6/13/15 1:03am

Video: Meat glue turns cheap cuts of beef into a fake ribeye steak

Meat glue is always going to be totally weird sounding but we’ve all eaten it before (if you eat at fast food restaurants, at least). It’s derived from blood and is a clotting agent that allows different types of meat to stick to each other, hence the name. You can do a lot of weird, Frankenstein-type experiments with… » 6/09/15 7:26pm 6/09/15 7:26pm

Cooking chicken and rice in space is always fun to see

Every variation of chicken and rice is great so even though this space version of tumeric chicken and whole red rice looks like the least chicken and rice-y dish ever (for obvious utilitarian reasons), I would totally give it a bite or five. The key to cooking in space (if this can be considered cooking) is making… » 6/05/15 10:22pm 6/05/15 10:22pm

Do Mini-Packaged Snacks Really Help You Eat Less Junk?

In recent years countless food manufacturers have been “sub-packaging” their foods into smaller portions in an apparent effort to curb folks from overindulging. You can usually find 100 kcal multi-packs of chips, pretzels, chocolates, and all sorts of junk foods. Despite the very obvious negative environmental impact… » 6/02/15 5:00am 6/02/15 5:00am

The magic pizza sauce machine that sauces pizzas at Costco

Imagine a turntable but instead of a needle, you have a pizza sauce spout, and instead of a record, you have pizza crust spinning so the red sauce can cover every inch. Imagine no more. That’s how pizzas get made at Costco. Workers put the dough on the turntable and the pizzas gets expertly covered in a controlled… » 5/28/15 8:00pm 5/28/15 8:00pm