This beautiful spinning chocolate cake hides hilarious animations

Oh, this is great. Alexandre Dubosc made this wonderful zoetrope that uses chocolate and popcorn to animate itself. As the multi-layer cake spins around, different things begin to appear as if they’re moving and it’s all perfectly matched with the sound. Corn kernels pop, popcorn gets catapulted and chocolate mouths… »10/06/15 9:05pmTuesday 9:05pm

A peanut butter and jelly burger is totally weird but I'd still eat it

Peanut butter and jelly is as perfect a combination as there can be in sandwich form. A hamburger is the most delicious thing you can have between two buns. Is it possible that combining two perfectly delicious food things can actually backfire and be awful? I want to find out by eating this PB & J Burger from Cook… »9/30/15 1:42am9/30/15 1:42am

Deep frying every type of random food imaginable is all kinds of fun

The wild minds of ChefSteps got 8 vats of oil and then deep fried the hell out of basically every food under the Sun. Cupcakes? Yep. Cauliflower? Peaches? Avocados? Why not. Steak and Potatoes? Mmhmm. A Sausage Egg McMuffin from McDonald’s? Absolutely. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Of course. There is so much… »9/28/15 6:30pm9/28/15 6:30pm

This hot sauce is made with giant ants and termites

Hot sauce is one of those universal truths that different cultures from all over the world have realized is so completely awesome. Everybody has their own preference and people use different peppers and make their hot sauce at varying levels of spice and heat but all hot sauce is good. Even this hot sauce made with… »9/27/15 10:00am9/27/15 10:00am

Here's how one of the best steaks in America is made from the butcher to the table

Peter Luger’s Steakhouse in Brooklyn, New York serves one of the most delicious and iconic slabs of meat that you can get anywhere on the planet. Their Porterhouse is what you dream of when you imagine steak at a steakhouse. Eater shows how that fantastic deliciousness gets to the restaurant starting with the butcher… »9/25/15 12:10pm9/25/15 12:10pm

These are the ingredients and additives inside your favorite foods

Eating a bag of chips? Delicious right! Great snack. But what you’re really eating are all these weird powders and difficult to pronounce additives and manufactured colors and sticky glue goop. This photo series for the book Ingredients by Dwight Eschliman and Steve Ettlinger reveals what’s inside your favorite foods… »9/23/15 4:05pm9/23/15 4:05pm

10 different salads from 10 different countries across the world

I would have never ever said this when I was younger but there are few foods that are more refreshing and as replenishing than a good salad. Sometimes vegetables chopped and tossed around with dressing and some other things is all you really need to feel whole again. It’s one of life’s simplest and most satisfying… »9/22/15 1:15pm9/22/15 1:15pm

What happens to your body one hour after eating a Big Mac?

When you first bite into a Big Mac, it is absolutely glorious. The two patties sandwiching the chewy bread in the middle with the lovely thousand island sauce mixing in with the pickles and lettuce, the taste is iconic. Add in fries and a sip of Coke in between bites and you have reached Fast Food nirvana. But after… »9/21/15 9:52pm9/21/15 9:52pm

Cute animation shows the different ways to make coffee

How do you make coffee? Do you buy it at Starbucks? Support your local coffee shop? Just pour a mug at work? Or are you one of those fancy types who make coffee by roasting their own beans and like, performing high-level science experiments with it? Here’s a fun little animation that shows different ways people make… »9/19/15 9:30am9/19/15 9:30am

It takes $1500, 6 months, and a lot of farming to truly make a sandwich at home from scratch

How do you make a sandwich at home? Grab some bread, slap together some mustard and mayo, throw in some turkey, add some cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions, and then eat it right? That’s what normal people do but that’s a total shortcut. How do you truly make a sandwich at home and from scratch? It involves farming… »9/16/15 5:00am9/16/15 5:00am

Video: The brown sludge that is mass producing brownies

Brownies are absolutely delicious and probably one of my favorite things in the whole world. It’s a wonderful little treat. What’s not wonderful? When you mass produce them and have to pour buckets of ingredients to mix them up to create a oozy brown sludge that can be baked. Oh well, at least they’ll still be… »9/15/15 6:40pm9/15/15 6:40pm

Watching baking bread rise is almost pornographic

The smell of baking bread is like the universal language for neck-breaking, nose-enlightening deliciousness. It’s impossible not to smile to yourself at the idea of fresh bread. It’s everything good in the world, it’s possibility, and it’s just damn good to eat. And watching bread bake in a timelapse? Who knew that… »9/09/15 6:50pm9/09/15 6:50pm

Video: A portrait of a chef opening a restaurant

Life and Thyme continues its excellent video series about food and chefs by taking a look at Chef Timothy Hollingsworth and his upcoming Otium restaurant. In this chapter, we see Hollingsworth take a visit to the fish market and cook a splendid looking dish while talking about what food and more importantly, passion… »9/04/15 6:00pm9/04/15 6:00pm

This is the only mushroom in the world that tastes sweet like honey

In Hungary there is a sweet Hungarian truffle that supposedly tastes like honey. I can’t even begin to imagine how fantastic that is because truffles are already “the diamonds of the kitchen” and honey very well might be nature’s greatest creation, so combining both in one is practically unfair. The truffle is used in… »9/02/15 7:45pm9/02/15 7:45pm

A perfectly skinned watermelon looks so hilariously ridiculous

Since a watermelon looks like it’s ripped off the screen of like a Super Mario Bros video game and is wonderful at exploding because of its red flesh and is even more excellent at housing molten aluminum, it very probably is the world’s funnest fruit to play with. Here’s another fun trick you can do with ol’ mellie:… »9/01/15 4:20pm9/01/15 4:20pm

Making bubble tea is totally therapeutic

Bubble tea or boba or pearl milk tea or tapioca milk tea or whatever the hell you call the milky tea deliciousness with those chewy balls and that giant straw is deliciousness in a plastic cup. It’s also really relaxing and therapeutic to make at home. Or at least, it’s really relaxing and therapeutic to watch … »8/27/15 7:50pm8/27/15 7:50pm

How to make fizzy fruit that bubbles like soda inside the fruit

Here’s something every one of us should do before summer is over and the weather kills off all the fruits and the cold sadness diminishes our souls into nothingness: carbonate fruit with dry ice. ChefSteps shows just how easy it is to do: stick a bunch of fruit with dry ice inside a cooler, wrap it up with saran wrap… »8/24/15 10:30pm8/24/15 10:30pm

Shake Shack's newest burger is a surf and turf lobster and beef beauty

My, my, my. Shake Shack, unquestionably the best tasting burger chain on the face of planet Earth for people with discernible taste and half working tongues, is upping the decadence in its latest burger by going surf and turf. That is, they’re adding a beautifully buttery layer of lobster to their already perfect… »8/17/15 11:00pm8/17/15 11:00pm

Why it is so incredibly important to slice steaks against the grain

You can have the perfect cut of steak that’s been cooked to the perfect temperature and grilled to the perfect texture and yet still ruin it by not cutting the meat against the grain. Seriously, slicing a steak against the grain makes it so much more tender and delicious that you’d be a fool not to do it that way. »8/11/15 8:59pm8/11/15 8:59pm

How to make bread like they did 2,000 years ago

Way, way back in 79 AD, a baker put a loaf of bread into his oven and then Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the city. The oven was found and opened in 1930 during excavations and the recipe has been recreated by chef Giorgio Locatelli. He uses buckwheat flour, which was more readily available then, and re-creates the… »8/07/15 6:52pm8/07/15 6:52pm