Why 40 years of official nutritional guidelines prescribed a low-fat diet that promoted heart disease

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A masterfully told history of the life of John Yudkin, once the UK's leading nutritional expert, turns into an indictment of the nutritional scientific establishment, which coalesced in a cult of personality around Ancel Keys, who was convinced that fat made you fat and cholesterol raised your cholesterol, and belittled and marginalized anyone who disagreed, including Yudkin, who believed that sugar, not fat, was the cause of obesity and heart disease. Read the rest

Embroidered toast

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Slovakian artist Terézia Krnáčová produced a series of toast slices called "Everyday Bread," in which each slice is embroidered in a different pattern. Read the rest

Just look at this magic chexmix-filled banana

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Just look at it. Read the rest

Bake: homemade Jabba the Hutt peeps

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The perfect accompaniment to your home-made poop emoji peeps: a marshmallow Jabba the Hutt. Read the rest

Edible flowers preserved in lollipops

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Pittsburgh's Sugar Bakers preserves gorgeous edible flowers in clear lollipops: root beer daisies, blueberry stained glass, candied pink rose-petals, watermelon violas, giant ice pansies and many more, in wrapped six-packs for weddings and such. Read the rest

Chocolate Cumberbunny: this Easter, gnaw on Benedict's face

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London chocolatier Chocolatician has made a custom Benedict Cumberbunny for Easter, available in milk, dark and white chocolates, dusted with gold- or bronze-coloured finishes (£50), or with a 22 carat gold bowtie (£70). Read the rest

Xenomorph cookie-jar

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This Gigeresque biscuit barrel, sculpted by Paul Harding, stands 12" tall, and it'll run you $45 at Thinkgeek. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Dune recreated with gummi

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"Crafted from a 2-foot-long gummy worm, Haribo gummy bears, black licorice string, yellow sprinkles, and rock candy crystals! A scene from the great science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Here we see the giant gummy worm on the desert planet of Arrakis. Ridden by the powerful gummy bear Paul Atreides as he seeks to control the prescious "spice" melange, which gives those who ingest it extended life and some prescient awareness. Muad'Dib!" Read the rest

Archbishop of St Louis says Girl Scout Cookies encourage sin

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Robert Carlson, the archbishop of St Louis, MO, has circulated a two-page letter to his flock in which he raises the question, "Can I still buy Girl Scout cookies?" Read the rest

Make cookies that look like you with custom 3D printed cookie-cutters

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Kriszti Bozzai, a Hungarian maker who sells on Etsy as Copypastry, will turn your photos into a line-art caricature, extrude it into the third dimension, and 3D print it, so that you can bake cookies that look like you. It's about $50, including the custom art. Read the rest

Pizza duvet covers and throws (plus a cheeseburger)

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The queen-sized poly-cotton cover is $150 and comes with a pair of pillowcases that look like packets of sauce and Parmesan. Read the rest

Best wine-pairings for Girl Scout Cookies

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Jessica Norris, wine director at New York City's Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, worked with Vivino to develop 12 wine-pairings for Girl Scout Cookies, so that you can extract maximum pleasure from your midnight wolf-down sessions as you try desperately to rid your home of the tiny, sugary punishments for your charitable spending. Read the rest

Bake: Cookie Monster bark

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Melt chocolate into slabs, coat with blue candy-melts, and stud with broken oreos and edible googly eyes and voila: it's as though you blenderized a thousand Cookie Monsters, rolled them flat, and baked them. Read the rest

Ben and Jerry's Bernie Yearning flavor exists -- sorta

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Earlier this month, Ben "and Jerry's" Cohen spitballed with an MSNBC reporter about his idea for a Bernie Sanders ice-cream flavor: "Bernie's Yearning," a pint of mint with a disk of solid chocolate on the top, representing the fortunes of the 1%. Before you eat it, you use a spoon to smash the wealth and distribute it evenly through the pint. Read the rest

Bernie Sanders' Ben and Jerry's flavor: top 10% is chocolate you smash and mix with the 90% below

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MSNBC caught up with Ben "and Jerry's" Cohen outside a rally for Donald Trump in Burlington, VT, home state to Ben and Jerry's and headquarters for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Read the rest

How to bake spice-filled sandworm bread

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After some trial and error, Chris-Rachael Oseland has perfected a recipe for spice-filled sandworm bread, just in time for Kitchen Overlord's Dune Week. Read the rest

Keyboard waffle irons: now a thing you can buy

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It started as a maker project, became a viral shoop, then a successful kickstarter, and now there's a product: the $75 keyboard waffle-iron. Read the rest

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