Eat these 5 things and live to be 110 years old, says 110 year old guy


This 110-year-old man says he managed to keep living for more than a hundred years in part by eating sensibly. Read the rest

Simple way to make popcorn on the cob

This looks fun and delicious! (I'd definitely listen to Scott Joplin while eating it too.) Read the rest

Photos of sweet treats carefully arranged into pyramids and abysses


Photographer Sam Kaplan organized candy, cookies, sandwiches, and other tasty snacks into astounding architectural forms and wondrous wormholes of food. The series is titled "Pits & Pyramids." (via Laughing Squid)

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“An AirBnB for home-cooked meals” around the world gets $870K in funding

Traveling Spoon’s Stephanie Lawrence and Aashi Vel.

Traveling Spoon is the creation of Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence (shown in the photo above), who met in 2011 at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The platform they're building allows you to find awesome home-cooked cuisine around the world. The idea isn't to replace takeout or delivery services, but to help travelers experience amazing local food--foraged or farmed or hunted or farmers-marketed and prepared by skilled locals.

From the "About" page on their site:

Traveling Spoon is like having a friend’s mom cook you a home cooked meal in every country you visit. Traveling Spoon connects travelers with local, vetted hosts to share the joy of a homemade meal in their home and learn about their cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations.

Are you kidding? I do this already, but it's a lot harder to coordinate by myself. I for one would use the shit out of this service.

From TechCrunch:

They’ve raised $870,000 from investors including the former CEO of Expedia Erik Blachford, George Butterfield, First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund, the Chennai Angels and Emily and Anjan Mitra, who own the DOSA restaurants in San Francisco. Bay Area food icon Alice Waters is also an advisor.

Someone's grinding chiles for salsa...

Sample country page on Traveling Spoon website: India. Read the rest

Startling animated MRIs of fruits and vegetables

Andy Ellison, an MRI technologist at Boston University Medical School, put fruits and vegetables through the medical scanner and created these remarkable GIFs. Above, tomato. Below, jackfruit, corn, and onion. See many more at Andy's blog: Inside Insides

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Watch this ice cream vendor in Turkey blow tourists' minds with magic

This sidewalk sweets vendor in Istanbul loves playing tricks on customers. Watch one of them turn the tables on him.

Meet Martin Riese, water sommelier


"The most interesting part for me about water is it all looks the same... but still there's a huge taste profile to it." Read the rest

Internet food funsters Starry Kitchen to join Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder

Starry Kitchen's infamous crispy tofu balls.
Starry Kitchen, the fun-loving pan-Asian pop-up restaurant darlings of social media, will be joining us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder. Om nom nom!

Amazing beehive cake!


Christine McConnell baked this magnificent "Milk & Honey Cake!" Read the rest

USDA will no longer refer to small raisins as “midgets,” after Little People petition

They prefer to be called Little Raisins.

Quitting sugar "changed my brain"


Michael Grothaus quit sugar, soon regretted it, but came through after a week or so. Read the rest

Gorgeous drone footage of Fall farm harvest in County Tipperary, Ireland

Right now, in Ireland, it's silage time.

LA: internet punk foodies Starry Kitchen resurface at Echo Park video-game bar

Starry Kitchen's social media hype man, Nguyen Tran. (Instagram)
Oh how we missed their (crispy tofu) balls in our mouth.

Learn how to skin a watermelon


What a fine fruit hack! Read the rest

Review: Pimping my Char-Broil TRU-Infrared grill with a rotisserie robot, and all the fixins

finished chix
Boing Boing's barbecue gadget reviewer found a good, cheap grill on Amazon. But which add-ons, like an automated rotisserie, are worth buying? He investigates and tells all, right after this bite of chicken.

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