Living tomato ripeness chart

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German chefs can claim copyright over the arrangement of food on plates

It started with a 2013 ruling that extended copyright to "applied arts," and it gives the force of law to "no photographs of your food allowed" signs in restaurants. Read the rest

Fruit leather purses are a thing now


Now you can accessorize with cruelty-free "leather" created from discarded fruit, thanks to Fruitleather Rotterdam. Read the rest

Tiny Hamster visits Walt Disney World

Tiny Hamster (previous/tiki bar - also in book form) visited Walt Disney World, but not the same one you and I visit -- this one was replete with tiny cardboard replicas of churro stands (with pouchable mini-churros!) and Dole Whip stands and a tiny shoebox Haunted Mansion (!) (Thanks, Eli!) Read the rest

The best 'budget' barbecue grill I've found: Char-Broil Performance TRU Infrared 480

I don't expect a $200 grill to last a lifetime. But it has to cook meats and veggies evenly, with good temperature control. And I found a pretty affordable grill that does that reliably.

Greens grown in space are now on Space Station astronaut menu

Crew members on Expedition 44, including NASA's one-year astronaut Scott Kelly, harvested some "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce Monday, Aug. 10, from the Veggie plant growth system on the nation’s orbiting laboratory.

Funny plastic sandwich bags printed with fake mold


Deter hungry co-workers from swiping your sandwiches with these clever "Fake Mold Imprinted Food Safe Plastic Sandwich Bags." A pack of 20 is $6 from Amazon. Read the rest

Soylent's new liquid form is kind of spermy, and the guy behind it is sort of creepy

“The first space colonies will have no coal power plants,” says Rob Rhinehart. “I am ready.”

10 videos of drunk people trying to eat sandwiches

Life can be difficult when you are drunk. And sandwiches are life.

Sloth only wants carrots


Food preferences exist in many species.

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Cooking rice in a coffee pot flushes out arsenic

Rice contains more of the carcinogen arsenic than other grains, but researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, UK found that cooking rice in a simple coffee pot removed about half the arsenic. Read the rest

Fried Jesus: architect of State Fair deep-fried butter

Abel Gonzales Jr was raised by Tex-Mex restaurateurs, and began his career as God of the deep fryer out of necessity, when he was desperate to come up with a dish for the Texas State Fair's Big Tex Choice Award, and all he had was a fryer. Read the rest

How to make a sushi roll that looks like a tiger


"It's a uramaki sushi roll filled with spicy salmon tartare then topped (with) a unique mango agar gel." (MakeSushi)

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Sound is the forgotten flavor sense

Manipulating sound can transform our experience of food and drink, making stale potato chips taste fresh, adding the sensation of cream to black coffee, or boosting the savory, peaty notes in whiskey.

Colorado bear with munchies breaks into pie shop, eats all pies but one

He did not like strawberry rhubarb. No. Not one bit.

Turkey testicle eat-off founder is pretty relaxed about nearby town copying his festival

Because there are plenty of turkey testicles for everyone who is inclined to eat turkey testicles.

Scientists create new strain of algae that tastes like bacon


Oregon State University researchers created and patented a new strain of the protein-rich red marine algae known as Dulse. When cooked, this new stuff really tastes like bacon. The engineered strain is high in protein, and purportedly offers twice the nutritional value of everyone's favorite vegetable-du-jour, kale. Read the rest

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