1930s ice-cream parlour hidden in Cincinnati's art deco railway station

Cincinnati's gorgeous art deco Union Terminal houses many museums -- and a beautifully preserved 1930s ice-cream parlour serving locally made ice-cream. Read the rest

Brian Wood's Starve: get to your comic shop now!

Brian "DMZ" Wood's new comic from IMAGE is Starve, and issue one, which just hit shelves at your local comic shop is the strongest start since Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan. Read the rest

Brothers enjoyed stolen restaurant meals, but disliked being captured


Is this the cover of an obscure James Chance and the Contortions LP? No. It's a photo of one of the Gareau brothers being pinned down by an Ohio restaurant manager after the duo allegedly consumed $160 of food and drinks and attempted to flee without paying the bill. Owner Stephen Schimoler posted the photo to Facebook with the caption, "One down one to go. Caught fleeing Johnny's." The Cleveland brothers allegedly dined and dashed at five other restaurants during a three-day gastronomical spree.

A bartender at Red, the Steakhouse said the brothers had come in for dinner the night before, ordered and consumed $284 worth of food and drinks and went outside to smoke. They never returned, the bartender said. Schimoler said that employees believe the men did the same thing at Bar Cento minutes before going into Crop Bistro. The brothers are scheduled to appear in court at 8:30am on July 10.

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Superweapons in the hyperpalatability wars

Foods containing mixtures of salt, fat, sugar and starch are "hyperpalatable" and induce strong, habitual compulsions to consume; the most successful high-calorie dishes are engineered to deliver staggering loads of all four, singly and in combination. Read the rest

Full meals of rocks that look like food


Over at Weird Universe, Alex posted his fun photos from the San Diego County Fair of "an exhibit of rocks that look like food." Read the rest

Watch this to learn why people love bacon


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OMG We can't stop eating Trader Joe's Partially Popped Popcorn


Everyone in my family is devouring Trader Joe's Partially Popped Popcorn. They're kernels of popcorn that have "processed using a proprietary method to produce the little crunchies usually found in the bottom of the bowl, but with a texture that makes them almost addictive and easier on the jaw." And they are flavored with butter and sea salt. I think it costs $2.79 for a 6-oz bag, but we are so busy munching we don't have time to hunt down the receipt.

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Watch this cute little fluffy doglet happily licking a watermelon slice


And just like that, all is well with the world. Read the rest

HOWTO make Harry Potter pancakes

Saipancakes (previously) shows how far he's come in progressing the art of carbohydrate illustration with these amazing, unbelievable, eye-popping Harry Potter pancakes -- and the video documents his build-process.

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Burger King to sell Red Burger


Remember when Burger King introduced its black gothburger in Japan last year? Coming soon is the Aka ("red") Chicken or Samurai Beef Burger with red cheese and red bun colored with tomato powder, and red hot sauce. Read the rest

Make tasty soft-serve ice cream at home with delicious dry ice


This neat video from ChefSteps shows an interesting frozen dessert experiment for geek chefs.

A simple technique for making amazing soft serve at home, no fancy gadgets required.

Here's what you will need: some dry ice, and your trusty stand mixer. Never worked with dry ice? You can often buy some, cheaply, at your local supermarket or at a big box store like Walmart or Sam's Club. From there you just need to crush it up and slowly incorporate it into your ice cream base, and within moments you'll wind up with a soft, delightful treat you can transfer to a piping bag and squeeze into cones for your friends and family. Make sure to stock up on sprinkles—we have a feeling this is going to be a big soft-serve summer at your house.

More here. And visit ChefSteps.com for more videos, recipes, classes, and techniques.

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Bicyclist express disapproval of driver who is eating a bowl of cereal while driving

"She shamelessly refuses to put the bowl down after I challenge her!"

Watch an excavator prepare a hot dog

According to this commercial, Europe's Statoil filling stations are selling delicious-looking hotdogs. Unfortunately, I doubt they are all made with excavators. (video link)

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A robot, a dog, and a Pop Tart.


Good luck not laughing when you watch this one. Read the rest

Pizza-slicing scissors

Slicing your pizza with scissors just makes sense -- better slices, cleaner topping-severance, and easier sharpening and handling than a wheel. (via Canopy) Read the rest

Warning: At least two eels were definitely harmed during the reporting of this story

The strange menu of Bompas & Parr—séances, cooking with lava, and flaming fish murder—reminds us that food is fashion in the age of Instagram

How to cook turmeric chicken, rice, and peas. In space.


Amazing astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows us how she cooks one of her favorite meals aboard the International Space Station, whole red rice with peas and turmeric chicken. From the European Space Agency:

Food is an important item in space, also on the psychological side; that's why astronauts are allowed a certain quantity of the so-called "bonus food" of their choice that reminds them of their home cooking tastes. We asked Samantha to show us how she manages to cook one of her bonus food recipes in microgravity.

(via The Kid Should See This)

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