How to make a watermelon fruit bowl that looks like a voracious shark


Mike Warren carved a watermelon into this delightful shark fruit bowl! Read the rest

Jello Submarine: The Beatles in gelatin


Photographer and food artist Henry Hargreaves created images from The Beatles's Yellow Submarine out of gelatin. Read the rest

Clever food festival posters turn produce into landscapes


These delightful images were created to celebrate an annual food and culture festival in Brazil. Read the rest

Tortilla laser-etched into a record that actually plays!


Enjoy the edible lo-fi sounds of "Jarabe Tapatío," aka "The Mexican Hat Dance." Over at Instructables, learn how to make your own tortilla record! Read the rest

My favorite dark chocolate: Lindt 90% cocoa


In earlier posts, I've mentioned that I don't like airplane food. When I fly I either fast or pack along macadamia nuts, applewood smoked bacon jerky, and dark chocolate. My favorite chocolate is Lindt's Excellence Supreme Dark Chocolate 90% Cocoa ($29 for ten 3.5-ounce bars on Amazon).

It's surprisingly smooth for a high-cocoa chocolate, and a 40g serving has just 3g of sugar (by comparison, a 40g serving of a Special Dark Hershey bar has 20g of sugar).

My wife and kids prefer Lindt's 70% cocoa bar, and I'm glad because that means they don't nibble on my stash of 90s unless they are desperate for chocolate.

I've yet to try Lindt's 99% Cocoa Excellence Bar (1g of sugar per 40g serving!), mainly because gram-for-gram, it costs four times as much as the 90% bars. Read the rest

Watch: I was Ronald McDonald


From 1995 to 2007, Joe Maggard was Ronald McDonald. "The clown is right in there. The clown is ready to go." Read the rest

Timelapse 4K video: Thai street vendor makes ice cream rolls

YouTuber Max Lee got a great 4K grab of how street vendors make ice cream by hand in hot and humid Thailand. The secret: nitrogen. Read the rest

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

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