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


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

Starve: the best, meanest new graphic novel debut since Transmetropolitan

The launch of Starve, the new comic from Brian Wood, creator of the landmark DMZ and artists Danijel Žeželj and Dave Stewart, was widely celebrated as a major new comic that started as strong as Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan.

Sriracha: now in individual sachets


The convenience of carrying your favorite hot-sauce in individual sachets -- think "McDonald's ketchup pouches" -- can't be overstated. It's a particularly great format if you're a frequent traveller, as TSA screeners don't recognize the shape as a "liquid" on their X-rays, meaning you can just stash them in your bags and pockets and not worry about getting them all out when you reach a checkpoint. Read the rest

Menu at Toronto's "Azure" was a work of fictitious fine-dining fraud


Azure is the posh restaurant Intercontinental Hotel Toronto Centre, where the menu boasts "BC salmon" (which turns out to mean "boned and cleaned" not "British Columbia"), "freshly squeezed" orange juice (comes out of a bottle that boasts that the oranges were freshly squeezed before bottling), and some out-and-out lies, like calling boxed Quaker Harvest Crunch granola "organic granola" and store-bought salad dressing "home made." Read the rest

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


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

Look at this banana popsicle mold


Just look at it

(Thanks, Alice!) Read the rest

Vanilla ISIS needs snacks


The domestic terrorists who seized the Malheur National Widlife Refuge Building in Burns, Oregon and vowed to stay there "for as long as it takes" have put out a plea to their supporters asking them to send "supplies or snacks" to help the nosh through the long, anticipated siege. Read the rest

$10 "bean to bar" chocolates were made from melted down Valrhona


The Mast Brothers, a pair of bearded chocolatiers in Brooklyn, have built an empire on beautifully packaged "artisanal" chocolates that run $10/bar, billed as "bean to bar" confections. Read the rest

Jailhouse cuisine: how to cook prison spread


This 2010 video explains the preparation of "prison spread," a kind of hybrid top ramen mixed with other jailhouse ingredients, highly customizable based on taste and circumstances. Read the rest

Ring-themed J-horror doughnuts


Leeds's Lou Lou P's Delights made these Ring-themed J-horror doughnuts in honor of National Donut Day. (via Seanan) Read the rest

Plaid Lumberjack Cake


Redditor Two Plus Two is Fore thinks it was made by stacking and frosting different-colored sheet cakes, cut into rings and combined to make the pattern. Read the rest

How to bake spice-filled sandworm bread


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

EAT BUGS: Monetary incentives distort our perceptions of what's good for us


There are lots of transactions that we're either prohibited from making (selling kidneys), or that are strictly regulated by statute (parental surrogacy). Naturally, these rules are hotly debated, especially among economists, who generally assume that markets of informed buyers and sellers produce outcomes that make everyone better off. Read the rest

Racist, sexist, gross and weird: THANKSGIVING


From the late 1800s to the early 1940s, many Americans celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as "ragamuffins" in masked costumes and then thronged the streets, basically trick-or-treating for money and gifts. Read the rest

Woman adds vaginal yeast to sourdough starter, Internet flips out


When Zoe Stavri woke up with a yeast infection, she had a strange and intriguing idea: what about adding some of her vaginal candida to sourdough starter? Read the rest

Menus of the 1850s and 1860s


The Hilton College of the University of Houston's Hospitality Industry Archives includes a wonderful selection of menus from the 1850s and 1860s. Read the rest

Kickstarting pizza wrapping paper


Two design students are hoping to raise $4900 to fund production on archival/acid-free/recycled post-consumer wrapping paper emblazoned with delicious pizza toppings. They bundle the paper with matching pizza boxes to hold your gifts. Read the rest

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