This video shows the preparation of kkwabaegi (twisted donuts) at a small bakery in Korea. There are things both similar and different to the experiences of bakers here in the west (let alone large-scale production). It's one of those "relaxing" or "satisfying" videos too, at least for the viewer, until one imagines doing it forty hours or more a week. Did you know we used to call donuts "oily cakes" until the marketers came along?
Red Delicious is perhaps the biggest misnomers in the entire realm of fruits and vegetables. They're mealy, mild, and wholly unexciting compared to such greats as the Gala, Fuji, and Granny Smith. So how come the Red Delicious was America's favorite Apple for more than 70 years? And why has it finally fallen from grace?… READ THE REST
A customer at the Leeds-based bakery Get Baked recently reported the business to the West Yorkshire Trading Standards regulatory body for violating sprinkle laws with their best-selling Birthday Bruce biscuits and raspberry glazed donut cookies. Yes, really. As the BBC explains: Trading Standards said the E127 food colouring, also know as Erythrosine, is only approved for… READ THE REST
The answer is: Humans! These "long eggs" are produced in a German factory "by extruding cooked egg yolks into a long tube, then covering it with egg whites. [Video below!] One of the first of such machines was called the SANOVO 6-32 a.k.a. the 'long egg machine,'" according to Food & Wine: Invented in 1974, it was… READ THE REST
Bicycling through a crowded city and avoiding infuriating traffic is a blessing, that is until you realize just how cumbersome toting around and storing a bike can be. Alternatively, skateboards are an ideal size for zipping through side streets and hauling around, but they just don't have the "oomph" you need to get you around… READ THE REST
Cleaning isn't fun. Sure, some people say it's therapeutic, but in a perfect world where everything is clean all the time, and we're willing to bet no one would lift a finger to make sure things are spotless in during "me time". Sadly, we live the real world, and that world has homes that need… READ THE REST
Water cooling. LED lights. Overclocked processors and massive curved screens. A lot of the PC gaming battlestations we see are flashy, cool as hell, and unfortunately wildly expensive. If you're itching to ditch the cookie-cutter consoles and become a member of the PC master race, you've probably had sticker shock at the cost of parts,… READ THE REST