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Pounding Rice For Mochi Requires Equal Parts Bravery And Skill

Video: Creating Mochi, a chewy Japanese dessert made from sticky mochigome rice, requires the ingredients to be first thoroughly pounded into a thick paste. You can use a machine to do it, or like these Japanese chefs, you can risk a broken finger by pounding it manually in a flawlessly choreographed routine.


The Maillard Reaction Is What Makes Our Favourite Foods Taste So Good

Have you ever wondered how freshly baked bread gets its a golden brown crust and why it smells so good? Or how nondescript green berries turn into beautiful brown coffee beans with a rich alluring aroma?


Amusing Parody Video Perfectly Skewers All Those Precious Food Videos

Video: We all love watching cooking videos, and we all gasp and drool over food documentary videos. We simply can’t stop ourselves. But the truth is, this trend is totally silly and a lot of is treated way too seriously. It’s just food, after all.


Just Look At These Photorealistic Game Of Thrones Pancakes 

Video: We’ve seen Beatles pancakes. We’ve seen Rick and Morty pancakes. We’ve even seen How To Basic parody the phenomenon of pancake art. As internet trends go, this one is on the wane, but we’d be remiss not to point of how incredible these Game of Thrones characters look as breakfast food.


Why Is The BBC Deleting 11,000 Recipes From The Internet?

News reports last night claim that the BBC is planning to delete over 11,000 online recipes. But the internet didn’t suddenly run out of room, so what gives?


What Happens When You Cook French Fries In Space

Space is full of mysteries, but one in particular has been weighing on our minds lately: How’s the food up there? We’re taking a look at how space meals get made, the best astronaut food hacks, and the experiment that showed just where the best french fries in the galaxy would really be found.


This $2300 Super-Accurate Hot Plate Probably Makes Some Amazing Instant Noodles

Making a stew? It doesn’t matter what you throw in the pot, it will probably turn out fine. But when you’re making lollies, precision is an absolute must, and that’s what this over-engineered induction hot plate from Breville is all about. It’s definitely not for making drugs. Nope, not at all.


Alton Brown Makes 4 Litres Of Carbonated Ice Cream In 10 Seconds Flat

Video: Alton Brown has been the world’s preeminent food science wizard since the early days of the Food Network, and he’s about to embark on his second tour. What better way to celebrate than with a big vat of ice cream?


Seeing Tomatoes Get Unsliced Is Really Bizarre

Video: It has all the makings of those ASMR triggering videos we all love to feel on our scalp and spine but it’s also a little bit unsettling too since the whole video moves in reverse. We’re not watching a tomato get chopped up but rather seeing it get unsliced and that reversal of action throws everything into a bizarrely pleasant state of confusion.


How To Turn A Can Into A Badarse Cheese Grater

Video: Turning an old can into a grater might be a tedious process, but it offers the advantage of getting all those little food strips inside a vessel you can easily dump onto whatever you’re making. With a little plastic wrap it could even be used to store your pre-grated ingredients for later — and it comes at the low price of basically free.


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