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Gorgeous Shot Of An Espresso Being Poured From The Machine

Video: I don’t even drink coffee but after seeing an espresso shot get pulled through a naked portafilter on an espresso machine, it’s the only thing I want in my life. Watching the water swish through the finely ground coffee beans and seep through each hole, and seeing the various flows group together to form that golden brown liquid of the gods. Man oh man, it’s like being around to see a superweapon charging up.


A Breakdown Of How The US Spends Every Food Dollar 

The USDA has released an update to its “food dollar” breakdown — a division of a single dollar into the exact amount every link in the chain receives. So what’s new in the latest data from 2014, over last year’s update? There’s a series of changes, all of which seem to trend towards the same point: America is cooking for itself less and less.


How The Most Common Cause Of Food Poisoning Became The Most Ignored

E. coli, salmonella and staph are the names we fear when it comes to nasty food-borne illnesses. Yet it’s norovirus that is, far and away, the most common cause of food poisoning. So why aren’t we more afraid of it?


Watch A Chef Make A Dish With A Poisonous Pufferfish

Video: In order to serve fugu (pufferfish) in Japan, a chef needs to have a special licence. That’s because fugu is poisonous, toxic and lethal. So why would someone eat something that could kill you? Because when prepared properly, it’s safe to eat and delicious. Watch chef Sasaki, a fugu specialist for over 45 years, prepare his fugu dish.


Chernobyl's Milk Is Still Radioactive, 30 Years After The Meltdown

It’s been 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster and radiation levels in plants seemed to have died down. So why are levels of radiation in milk still peaking?


These Three New GM Crops Will Change How We Farm

Scientists have created three new genetically modified crops to combat three of the world’s most troubling crop diseases. Each was tweaked in a slightly different way to be resistant to those specific diseases. The details appear in three new papers out today in Nature Biotechnology.


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.


Why Are We Turning Our Favourite Foods Into Rainbow-Coloured Nightmares?

Recently, it seems like food dye is making a comeback in a big way, and not just one dye — all of them. Rainbow coloured bagels, grilled cheeses, pizzas and even lattes have circulated the internet as the latest food trend. Is it just harmless novelty, or is there more to these culinary monstrosities?


Recreating Food Emojis In Real Life Is A Lot Of Fun

Video: Here are picture perfect recreations of the food emojis we all love to drop in our text messages. You know the ones: the pizza slice, the taco, the foamy beer, the doughnut. Bon Appetit used a food stylist to recreate these popular emojis, and it’s crazy how exacting their methods can be. To get the right look for the food, they don’t actually use food stuff.


The Number Of GMOs Worldwide Just Dropped For The First Time In Two Decades

For the past two decades, the number of genetically-modified crops has been steadily skyrocketing around the globe. Until 2015, when the number saw its first recorded drop. What’s going on?


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