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The Simple Reason We Like Buying Food In Clear Packaging

Back in the olden days, most food packaging was thick and opaque — all the better to keep out elements like light and moisture, which could potentially spoil our Funyuns. Now we’re gravitating towards packaging that lets us actually see the food we’re buying. And it makes sense why this trend is gaining momentum now.


A Spirograph Pancake Machine Makes Breakfast Beautiful

Believe it or not, pancake art has become a trendy way to spice up breakfast, with talented chefs showing off their golden brown creations online. But none can match the intricacy of Nathan Shields’ batter-spewing spirograph machine known as the Pangraph. It’s a work of engineering art unto itself, but the pancakes it produces are truly impressive.


Science: It's Better To Cook A Frozen Steak Than A Thawed Steak

This goes against what most people believe about cooking, but America’s Test Kitchen is saying that it’s better to cook a steak that’s frozen than to cook a steak after it’s been thawed out. In side-by-side tests, the frozen steak was “hands down” better tasting than the thawed steak.


Watch The Most Delicious Movie Food Scenes In One Supercut

Video: I watched the movie Chef the other day and the amount of food porn neared Jiro-level. The way Jon Favreau ate in that movie made everything look delicious. Here’s a supercut of scenes in movies that are just like that, you’ll see so much happiness in the way the actors eat that you can’t help but be hungry.


A Magical Machine Lets You Inject Bananas With Sweet Sweet Fillings

You know that disappointing feeling when you bite into a banana and there’s nothing on the inside? Normally they can’t compete with the likes of a caramel-packed tube of Rolos, but the DestapaBanana levels the playing field. It lets you inject bananas — still in their peel — with all kinds of fillings so you can (pretend to) eat healthy and enjoy your snack.


These Unreal Burgers May Be Inedible But I Want To Eat Them All Anyway

I’ve been craving a good burger lately and looking at these fantastic burger pictures from Fat & Furious is not helping me at all. Some of them look absolutely delicious, others look crazy and surreal, and all of them are photoshopped and heavily styled. It doesn’t matter: I would like a bite of every single one of them.


This Is How We'll Grow Salad On Mars

Dining on alien planets might be a way off, but at least when we do there will be salad — because we’ve already developed the means to grow lettuce on other worlds.


Every Inch Of This Building's Facade Will Grow Crops You Can Eat

We’ve gotten a peek at some of the other structures being built for the food-themed Milan Expo 2015, from a smog-gobbling facade for Italy to a veggie-growing restaurant for France. Now here’s the American pavilion, which is inspired by three signature food-related structures for the US: A barn, a boardwalk and — of course! — food trucks.


The Largest Mammal On Earth Makes For The Perfect Pot Strainer

If adorable is the only criteria you look for in kitchen accessories, your hunt for a new pot strainer just ended. Taking inspiration from how a Blue Whale strains the ocean for krill using the baleen in its mouth, Fred & Friends’ $US10 Big Blue pot strainer quickly drains a pot leaving only pasta, veggies, or whatever you’ve boiled behind.


How To Portion Pasta When You're As Hungry As A T-Rex

The original version of this pasta portioner was a clever play on the phrase “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.” But DOIY Design has improved on the original in every way with a new version featuring a famished T-Rex in pursuit of a fleeing family.