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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.


Guess What: You Can Deep Fry Water

Calcium alginate is incredible stuff. It has the ability to surround liquids with a springy membrane so they can hold a shape and be handled like solids. The process is called spherification, and gets a lot of use in upscale, molecular gastronomy-type restaurants. One start-up is even trying replace water bottles using similar methods. But why save the environment with blob technology when you have a deep fryer and no regard for personal safety?


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.


Archaeologists Discovered A 5000-Year-Old Beer Recipe In China

Step aside with your claims to long legacies, craft breweries! This reconstructed beer recipe is over 5000 years old. It’s the earliest beer recipe — and the earliest known use of barley — in China.


Fun Animation Captures The Wild World Of Eating At A Chinese Restaurant

Video: Chinese restaurants can be really fun and lively places, where family and friends gather around giant banquet tables to talk, drink, and laugh together — all while eating food that’s constantly being spun around a Lazy Susan. Anatola Howard’s short animation Giraffe Soup captures the essence of eating Chinese food at a Chinese restaurant perfectly.


The Real Reason People Are Still So Confused About Genetically Modified Crops

Amidst the clamour over genetically modified crops, there’s an underlying point that’s still being missed: Nobody really knows what constitutes a genetically modified crop.


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?


Amazon's Planning To Sell Own-Branded Food

Amazon already sells plenty of own-branded products, from USB cables and baby wipes to clothes and linen, but so far it’s steered clear of filling up your grocery cupboard with its own products.


A Common Artificial Sweetener Is Poisoning Dogs

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in everything from toothpaste to peanut butter to sugar-free gum. And, it turns out, it’s poison for dogs.


There's More To How We Taste Sweetness Than We Thought

Scientists assumed there is just a single type of taste receptor on the tongue responsible for our perception of sweetness, but now researchers from Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that those cells also contain gut enzymes, which also contribute to sweet tastes. They describe their findings in a new paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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