food

How To Keep Milk From Spoiling Without Refrigeration

For centuries, before refrigeration, an old Russian practice was to drop a frog into a bucket of milk to keep the milk from spoiling. In modern times, many believed that this was nothing more than an old wives’ tale. But researchers at Moscow State University, led by organic chemist Dr. Albert Lebedev, have shown that there could be some benefit to doing this, though of course in the end you’ll be drinking milk that a frog was in.


This Frozen Grinder Ensures You Have Fresh Herbs All Year Round

Snow and winter rarely show their ugliest faces where we live, so it’s possible to keep a year-round garden. If your green thumb results in a surplus of herbs, you can always freeze them in this handy grinder that keeps them fresh and easy to serve throughout the year.


Domino's Is Making Pizza With Breaded Chicken As The Crust

Like pizza? Like fried chicken? Of course you do. You have a mouth. So how quickly will you say yes to the latest frankenstein food creation that will fatten up easily excitable suburbanites: Domino’s pizza made with breaded chicken crust. The world is a beautiful place.


A Brief Chat With The Mad Scientist Who Made Viagra Ice Cream

Charlie Francis is no stranger to unusual ice cream concoctions — he’s the same guy who brought us a $225 scoop of luminescent jellyfish ice-cream just last year. Before you start licking his latest creation though, better get yourself a prescription. Because each scoop is infused with a healthy, 25mg dose of Viagra.


Medicinal Soft Drinks And Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History Of Soda

Soda’s reputation has fallen a bit flat lately: The beverage most recently made headlines due to an FDA investigation of a potential carcinogen, commonly called “caramel colouring” used in many soft-drink recipes.


Oreo Fed Me Strange Cookie-Concocted Recipes And I Didn't Die

Traditionally, you’d eat an Oreo straight of the box, or sometimes very recently dipped in a glass of milk. The people at Oreo felt the need to show that their biscuit is more diverse than that, however, so they put it in a bunch of weird recipes and made me eat the result in order to prove something about the future. Gizmodo tried these foods so you don’t have to.


Astronauts Will Grow Their Own Food For The First Time Ever

NASA is sending a really cool garden to the International Space Station on April 14, on board the SpaceX Dragon. For the first time in history, astronauts will grow their own food in space using this groovy disco box, an important step towards future long-term space travel and extraterrestrial colonies.


Instagram Crashed And It Caused A Global Food Crisis

It’s a lovely Sunday morning, with the rain and wind of the last few days having calmed down. Sounds like the perfect day for brunch with friends, right? Wrong. Instagram is down, and it’s causing a panic among aspiring food photographers. Just look at these poor lost souls.


The Invention Of The Slurpee

They stain tongues green, red and blue; they send blood sugar levels on Odyssean voyages; they induce brain-freezes that crumble even the most stoic men.


A Calorie-Tracking Image Recognition App Keeps Portions Under Control

Worried that you’ve piled your plate too high at the buffet? Researchers at SRI — the folks who created Siri before Apple bought it — are working on a new app that uses image recognition and clever AI to provide a fairly accurate estimate of the calories you’re about to consume.