Food and Beverage

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

How To Eat Sushi with Naomichi Yasuda


One of Tokyo’s master chef, Naomichi Yasuda invites you to his restaurant to teach you the dos and don’ts of eating sushi. Be warned: You’ve been doing it wrong.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Your Own Sake Making Kit by Norse Hutchens


Traditional Japanese sake production can be complicated and exacting, but this kit makes it easy with everything you’ll need (except 1 lb. of white raisins and 2.5 lbs. of sugar) to brew multiple one gallon batches of your own sake in a hands-on exploration of ancient art and science. Hailing from Nara period Japan (8th century CE), sake is a time-honored rice “wine” steeped in Japanese culture, but you can bring a bit of this rich tradition to your kitchen without a trip to Kobe’s legendary breweries.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

How to Serve Absinthe


Historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV / 90-148 proof) beverage. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (a.k.a. “grand wormwood”), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. With sugar or without? Why add cold water? And should you set it on fire, or not? Find out how to properly serve Absinthe.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Hormel’s Bacon Powered Diesel Motorcycle


Driven By Bacon, this documentary is about a diesel motorcycle that runs on bacon grease fuel. Austin-based Hormel makes a bacon grease powered motorcycle. Hormel came up with the idea of powering a motorcycle dubbed Hormel Black Label Bacon Motorcycle that runs on B-100 bio-diesel which is converted from bacon waste into bio-diesel by bio-Blend Fuels in Winsconsin. The bike fuel costs just $3.50 a gallon and makes the motorcycle run 75-100 miles per gallon. According to Nick Schweitzer, Hormel brand manager, the bacon bio-fuel does leave behind the smell of bacon when one drives it on the roads which all goes well for bacon lovers. Hormel is also looking for a bacon lover who’ll ride the bike on a cross country trip from Austin, MN to San Diego, CA.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Dime of the Day: Giada De Laurentiis


Besides hosting a hit Food Network show, Giada at Home, the Italian-American chef, 43, is a mentor on Food Network Star and a contributor to NBC’s Today. Her growing empire also includes seven best-selling cookbooks, a series of food-themed children’s books, a spokesmodel gig for Clairol hair color, and a new restaurant in Las Vegas.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Eddie Huang Presents “Huang’s World”


Despite Eddie Huang‘s forthcoming ABC television show, the chef-turned-personality maintains a relationship with Vice. Neither party is one for a grave sense of seriousness, and as such have teamed up to launch a new (kind of) show dubbed “Huang’s World”.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

What a McDonald’s Cheeseburger Looks Like in Hydrochloric Acid


Every one of us carries HCL in our stomachs, along with some other digestive enzymes. So have you ever wondered what a McDonalds cheeseburger would look like after a couple hours in your stomach? Well, lucky for us, The University of Nottingham decided to dip a cheeseburger in to a container of HCL for a few hours to show us.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A Gourmet Weed Dinner At Hunter S. Thompson’s House


To celebrate marijuana legalization in Colorado, Munchies columnist David Bienenstock recently traveled to Aspen, to attend a legal seminar hosted by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws—America’s oldest and largest group dedicated to legalizing cannabis. And since the late Hunter S. Thompson was one of NORML’s earliest and most consistent supporters, we figured what better way to embrace the sweet smell of herbal liberation in the Rocky Mountain State than by throwing a small victory party at Owl Farm—the author and advocate’s home and “fortified compound” in Woody Creek—featuring an appropriately over-the-top pairing of fully legal cannabis and high-end cuisine?

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Sriracha-Honey Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple


Prep Time: < 15 minutes
Bake Time: 25-30 minutes
Yield: About 20 to 25 pieces

Ingredients…

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Fuck, That’s Delicious w Action Bronson [Episode 3]


Rapper and former chef Action Bronson is back for episode 3 of Fuck,That’s Delicious. In Episode Three, Action heads to London to indulge in the city’s best local cuisine. He also hosts a showdown between Brick Lane’s salted beef bagel shops, and dazzles the Brits with some of his delicious Dallas-style fried chicken.