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Video Interlude : Watch a Video (Try to) Explain Who Invented the Hot Dog

Here's a video by Mental Floss that attempts to answer the "controversial" question: Who invented the hot dog? Apparently, sausages as a food item have been around "forever" — they were mentioned in Homer's The Odyssey and eaten by....

Video Interlude : Watch the Science Behind Beer Making

Here's a video that takes a look at the science that goes into creating beer, or what may possibly be the "perfect human beverage." It explains how beer is made from start to finish and includes a tour of...

Video Interlude : Watch Glenn Close and Jimmy Fallon Wolf Down Spaghetti With Whisks

On the latest episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon host Jimmy Fallon and actress Glenn Close go head to head in an over-the-top eating contest. Each must eat as much spaghetti, nachos, and blueberry pie as possible;...

The travelling teacup

19 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Have tea -- will travel. Or could it be -- will travel for tea? Continue reading ? The post The travelling teacup appeared first on T Ching.

What if New Belgium had beat Bud Light to Crested Butte?

MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 09.05.14 What Happens When Bud Light Takes Over Your Town for a Weekend. After all the hoopla before Bud Light’s “Whatever, U.S.A.” takeover of Crested Butte, Colorado, I was disappointed in the days after the event by the lack of stories about how it went (other than the one, repeated over […]

Video Interlude : Watch a Thai Restaurateur's Master Class in Table Manners

The owner of Bangkok's popular Krua Apsorn restaurant sits down with Coconuts TV to give a quick primer on proper Thai table manners. First off, eating with chopsticks and forks is a Western thing: "The spoon is the main...

More on food trade: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)

Here’s another post on US food trade agreements.  This is a hot topic right now but so complicated—so many agreements and policies, and so many look-alike abbreviations—that the specific policies are not easy to understand. As I mentioned in a previous post on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, The US has trade agreements with 20 countries, and believes […]

Video Interlude : Watch Jimmy Kimmel's Pumpkin Spice Rant

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live host Jimmy Kimmel bemoaned how this time of year is "pumpkin spice season": "Every store you go into has something flavored pumpkin spice." He pointed out that now there is everything from pumpkin...

Review: Newfoundland Screech Rum, Spiced Rum, and Honey Rum

Who woulda thought they’d name a rum after this guy? In all seriousness… Back in the old days (like, yesteryear), Newfoundland-based sailors drank a lot of rum. They got their rotgut from Jamaica, and it didn’t even have a name. … Continue reading ?

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

Food TV: TNT's On the Menu Premieres October 3

TNT's first foray into competitive food television has announced its premiere date: On the Menu, the competition that features chef Emeril Lagasse and Extreme Makeover host Ty Pennington, will debut Friday, October 3. As previously reported, the show comes...

Apps: New WhatWine App Wants to Be Your Personal Sommelier

Here's yet another app aiming to demystify restaurant wine lists and help diners avoid awkward conversations with sommeliers. According to TechCrunch, the newly launched WhatWine aims to be the "Shazam for wine list and food pairing." The app utilizes...

Video Interlude : Watch a Professor Trace the History of the Celebrity Chef

Here's a video of Yale history professor Paul Freedman explaining the culture and history of celebrity chefs at this year's MAD 4 conference in Copenhagen. Freedman spends nearly 23 minutes tracing the lineage of the concept of a celebrity...

Video Interlude : Watch Fallon Chug Beer While Cooler Racing NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson

Here's The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon taking a suggestion from a fan to host a cooler scooter race on the show. Fallon challenges six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to a race on souped-up coolers. The two men wear...

Video Interlude : Watch How Time-Lapse Can Beautifully Capture Food

Here's a fun video (actually an advertisement for UK retailer Marks and Spencer) that merges video with time-lapse photography to take a close-up look at food cooking. As WalesOnline reports, the "Adventures in Imagination" video was created by filmmakers...

Eater IDK: Japanese Burger King Introduces Cheeseburger for Goths

The limited-time-only "Kuro Burger" has both a black bun and black cheese. Here's what it looks like with condiments:

Food TV: Parts Unknown Announces Season Four Line-Up

As previously reported, the new season of Anthony Bourdain's CNN travelogue Parts Unknown will debut on September 28, and now, the network has revealed the eight locations where Bourdain will get quippy during season four. Bourdain's visit to Shanghai...

Video Interlude : Watch Jimmy Kimmel Combine Olive Garden's Pasta Pass With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live host Jimmy Kimmel combined two internet sensations — the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass — into one fake promotion: Olive Garden's ALS Pasta Challenge. Kimmel made ...

Video Interlude : Watch a Comedian Explain 'Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong'

Here's a hilariously on-point video by comedian Paul Gale that skewers Starbucks baristas' long-documented inability to spell some people's names correctly. (The joke goes both ways, equally making fun of those who haughtily post spelling errors on social media.)...

Video Interlude : The Top 10 Clauses to Olive Garden's New Pasta Deal

Talk show host David Letterman weighed in on Olive Garden's new "never ending pasta pass" which gives noodle lovers the opportunity to go on a seven-week pasta binge for $100. Letterman offered up a top 10 list of fake...

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