Why You Should Care About California’s Drought

March 18, 2014

Crops In California

More than a quarter of California falls under “exceptional drought status”, which is the most severe category in which a drought may be classified. Think that the effects of the weather will be confined within state borders? Think again. The drought will hit you in the form of a heightened grocery tab.

The Science Of Spiciness

March 15, 2014

Rose Eveleth explains the history and science behind spicy foods, and why Sriracha sauce is heaven for some and gustatory hell for others.

What Happens When People Try Their First Burger

February 21, 2014

While its origins are contentious, today’s hamburger is essentially an American gustatory institution. Watch what happens when burger virgins are introduced to the classic sandwich.

Neil Setchfield’s Stomach-Churning Food Photography

January 22, 2014

Food Photography Frog

Remember those weird TV challenges where people would have to eat revolting things like wriggling worms and grotesque grubs for a cash prize? For some countries, that’s just Friday night’s dinner, and the reward is its consumption. For your viewing pleasure–or perhaps displeasure if you don’t consider insects your primary source of fiber, one photographer has made it his mission to travel the world and document the most unusual foods that the human race will down on the daily.

Food Photography Snake

Neil Setchfield, the mastermind behind the book Yuck! The Things People Eat, began his quest to find bizarre local delicacies after stumbling across a bag of stir fried tarantulas in Cambodia. Intrigued and slightly nauseated at the sight of the eight-legged delight, he took a photo to show his friends and came up with the mad idea to travel the world and find other foods that well-cosseted Westerners might consider, well, disgusting.

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The Science Of Baking Cookies

December 8, 2013

As the holidays approach, many of us will spend significantly more time in the kitchen–either creating or consuming the colorful carbohydrates seen above. Why not feed your brain with a bit of an understanding of the chemistry behind the cookie?

The Odd And Amazing World Of Butter Art

November 21, 2013
Butter Art Bed

Source: Daily Mail

When the day’s too hot and the sun persists in beating its rays down over our sweaty heads, our first thoughts are often ‘I wish I was inside a giant cooler’. But for some, that’s not just a dream; it’s their workplace. Meet the butter nutters.

Butter Buildings

Source: Daily Mail

Milking Cow

Source: Read Media

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