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The Human Restaurant in Tokyo Serves Last Meals of Death Row Inmates

Just in time for Halloween, a spooky pop-up restaurant has opened in Kabukicho, known historically as the red-light district of Shinjuku. The Ningen (“human”) Restaurant (人間レストラン) is a fully-functioning eatery that serves the last meals requested by death row inmates … Continue reading

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Delicate Flowers and Interlocking Tessellations Carved into Fruits and Vegetables by Takehiro Kishimoto

Japanese chef and skilled food carver Takehiro Kishimoto (previously) explores the traditional art of produce design on his captivating Instagram account. Here he posts cucumbers, radishes, and avocados that have been transformed into detailed patterns and skillfully rendered motifs, in … Continue reading

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Why Do Supermarket Eggs Look Perfect?

When chickens lay eggs at a farm, their eggs get examined, tested, graded, and approved before they’re packaged up for us to buy at the supermarket. Is that why they look so perfect? In this clip from Jimmy’s Food Factory, … Continue reading

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Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This … Continue reading

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Trying Japan’s Famous Black Ramen

Taiki’s ramen in Toyama, Japan is unlike anything you’ve ever seen or tasted. Considered to be some of the best ramen in the country, its noodles sit in a jet-black soup. Whereas traditional ramen broth is created using pork or … Continue reading

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How to Make a Mini Barbecue from an Aluminum Can – Faith is Torment

For those of us lacking a spacious garden to do some grilling outdoors, YouTuber Mr Useful demonstrates how to transform an ordinary aluminum can into a functional mini-barbecue.[…]

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Incredible Architectural Designs and Fantastical Flowers Made From Chocolate by Pastry Chef Amaury Guichon

Amaury Guichon  is an international pastry chef and consultant based in Las Vegas who has sculpted unbelievable chocolate creations during the last decade of his career. Recently the talented confection artist completed a Greek Atlas with an armillary sphere on his … Continue reading

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Before Sushi, There Was Funazushi

The type of sushi you’re probably most familiar with is haya-nare, a quick form of sushi made and consumed within a day using vinegared rice and raw fish. But there’s a second type of sushi that takes a little longer … Continue reading

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Pao de Queijo

(6 servings) Preparation Time: 10 minutes (Additional 15 minutes for dough to rest) Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Introducing Brazilian cuisine month with the ever favorite pao de queijo. The main ingredients for this recipe are tapioca … Continue reading

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The Chef Cooking Up Giant Carp, 20-Pound Rats, and Other Invasive Species – Atlas Obscura

They’re a problem, but they’re also dinner. ASIAN CARP ARE BIG FISH: big in size, and big in numbers. Originally imported to the American south in the 1970s as cleaners of ponds and wastewater facilities, they escaped into the Mississippi … Continue reading

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