Tagged: food

Breeding the world’s hottest pepper

In the competitive world of hot pepper breeding, one man is smoking the competition. Meet “Smokin’” Ed Currie. He’s the man behind the world’s hottest pepper—the “Carolina Reaper.” For the past three decades, Currie...

Do spicy foods cause ulcers?

Years ago it was accepted as fact that spicy foods were the culprits behind many peptic ulcers. Doctors’ advice was to avoid curries, salsas, hot peppers, and anything else that “burned,” the theory being that...

The mystery of Yuka Kinoshita

Yuka Kinoshita (1985) is a Japanese YouTuber and competitive eater. She started an eating-focused YouTube channel in 2014, five years after her debut in Japanese competitive eating competitions. Kinoshita uploads daily videos in which she...

DIY instant noodle cups

Kimchi Beef Noodles Step-by-step for how to make kimchi beef instant noodles. Full instructions here. Chicken Dill Noodles Step-by-step for how to make chicken and dill instant noodles. Full instructions here. Vegetable, Miso, Sesame...

Chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe

Chocolate peanut butter fudge is a delicious, easy and healthy snack that can be made at home without much fuss. The nice thing about this recipe is that it has very little refined sugar,...

Why Japan has so many vending machines

In Japan, vending machines are everywhere. Looking into it a little deeper, Vox discovered that there’s a very interesting answer to why Japan has so many vending machines. It’s an economic story but it’s...

Kale chips recipe

Kale is like the Nicolas Cage of Hipsterism. You find it everywhere! Hipsters use kale in smoothies and salads, wraps, pizzas, detoxifying teas, and even ice cream. Although vegetarians once laid claim to this...

9 weird ingredients in your food

In late April 2017 the FDA announced a recall of frozen hash browns that may have been contaminated with “extraneous golf ball materials.” Mere days before that, a dead bat was found in a...

Gnocchi with basil pesto recipe

Ingredients: Gnocchi 3 lb potatoes, peeled and mashed 2 cups all purpose flour 1 egg 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp olive oil Pesto 2 cups basil leaves 1/3 cup pecorino cheese 5 garlic cloves...