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Here’s A Commercial Of James Brown Selling Japanese Instant Noodle Soup

Godfather of Soul? Also, Godfather Of Miso Soup!
Aug 19, 2014 4:00 pm

What happens when James Brown sings a version of his iconic song “Sex Machine” to sell instant miso noodle soup on national television to Japanese population? The best Japanese food commercial we have seen posted to Facebook in at least two weeks. Misoppa! is the dubbed line the late singer repeats in his enthusiastic pitch for Nissin's Cup Miso Noodle. Check it out.

Avocado-Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

There's a creamy green surprise inside each one!
Aug 19, 2014 3:00 pm
avocado meatballs

If you've ever found yourself staring down the perfectly ripe avocado in your kitchen willing yourself not to make yet another batch of guac, meet your new favorite cookbook. Cook and blogger Elizabeth Nyland has 75 recipes for the star of the produce bin, starting with your new favorite meatball: avocado-stuffed.

Why Is Everybody Suddenly Drinking Gin And Tonics All The Time?

From Barcelona to Brooklyn, it's taking over
Aug 19, 2014 2:00 pm

On paper, the gin and tonic seems like a simple drink. And in theory, it should be. People order it with complete nonchalance. Maybe they prefer a lime wedge over a lemon (that’s an American thing). Almost no one has an opinion on tonic water. But as world-traveling bartender Naren Young writes, it's all starting to change.

How To Soften Butter? Smash The Hell Out Of It.

Wait for butter to soften? Nope, just beat it.
Aug 19, 2014 1:00 pm

When it comes to cold, hard butter, leave it to the culinary deities at America's Test Kitchen to solve a problem we've all tackled incorrectly with a microwave or too much waiting to count as "hurrying dinner along." Grab your rolling pin and get ready to speed things up. 

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Has Vice Taken #FoodPorn Too Far?

A photographer looks at papaya in a unique way
Aug 19, 2014 11:00 am

They say a picture tells a thousand words. These ones will probably leave you speechless. Leave it to NC-17 publishers Vice to take common food items and present them in such a way that even the squarest of minds can't help but think of...something not square.

Wait, It's Only 2 Hours From NYC? 5 Great Places To Eat In Bucks County.

A nice alternative to upstate and the Hamptons
Aug 19, 2014 10:00 am

An easy two-hour drive from NYC, this serene part of Pennsylvania and New Jersey rewards with postcard-perfect scenery, charming inns and terrific cultural offerings like galleries and museums. As we found out after a well-fed summer in the area, there are some great restaurants too. Here, we share 5 places to eat and drink incredibly well in Bucks County.

How A Fast Company Reporter Embedded With The 'Big 4' Third Wave Coffee Roasters

Coffee is serious business, with serious characters
Aug 19, 2014 9:00 am
James Freeman Blue Bottle photo

Danielle Sacks is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she just published a colorful story detailing the so-called third wave coffee movement — a decade-old philosophy that places extreme, sometimes obsessive, importance on the farming, cultivating, roasting and brewing of coffee. In The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew the Perfect Cup Of Coffee, Sacks embeds with each of the Big Four coffee producers (Stumptown, Intelligentsia, Counter Culture and Blue Bottle) to tell a story that involves private-equity groups, $16,000 coffee makers and a whole bunch of seriously over-caffeinated industry folk. 

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