Beloved old-person-targeting TV program CBS Sunday Morning does an annual Thanksgiving food special where they commission a bunch of segments highlighting trends and culinary curios around the world. This year was particularly epic, with many of the stories echoing topics we’ve covered on Food Republic. These include: Gastro tourism, Greek yogurt blowing up, gin blowing up, hamburgers blowing up in Paris, Turkey (the country) and how we all are foooooooodies. Here are some of the highlights:
A segment about how basically everybody is now a foodie.
A segment about cooking with the earth’s sweetest herb.
A segment about a restaurant in Amarillo where they serve a 72-ounce steak and all the fixings for free if you can eat it all within an hour. Features Bill Geist faces; Bill Geist not dying while trying to eat a 72-ounce steak.
A segment about eating Turkey (the country) and the rising trend of culinary tourism.
A segment about the hamburger blowing up in Paris, which we know all about.
A segment about a guy studying the design of pasta.
A segment about the misleading expiration dates of food.
A segment about the people selling gourmet pet food, and the not-crazy people buying it.
A segment about odd food pairings starring Wylie Dufresne.
A segment about how the goo goo cluster, an iconic Nashville candy bar, has turned 100 years old.
A segment about how making and drinking gin is cool again, featuring the shaking styles of Frank Cisneros.
A segment about how Greek yogurt is a crazy cool thing to eat in one of “Manhattan’s chicest neighborhoods” — something we also know about.