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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. 

How To Core A Head Of Lettuce In One Firm Smash. No Knife Required!

Everyone has five seconds to make a salad!
Aug 18, 2014 2:00 pm

It's kind of dangerous stabbing blindly into a head of iceberg lettuce. You never really know if the tip of that knife is going to slide easily through, catch on a fibrous part or just plain slice your hand off. But if you need iceberg, you need iceberg, whether it's for a salad or as a key component of iceberg lettuce slaw for our substantially more filling barbacoa enchiladas rojas! Or a salad, that's fine too. Either way, knives away from the core — all you need's a good, firm slam. Observe.

These Guys Show Us How Marvel Characters Eat Food

Does Deadpool take off his mask? No, why would he?
Aug 15, 2014 10:00 am

I can't imagine you'd want to eat at all if you're wearing an unforgiving Spandex superhero costume, but if you're going to, make it straight-up lettuce to avoid unsightly bulges. Now, watch a couple of vigilantes enjoy lunch.

Introducing Trongs, For The Sauce-Phobic Wing Eater In Your Life

Trongs are dumb. Their informercial is dumber.
Aug 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Love eating wings but hate washing your hands? Gross! I mean, then this is the product for you! Meet Trongs, the innovative plastic pincers that make you look like a human with tiny crab hands while simultaneously denying you the pleasure of licking buffalo sauce off your fingers. Let's make sure these tools of the devil stay "seen on TV" and not in real life.

How To Recreate A Scene From 'Pulp Fiction' Using Only Granulated Sugar

Spill sugar, get creative with an x-acto knife
Aug 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Some videos need disclaimers — jump ahead to 2:30, the good part's at the end and so-on — but not this one. This is simply an artist with a vision, a sweet tooth and a thing for Quentin Tarantino movies. 

This Japanese Shop Makes Watermelon Bagels For Some Reason

Bagel & Bagel slowly tortures a New York legend
Aug 8, 2014 9:00 am

Sometimes Asian takes on "foreign" food go very right. Then there's Japan's Bagel & Bagel, whose regular bagels sound terrible and seasonal bagels sound worse. Their new treat, the watermelon bagel, is colored and flavored with watermelon juice and studded with chocolate chip "seeds." You know you want more terrible details. We've got 'em. 

Watch This Camera-Equipped Lobster Travel From Watery Trap To Dining Room Table

Transparency in sourcing reaches new visual heights
Aug 7, 2014 11:30 am

Ever mindful of Americans' increasing interest in where their food comes from, the crew at Zagat decided to strap a GoPro camera to a lobster caught off the coast of Maine and follow it on its two-day death march to a boiling pot at New York's Oceana restaurant. Watch the entire journey (edited down to 4:24) right here.

Watch Americans Try Canadian Snacks For The First Time. Make Faces.

Wait, they said what about poutine?
Aug 6, 2014 9:00 am

Trying a foreign cuisine for the first time is always an adventure. There’s the potential for love, dislike, embarrassment, surprise, disgust and so much more. So, just what happens when a few Americans are given some Canadian snacks to sample? Check out the video, after the jump.


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