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10 Of The World’s Most Bizarre Beverages

10 Of The World’s Most Bizarre Beverages

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From rainbow-colored beer to “Viagra” made from frogs, there’s an unusual beverage to delight—or disgust—just about every taste. 10 Deer Penis Wine Chinese athletes have long used animal parts to improve their performance. In the 1990s, Chinese track coach Ma Junren credited a series of world records by unknown runners in part to a cocktail of turtle blood and caterpillar fungus (though to be fair, illicit testosterone use was suspected). But for the ultimate in sports medicine, some folks swear by deer penis wine, which despite—or, perhaps, because of—its alleged powers of healing, was banned from the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. Many traditional Chinese remedies, including those made with animal penises, contain herbal ephedrine, considered by numerous sports
7 Endangered NYC Foods You Should Eat Before They Disappear Forever

7 Endangered NYC Foods You Should Eat Before They Disappear Forever

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View this image › Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite issue a sobering reminder in the latest issue of New York magazine that “Today’s Cronut could be tomorrow’s Charlotte Russe.” No food, no matter how traditional or locally beloved, is ever really safe from the ravages of time. Here’s more from their introduction to a list of 20 foods that just might disappear from New York City forever (if we don’t do something about it): We’ve decided to take stock of some of New York’s old-time i
The Cutest Video Game About Stuffing Your Face Ever Made

The Cutest Video Game About Stuffing Your Face Ever Made

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1. The (excellent) quarterly food magazine Lucky Peach posted this on their website today: View this image › lky.ph Lost at sea! Yes, obviously I’ll click. 2. Prepare to spend the next hour of your life playing this super-duper simple, totally charming ASCII game — in which the goal is to gain as much weight as possible. View this image › game.lky.ph You start out by swimming throu
Top 10 British Culinary Delights

Top 10 British Culinary Delights

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I knew that British food had a somewhat dubious reputation abroad but always thought it was a bit of a joke. Then I mentioned to someone that my favorite food is boiled bacon, meaning a gammon joint, and they refused to believe that we really do boil meat. Nothing beats a few slices of boiled bacon, served with English mustard, in a warm buttered roll. So in defense of Britain’s food, here is a list, in no particular order, of some British dishes which are definitely worth a try if you ever come across them. The Bakewell tart is a shortcrust pastry filled with jam and almond sponge (frangipane). The result is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. The tart originates from the town of Bakewell. Local legend has it that the Bakewell tart (or pudding, as it is known in Bakewell) ...
18 Surprising Things You Can Make In A Panini Press

18 Surprising Things You Can Make In A Panini Press

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This is a panini press, doing something CRAZY, and it would like your attention. View this image › paninihappy.com Yeah, sure, it’s designed to press and grill sandwiches, but the mighty panini press will no longer live within the constraints of its “intended” function. For example, it will bake a cake in a ramekin, if you’ll only let it. To pull off the tricks below, you’ll want the kind with a big cooking surface and a floating lid to help things cook evenly. 1. Bake mini cakes in a panini press.
10 People Who Gave Their Name To Food

10 People Who Gave Their Name To Food

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Many of the foods we love were named for their creator or for the inspiration of the recipe. So many foods and recipes we take for granted and don’t even realize have a namesake. Here are ten foods that owe their name and fame to one person’s name. Feel free to mention any others you can think of in the comments. Helen Porter Mitchell (1861-1931) began her opera career and became a famous singer under the stage name Nellie Melba. While staying at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1897, Auguste Escoffier invented Melba Toast in her honor (this is very thinly sliced and toasted bread which is served usually with soups). A great fan of Melba, Escoffier had invented Peach Melba for her four years earlier (1893). It was during this period of time working at the Savoy, that Escoffier and César R
10 Crazy Things You Can Eat In Thailand

10 Crazy Things You Can Eat In Thailand

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Chef Andy Ricker (left) and JJ Goode (right) on a cookbook research trip in Thailand. The Pok Pok cookbook. Austin Bush   I’m extremely lucky: In the course of helping chef Andy Ricker write his first cookbook, Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand, we took two trips to Thailand, where Ricker has spent two decades traveling, eating, and learning. Ne
10 Mythologies Centered Around The Glory Of Beer

10 Mythologies Centered Around The Glory Of Beer

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While an array of flavorful adjectives can be ascribed to this intoxicating beverage, few words can capture the true soul and spiritual connection that has been shared between man and beer for thousands of years. Since its first batch, beer has brought enlightenment to humanity, encouraging man to manifest himself in a way that would mold a vibrant, expressive, and innovative civilization. Of course, in gratitude for giving humanity its creative input, sharing mythological tales about the epic qualities and creation of beer was also prominent during the evolution of civilization. Raise your glass and fill your mind’s mug with these tales of brew. 10A Heavenly Goat There’s plenty a goat can provide—cheese, milk, YouTube videos of them fainting—but what if you had a ...
14 Gorgeous Ways To Carry Around Knives

14 Gorgeous Ways To Carry Around Knives

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View this image › ludwigschiffcutlery.com Chefs love their knives. They carry them everywhere in knife rolls, which are bags designed to house a whole bunch of very sharp knives in the safest and most discreet way possible. You may not think you need to carry around knives and other kitchen tools. But if you’re planning a blowout barbecue at your summer rental house, or a camping trip that will involve fireside cooking, you should consider getting a knife roll. The one above is good and basic and costs $44 here. But if you want to upg
10 Interesting Facts About Beer and Wine

10 Interesting Facts About Beer and Wine

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Beer and wine have been called many things: delicious, evil, holy, unholy, addictive, and so on, but there is no doubt that one of the most beloved of all human inventions is beer and wine. Therefore, you should know more about it, and thus this list was born: 10 Interesting Facts About Beer and Wine. This item may be familiar to most avid Listverse readers and has been presented on numerous lists, but I found that I still had to have it in somewhere, as there seems to be the instant stereotyping of relating wine and beer to unhealthiness. However, over the course of a ten year study, wine, and specifically red wine, has been found to possess great cardiovascular benefits (aka: it helps your heart!). This has been attributed to antioxidants called flavonoids, which are present in the sk...
24 Foods You Hated As A Kid But Love Now

24 Foods You Hated As A Kid But Love Now

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View this image › 1. Brussels Sprouts View this image › bonappetit.com Then: Everyone else hates it. You should hate it too.Now: You’re an independent thinker—even if everyone else loves BS too? Eat it like a grown up: Hot & Sour Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Get the recipe. 2. Whole Wheat Bread
This Is What China’s Astronauts Will Eat In Space

This Is What China’s Astronauts Will Eat In Space

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On Tuesday night, China launched Shenzhou X (“Arc Number 10”) into space. According to the Financial Times, Beijing plans to build a space station by next year, and send crew to the moon by 2020. Mostly, folks on Weibo are obsessed with what Chinese food they serve in space, especially since the launch coincides with Dragon Boat Festival, which is usually celebrated with a feast. The Chinese crew was happy to oblige by showing their menus. Here’s what they’re having: 2. Sweet rice dumplings IN SPACE View this image › Via s.weibo.com
Reasons Why In-N-Out Is Better Than Five Guys

Reasons Why In-N-Out Is Better Than Five Guys

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1. Shakes View this image › Five Guys doesn’t even HAVE shakes. Not only does In-N-Out have shakes, they are pretty much the best shakes ever. View this image › You can also order a Neapolitan shake and they will give you all three flavors. What could be better? 2. The “Secret” Menu. Because In-N-Out wants you to be creative. A
How To Host The Perfect Puppy Bowl Party

How To Host The Perfect Puppy Bowl Party

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1. Go shopping for some dog-friendly foods. View this image › izismile.com Things like bananas, chicken-based baby food, carrots, and peanut butter. Make sure you get a list of allergies and dietary restrictions from your guests. 2. You can make a variety of doggie hors d’oeuvres like… View this image › browneyedbaker.com Here’s a quick and easy recipe for four-ingredient p
This Grilled Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich Will Change Your Life

This Grilled Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich Will Change Your Life

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View this image › Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed Dessert is usually an afterthought at a BBQ. Yes, some simple fresh fruit can be nice after you’ve spent hours gorging on meats. Sometimes it’s all you can stomach. But the satisfaction of cooking each course on the coals, from salad to main to dessert, is a special one. So to close out our summertime grill series, we’re doing dessert. It’s easy and awesome. Also, if you’re like me, by the end of your barbecue, drunkenness can be a factor for both you and your guests. So the recipe for a perfect grilled dessert is app
Should We Eat Anything With A Face?

Should We Eat Anything With A Face?

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1. The team that argued for the motion, “don’t eat anything with a face”: veganmainstream.com en.wikipedia.org   On the left, Dr. Neal Barnard, clinical researcher and author. On the right, Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. 2. And arguing against the motion:
31 Things You Need To Cook In July

31 Things You Need To Cook In July

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View this image › elli.com Dear June, My blueberries are better than your blueberries. And thank you for all of the rain, because my tomatoes are going to be EPIC this year. Love, July WHAT’S IN SEASON. (This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live.) - Apricots - Arugula - Basil - Beans - Beets - Blackberries - Blueberries - Cherries - Corn - Cucumbers - Eggplant - Fennel - Mangoes - Melon - Okra - Peaches - Plums - Raspberries - Sorrel - Strawberries - Summer
How To Pluck And Cook Doves

How To Pluck And Cook Doves

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View this image › From Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish by Jesse Griffiths. Welcome Books. Text © 2012 Jesse Griffiths. Photographs © 2012 Jody Horton. Foreword © 2 Other hunters roll their eyes at Jesse Griffiths for plucking whole doves. It’s faster and more common to “breast them out,” meaning, to pull off the breast, skin the breast, and discard the rest of the bird. That takes 15 seconds. But Griffiths, chef and owner of Dai Due — a butcher shop, supper club, and cooking school in Austin — would rathe
Top 10 Weirdest Foods To Get You In The Mood

Top 10 Weirdest Foods To Get You In The Mood

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When it comes to libido-boosting foods, you can always expect to find dark chocolate, wine, and oysters topping the list of aphrodisiacs. But if you’re only nibbling your Hershey Bar, you’re just getting warmed up. There is a heady menu ahead filled with passionate edibles that lovers world-wide swear will rev up your romance and enhance your sex life. If you want to save your strawberries for the morning’s corn flakes, you can still give your night some wild flavor with these weird and wonderful aphrodisiacs. Some of the items on this list have featured elsewhere on the site, but this is the first time they are presented together with the new items in a list about lurve! Strong like a bull is a phrase that attracts some lovers to this four-legged mammal with a notorious temper. In
10 Men Who Ate Anything And Everything

10 Men Who Ate Anything And Everything

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Many people have what we might call a healthy appetite, but as long as you can restrain yourself, there’s nothing wrong with indulging every now and again. However, these next characters didn’t even know the meaning of the word “restraint.” They gave into their greed and gluttony every chance they had. 10 Diamond Jim Brady To sample life’s tastiest offerings, you need a fat wallet as well as a fat belly. James Buchanan Brady, the American railroad tycoon, fit that requirement perfectly. After amassing great wealth thanks to his rail supplies company, Brady became known for two things. One was his love of expensive jewelry (hence the name), and the other was his love of food. Over the years, Brady’s appetite has attained almost mythological status. Just going
Top 10 Disgusting Foods

Top 10 Disgusting Foods

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WARNING: This post contains disturbing images. Around the world today, people of all races and creeds eat some of the most disgusting things you can imagine. This is a list of the ten most disgusting things that people eat. Considering the least disgusting thing is poo-related, if you are squeamish, you may not want to read on. The list is, of course, from my personal perspective which is western. If you know of any worse or equally disgusting foods, be sure to mention them in the comments. 10. Kopi Luwak There is no beating around the bush on this one – Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet (a cat sized mamal) poo. The animals gorge on only the finest the ripe berries, and excrete the partially-digested beans, which are then harvested for sale. Kopi Luwak is the m...
29 Ways To Cook Chicken On A Stovetop

29 Ways To Cook Chicken On A Stovetop

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View this image › Chris Ritter Chicken gets a bad rap for being overexposed. But for easy, healthy dinners, it’s hard to beat. Come summer, though, things get tricky. Roasting a chicken is out of the question because cranking up your oven for two hours when it’s ninety degrees outside is masochism. As for grilling — all the amazing looking chicken recipes on food blogs this time of year are grilled — which is really annoying if you don’t own a grill, btw.
Wine Made For Hiking

Wine Made For Hiking

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View this image › drinks.seriouseats.com It’s called “The Climber” and pouches cost $17 for a 1.5 liter bag. The bags are made of BPA-free plastic and fairly durable. Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mjs538/wine-made-for-hiking
America’s Most Popular Bars In 2013

America’s Most Popular Bars In 2013

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View this image › Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed Results were collected by our friends at Foursquare, exclusively for BuzzFeed. Each bar was determined by number of check-ins in 2013 and overall ratings. 1. ALASKA: Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria, Anchorage foursquare.com
This Could Just Be The Most Important Invention Of The 21st Century

This Could Just Be The Most Important Invention Of The 21st Century

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1. Nutella. Squeeze. View this image › Via pinterest.com Here, from the very important and influential Facebook group “Nutella Should Be In A Squeeze Bottle,” comes ten reasons why this dream needs to be a reality. 3. Top 10 Reasons Why Nutella Should Be In A Squeeze Bottle 10. Washing Nutella coated butter knives in the kitchen sink seems so wasteful. 9. Cleaning aforementioned butter knives with one’s tongue while standing at the kitchen sink can result in injury. 8. No more me
17 Affordable All-You-Can-Drink Brunches In NYC

17 Affordable All-You-Can-Drink Brunches In NYC

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1. Calle Ocho, Upper West Side View this image › statigr.am Deal: Latin fusion entrées are roughly $15 and includes unlimited sangria. The drink special lasts until you finish your food, so eat slowly! Yelp rating: 4/5 stars Bonus: It’s located right by Central Park, which is a perfect post-brunch spot on nice days. 2. The Sunburnt Cow, East Village View this image › statigr.am