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Art
Art

These Intricate Sculptures Are Actually Made Out of Cake

We spoke to sculptor and baker Jamie Tan about what it's like to bake 70 experimental cake sculptures.
Mayukh Sen
1.26.18
Books
Books

How Hunger and Taste Have Secretly Defined the Course of Civilization

In his book Food Fights and Culture Wars, Tom Nealon posits questions like: "Did the advent of the dinner party spark the French Revolution?" and "Did lemonade cure the plague?"
Emily Monaco
3.19.17
WTF
WTF

TGI Friday's Apologizes for Asking Potential Employee If He'd Have Sex with His Own Parents

“Would you rather eat chocolate-flavored shit or shit-flavored chocolate?”
Alex Swerdloff
2.24.17
hot sauce
hot sauce

The Hottest New Variety of Pepper Is Not Hot at All

Pepper grower Noah Robbins says the "heatless habanero" is a "real mindfuck": "Your taste buds brace for the heat, but it never comes."
Charley Lanyon
2.22.17
CHEFS
CHEFS

Ferran Adrià Thinks No One Can Ever Understand elBulli

We spoke to Ferran Adrià of the now-shuttered elBulli—once considered the best restaurant in the world—about innovation outside the kitchen and educating a new era of chefs about food and cooking.
Devorah Lev-Tov
10.11.16
craftsmanship
craftsmanship

Anthony Bourdain Doesn't Care About Your Artisanal Charcuterie

I spoke to the culinary world’s foremost bullshit detector about the “artisanal” craze, the food media’s role in its perpetuation, and the pros and cons of making everything in-house.
Hillary Eaton
9.29.16
Rolverdeling
Rolverdeling

We Asked People Whether They Still Think Men Should Pay For Dates

The number of people who still think men should always pay for a first date is pretty shocking.
Alex Krancher
7.30.16
food TV
food TV

Andrew Zimmern Thinks We Need to Remember the Past to Create a Better Food Future

I spoke with Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, about why we should care about the world's disappearing culinary traditions.
Matthew Zuras
6.28.16
british food
british food

Jamie Oliver Doesn't Want to Be a Hipster Chef

Original celebrity chef Jamie Oliver might not be as edgy as the tattooed guys on Chef’s Table, but he remains as one of Britain's most popular food personalities.
Phoebe Hurst
5.10.16
viceland
viceland

Watch a Scene That Was Deleted from 'Huang's World' Because Eddie Was Fresh Off the Blunt

Another deleted scene is here! While in Jamaica, Eddie Huang was supposed to interview a local sugarcane farmer, but he kinda... sorta... forgot how to after smoking some ganja.
Munchies Staff
4.7.16
Interview
Interview

We Spoke to Padma Lakshmi About Family, Forgiveness, and the Pleasures of Fried Chicken

Padma Lakshmi has, at various points in her life, worn the hats of entrepreneur, actress, model, Top Chef host, and cookbook author. Now, she is adding memoir author to that list.
Nick Rose
3.25.16
food TV
food TV

Michael Pollan Wants You to Get Off the Internet and Back in the Kitchen

I spoke to slow food evangelist Michael Pollan about his new Netflix docu-series <i>Cooked</i> and why everyone should learn how to roast a chicken.
Matthew Zuras
2.27.16