There's only one beverage more popular in the world than tea — water. From its origins in China to the wars fought over its trade, tea has a long and sometimes bloody history. TED looks at tea's Chinese origin story to the nearly infinite ways to prepare the restorative drink.
Dev Shah loves food. So much so that food is almost a secondary storyline in Master of None. Dev's victory in the battle for a perfect carbonara is a sublime win for the character, and Andrew Rea shows you how to make your own in this episode of Binging with Babish.
Soup, muffins, marbled rye — some of the best episodes of Seinfeld were based around food. Babish picks some of his favorite foodstuffs to interpret for part one of his two-part Seinfeld special.
They said it couldn't be done — creating a meatless, vegan burger with the texture and flavor of beef. The Impossible Burger looks, smells, and even bleeds like a real burger, but the real question is how it tastes. Adam Savage joins chef Traci Des Jardins at her restaurant Jardinière for a closer look at a possible future of food.
The first ingredient for Homer Simpson's Patented Space-Age Out-of-this-World Moon Waffles is two waffle irons: One to replace the first you'll ruin making the original waffles, and the second to actually make the much-improved recipe by Babish. Once you have that, you're ready to make some amazing waffles that would sate the hunger of Homer Simpson himself.
It was the recipe that launched a career: Boeuf bourguignon. The first recipe from Julia Child's The French Chef originally aired in 1963 and is credited with bringing French cuisine to the United States. Babish recreates the dish to see how it's held up after nearly 60 years — and it passes with flying colors.
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South Park, Colorado isn't known as a culinary destination — despite having the most famous school chef of all time. In between the vicious satire and crude humor, there are a few dishes that could inspire anyone with a little kitchen experience. Babish takes on three of the most famous dishes the show has produced — Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls, Cartman's Mr. and Mrs. Tenorman Chili, and a frittata with a lovely creme fraiche. As to whether Tenorman's parents are actually in Babish's chili, no one can say.
If you live in a specific area of Italy and produce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, there's a bank that will take your cheese as collateral. Credito Emiliano works with local producers to provide loans for needed equipment on their farms and takes their cheese while it ages, keeping it for between 18 and 36 months. With over 300,000 wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano and each wheel valued up to the thousands of dollars, banking on cheese is a safe investment.
If you want the best tacos, you need to go straight to the source. Home to over eight million people, Mexico City is the perfect place to go in search of that most well-known of Mexican cuisine. Bon Appetit recruits local food expert Rulo David Vazquez as they search for the best what Mexico City has to offer.
The 1985 Japanese film Tampopo turns the western film genre on its head. The several intertwined subplots all involve food, with the main storyline focusing on a struggling ramen noodle shop. A noodle master is brought in to teach Tampopo, the owner of the restaurant, how to make ramen. Babish recreates the noodle master's signature ramen, complete with apologies to the pork and how to properly slurp ramen.
All over the world, people love their alcohol. And when they party a little too hard, there's a native hangover cure for the morning after. In Korea, it's haejangguk — "hangover soup". In Seoul, Cheong Jin Ok restaurant has been making the original haejangguk since 1937, helping residents to ease the pain after a late night.
Summer is almost here, and that means it's time to start digging into ice cream. The venerable treat not only comes in an infinite number of flavors — it also comes in a nearly as large of a range of prices. From the $1 soft serve to the $1,000 edible gold foil-and-caviar covered artwork by New York City's Serendipity 3, here's a primer on what to enjoy during the warm weather. Just try and keep it off the sidewalk.
It's an international emergency. The premiere of Rick and Morty's third season involved a bit about a sauce that hasn't been seen for twenty years — McDonald's Szechuan chicken nugget sauce. But before the Internet loses its collective mind, Babish has a recipe that is not only close to the original, it's better too.
In the high-stakes danger zone world of undercover secret agents, it's all about the booze. And phrasing. Archer, the show of a thousand cocktails, has more booze per episode than any other televised program ever, so picking just one cocktail to recreate is difficult. Cocktail Chemistry asked their fans, and they picked the Peppermint Patty, Archer's preferred pick-me-up on a cold day. And if that doesn't work, just pour a glass of the good stuff.
Although the film is called Chef, it's as much about Cubanos as it is about the man who makes them. The Miami staple not only reignites Jon Favreau's character's love for cooking, but also his relationship with his son and ex-wife. For the third installment of his sandwich rampage, Binging with Babish recreates the ham and pork masterpiece straight from the food truck.
Adventuring is hungry work, and any adventurer worth his or her salt is going to need a sandwich — the Perfect Sandwich. The most perfect sandwich for adventuring is a creation of the best adventurer in the history of adventuring: Jake from Adventure Time. The Babish painstakingly recreates Jake's Perfect Sandwich, sparing no ingredient for a meal that is sure to keep you going strong for days at a time.
If you've ever wanted to drink like Homer Simpson, Cocktail Chemistry is here to help. While you're welcome to try the originals made exactly as they are in the show, you also get a slightly more refined version that you can actually drink — with the exception of the last. With classics like the Flaming Homer, Skittlebräu, and A Single Plum Floating in Perfume Served in a Man's Hat, you'll be passed out drooling on the couch in no time.
Forget brains or hands or walking upright — what really separates humans from animals is cooking meat with fire. It's a tradition shared the world over, having reached the level of art — art that can be consumed in the most literal sense. Director Matthew Salleh's Barbecue is a look at meat and flame across the world, something that we all take part in.
From Baby, You Can Chive My Car to the ultra-rare steak tartar inside a beef Wellington, Bob has created some of the most artisanal burgers in the history of artisanal anything. Besides what looks to be fantastic burgers, Bob also has a way with puns, giving names to his creations that are simultaneously hilarious and cringe-worthy. The Babish recreates some of Bob's most intricate creations to see if they pass the real-world taste test — and they do, with flying colors.
America gets a lot of love for its hot dogs. A part of the great American tradition of baseball, burgers, and apple pie, few things seem to be as American as those funny sausages. But Denmark takes their hot dogs to another level. MUNCHIES visited Peter Christiansen in Copenhagen to see how the Danes make their dogs.
For over 140 years, Bong-Seok Kang's family has made the traditional Korean candy called yeot. Yeot itself dates back more than a thousand years, and the taffy-like candy was once the province of the wealthy and ruling classes. But now, anyone can enjoy the classic confection. Kang details the involved process of making this Korean treat.
In honor of La La Land's — sorry — Moonlight's well-deserved Oscar win, Binging with Babish recreates the film's signature Pollo a la Plancha dish. There isn't anything too terribly complex about this recipe, but the results add up to a meal that is much more than the sum of its parts.
If you've got a question about the kitchen, don't panic — Gordon Ramsey is here to help. Thankfully, he can't scream at you via Twitter, so tears, breakdowns, and arguments aren't a worry. Ramsey answers questions about cooking — common and some not so much — with clear, concise answers that fit perfectly into 140 characters.
Beer archeologist, yes, that's a real profession, Travis Rupp is the latest brewmaster to take a unique approach to craft beer. Instead of finding new and interesting flavors, he's using ingredients that are more than 1,100-years-old. He and his team still use modern equipment, but make the necessary adjustments to ensure your taste buds get the same experience as ancient Egyptian kings and Norse Viking heroes.
If you've had a craving for fight milk, today is your lucky day. Binging with Babish is celebrating 100,000 subscribers with an episode featuring the best recipes from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. From rum ham to milk steak, Babish recreates each alcohol-soaked dish, with a twist — they actually taste good.
Charlie Day can't handle his hot wings. The Always Sunny in Philadelphia star stopped by First We Feast for some hot conversation and even hotter hot sauce. While host Sean Evans plied Charlie with wings, he discussed everything from meeting his wife at an arm wrestling competition to how friendly Zac Efron is.
The New England Confectionery Company, or Necco, has been kicking out the most popular Valentine's Day candy since 1901: Sweethearts. The little heart-shaped candies with the love-themed sayings are as ubiquitous on February 14th as flowers and chocolate, to the tune of over 2 billion per year. Refinery 29 goes to the heart of Valentine's Day for a behind-the-scenes look at how Necco creates its famous candy.
Stanford archaeologist Li Liu recently discovered a 5,000 year old recipe for Chinese beer during her research. Thought to be evidence of the earliest beer making in China, Liu and her students tried recreating the ancient recipes in class. More than just making beer, Liu used the opportunity to show how archaeology is more than just digging things up — understanding the process and cultural significance is just as important.