Heather Greene has what many would consider a dream job — whiskey expert. Greene has some highly-developed senses when it comes to whiskey, and it shows in this blind test between expensive and bottom-shelf liquors.
Timoteo Minas grows coffee beans — at 6,300 feet above sea level on the side of an active volcano. Eruptions from Volcán de Agua in Guatemala have been becoming more frequent, but Minas isn't worried. The easy-going farmer was eager to share his love of farming in the shadow of danger that would frighten most people.
You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Using Bubba's complete list of ways to prepare shrimp from the film Forrest Gump, Andrew Rea prepares a few dishes featuring the fruit of the sea.
The real heart of any restaurant is the dish pit — even the most famous chef with the biggest personality and Michelin stars can't cook anything without clean dishes. It's also where you'll find the most colorful characters — most people don't like to do their own dishes, let alone someone else's. Dish Pigs is a short documentary that looks at life in the tank in some of Canada's best eateries.
Burger King is now offering their beloved Whoppers in meatless form. If this isn't just an April Fools scam, St. Louis restaurants will start serving their burgers with an Impossible patty, making them cholesterol-free and packed with 17g of protein.
The only thing Ron Swanson loves more than a breakfast buffet is meat. He's had several memorable bacon-wrapped delicacies on Parks and Recreation and one of them is The Swanson. In this episode of Binging with Babish, Andrew Rea attempts to recreate the smoky meat-on-meat concoction.
Immortalized on screen by Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski, Vuarnet's The Dude sunglasses will add some laid back vibes to your summer wardrobe. Dubbed model 03, the silhouette was originally launched in 1962 and was inspired by the oversized aviators of US Air Force pilots. The frames are made from a tough shape memory nylon for comfort and have integrated monobloc hinges as well as a removable bridge insert, while the grey polar lenses offer maximum protection against glare whether it's coming from the sun or your lighter. Made in France.
Lens Width: 56 / Bridge Width: 19 / Arm Length: 140
With a minimal chassis and exceptional optics, the Maven B.3 Customizable Compact Binocular is a great option for scoping on the go. Available in three magnifications, the B.3 boasts a sleek, lightweight frame designed for the modern outdoorsman. Their straight-to-consumer business model allows them to keep the price low while maintaining top-quality clarity, focus, low-light performance, and depth of field. For a personalized touch, each pair can be customized with special armoring, anodized components, and engravings.
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Although his true expertise is gaming, the vlogger Old Game Box does know how to make a good cup of coffee. In this animated tutorial, he starts out with the different types of beans and then walks you through the entire process. Nothing fancy, just a nice cup of joe to get you through those long nights of Fortnite.
Never underestimate humanity's ability to make anything into a specialized profession. At $29 per cup, Sey Coffee in Brooklyn serves one of the most expensive cups of coffee you can find. It's the result of years of testing and communicating with coffee growers on a personal level, all in the name of extracting the best from the beans. The world of high-end coffee is the end-result of the Starbucks revolution, with small businesses and enthusiasts taking one of the world's favorite beverages into the rarified air of wine.
It's even rarer than that other famous boneless-barbeque-rib-on-a-bun — the Ribwich from The Simpsons has only appeared in one episode. The addictive, blood pressure-increasing, mildly hallucinogenic sandwich sent Homer over the rainbow, and now Babish is attempting to recreate it — or rather, create a tribute to the sandwich.
Whether you prefer eggs, pumpkins, or the original cups, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. They're basically already perfection but Claire Saffitz is on a quest to make gourmet versions of everyday food items. For her latest mission, the pastry chef uses her skills to whip up a batch of homemade peanut butter cups.
Pixar's animated short Bao came as a surprising extra with The Incredibles 2. No spoilers, but the film is exactly what you'd expect from Pixar — a beautiful, bittersweet story about being human. Babish decided to try his hand at the recipe from director Domee Shi. After two attempts, Babish got it right, with an extra twist of his own on the second try.
Benton's is like the holy-grail of bacon producers. Every week, the Tennessee curer turns 12,000 pounds of pork belly into smoky slabs of goodness. In this episode of How to Make It, chef Katie Pickens visits their headquarters to see how they make bacon the old-fashioned way.
If you thought making a popular snack food like Pringles from scratch would be easy, you'd be completely wrong. For something so simple, recreating Pringles takes a lot of work — even when you're a pro pastry chef. Chef Claire Saffitz took the challenge of making Pringles from scratch and found it a surprising test of her abilities.
Gordon Ramsay is a legend in the kitchen just like Shawn Marion and Caron Butler are legends on the court. The two worlds collide at London's Savoy Hotel when the NBA's finest go head-to-head in a steak cook-off with TV's most intimating chef as the judge. Surprisingly, Gordon was pretty happy with both dishes and everyone left the table with their dignity intact.
In 2016, the Tactica Talon became the highest funded multitool in crowdfunding history. Using the feedback from thousands of backers, it's since been improved and rechristened the Tactica Original. Packed into its 3.1-inch case that can be attached to a key ring are a multitude of tools, including more than a dozen wrenches (imperial and metric), a bottle opener, a package opener, a ruler, hex sockets, and both Phillips and flathead bits. It's TSA compliant, so you can leave it in your pocket while flying, and its hardened steel core is wrapped in a lightweight composite that won't scratch your phone's screen.
As seen in Uncrate Issue 04.
Hailing from Bondi Beach in Australia, Patrick's line of haircare products got us hooked as one of the best men's grooming brands out there. Now, they've introduced their line of skincare products with the same level of attention to detail to both the ingredients and packaging as found in their haircare line. In this exclusive North American release with Uncrate and Patrick's you'll find the FS1 Face Scrub and FW1 Face Wash. The scrub is comprised of volcanic sand and crushed diamonds, while the foaming wash contains Green Tea, White Tea, Lemon Myrtle, Vitamin C and other ingredients to ward off signs of premature aging. Each are produced in the USA, are free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates, are cruelty free, and 100% vegan.
Organic labeled food and vegetables have gone from a trend to the mainstream in our grocery stores. With claimed benefits from more nutrients to being ethically and sustainably grown, buying organic has taken on the aspect of being a moral responsibility for many people. But the supposed advantages of organic food might not be as clearcut as you've been led to believe. Kurzgesagt looks at what science has to say about the organic vs regularly grown food debate.
Although we all might think we're beer experts, Garrett Oliver actually is. While sampling a variety of pilsners, IPAs, and dark Lagers, the Brooklyn brewmaster uses his particular set of skills the decipher between cheap brews and the expensive stuff.
George Costanza may have been a lot of things but a culinary genius wasn't one of them. In his Seinfeld special, Binging with Babish's Andrew Rea explores the Lord of the Idiots' interesting appetite by recreating some of his most bizarre fares.
James Gop is taking the idea of shopping local to a new level with his forest-to-table fare. The culinary artist uses nature as his grocery store, foraging through the Berkshire Mountains to find his ingredients. By using such unique elements, he's created inspiring dishes like birchwood ice cream and pine bark beignets to deliver a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
First things first, all bacon is delicious. Some just happen to be slightly tastier than others. Expert Eli Cairo of Olympia Provisions puts these slabs of crispy goodness to the test by trying to separate the prime specimen from the cheaper version in American streaky, turkey, Canadian, and Euro cuts.
Not only was he Charlie Brown's best friend, but Snoopy was also an explorer, ace fighter pilot, and cook, as evidenced in his magnificent Thanksgiving feast in the holiday special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Babish recreates the iconic meal and also takes the mystery out of cooking the perfect turkey, along with a generous portion of jellybeans.
Rockstar just release their latest video game Red Dead Redemption 2. If you've already spent way too many nights playing well beyond even your adult curfew, you may have noticed a Western delicacy called Bear Stew. For those of you who caught a midnight craving during a late-night gaming session, Binging with Babish has you covered. The entertainment chef channels his inner Arthur Morgan and recreates the outlaw fare.
In the food landscape, few things could be further apart than burgers and sushi. One is the ubiquitous American staple and the other is as much an art as it is a meal. But sometimes worlds collide, and sushi legend Masa shows how he cooks burgers at his restaurant in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.
Chef Matty Matheson knows how to make the ultimate cheeseburger, and back in 2014, he showed VICE's Munchies how he does it. Four years later, Matty is back with a big improvement on the already-untouchable original that does the impossible — improves on perfection.
Smoked Pork. Pot roast. High on the hog. Although it's a bonus, Moto Perpetuo Farm isn't just feeding their pigs cannabis for these weed-worthy puns. Dave Tyson gives his swine the scraps from each harvest as a waste solution as well as an organic feed source. No, they're not getting high but as Portland-based chef Matthew Jarrell demonstrates, this unconventional diet does produce a healthy, juicy cut of meat. Take that, grass-fed beef.
Meat is easily the most popular item in the Western diet. But it's also the most inefficient way to eat — it takes a lot of feed to grow the animal to get a small amount of meat from them. From living conditions to consuming massive amounts of resources and the health effects on humans from eating too much, meat isn't the best way to feed a population. Kurzgesagt looks at the reality surrounding the production of meat and the impact it has worldwide.
Winter is coming, and there's nothing like a good loaf of well-formed direwolf bread to get you through those years-long cold winter nights. Hot Pie's famous dough appears twice in the series, once as an amorphous blob that looks like a turtle, and lastly as true direwolf as we see Hot Pie master his craft. Babish decided to create his own, and brought in someone with direct knowledge of how direwolf bread should taste to make sure he was on point.
Jeni Britton Bauer has created her own artisanal ice cream empire with her company Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Her shop is known for its creative flavors like Brown Butter Almond Brittle and Brambleberry Crisp but here, she's using her expertise to break down the basics. For this showdown, the creamery connoisseur tastes flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry to separate the high-end treats from the cheap stuff.
After just over eight years on the air, the adventure is over. The world of Adventure Time is going away, along with Jake, Finn, Princess Bubblegum and the rest of the cast. To give them a proper send-off, Babish has recreated a collection of the best dishes from the series, all made with a healthy does of imagination.