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.
Just because you didn't get enough sleep last night doesn't mean everyone has to notice. This Wake Up Eye Stick from Oars + Alps helps you look well rested and now you can pick it up at Target if you can't wait a few days for it to ship. It's made with caffeine to reduce dark circles and aloe to keep under-eye puffiness at bay. Each stick contains all natural ingredients and is free of parabens, sulfates, and cruelty. Apply during your bathroom routine in the morning, or midday for a quick pick-me-up. Find it at select Targets.
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Originally launched as a modification shop for Rolex hunting watches — hence the name — Pro Hunter now offers a full range of specialized, sought-after sport watches from the Geneva-based firm. Each timepiece from Pro Hunter starts life as a brand new Rolex with box and papers; no refurbs or restorations here. It is then carefully customized with DLC coatings and other modifications, with inspiration taken from noteworthy vintage Rolex models, but applied towards a goal of superior style, functionality, and exclusivity. Specifically, we're offering Stealth black-hued versions of the GMT-Master II, Daytona, Submariner Date, and Submariner Military. All Pro Hunter Rolex watches are accompanied by a 5 year warranty and exceptional service directly from Pro Hunter.
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.
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.
Aluminum-based antiperspirants can cause all kinds of health problems while natural deodorants like this one leave out the aluminum and contain ingredients that are actually good for you. And the herbal blend of Lavender, Sage, and Rosemary essential oils smells great and neutralizes odors. Jojoba oil is also part of the mix, a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory that's easy on sensitive underarm skin.
SimpliSafe teamed up with global design firm IDEO to create a home security experience more beautiful, powerful and intuitive than ever before. Rebuilt from the ground up with new safeguards to create a latticework of protection the new Simplisafe is half the size with double the range. It's also fifty percent louder, five times faster, and the system's wireless Keypad is soft, smooth and wakes with a touch. It's incredibly easy to set up in just a few minutes with no drilling, wiring or tools required and is offered at the same revolutionary price that made SimpliSafe the fastest growing home security company in the nation.
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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.
This is the story of a tuna taco. The best tuna taco in the world. It's also the story of two brothers who both have restaurants, and the son of one of the brothers that's a chef who has one of the best eateries in Texas. Ralph Gilmore made millions, lost it all more than once, and bought a shipping container and started slinging some of the best tacos in Texas out of it. This is Ralph's story, and his brother's story, and his nephew's — an improbable tale that could only come out of Texas.
The future of meat is coming from the laboratory — not the farm. Impossible Foods has created a plant-based meat alternative that has everything meat does and even convinces chefs and customers alike. WIRED got a backstage look at the Impossible Foods lab to see how they've created the most convincing meat substitute yet.
Milk Bar's cake truffles are a thing of beauty. The bite-sized balls of magic are a masterful mix of chewy cake, sweet white chocolate, and a crunchy topping. For those who can't visit one of the bakery's locations on the regular, founder and chef Christina Tosi demonstrates how to make her signature treat with a refreshing summer twist.
Coffee expert Dillon Edwards steps up to the plate for Epicurious' latest episode of Price Points. The caffeine connoisseur tests his skills by trying to decipher between expensive roasts and the cheap stuff, sharing his wealth of knowledge along the way.
While his alter ego has a taste for profanity and obscene amounts of gun power, Wade Wilson prefers the sweet and salty goodness of a pineapple and olive pizza. Don't forget the burnt crust. For his latest dish, Binging with Babish tries his hand at the Deadpool order.
No one likes to eat like Action Bronson. Over two seasons of F*ck That's Delicious, Action has shown his penchant for searching out the best food across the world and chowing down with copious amounts of weed. Season three is keeping the crew local, showing the best places to munch in New York and New Jersey, along with some extra activities like painting and DMT. Season three of F*ck That's Delicious airs July 3, 2018 on VICELAND.
The Bluths are back. To honor their return, Binging with Babish's Andrew tries his hand at some of their family delicacies. He kicks things off with frozen bananas and even attempts his own hot ham water. See what else the family cooks up when season five of Arrested Development begins streaming today on Netflix.