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  • The Best and Worst Tasting Burgers in Fast Food Will Definitely Surprise You

    It’s a given that when you walk or drive-thru a fast food restaurants, you’re sacrificing taste and quality for price and speed of service, but there is most definitely a stark difference in taste for some of the most popular franchises in the country. Consumer Reports surveyed 32,500 subscribers and asked about their experiences at 65 fast-food chains based on taste of their signature item. Their categories ranged from Burgers, Chicken, Burritos and Sandwiches & Subs targeting the chain’s most popular item. Then asked “On a scale of 1 to 10, from least delicious to most delicious you’ve ever eaten, how would you rate the taste?”

  • 10 of the Toughest Man Meals on the Planet

    According to Hemingway, a man’s diet should consist of ham, sausage, sauerkraut, and beer. In other words, Hemingway thinks men should follow the diet of a German soldier. But what dishes scream manliness like bacon and eggs or simply a pint of scotch, neat. Here, we’re trying to tackle the manliest meals from around the world. We’re not looking for heart-attack burgers or  twenty-three pounds of pork. Instead, we’re giving you hearty, traditional dishes fit for the men at the navy yard. Schweinshaxe, Germany: More specifically, pork knuckle. Juicy and crackly, the Germans serve this platter atop a few pounds of Knödel (potato dumplings), sauerkraut, or red cabbage. Up the Mante: Cleanse your palate with a liter of Augustiner, which is basically another meal in itself.   Black Pudding, United Kingdom: Not pudding in any American sense, black pudding is actually sausage encased with pork blood and oatmeal. Up the Mante: Order with a battered and fried with a traditional English, served with massive slabs of bacon — not like our thin, overly crisp version — fried eggs, more sausage, and, of course, a cup of tea.   Sannakji, South Korea: This South Korean staple turns dinnertime into Fear Factor. more »

  • Visualizing Joey Chestnut’s Incredible Caloric Intake [Infographic]

    Joey Chestnut first appeared on the competitive eating circuit in 2005. That year, he placed third in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, downing 32 hot dogs. The next year he lost to reigning champ Takeru Kobayashi by less than 2 dogs. Then in 2007 he won the famous July 4 contest and has won every year since. Today, while Chestnut hopes to capture his 8th title and the glutton-fest, let us take a look at just how many calories that human vacuum consumes.

  • Ernest Hemingway’s Summer Camping Recipes [Link]

    July 4 is the perfect day to cook out, with fireworks, friends, and beer all day long. Unless Hurricane Arthur is currently kicking your ass, you have no excuse for not firing up the barbecue. And since we’re celebrating America, why not try a recipe from one of our greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway? Here’s one of Papa’s favorites, bacon-wrapped trout.

  • Man Liquefies And Drinks Complete Wendy’s Combo For Our Entertainment [Video]

    A new channel called Liquid Lunch has sprung up on YouTube wherein an enterprising young fellow with an iron stomach liquefies food and then drinks the concoction. In the premier episode, he takes a Wendy’s combo consisting of a burger, fries, and Dr Pepper and blends it together. The resulting drink is hard for him to ingest, but he eventually gets it all down (a chocolate frosty probably would have been a better beverage choice for the combo). He is asking for suggestions for the next Liquid Lunch in the comments, and with Long John Silvers at the top, this dude probably won’t last long. Enjoy his stupidity while you can!

  • 4 Essential Nutrients You’re Lacking—and How to Get Them [Link]

    It seems like every single day we are told about a new superfood that we need if we don’t want to get fat or die from every cancer known to man. The fact is, we just need to focus on eating healthier and smarter. With a few simple tweaks, we can get a lot healthier without investing in the latest fruit we never heard of from a place with a name out of a Tolkien fantasy. Learn about the 4 nutrients most of us are lacking and use these simple tips to add them to your diet. 

  • Your Rice Cooker Can Be Used For Monster Pancakes

    Cooking rice is deceptively difficult. It’s very easy to ruin it and end up with inedible garbage, which makes a rice cooker such a handy device. But you can only eat so much rice, so what else can you do with your rice cooker? How about make some epic pancakes. Since the process is automated, once you load up the cooker, you can set it and forget it. And since you’re making the whole batch at once, you end up with one giant pancake. But why limit yourself to just regular old pancakes? You can add cocoa, fruit, vegetables, or whatever else you have around! Check out the pictures of different rice cooker pancake concoctions below, then once you’re good and hungry, learn how to make your own at Rocket News 24.

  • Shake Shack Is Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary with Specialty Burgers

    On June 12th, 2004 Shake Shack opened it’s doors for the first time. Ten years later the burger joint is know known as an NYC institution with locations in Madison Square Park, Upper West Side and CitiField. In a city that pride’s itself on a gourmet burger, Shake Shack has managed to stand out from the crowd going back to basics with 3 simple stand out, delicious signature menu items; it’s burges, fries and of course milk shakes. This week the Shack will be featuring a different signature burger every day of the week. Stop in one day and or everyday at it’s Madison Park location and feast on these specialty burgers. Monday (6/9): Daniel Boulud – The Piggie Shack Shack beef-blend topped with DBGB’s BBQ pulled pork, jalepeño mayo, Boston lettuce and mustard-vinegar slaw. Tuesday (6/10): David Chang – Momofuku Shrimp Stack Shack beef-blend cheeseburger topped with smoked and griddled shrimp patty, Momofuku Hozon Sauce, Bibb lettuce, pickled onion and salted cucumber. Wednesday (6/11): Andrew Zimmern – AZ Cabrito Butter Burger Goat burger with herb butter topped with roasted tomato, charred onion and sweet pickle. Thursday (6/12): Daniel Humm – The Humm Burger Shack beef-blend gruyere cheeseburger topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon, celery relish, Bibb lettuce, more »

  • National Doughnut Day Traces Its Roots To the Salvation Army And World War I [Link]

    The first Friday of every June marks National Doughnut Day, a holiday in which many doughnut (or donut) purveyors will entice us with free fried goodness. While indulging in your favorite variety of doughnut today, take a moment to learn just how the treat, a variation of the Dutch olykoecks, or oily cakes, came to prominence in the USA. Hint: It involves the Salvation Army and World War I.

  • 27 Bizarre Laws and Customs American’s Better Know Before Traveling to These Countries

    Americans—how to say this nicely—tend to offend a lot of people when they’re traveling. Shouts are normal noise levels. Patriotism—’murica—reigns supreme. And sticking to McDonald’s astounds even the greasiest Italian pizzerias. Even as recently as two years ago, Americans ranked themselves as the worst tourists. What kind of masochism is that? One of the biggest American offenses involve ignoring cultural customs and substituting our own—like fanny packs and jorts. To prevent American ignorance, we decided to list a few weird customs and laws from around the world. Break these and you’ll probably be labeled a “silly American,” if you already haven’t been.

  • Man Meal: The Secret’s In the Sauce, 5 Summer BBQ Sauce Recipes

    A summer barbecue is only as good as the sauce that flavors the meats. Everyone know’s this. Or do they? Most people seem to think Sweet Baby Rays or the elusive Dinosaur BBQ sauce is all you need to season or marinate a good set of ribs or piece of brisket, but oh boy are they wrong, sweet baby wrong. While SBR and Dino-BBQ are great quick solutions for a quick meal, a good BBQ sauce is the unsung hero of every barbecue. We’ve pulled a collection of sauces to last you the whole summer, so simmer down now and get to work and by Labor Day weekend, your sauce will be the nectar of the Gods.

  • Haute Dogs [Book]

    Everyone’s favorite summer meal, the Hot Dog has been a staple in American history since George crossed the Delaware. “Haute Dogs” is a collection of recipes stretched from Mexican influenced to Japanese fusion. Of course they also have plenty of modern and classic American dog recipes as well. With over 100 recipes and 168 pages of Hot diggity dog summer goodness, “Haute Dogs” is worth a glance to spice up your boring summer barbecue. Haute Dogs

  • When Life Hands You A Giant Spatula, Make A Giant Burger. With Pizzas For A Bun.

    What’s better than a regular-sized burger with mini-pizzas for a bun? A 12-inch burger with two full pizza pies for a bun, of course! Nick Chipman of Dude Foods had made a regular-sized burger with 6-inch personal pizzas for the bun and enjoyed it, but he always wondered “What if?” Salvation came in the form of a ridiculously oversized novelty spatula. Chipman finally had the means of flipping a 12-inch burger. Using 4 pounds of beef and 2 12-inch pizzas, Chipman created the ultimate burger and will be forever worshiped by hungry men and cardiologists the world over. 

  • Poll: In The Battle For Sriracha Supremacy Who Ya Got? Tabasco or Huy Fong Foods

    As HiConsumption reports, like a thief in the night, the Tabasco company has quietly created its own Sriracha sauce. Here’s the thing: It’s not being promoted at all, and Tabasco says it’s for a limited time only, but we have our suspicions—especially given the problems at Huy Fong Foods, the company that pretty much all Americans associate with Sriracha. Tabasco’s new Sriracha Sauce is being described as “a masterful blend of spicy, sweet and savory flavors that is authentic to South East Asian cuisine.”  It all sounds very similar to the Huy Fong Foods brand we’ve all come to know and love so it begs the question. 

  • 27 Japanese Fast Food Items That Are More ‘Murican Than Anything In America

    Sure, America is the world’s big fat joke. Everyone else likes to point and laugh at our 27.7 percent obesity rate (a new record!). They blame all the junk food we eat, but with more and more American fast food chains opening international locations, our unhealthy exports aren’t just being accepted, they’re being improved upon! Chocolate on a burger? Bacon in a sundae? A pizza made of hot dogs? Fried Kit-Kats? Japan might laugh at us now, but just wait. After a few 7-patty Whoppers, they’ll know what it’s like to be the world’s biggest punchline. Oh, and could someone in Japan send me one (or six) of those Wendy’s lobster burgers? It’s lunchtime and I’m a bit peckish.

  • The Mac + Cheese Cookbook

    Because summer. This incredible cookbook with over 50+ recipes highlighting the most delicious combinations of macaroni and cheese recipes is exactly what you need to shed those winter lbs. The book offers up a wide range of recipes you can make with simple household ingredients like Sriracha Mac, decadent delights like Truffle Mac, and even the logic-defying Vegan Mac. Close your mouth, you’re already drooling and we’re not finished, With a basics section on perfecting mac sauce, choosing the best noodles, and customizing add-ins and toppings, plus an emphasis on quality ingredients and simple techniques, this fun, playful cookbook shows cheese-loving readers how to take this comfort-food staple to creative. The Mac + Cheese Cookbook $14

  • 11 PIZZERIAS WORTH GOING TO STATEN ISLAND FOR

    The dump is long gone, some of us do have axcents, and yeah, you may see a few overly tan folks and a velour tracksuit or two while you’re here. But for the sake of your stomach, I ask you to push aside your stereotypes and fear of the unknown, and allow me, a lifelong Islander, to take you on a tour of the 11 best pizzerias on Staten Island. Consider this your delicious first step into the borough that has much more to offer you than you originally thought. 

  • RSVLTS Ultimate Guide To Summer Barbecue

    Summer is coming. It shouldn’t be long before the smell of burnt meat pervades the weekend breeze, as men up and down the country display their imagined mastery of the BBQ. But this year will be different. This year you will come armed with the knowledge of how to get the best out of every piece of meat you so-heroically throw to the flames. Here’s a page you should bookmark for the summer.

  • Maximize Your Taco Bell Spending With This Hack

    Have you ever found yourself at Taco Bell at 3 AM with only a few bucks, wishing you could calculate the best way to maximize your purchase? Your first thought may be to just get a bunch of the cheapest item, but that might not be the greatest choice to get the most amount of calories. Unfortunately, you opted to major in communications rather than Taco Bellology. Thanks to clever and hungry developer Kunal Batra, you can now send an email and get a response with the most calorie dense combination for your budget. Batra used info from Taco Bell’s website and some programming know-how to create a bot that does all the work for you. All you have to is a send a message with just the dollar amount (no dollar sign) in the subject to tacobell@sendmail.io, and you’ll be able to eat till you puke on just a few bucks. Nice knowing you!

  • #HackTheMenu: Thin Mint Frappuccino at Starbucks

    The Starbucks “Thin Mint Frappuccino” is another one of the Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos that puts its own spin on a classic dessert. Who in their right mind doesn’t like the taste of thin mint girl scout cookies? So, obviously it had to be recreated as the Starbucks Thin Mint Frappuccino that’s available only at Starbucks if you know the secret. The cool mint flavor accentuates the rich chocolatey syrup & java chips all in a Green Tea Frappuccino. It’s quite delicious. So, go out and order the Starbucks Thin Mint Frappuccino off their secret menu before it’s too late.

  • The Most Popular Drunk Foods Around The World

    BuzzFeed Yellow has produced a rather insightful video on the choice food for a late night drunk snack around the globe. In America the perfect compliment to a long night of boozing is pepperoni pizza, while in Japan a bowl of ramen hits the spot. Italians keep it fairly light with a porchetta sandwich they enjoy a bowl of champ (whipped potatoes).

  • Punk Legend John Joseph Gives Juicing Tips [Video]

    Even punk rockers get old. It’s hard to believe that John Joseph, of the legendary Cro-Mags, is 51, and it’s even harder to believe that he is now giving tips on how to make juices and smoothies. He’s traded hard drugs for red chard and algae, but he’s as entertaining as ever in this video form Munchies. Also, if you like John Joseph’s no-nonsense, straight-talk style in this video, be sure to check out his NYC walking tour when it starts back up in May. For more info and tickets, head over to Rocks Off.

  • American Food Aisles From Around The World [15 Photos]

    Go into pretty much any supermarket in America and you’ll find the “ethnic foods” aisle which undoubtedly stocks all sorts of Mexican food, and, depending on your neighborhood demographics, British, Indian, Korean, Estonian, etc. But if you go to another country will you find “American” food in a special aisle? Hell yeah, you will! And apparently American food to everyone else is either high sodium or high sugar junk food. It’s good to know that wherever you are in the world, you will be able to buy marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. What’s that, garcon? You want me to eat escar-huh? Ain’t that a snail? No thanks, dude, I got me some fluffernutters.

  • Man Meal: The $5,000 Burger

    Let’s face it, America has a borderline dangerous obsession with the burger. Restraining order status. With limitless variations and recipes the burger has become a medium for restaurants to concoct entire menus from. Coastal varieties like California’s “In-n-Out” burger and New York’s “Shake Shack” have established themselves by highlighting one delicious patty served in a variety of styles, but leave it to Fabulous Las Vegas to really take things up a notch. Fleur, a restaurant located in the Mandalay Bay Hotel now has a $5,000 burger on the menu. The burger is made of wagyu beef with foie gras, full black truffles, a truffle soaked bun and served with a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus. Happy feasting.

  • Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    The future of food has arrived and it is the Foodini. The first real food 3D printer, Foodini allows you to take fresh ingredients, jam them in a capsule, and turn the paste into ravioli, gnocchi, dinosaurs, or whatever else you can think up. The Kickstarter campaign has just started and they are already half-way to their goal, with 27 days remaining, so chances are pretty good that the Foodini will be a mass-produced reality soon. The device, which comes with 5 reusable capsules, is expected to retail for about $1300, but through the Kickstarter campaign, you can reserve one from the first mass-production run, expected in January of 2015, for just $999. If you’re a bit more cautious, you can head on over to the Foodini website and sign up for an email alert when it becomes available. If they figure out how to print Oreo O’s, they’ll make a fortune.

  • People Posing With All The Food They Eat In A Day [6 Photos]

    Award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel examines the differences in diet the world over in his latest book, “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.” The book features both those who are active with healthy diets and those who lead a more sedentary existence and may not make the best eating choices. The dichotomy is a striking way for the reader to recognize the huge effect of diet and maybe make some changes in their own life. Along with the 80 profiles of people from 30 countries are calorie totals of their daily diet and essays form experts discussing the effects of diet on our personal health and the health of the planet. “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets” is available now form Amazon for $30.

  • What Hamburgers Can Teach Us About Design

    Christopher Simmons and Nathan Sharpe of San Francisco-based design firm MINE™ believe that inspiration can be found anywhere, as long as you look for it. To prove this point, they’ve started work on the year-long project “The Message Is Medium Rare,” wherein they will eat one hamburger per week, review it, and then expound on the lesson learned from the experience. The reviews are brilliantly poetic, adding an air of haute cuisine to even the $2 burgers from In-N-Out, but where the project truly succeeds is with the lessons. They serve as a perfect summary of the dining experience with a touch of Zen guidance for all aspects of your life, creative or otherwise. So far, the project is 11 weeks in and shows no signs of losing steam. The creators also promise that a McDonald’s burger will eventually be reviewed, which should be a fun read. Keep up with the burgers at The Message Is Medium Rare and on Facebook. 

  • How to Make Your Own Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glass

    Of course we’d all like to try cronut creator Dominique Ansel’s chocolate chip cookie shot glass, but not everyone lives in New York. And not everyone in New York wants to leave their apartment. But just because you’re depressed knowing that the cookie shot glasses are all the way in New York while you’re wherever you are, doesn’t mean you should stick your head in the oven just yet. Plus, your oven is electric not gas, and that’s no way to go. Professional actress and amateur baker Karin Lee has come up with a recipe that even a poor, pathetic soul who would kill themselves over not getting a fancy cookie could follow. So what are you waiting for? Head over to Instructables and get baking. Pour a little vodka and Kahlua in mine, please. Source: Instructables  

  • Man Meal: Loaded Sriracha BBQ Sloppy Joe Fries

    Impress your pals come game day with these nacho-inspired Siracha BBQ Sloppy Joe Fries. The delicious, protein-packed recipe sees a host of goodies such as beef, teriyaki sauce, sliced onion and shredded cheddar cheese chucked over steaming waffle-cut French fries. We recommended washing that down with a bottle or two of ice cold suds.

  • How sound affects the taste of our food [Link]

    Although it may not seem like it, sound can have quite an impact on how our food tastes. Studies have shown that high-frequency noises enhance sweetness while low frequencies bring out bitterness. Will this affect what music we hear while eating out? And will sugar be replaced by sound instead of an endless succession of chemicals that we decide are poisonous every few years?

 
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