If you’ve ever wanted to reach into your screen and grab the food, you’ll be glad to know that we’re one step closer to making it a reality. Even though Taste-o-Vision hasn’t been invented yet, you can buy some of the grub featured in films and chow down during your next movie night.
From Harry Potter’s gross-out jelly bean flavors to visionary Pepsi with built-in straws, check out seven movie foods and drinks you can actually eat.
1. Back to the Future Part II’s Pepsi Perfect
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Unfortunately this bottle of Pepsi won’t be delivered to you on demand in a futuristic tube, but you can buy one of the 6500 limited-edition bottles on Oct. 21, 2015 — the date that Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II — for $20.15.
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When Unique Sweets traveled to Hawaii for the Season 6 premiere, the goal was to get the opposite of a beach body. Our favorite contributors loaded up on sugar with innovative sweet dishes like ube (aka purple sweet potato) gelato at Via Gelato, yuzu semifreddo at The Pig and the Lady and new spins on brunch at Koko Head Cafe. If you missed their tropical adventures, watch the full episode online now:
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Think about the last dessert you made at home. It was probably chocolate chip cookies or a pan of brownies, right? As much as we love the classics, it’s time to step outside the box — and we don’t mean just boxed mixes, but toss those, too — and throw some new ingredients into the bowl.
Instead of making plain ol’ crispy rice treats, mix in some Oreos, pretzels and potato chips for an “everything but the kitchen sink” version, or add some spice to your next batch of fudge with cayenne pepper. Check out those ideas and more of our best dessert recipes below, and get ready to blow your friends’ minds with inventive sweets.
Compost Crispy Rice Treats
Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City has a Compost Cookie featuring mix-ins like potato chips, pretzels and Oreos, and Zoe Francois gave the same treatment to crispy rice treats. Heart shapes are optional, but why not have some extra fun with your food?
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Even though summer is almost over, you can still party in the city where the heat is on. Pizza Masters kicked off Season 2 in sunny Miami, and the heat was immediately on when Fran and Sal tried Thea’s Pizzeria’s artichoke pizza to see how it compared with their own back in New York. It wasn’t all about pie, though — the cousins also searched for the best Cuban sandwich and got refreshed with lychee cocktails after a charity golf game. And, of course, a game wouldn’t be complete without a few races around the course in a golf cart.
If you missed their latest trip, don’t worry — you can stream the full episode online below. For more of Sal and Fran’s adventures, check out behind-the-scenes photos from Pizza Masters Season 2.
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Family recipes are passed down from generation to generation, but if your relatives are more about frozen dinners and boxed mac and cheese, try some of the Pritchett family’s ideas instead. In the new Modern Family cookbook, the whole gang is sharing favorite foods — the Dunphys’ famous meatloaf, Gloria’s empanadas, Stella the dog’s peanut butter and bacon cupcakes, and more. And the selection is as diverse and exciting as our favorite hilarious blended family.
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After months of balancing beach time and blasting air conditioning, summer is ending. Now that you’ve scrambled to cook all the best warm-weather produce and fired up the grill a final few times, let’s give a (slightly less) warm welcome to the greatest season of all: fall.
Now, we understand that fall may not be everyone’s favorite time of year, but it does have some of the best foods and flavors (two words: pumpkin spice) plus cardigan-wearing-temperature weather. Just try to go apple picking while surrounded by colorful falling leaves without grinning from ear to ear. Here are five things we’re excited about this autumn, including finally giving that Dutch oven some lovin’.
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We’ve cracked the code to healthy, kid-friendly dinners that will have your whole family running to the table. Are you ready to get in on the secret? It’s easy (and sometimes cheesy): Just go for the classics. No one can say no to creamy mac and cheese or chicken nuggets, and they’ll never know that there’s butternut squash and Greek yogurt hidden in that cheese sauce or that the pretzel-coated chicken was baked instead of fried.
Check out five of our favorite recipes below that will satisfy kids and adults alike.
Crispy Mac-and-Cheese Cups
Bobby Deen uses homemade butternut squash puree to bulk up his cheese sauce while slimming down the calories. All your kids will taste is cheesy pasta and crunchy breadcrumbs — and dishing up single servings is always more fun.
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Picture this: You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant after devouring an incredible meal, already imagining when you’ll have it next. If you’re lucky, this happens pretty regularly, but not everyone can bankroll a daily trip out for the best steak or decadent brunch. Thankfully, some top restaurants have given us their famous recipes, from an epic Monte Cristo sandwich in Portland, Ore., to a buttery coconut cake from Asheville, NC.
Check out seven secret recipes below from Chuck Hughes’ adventures across the country, and for more, watch Chuck’s Eat the Street on Sundays at 10:30am ET.
DIY a jaw-dropping brunch with this French-toast breakfast sandwich from Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Ore. But instead of putting a bird on it as they do on Portlandia, put an egg on it!
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Parting is such sweet sorrow, but the time has come to bid farewell to fresh summer produce. After months of eating piles of fresh corn on the cob, watermelon and other in-season fruits and vegetables, it’s time to move on to apples, squash, Brussels sprouts and more fall fare.
Before Labor Day rolls around, start a mini bucket list of things to cook with your farmers market favorites. Whether you enjoy baking a bubbling stone fruit cobbler or biting into a fresh tomato like it’s an apple, the countdown starts now. Get it all out of your system now so when fall comes on Sept. 23, you’ll have some closure, having given warm-weather produce a proper sendoff. Here are six ideas to get you started with your goodbyes.
Tomatoes: Heirloom Tomato Caprese
Fresh heirloom tomatoes are so juicy that you may want to take a bite of one without bothering to even slice it up. But if you want to be a little less of an animal, make a simple caprese salad with Burrata cheese, basil and olive oil.
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Ain’t no party like an Aarón Sánchez party, and in the Season 2 premiere of Taco Trip, the spicy-food-loving host took over Denver’s Mile High taco scene. From Gouda-mash-topped, beer-braised Stella’s Pork Carnitas at Comida to an epic chile relleno-stuffed burrito at El Taco De Mexico, Aarón ate his way through the mountain town (and made our mouths water in the process).
If you missed his Denver adventures, watch the full episode online below and check out all the locations he’s hit in our Taco Trip location guide.
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