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The Chicken Mole Pizza Pie

It used to be that pizza featured cheese and sauce and, if you were lucky, pepperoni. In recent decades, however, pizza has come to mean just about any circular bread-based concoction usually topped with cheese. Case in point: chicken mole pizza. In case your definition of Mexican food primarily includes Taco Bell, mole usually refers […]

Harvard Students Invent Aerosol Spray Cake Batter

First, man invented cheese. Then, man invented aerosol spray cans. Obviously this led to aerosol spray cans filled with, sort of, cheese. The masses, sort of, rejoiced. Now, thanks to a couple industrious inventors, this technology is finally being applied to everyone’s favorite birthday dessert, cake. Harvard students John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski decided to […]

French Supermarket Starts Selling ‘Ugly Vegetables’ to Decrease Food Waste

There’s no inherent advantage to eating camera-friendly fruits and vegetables. At the end of the day, aesthetics do not affect taste or nutrition. Still, distributors tend to sell mostly pretty produce, given the ugly type a one-way ticket to the trashcan. This, unsurprisingly, wastes a ton of food. One French supermarket is trying to nip […]

The Scoop: Ramen Rants and French Fines

From ramen rants to French fines, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines: Any Way You Slice It: Pizza Hut partners with Hershey’s to bring us the ultimate, 8-inch pizookie. Successfully Unsuccessful: In the wake of Crumbs’ closure, Slate records every time a food fad was deemed “the new cupcake” in English publications since 2006. […]

Japan Finally Opens Official Pikachu Cafe

If you have kids, or have been a kid, you no doubt know of Pikachu and his Pokemon brethren. These collectible little scamps are everywhere, cheerfully fulfilling their duties as enslaved gladiators. Finally, Japan is recognizing their contributions to society by giving their mascot Pikachu its very own restaurant. Tokyo’s Pikachu Cafe is your one-stop […]

Shock Metal Band GWAR Set to Open a Hot Dog Joint

When you think of musical acts least likely to open a hot dog joint, ironic metal weirdos GWAR would have to be at the top of your list. After all, the group is known for spraying fake blood on the entire audience (and that’s the least offensive thing they do.) Well, guess what? GWAR are […]

This Cooler Brings 21st Century Amenities to Camping

The only problem with the great outdoors is the distinct lack of the kinds of stuff you can do in the great indoors. What if you want to enjoy a freshly made smoothie as you and a bear watch the sunrise together? What then? Well, thankfully, here’s a cooler that lets you do that and […]

What Do You Think of These $200 Square Watermelons?

It’s summer time and the living is easy. Besides all of that easy living, there are plenty of picnics and barbecues to attend. Wanna be a hero? Bring a gigantic watermelon to your next outdoor shindig. Wanna be a superhero? Bring a gigantic square watermelon to your next outdoors shindig. Square watermelons have once again […]

McDonald’s Japan Lets Kids Design Their Own Breakfasts

Budding chefs take note: The fast food eatery has just issued a change to their standard issue breakfast Happy Meal. At McDonald’s Japan, each breakfast comes with chocolate and strawberry “pens” that kids can use to give their personal stamp to each meal consumed. Who doesn’t want to draw on their food with chocolate sauce? […]

The Scoop: Fantasy Wines and Forgotten Grains

From calorie-counting microwaves to literary libations, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines: Stormborn Sauvignon Blanc: Game of Thrones fans will have 12 new wines of Westeros to pour for the Season 5 premiere. Cheap Eats: Americans spend a smaller fraction of their income on food than anyone else in the world. Weight […]