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Bobby Flay Getting Down To Big Pun’s ‘Still Not A Player’ Is As Amazing As It Sounds

Bobby Flay is definitely a talented chef and restauranteur. Who knew he could also bust a move? Check out this video of the celebrity chef cutting loose to Big Pun’s “Still Not a Player.”

It’s pretty much what you think it’ll look like.

h/T BroBible

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Apparently, Twitter Needs An Account Just For Food

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With everyone tweeting about what they’re currently eating, it seems like the logical step for Twitter to make its very own food account. Thus, @TwitterFood was born. Though kind of late, isn’t it?

The social media platform has announced that the new handle will feature “delicious Tweets” and the “best conversations from top foodies on Twitter.” It will also bring followers an in-depth look at “restaurant culture” while retweeting food pics from prominent culinary personalities.

So far, all we’ve seen is @TwitterFood tease Mario Batali’s mystery meal and dope brisket shots from Alton Brown. Hopefully, as the account expands, we’ll see tons of awesome foodporn and chef rants.

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Since it’s launch yesterday, the account has garnered more than 6,500 followers.

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Technology

New App Brings Home-Cooked Meals From Chefs To Your Stomach

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Good home cooking can be incredibly difficult to find. A new app called “Foodie Shares” knows that sometimes home-cooked meals are preferable to eating out. That’s why it lets you order food from home chefs to eat at your pleasure.

Like Uber and AirBnB, Foodie Shares does a background check on all the home cooks on the app. Customers can then browse through the various dishes and chefs, order what they want, and either have their meals delivered or go pick them up. The chefs decide what they want to charge for their meals, so prices vary depending on customers’ choices.

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So far, Foodie Shares is only active in the Santa Monica and Venice Beach areas of California. However, they have plans to expand their services this summer.

While it looks like this is the perfect place to find a home-style meatloaf or other comfort foods, it features more contemporary dishes to choose from as well.

Foodie Shares can be downloaded through the App Store for free.

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Features

9 YouTube Chefs That Will Make You Laugh, Cry and Hungry

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YouTube can be a vast ocean of knowledge sometimes. Once you’re hooked, you can spend hours watching mindless video after mindless video. It can also be a useful tool for furthering one’s education. Like, let’s say, expanding one’s culinary abilities. The problem is, for the amateur cook, there’s an endless amount of videos on cooking. After a while, they kind of start to look the same.

We took some time sifting through YouTube and found some of the most notable chefs worth checking out. What sets these channels apart from every other joe cook on YouTube is the fact that each offer something crazy, fun, or unique you can’t see anywhere else.

Bon Appétit!

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Epic Meal Time

WHO: A bunch of guys taking the extremities of fast-food and creation monstrous meals from them. Watch them make things like giant pork cheetos, artery clogging bacon burgers and even ride a tank with former governor and Kindergarten Cop, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

WHY: Because, bacon.

SUBSCRIBERS: 6.4 million

 

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Tipsy Bartender

WHO: An enthusiastic bartender who teaches the internet to mix exciting drinks you probably can’t learn anywhere else. Every week he’s accompanied by a new young lady eager to try his … recipe.

WHY: Anyone hoping to make drinks to impress friends and loved ones get a first hand lesson in mixology. This guy does cool cocktails like the alien brain hemorrhage and rainbow shots. Bonus, he also teaches you the science behind the drinks.

SUBSCRIBERS: 590K

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Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time

WHO: A group of Sweds who cook every day dishes in the most violent and metal way possible.

WHY: Between hilariously face-paced cuts and the violent displays of culinary arts, it’s actually a pretty hilarious combination. It also helps that they chef is snarly the most generic phrases in Swedish.

SUBSCRIBERS: 901K

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Nerdy Nummies

WHO: Rosanna Pansino, aka Nerdy Nummys, covered everything from desserts to well, more desserts. But hey, they look pretty darn cool! From Angry Birds cupcakes to Super Mario Mushroom cake pops, this lady definitely has the gamer spirit.

WHY: Nerdy Nummys caters to the geek and diabetics in all of us. With cute gamer-themed desserts, you can easily find a video or two that resonates. Plus everything is just so darn colorful.

SUBSCRIBERS: 2.4 million

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My Drunk Kitchen

WHO: Who doesn’t enjoy a nice glass of wine while cooking? Not Hannah Hart, that’s for sure. It’s not the food that you watch her for, it’s the hilarious boozy monologue she provides in each video.

WHY: Cause cooking while drunk is hilarious, but watching someone cook drunk is even funnier.

SUBSCRIBERS: 1.3 million

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Foodwishes

WHO: Chef John Mitzewich. Super informative guy that sounds like a culinary Seth Rogan.

WHY: Nothing but dialogue and macro shoots of food porn. The guy is personable and keeps his videos short and to the point. Almost all of his videos are less than 5 minutes long. Because time in the kitchen is crazy valuable.

SUBSCRIBERS: 846K

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How to Cook That

WHO: An Australian chef  that specializes in cakes, desserts and sweets.

WHY: She makes awesome desserts like the Instagram cake or Twitter cake all with a dope Australian accent.

SUBSCRIBERS: 725K

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PESfilm

WHO: Director Adam Pesapane, aka PES, is a guy that makes cooking videos using everyday household items as the base of his foods. Why? Because he animates each cooking video from start to finish.

WHY: Who doesn’t love watching stop motion food being made. The amount of work and detail they put into these cooking videos is ridiculous. Sadly, they require a bit of funding to produce each vid, so not too many videos out there. Still worth checking out though.

SUBSCRIBERS: 373K

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Auntie Fee

WHO: A recent internet sensation that swept the world last week with her hilarious videos of Sweet Treats for Kids. Auntie Fee cooks straight from her come kitchen, typically with a family member filming her instructional videos.

WHY: This foul-mouth chef with a heart of gold can easily teach you to cook and give you a chuckle the way only family could. Just the way she describes things makes you want to sit through an entire 20-minute video only 30 seconds into viewing.

SUBSCRIBERS: 5.3K

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Honorable Mention: Great Depression Cooking

Clara Cannucciari educated the world through her cooking dishes from the era of the Great Depression. The 98-year-old chef created dishes she ate growing up and explained each dish’s significance, especially during the time when people had so little to eat. Clara died Nov. 29, 2013.

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So whether you’re in need of a simple dish, an intriguing drink, a crazy dessert, or just want to watch something cool. We highly recommend all these channels. Just make sure you don’t start watching on an empty stomach. Trust us, you’re gonna get hungry.

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Technology

Cooking Machine Lets Multiple Chefs Phone in Instructions for a Single Dish

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So a question was posed among five individuals: “What if new technology was used to vitalise cooking instead of just simplifying the process and replacing the craftsmanship?” Swedish designers Christian Isberg and Petter Johansson Kukacka came together with chef Carl Berglöf and programmer Lasse Korsgaard to participate in a culinary social experiment that explored whether a chef needed to physically be present to create a signature dish.

The team built a cooking mechanism that features a 35-ingredient dispenser filled with different herbs, spices and meats. The machine featured heating coils, timers and seasoning dispensers. It pretty much covered all the functions of a fully operational kitchen. Everything is managed and controlled by a team of up to five chefs simultaneously through computers and smartphones in a tag-team collaboration. The idea is to see if chefs can react to what their colleagues decide to do with the dish and figure out how to expand upon it based on knowledge and experience rather than taste.

Turns out chefs can cook together without direct communication. By working together on a digital platform, the chefs opened a dialogue amongst one another during the cooking process. A command box even records each command by a chef as a way to record the process for future study. Because of this discovery it’s now possible that chefs can prepare dishes from across the world using nothing more than an iPhone.

Yet, here I am, barely able to order a pizza online.

H/T First We Feast

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Humor

What Chefs Do [HUMOR]

So everyone’s seen these “This is What I Do” memes all over the Internet by now. I know I should be sick of them, I’m sure a lot of you are, but I just can’t help but click on one every time a new one pops up. So here’s one for all you chefs and aspiring chefs out there to enjoy. Ring true with anyone?

via: Eater

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Rundown: Young Hip Chefs to Keep your Eye On


Growing up I remember watching cooking shows where chefs reminded me of my grandparents, Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, and Mario Batali are a few that come to mind. But now who do I see when I turn on the tv? More people that look like they could be my friends. They look hipper and wear more tattoos than most bikers. What’s going  on? Where did all the snooty, white jacket chefs who studied intense french cooking methods go?

Well, it seems like a few things are happening here:

1. Mainstream Media: Cooking shows are appearing all over television on other networks, not just Food Network, and people generally want to see good looking people on TV with a personality that they can relate to.

2. Self-Expression: Young chefs are especially high on creativity and artistic expression from what they make to how they act to what they wear on their bodies.

3. Society: More young people are rejecting joining the blue collar workforce and pursuing more creative endeavors at the same time that more people are open to new ideas and want to try new things.

Take a look at young chefs who are making a scene: