Practically every time we go on YouTube, we find ourselves drawn to some kind of cooking series. While not the best home cook by any means, we can more than appreciate a good instructional video. To our delight, we discovered a new series to subscribe to.
You may remember David Ma, the innovative director behind food series such as Jeff’sTable, Food Films, and SuperHands. Teaming up with Brian Haimes, who comes from the world of animation and puppetry, the two co-created this innovative new cooking series simply called Food Kitchen.
The series is described as a dark take on the boring, clean-cut cooking show. The twist is that the foods are talking puppets that can feel everything happening to them, though there’s not much they can do about it. Characters include a masochistic pepper, an overly emotional onion, a wise-cracking chicken breast, and even a killer knife with a split personality.
Only a few seconds into this new series and we’re already hooked. We always felt the food world needed more dark humor, and it looks like we now have it.
Can’t wait to see what the next episode has in store.
Digitalsoju TV, the YouTube channel that found these men and women and documented their experience eating BBQ, has now launched a tasty new experience. This time, North Korean refugees try American-style chicken wings for the first time.
Watch these North Koreans try a variety of chicken wings
The flavors they tried include buffalo, lemon pepper, smokehouse, BBQ, and even a Korean glaze. South Korea-based restaurant Nekkid Wings played host to this panel of taste testers. Nekkid Wings’ chef and owners had studied abroad in North America to perfect their wing recipe.
In addition to these wings, they were also served popular sides and dips that can only be found at chicken wing spots.
As they ate, the group recalled their youth in North Korea, immigrating to South Korea, and their perceptions of Americans and American culture growing up in the country.
Check out the video to see what these former North Korean citizens think of American chicken wings. In like manner, we too shall have some wings for lunch today.
We don’t always experiment in the kitchen. As a whole, we stick to what we know, and in the United States, we know eggs — chicken eggs, to be precise. Chicken and egg are synonymous here in America; so much so that we embrace it as our dominant age-old question, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”
But there are other eggs to explore and experience. The average person might only have a range that begins with scrambled and ends with poached, but more curious chefs are out trying everything from croc to rhea. Let’s see all the kinds of eggs people are taking for a culinary spin.
At first glance, an emu egg looks like a puzzling decorative piece in a rich person’s home that you do not understand and yet cannot stop examining. It’s a dark bluish green, like that of a Sedona hippie’s jewelry. A single emu egg weighs roughly two pounds, which could arguably be a dozen chicken eggs. In this YouTube video, user Sean Trank cracks open this sucker and unveils a massive omelette opportunity we could all easily share.
If you were a child and came upon an ostrich egg, your default assumption would be that it’s a dinosaur egg. But no, the monstrous bird that is the ostrich is real and its eggs are enormous rounded white blocks of smooth ivory coloring. Given that an ostrich egg is typically around three pounds, you can either make the world’s biggest batch of potato salad or cook up an egg breakfast that could feed an entire diner. This YouTube video from theRandom123boy perfectly displays the enormity of an ostrich egg and the result is an omelette that can feed a family.
It may not surprise you that eggs from these lurking, floating beasts can prove somewhat fishy, but that’s why people like to boil them. Crocodile eggs are certainly enjoyed in certain parts of Australia, though they’re likely a tougher breed of human altogether. Just don’t take the eggs from out in the wild. Crocs aren’t fans of a lot of things and they for sure hate that. For a super unique example of how folks can consume croc eggs, YouTube account SuperBlueTaurus posts this video that highlights an ice cream shop in the Philippines that infuses them in their ice cream. Chill move? You decide.
Rheas are a lesser known flightless bird that look just as suspicious as an ostrich or emu. A rhea egg is about two pounds and it has a rather intense exterior. If you soft-boil it, head’s up, it’s not easy. However, it does deliver a flavor that The Independent‘s Samuel Muston described as “more complex and daintier than a hen’s egg.” As cumbersome as it may seem to cook this egg, a YouTube vid from F4TCT gives a succinct how-to on handling it.
Bet you weren’t expecting to see these on the list! It’s true though. Weaver ant eggs are notably high in protein and enjoyed throughout Southeast Asia. They make for a popular salad dish, especially in Laos and Thailand. Given that the ants snack on mango leaves, they can even be used as a substitute for lemon juice in some recipes. If your curiosity gets the best of you and you’re dying to try them, peep this video from YouTuber darrenb3, as he shows us how to make a Thai ant egg salad.
Naturally, we assume only kings and queens eat quail eggs. They love ’em! Aside from pheasant, that’s all they really talk about eating in movies. In truth, quail eggs are enjoyed by all walks of life across the world, from being a hard-boiled topping for hamburgers or hot dogs in South American nations or as the Filipino street food kwek-kwek, which is basically deep-fried quail eggs on a skewer. In this YouTube video from My Money My Food, quail eggs are prominently featured in one village’s meal.
For a country whose most gluttonous holiday focuses on a roasted turkey, it’s curious how turkey eggs aren’t a regular staple of the modern American diet. This may have something to do with how rarely turkeys lay eggs, compared to a chicken. See, hens start laying eggs around five months and keep a quota going of nearly one a day. Meanwhile, turkeys start at about seven months and only lay an egg twice a week. Still, turkey eggs were more regularly consumed across the states, back when wild turkeys would roam through homesteads. YouTube user shadricosuave’s video shows a turkey egg’s distinct spotted appearance, making you think twice before cracking due to it’s appealing aesthetic.
These might be more popular among Americans if Aesop’s Fables proved true and golden goose eggs were a thing. But alas, these are pretty standard, albeit with a rather dense yolk. While they’re also larger than chicken eggs, goose eggs can be cooked pretty much the same way. You just have to time it right. And you can make the fanciest omelette ever with goose eggs according to this video from Way Out West Blow-in blog.
Dark dots cover the tan-brownish eggs of your friendly, local black-headed gull — well, local if you’re in certain parts of Asia, Europe, or North America. Still, as they come from only one type of gull, these eggs are rather rare, available for a few weeks only right before summer starts. If you’re lucky enough to score a few, you’ll quickly notice that their yolks are more red-orange than you’re used to. You can see the brilliant hue of the yolk well in this video from YouTube account RollingDiaries.
With a pale olive green color that looks like the walls of your stylish aunt and uncle’s remodeled bathroom, pheasant eggs are aesthetically pleasing from the start. Beyond that, they have a rich flavor and probably empower you to make bold decisions. Royalty snack food can sometimes do that to a person unprepared. YouTuber AlaskaGranny shows us just how to properly cook these pretty little eggs.
Typically smaller than a golf ball and sometimes more oblong than you’d expect, turtle eggs are a treat to some. The taste of a turtle egg is up for debate, however, with some finding it packed with more flavor than that of a chicken, while others consider the taste just a tad too curious. Its preparation varies, from a simple splash of soy sauce before sucking out the goods to battering them up and smoking them along with a side of barbecue sauce. Check out this video from thetuttletribe, where he shares all the deets on eating one of these tiny eggs on their own.
A duck egg is only slightly bigger than a chicken egg, but its benefits are apparent to any chef or baker. WIth less water and more fat, duck eggs can be cooked the same as chicken eggs for the most part. Duck eggs arguably work as magic, by the way. With them subbed in, omelettes will be fluffier, cookies are chewier, and cakes rise better. For a more in-depth look into the comparison between duck and chicken eggs, YouTuber Christopher Ruzyla provides us with this informative vid.
Guinea Fowl Egg
You can come at these eggs like you do chicken eggs. Just remember that their shells are harder than what you’re likely used to. Their insides can also prove creamier with less egg white. Guinea Fowl eggs can be good in cakes and pies or enjoyed by themselves, given the handsome flavor profile. Heads up, though, these aren’t as plentiful and easy of a find as other eggs. Rainbow Gardens posted up this YouTube video wherein she shows us how to poach this rare egg.
KFC might really be reaching with this $10,000, one of a kind Internet Escape Pod, but we’re sure someone will still buy it.
The pod is released at the time of year when the usage of your phone goes into overdrive. Cyber Monday sale alerts will start bombarding your e-mails, people will be posting way too many pictures of their kids’ handprint turkey art, and don’t forget those annoying texts from family members and friends about different holiday gatherings you’re basically forced to attend.
No worries though, the Internet Escape Pod can help shield you from all that stress. The pod is made up of a stainless steel mesh cage, 8 pound high-density architectural foam, and enamel paint. It also boasts a comfortable size that can fit 4 adults, and oh, has a disturbingly huge Colonel Sanders’ embracing the entire top of the pod, making sure no internet usage is going on.
If that’s your thing, you’ll need to act fast. KFC is selling only one pod, and they’re not planning on making anymore. Sure, there’s still the small matter of the $10,000 price tag, but it’s an absolute bargain compared to their first initial price of $96,485.34.
Or, I mean, you can just turn your phone off for free. But where’s the fun in that?
When we order at the drive-thru or buy our favorite foods at the store, we probably think we know what we’re getting. ‘Think’ being the operative word there. But even if we’ve eaten our go-to menu item or late-night snack, time and time again, there’s still a chance that we’ll find a little something ~extra~ inside our meal.
Everyone has probably heard the urban legends of finding a Band-Aid in your Big Mac or a finger in your chili, right? Well, it might be easiest to push those nauseating tales deep down and enjoy your food in ignorant bliss, but these sickening stories are all too true.
Here are 9 of the weirdest things people have found in their poor, innocent food.
Not knowing what’s in our processed bread is something that’s sparked outrage for years – but if anyone really has a right to complain, it’s Stephan Forse. This English dad picked up a loaf of Hovis bread and starting slicing into it to make his kids a sandwich for lunch, but then he noticed something unusual.
“To start with, I thought it was just where the dough hadn’t mixed up before it’s put in the oven,” Forse said. “But when I walked back across the kitchen and looked into the bread, I saw it had fur on it and it didn’t look anything like dough.”
As if this could get more horrific, the mouse was found with no tail, and Hovis is unsure where the tail could have gone. *Shudder.* This news clip from Sky News gives the full deets on the unfortunate find.
When it comes to fast, cheap, and delicious dinners, nothing beats the occasional visit to McDonald’s. With their speedy line service, you’re pretty much assured to get the same quality food every time you eat at the chain. Well, almost every time.
North Idaho mom, Crystal English, made a disgusting discovery after she picked up a quick McDonald’s dinner for her family. Her husband was finishing his burger when he noticed something strange had fallen out from between the buns. Local news KHQ6 shared a video account of the gross ordeal they went through.
“My husband got down to his last bite, he dipped it in his ranch packet – and there was a Band-Aid left in the ranch,” English told Channel KHQ6. “First thing that comes to mind is, ‘What diseases can be transferred from that?’ You never know.”
Black Widow Spider
You’ve probably heard the horror stories of people finding creepy crawlies in their produce, but what this Detroit woman found takes the cake. Ariel Jackson was washing a container of grapes she had purchased at a local Walmart Supercenter when she found a venomous black widow crawling through the fruit.
Detroit station WXYZ-TV reported in this news clip that although this scary situation might seem unlikely, there are dozens of recorded incidents of dangerous creatures like this passing through U.S. Customs on imported food.
“My nephew is one, if he had gotten bit – if it had gotten loose in the house overnight – something awful could have happened,” Jackson said. “It’s scary.”
We’ve barely come to accept maggots in cheese, but maggots in our chicken nuggets? That’s too far, universe.
The horror happened when Denna Tracey’s daughter said she wanted chicken nuggets for dinner, so Tracey picked up a bucket of ready-to-eat chicken from Walmart. After eating a few nuggets with her kid, Tracey noticed some little white invaders that made her stomach turn.
She immediately starting filming their contaminated chicken in a video that soon after went viral. Since seeing the maggots in her meal, Tracey was unable to eat for days – which could be the most tragic part of this nasty story, tbh.
“I just don’t feel like a refund is good enough for a situation like this,” Tracey told CBS 13 News in this segment. “This isn’t like returning a pair of pants with a little tear in them, this is something my daughter and I consumed.”
When you pop out of the office to get a quick lunch, you’re most likely hoping for a nice sandwich or salad or cup of soup… basically anything that doesn’t involve a beheaded lizard. But Robin Sandusky was unfortunate enough to find this unsavory topping in a salad she picked up from a deli in Hell’s Kitchen.
GeoBeats reports in this news video that the salad was from a local eatery called Guy & Gallard, which KINDLY offered Sandusky a free salad to replace her first meal. (We’re being sarcastic here, the very least you can do is give this woman a free damn salad.) The restaurant claimed there was no proof that a lizard was in the salad before Sandusky got it, but the complaint was still investigated by local health officials.
Even the most rabid fried chicken lover would admit that some things are just too gross to fry up and munch on, like the head or the claws. And while discovering either of those bits in our food would make us sick to our stomachs, English student Ibrahim Langoo’s experience is a million times worse.
Langoo had picked up some delicious fried chicken from his local KFC in Essex, when he peeled back the skin to reveal some grey, lumpy material. That’s right, he had just uncovered fried chicken brain. b/60 reports that KFC later released a statement saying the entrails could have been a kidney, not a brain – because that’s so much better, obviously.
How? Literally, how?! We’re not sure how to explain a Japanese woman discovering an actual human tooth in her McDonald’s French fries and neither is the Tokyo location where the molar was found; McDonald’s Tokyo offered no explanation, but did apologize to the patron.
Scripps National News reported that executives of McDonald’s Tokyo had this to say: “We are deeply sorry for this.”
If we were that woman, we would have needed a little bit more sympathy than that, dude.
Flying is terrible all on its own. The tickets are expensive, the seating is cramped – hey, you might be violently dragged off your flight at any given moment. So, needless to say, the last thing you need is your airplane food to, well, try and kill you.
Four passengers on a 2012 Delta flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis opened up their turkey sandwiches to find needles buried in the meat.
CNN interviewed Jim Tonjes, one of the people who discovered a one-inch needle in his club sandwich.
“I took a bite and tasted that, then I took a second bite and felt a jab at the top of my mouth,” Tonjes described. “Sometimes with club sandwiches they’ll put a toothpick in and that’s what I thought it was – but when I looked inside, I saw a one-inch needle. It looked like a sewing needle.”
Moments later, another passenger found a needle in his sandwich and a third would be discovered after all food had been confiscated.
In 2011, CBS News covered the terrifying story of an East Texas woman who found a razor blade in her Great Value ice cream.
“There’s usually a layer of chocolate right here, so I got a spoon to dig into it, and something sharp got the inside of my lip,” Stephanie Granger reported to news cameras.
At first, she thought it was a piece of machinery that fell into her container, but further examination found nope, it was a straight-up razor blade. Granger stayed alarmingly calm over the potentially dangerous situation saying she, “hopes to get an appropriate response” to what she found.
Umm, if that response is tearful apologies and free ice cream for life, then yes, that’s appropriate.
McDonald’s, the second largest chicken buyer in the nation after Kentucky Fried Chicken, has revealed its plans to serve only humanely raised and slaughtered chickens by 2024.
McDonald’s has run into trouble with animal advocates and consumers before in 2015, when a violent and disturbing video taken at T&S Farm, a contractor for Tyson Foods, went viral online. The video shows how cruelly the chickens were being treated, such as being beat with sticks with large spikes attached to the end, before being made into McDonald’s famous Chicken McNuggets. McDonald’s acted swiftly and terminated their contract with T&S Farm, but are still working on trying to revamp their image and gain favorability again from the public.
According to Newsweek, the new requirements for the chickens from all of McDonald’s suppliers, which includes Tyson Foods Inc. and Cargill, will include “access to perches, clean coops, peaceful suffocation instead of live slaughter and pen-to-plate monitoring to make sure birds aren’t injured during their growth.”
McDonald’s revealed in a statement, “As one of the world’s largest food companies, we aim to use our scale as an opportunity to achieve impactful change on key societal issues, and we will continue to collaborate with our suppliers, franchisees and employees to achieve real impact.”
Although adjusting to the new standards will boost operating costs for producers, according to the same Newsweek article, McDonald’s will not raise its prices for consumers. Instead, they hope to offset the price differences by luring new or returning customers who may give McDonald’s a chance again.
America’s eating habits change quite frequently, moving from one foodie trend to the next, causing many eateries of the BBQ, chicken wing, and ice cream variation to pop up all over the place. We can’t complain because our taste buds reap the reward.
A recent study done by PornHub (Don’t worry, that link is SFW) has revealed that there has been a significant shift in the search histories of men all over America. Their insights show that millennial men between the ages of 18-24 are 19% less likely to search for breasts (or any other vernacular of the word), while ages 55-64 are 17% more likely.
What does this have to do with food? It looks like Hooters has been troubled by this recent change in trends. This change has caused the restaurant chain to close a number of its locations throughout the country since 2012.
Despite Hooters updating their restaurants in order to attract millennials, they have struggled to keep up in the market.
Sorry Hooters, it seems that this correlation between late night searches and chicken wing preferences have made things difficult. “Breastaurants” are no longer that appealing to most millennial Americans. Perhaps a name change might be in order? How about “Fannys” or “Tushies?”
Unless they’ve grown up in a vegan household, many children will not know what veganism actually is until they are introduced to it later in life.
The group of tots from HiHo Kids introduce their tastebuds to vegan foods in this new Kids Try video. Vegan dishes include Chikn Nuggets, Loaded Vegan Nachos, Vegan Bacon Cheeseburgers, and Soy Ice Cream Sandwiches.
The kids weren’t told that this would be a vegan tasting until halfway through their first entree. Needless to say they weren’t too happy with the surprise, and even less enthused after learning what it means to be a vegan. Children truly have no filter.
Check out the video and see how these adorable tykes react to different kinds of plant-based dishes masquerading as their meaty counterparts. Not going to lie, some of these vegan items look pretty darn tasty.