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Watching This McDonald’s Employee Make 4 Big Macs At Once Is Surprisingly Impressive

Making burgers at McDonald’s isn’t exactly considered an art, but with the way this employee put together these Big Macs, you can at least appreciate the hustle.

A YouTube channel called How To Work At McDonald’s gave a behind the scenes look at how Big Macs are made behind the counter. Whether he was just showing off for the camera, or this is actually how things work back there, the guy made four of them at once and it’s fascinating to watch.

From the way he placed the buns, to his form when seasoning the meat, this guy actually looked like he enjoyed what he was doing, which you wouldn’t expect from a minimum wage fast food job.

Big ups to this guy and his technique, and shout out to all those who put in proper effort to make sure our food comes out bangin’.

*Previous version of this article said he made eight Big Macs, but we’re blind, and it was indeed only four. Still impressive.*

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How To Improve Your Food Instagram

So you want to be a food blogger with a cool Instagram and a ton of followers? Cool. Get in line. There’s hundreds, if not thousands of new food blogs and food-based Instagram accounts popping up on the daily. Standing out from the rest of the fray is high-key goals AF if you have plans of succeeding.

But fear not, we’ve gathered some top notch intel from the industry’s best of the best. Thanks to crucial advice from successful food bloggers and Instagrammers like The Naughty Fork, Try It Or Diet, The Vulgar Chef, Stir and Style, and Cheat Day Eats, we’ve put together a quick video that drops gems of knowledge and truth on y’all aspiring foodies.

So pay attention and take notes, unless you are about living that struggle IG life.

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Watch A Michelin Star-Rated Top Chef Master Teach You How To Prepare Seafood

For Chef Michael Cimarusti of the lauded Providence and Connie & Ted’s, breaking down seafood has become second nature at this point. Now when that talent has translated into having one of the few Michelin-starred restaurants in Los Angeles and recognition as a Top Chef Master, then you know that Chef Cimarusti is singular in it.  What’s more, Cimarusti has been an avid advocate for sustainable seafood for quite some time.

So when we had the concept of creating the proper utilitarian video teaching the average home cook just how to properly break down and prep different kinds of seafood, Chef Cimarusti was our top choice to spearhead that tutorial. Helping him run the show is Chef Brandon Gray, culinary director at Cape Seafood and Provisions.

Watch as they drop gems on how to best break down and prepare various seafood like crab, fish, lobster, and shrimp. With a video like this, you’ll definitely be upping your seafood dish repertoire at home.

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Learn To Plate Your Food Like The Finest Restaurants [WATCH]

If you’ve ever marveled at the impeccably plated works of art that are being served up at the finest dining establishments across the country, then I’m sure the first thought that crosses your mind would be, “How do they do that?”

Yes, these classically trained chefs are masters at making their food look beyond gorgeous, but with this new video, Plate Boss, we’re giving you the direct plug on how to plate your meals like a 5-star restaurant. With the help of Chef Louis Tikaram of EP & LP in Hollywood, CA, you too can entice your dinner guests with visually stunning dishes, just like the Hokkaido scallops being prepared in the first part of this video tutorial double-header.

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How To Make A Picture-Perfect Grilled Cheese

Sometime in the last couple years, the “cheese pull” became one of the most crucial elements to factor when posting food photos on social media. There’s something about a string of hot, melted dairy that really gets Instagrammers to doubletap their screens.

Tym Bussanich, the fast food Da Vinci that made a cheeseburger-stuffed pizza, decided to share his secret to making the perfect cheese stretch.

Bussanich starts off with the fundamental components of a grilled cheese: bread, butter, and cheese. The mad genius then takes two slices of bread, cuts them diagonally, and butters them up.

The first bit of sliced cheese goes on top of the bread, followed by a layer of shredded mozzarella for stretch. Another layer of sliced cheese is placed on top of the mozzarella and the sandwich is cooked evenly on both sides.

Because he sliced the bread before cooking the sandwich, the cheese stretch is much more balanced than if he were to cut it after cooking. The result is a beautiful display of that we can only compare to a snowflake.

If you’re a fan of cheese pulls, there’s also a festival coming up that features plenty of explicitly melty items to get our hands on.

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This Is How Butterfingers Are Made [WATCH]

Crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery. That grammatical mess introduced the world to the beauty of the Butterfinger candy bar.

Unwrapped, a series on the Food Network, gives us a look at how the chocolate-covered peanut butter snack is made. A film crew popped into the Nestle factory in Franklin Park, IL, to get a behind-the-scenes look at the candy-making process.

Viewers even find out that the name “Butterfinger” comes from a public contest where consumers got to choose what the candy bar would be called.

From a vat of chocolate to individually wrapped bars, we get to see the entire lifespan of a Butterfingers candy. Check out the video while we go back and watch some of the old Simpsons Butterfingers commercials.

Ah, the memories.

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How To Make Burger King’s New Cheetos Chicken Fries At Home

Today is the day Burger King’s new Cheetos Chicken Fries drop nationwide. The fast food chain announced early this week that they would be releasing this new item and fans were more than eager to get their hands on some.

HellthyJunkFood, were among those who couldn’t wait for the new menu item to drop and decided to take things into their own hands by creating their own recipe.

A homemade batch of Cheetos Chicken Fries essentially uses white-meat chicken breasts that are cut into long even slices, which are then drenched in egg wash. Your chicken strips are next covered with a mixture of crushed Cheetos, flour, and the mix that comes in Mac & Cheese packets. The batch is then thrown into the deep fryer.

That Mac & Cheese sauce mixture was a pretty genius touch to the dish, as it seems to add that extra cheesy element to tie it all together. Check out the video for the complete recipe, in detail.

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How To Properly Tap A Beer Keg Because None Of Us Know How

If you’re over the age of 21, there’s a good chance you might find yourself in a position where you may be required to tap a keg to get the party started — or keep it going. For some, this task is standard adult behavior, but if you’ve never done it before, it can seem daunting.

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After watching some horrific attempts, it’s time for some keg tapping 101. Watch and learn as these guys fail miserably, while simultaneously looking like rookies in front of people, who at one time, probably respected them.

First, The No. 1 unwritten rule to keg tapping is, unless you’re a professional bartender, or work in a place that sells draught beer, a keg is probably best tapped outside. Seriously. These guys learned the hard way.

Don’t let this be you.

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The people in the video above were tapping a cask — which is a little different than a normal aluminum keg, because the spigot is hammered in after the keg is vented.

Don’t do this:

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Or this could happen. 

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When you’re tapping a cask, it should be vented — which releases some of the pressure inside the keg. Also, notice how the cask is placed on its side.

Like this:

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Next, the spigot should be inserted with a large mallet.

Like so.

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The standard, aluminum keg is a modern version of the cask and much easier to tap. Although, you can still make mistakes and end up wearing your favorite beer, like this guy for example.

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This shows you how important it is to master the process.

If you’ve ever tapped a keg, you’ll know there’s a little more to it than “pressing down and turning”. No matter how fast you try, there’s a little more finesse to it. There’s also a lever on a standard taps, which locks the tap into place.

Thanks to the YouTube channel, Consumer Beverages, we got a step by step break down of how to tap a keg like a boss (if you’re of age, of course).

Step 1: Line up your tap

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Next, thread the tap’s groves into the keg’s. Make sure the locking lever is point up.

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Lastly, pull the locking lever outward and press down and release the lever to lock the tap into place.

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For the record, when you purchase or a keg, always be sure to ask to rent a tap too. Most places will include one in the price. Don’t forget to make sure you’ve got ice on deck to keep the keg cold. There’s nothing more disgusting than a warm, untapped keg.

Happy tapping.