Are you ready to see something amazing? While visiting the Macauley Salmon Hatchery in Juneau, Alaska last week, on a trip with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute I witnessed a horde of 120,000 spawning chum salmon, a mass of fins and scales, all rippling together in an aquatic swan song. Did you know that salmon die right after they spawn? Here's what else I learned:
I may have never discovered the cooking videos of Everyday Food editor Sarah Carey if it wasn't for my friend's kids, who are huge fans. But it took the enthusiastic insistence of a six and eight year old to finally guide me to watch Sarah Carey's short, charming, and very informative video recipes.
The average human lifespan is 28,835 days. Artist Ze Frank decided to turn those days into jelly beans and use them to illustrate how we spend the time we're given in this short but inspiring video. It just might make you rethink your plans for the weekend.
I'm always in need of a little fun come Friday, something to make me smile at the end of a long week. Today that comes in the form of this pancake flip video, where a guy flips a pancake, does a double spin, and catches it. But it's shown in slow motion, with some groovy music. What can I say? Silly fun.
There aren't many childhood experiences you can recreate as an adult, but traveling and trying unfamiliar dishes gives you the chance to recapture one of them: the first taste of a brand-new food. This short video beautifully and hilariously captures the shock, uncertainty and occasional joy of tasting a food for the first time.
When you were a grade school student, you probably complained about particularly bad school lunches to your parents or your friends, but fourth grader Zachary Maxwell didn't stop there. He decided to bring a small video camera to school so he could show his parents what his school lunches really looked like — and then spent the next six months documenting the food served in his New York City lunchroom.
Last month I traveled to Lebanon and took a whirlwind food tour around the country, tasting a huge variety of Lebanese food and drinks, enjoying the warm hospitality of the people, and taking part in one-of-a-kind experiences, like the za'atar farm tour I shared a couple weeks ago. It was one of those trips that makes you wish you had a camera crew following along to capture every moment. Lucky for me, there was — and the short video they put together truly captures the beauty and vitality of eating in Lebanon. Ready to come along?
We all know that the amount of juice lemons and limes generate varies greatly based on the size of the fruit, temperature, and how long the fruit has been sitting on your kitchen counter. But did you know there's a surefire way to get the most juice — one that doesn't require any new tools or gadgets? And this method can produce as much as three times as much juice! Watch the video after the jump for a eye-opening demonstration.
Latte art is nothing new, but the designs that NYC barista Mike Breach does certainly are. He paints portraits and other intricate pictures (like the New York City skyline!) right into the foamy latte surface. He finds the whole process a little more meaningful and personal: "This doesn't last forever," he says. "I think that's what makes it special...I just painted it for that person to see."