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."
For many people, 2000 calories is around the number of calories you should consume in a day. But what does that even look like? BuzzFeed made a simple video to illustrate how many — or in some cases, how few — servings of various types of food equal 2000 calories. Ready to be surprised?
There are unitaskers that do one useful thing and do it very well. And then there are unitaskers that turn eggs into tube-shaped omelets — on sticks! If you need a good giggle, do yourself a favor and watch this commercial for the Rollie Eggmaster.
Your mother told you not to play with your food, but she probably didn't know about the Makey Makey, a piece of equipment that can turn almost anything into a keyboard key — even a banana. Don't believe us? See it in action below!
Stop what you're doing, because this may be the best thing you see all week. Physicist and cookie-part preferrer David NeevelI built a machine to separate an OREO cookie. As he says, "Humans love either cookie or creme. And sometimes a man just needs to invent a machine to do the hard work of separating the two." He is that man. This is that machine. Wow.