This Is What Happens When You Serve McDonald's At a Fancy Food Convention

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Ha!

My love of fast food is pretty public. What's not to like? It's tasty, it's cheap, I don't have to get out of my car or interact with people (let's just ignore how much I feel like I have to nap afterwards, and the accelerated dying). The guys in this video agree, so much that they decided to chop up some McDonald's food and serve it in some fancy food expo.

What happens? Well, you'll have to watch the video to find out. But I got to say, people are pretty gullible.

[Disclaimer: This video is some language I can't understand, but the English subtitles are professional quality. If they don't come up, click on the little cc button in the corner]

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Geeking Out: Making Zombie Sound FX With Food

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We won't look at cantaloupe the same way again. Ever.

The last place we expected to find food blog inspiration was at a Game Stop. Standing in line, waiting to trade in some used titles for Madden NFL 15, it actually found us.

While we normally tune out everything around us (expect for the cashier saying "Next"), this particular instance had us zoning out by viewing what was on the monitor. Imagine our surprise when the topic was all about creating and editing zombie-eating noises. Eeep!

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VIDEO: We Make (and Eat) a Pizza Cake

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Ah, jeez. I was hoping nobody would see this.

Look, this is sort of embarrassing, okay? This is basically my version of having a homemade sex tape get leaked.

When my editor told me he was going to cook me a pizza cake, and that I was actually going to be allowed to eat it, I wondered what the catch was. None, he assured me -- I just had to consent to being filmed while I gorged myself like a ravenous beast. And now here's the video. We made a pizza cake, and I ate it.

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John Oliver Kills Pumpkin Spice With Newest Rant

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I've been kind of over pumpkin spice since last year, when the major coffee chains came out with their autumn drinks in August during a Seattle heat wave (they happen, and they're horrible), but I never gotten around to writing one of my rants about it, and now it might be too late.

Why? Well, the hillarious John Oliver took shots at pumpkin spice in his latest segment on Last Week Tonight, and he basically covers everything I wanted to say.

My favorite highlight: "It's that special time of year where we voluntarily imbibe pumpkin spice lattes, the coffee that tastes like a candle."

Check it out after the jump.

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This Infographic Has Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Beef Cuts

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Ever wanted to know what part of the cow "Chuck" beef comes from? Or where a seven-bone roast lives?

Well, this infographic from Cattleman's Beef Board, the people behind "Beef, It's What's for Dinner Campaign will sort of answer those questions and more! It goes over the standard grocery store cuts of beef, and features the tri tip, which for some reason only existed in California until fairly recently.

The graphic also gives you simple cooking method tips and highlights which cuts are leanest (so you can avoid them, I'm sure).

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Ramen Samurai Returns to Battle Ninjas in Manchester

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He's back..

Remember Nissin's Ramen Samurai from when he did battle in Brazil? Well, he's back, and this time he's doing battle in Manchester.

And he's not just fighting some random street tough. No, this time the ramen company has him squaring off against three ninjas during what looks like a soccer half time (Is this what they call it?) in Old Trafford.

Check after the jump.

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VIDEO: We Eat the Hottest Pepper in the World

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LP Hastings
You can't tell, but I'm dying here
Spice can be a funny thing. It can pierce, it can fade, it builds, it can be sudden, it can hurt, but it can also hurt oh so good. At Clay Oven in Irvine, where you can currently take The Shiv Challenge and eat the hottest pepper in the world, spice does all of those things.

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This Is How You're Supposed To Eat Sushi

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I, like most people my age, started eating sushi in high school, as part of a little Otaku streak. I just kind of picked it up, dunked in soy sauce, and avoided wasabi/horseradish whenever I could.

Thankfully, I don't do that anymore.

For those of you who still do, here's a great instructional video produced by Vice's food imprint, Munchies, featuring Naomichi Yasuda, one of the best sushi chefs in the world (formerly of New York, you might've seen him on Anthony Bourdain's Tokyo episode of Parts Unknown).

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This Is What Poaching An Egg Looks Like

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Gloop-y

Poaching might be egg preparation 101, but it's definitely the most difficult basic preparation, and I've always sort of wondered what was actually going on in the pot as I was trying my hardest to make a few vortexes.

Well, thanks to GoPro and MakeSushi.org, I don't have to worry any longer, 'cause the website's Davy Devaux dropped a GoPro into the boiling water with his egg.

It's an experience. Check it out the video after the jump.

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The Best Way to Cook Frozen Steaks Might Just Be.. Cooking Them Frozen?

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Frosty!

Everyone knows that you should never freeze a steak if you don't have to. Did you invest in a cow and now have several hundred pounds of beef to store? Alright, freeze it. But buy a steak today to eat tomorrow? Just leave it in a fridge.

But how do you cook steaks that you've frozen for storage? After a water bath? A night in the fridge?

Well, according to America's Test Kitchen, you might just want to sear them from frozen.

..huh.

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