The (Near) Entirety of Gordon Ramsay's Cookery Course Is On YouTube, and It'll Make You a Better Cook

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Yes, even you can make food like this

Ever want to try one of Kiera's ridiculous recipes, but too intimidated by your lack of cooking ability? Want to impress someone, but can't even sear a steak?

Well, if you're serious about improving your cooking skills, I have the YouTube links for you. The near entirely Gordon Ramsay's Cookery Course, a great TV series that teaches how to cook in the home kitchen, is on YouTube. Two episodes (seven and eight) are missing, but there's still a good 18 20-something minute episodes. Don't worry, Ramsay doesn't do any yelling, and he coddles you -- he even explains what sautéing is and why frying pans are so cool.

So what're you waiting for? Have at it. The videos are just after the jump.

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This Is How You Peel a Bag of Potatoes in Under a Minute

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Eh, good enough.

I hate peeling food so much that I eat persimmons like apples, and they're honestly pretty easy to peel.

Potatoes? Forget about it. Every potato dish I make basically has some skin in it.

That is until now. Why? YouTube has gifted me with the fastest way to ever peel potatoes. It's so fast that you can go through a bag of potato skins in under a minute. All you need is a drill (and a long stick, and a bucket, and a very clean toilet brush).

Check out the method in the video after the jump.

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Watch a Brazilian Reporter Fail at Pranking Mexican Soccer Fans with Not-So-Hot Sauce

Too easy

Seems like Brazil just can't win against Mexico lately. First, the ran up against great wall of Ochoa, and now they can't even prank people correctly.

A Brazilian reporter took the streets earlier this week to try to prank some Mexican soccer fans into eating some obscenely hot salsa. The only problem? Well, his hot sauce was kind of weak sauce.

No one even broke a sweat. Seriously, someone just straight up called it sweet.

You can check the video after the jump. Don't speak Spanish or Portugese? It's okay, spice is (or well, it should be) the Universal language.

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Watch Pete Holmes Do an Interview After Eating a Habanero Pepper

Good night, sweet prince

So, after a 70-some episode run, TBS' The Pete Holmes Show will show its final episode tonight.

I guess Pete tested better on the Internet than he did on cable. It's a shame really, because Holmes is a pretty funny and genuinely likable guy. Need proof? Check out this video of an interview he did (he was interview, he didn't conduct the interview) immediately after eating a whole Habanero pepper.

There's pain, but there's still so much funny and I don't want to ruin it for you. (Seriously though, watch it).

Here's hoping he can make it back on TV eventually, maybe once all of the Internet people get a little older.

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This Is What Happens When You Drink 25-Year-Old Beer

Particulate matter adds flavor, right?

God bless the guy from Beer Mumbo. He promised his readers that if he reached 1,000 likes on Facebook, he's drink a can of Hu Dey Beer produced in 1988, the last time the Bengals went to the Super Bowl (Beer Mumbo is a Cincinnati-based beer blog, so it makes sense).

Well, he did, and he did, and there's video proof.

Warning: There's vomiting, but if you ever wanted to know what it was like to drink novelty beer that's been stored in a garage for over two decades, this is the video for you.

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This Japanese Commercial May Be The Best Food Commercial Ever


Man, where do I even begin with this.

Well, the World Cup is starting, Japan is playing, and someone sent this samurai to play street soccer in Brazil.

There's dribbling (lots and lots of dribbling), some dance fights, and a pretty awesome back track with lots of traditional Japanese string...riffs? It's a pretty awesome commercial, but I don't want to ruin who it's for, so just watch and don't look at the uploader please?

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Watch Gordon Ramsay Agree That Dark Meat is the Better Chicken


Earlier this week, I ranted about how much better dark chicken meat was compared to white chicken meat. Now, I have about 11 Michelin stars agreeing with me.

Behold, Gordon Ramsay's recipe for Szechwan chicken, in which he says, "Chicken thighs do a lot of work, so they need more cooking, but cooked properly, they're most, and they're the tasty part of the bird."

Feels good.

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Japan's Most Intense Noodle Challenge Has You Eat Hundreds of Bowls in Under 10 Minutes


Think you love noodles? How many tiny bowl of noodles could you eat (think miso soup bowls)? 10? 20? Could you break 100?

Well, if you think you could break a hundred, Japan's got the perfect challenge for you. The wankosoba challenge is an eating challenge hailing from the Iwate prefecture of northern Japan. There, they serve buckwheat soba noodles in miniature bowls out of tradition. People regularly eat dozens paired with different condiments, and hardcore noodle lovers can take on a challenge to see how many tiny bowls they can eat in one sitting.

The biggest eaters? The record stands around 400 bowls in 10 minutes.

How hard can it be? You can watch a British expat take on the challenge in a video after the jump. Spoiler: he doesn't do well.

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Watch 3 Japanese Guys Eat at 10 Burger Places in 1 Day


Japanese variety shows are some of the best TV that has ever existed. Wacky, strange, and full of commentary and editing, Japanese shows just offer something that can't be found in American television.

Case in point, this video series created by three Japanese exchange students in LA. They go on an adventure to eat at 10 different fast food burger chains in one day (they're all the one's you'd expect). On the way, they're faced with uncaring, hard of hearing staff, extremely good (or bad) luck, and just plain translation issues.

But what really makes the series -- and much of Japanese TV -- is the interaction between the guys, whose personalities shine through super clear. The show's wacky, but you end up commiserating with them, full on empathizing. It's a good series.

Check it out after the jump, and make sure to watch everything in the playlist.

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Alton Brown Makes the Second-Best Grilled Cheese I've Ever Seen


Everyone knows I love Alton Brown, and his new grilled cheese video is amazing (especially that crunch at the end), but I'm going to tell you guys: it's only the second best grilled cheese video I've seen.

First some background..

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