The Most Beautiful Grilled Cheese I've Ever Seen Only Has Three Ingredients

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Ain't it a beaut?

Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of those foods that have gotten a little lost in how fancy they can be. Sure, you can slap some short ribs or shellfish between two slices of bread with some cheese, but do you really need to?

Does it make it better? Or does it just make your sandwich fancier?

The best grilled cheese I've ever seen (and one of the best I've ever eaten -- what can I say, I'm not that great of a cook) only had three ingredients: extra sharp Cheddar, butter and white bread. Check out the video after the jump.

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Japanese YouTube Cooking Show Cooks "Mexican" Food

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Cooking With Dog, the best Japanese food cooking show on YouTube, has finally ventured to exploring Mexican food. Well, kinda. Their latest recipe is takoraisu, or taco rice, the popular Okinawan dish that combines ground beef cooked with taco seasoning and cheese served over Japanese sticky rice.

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Behold: The Hexaflexagon Taco!

Surely you've seen the hexaflexagon YouTube video by now. The short speedy clip, which makes math actually entertaining and mind-bending, was released in October and went viral, now earning north of 4 million views. 

It propelled its creator, vihart (full name Victoria Hart and self-described mathemusician) into the limelight, though she was already a heroine to math educators for her "Doodling in Math Class" videos where she explains fractals and Fibonacci with elephants, camels and pine cones. 

Now she's put out another video, a recipe for a hexaflexagon taco using a strip of tortilla, which is also going viral as we speak. Just watch what happens to that guacamole! 

Taco Bell, don't get any ideas!

See the video below.

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Cooking with Dog, The Best YouTube Cooking Show Ever, Reaches 100 Episodes!

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Cooking with Dog (It's not what you think...), arguably the best YouTube cooking show in existence, has reached a milestone. They've just published its 100th episode (Technically, it's not their 100th unique recipe. They're counting a few remastered episode they published while the woman we only know as "Chef" was recuperating from a bicycle accident) . 

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The Kamikaze Kitchen Debuts First Episode With Chef Ben Ford

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Friend of the blog, Weekly contributor, author of Deep End Dining and frequent Good Food contributor Eddie Lin and Valentino Herrera of Trippy Food have unleashed the first episode of their "Kamikaze Kitchen" project.

The point of the show, in case you missed it, is to drop in on chefs at their restaurants, give them a brown bag with a secret ingredient to cook and see what happens.

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Deep End Dining's Eddie Lin Announces YouTube Show Called "Kamikaze Kitchen"


Eddie Lin--the adventurous eater and intrepid writer behind Deep End Dining and Extreme Cuisine, contributor of radio segments on Good Food at KCRW and occasional articles here on this humble rag--has announced a new project called "Kamikaze Kitchen."

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How To Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker


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(not what you think), arguably the best YouTube cooking show out there, has been back for a while after the chef was injured in a bicycle accident earlier this year. Their latest recipe shows them how to make pineapple ice cream, a favorite in subtropical Okinawa, without the use of a single ice cream maker.

It may not be as mind-blowingly revelatory as that YouTube video of the water bottle egg separating trick a few weeks ago, but still, if you have a freezer and a food processor, it demonstrates that you needn't spend any more money on extra equipment if what you're after is a fruit-based ice cream. The recipe also works for peaches, and I would imagine, strawberries, or anything else that you can freeze...bananas, mangoes, roasted garlic??

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VIDEO: Egg Separating Trick--CONFIRMED!


Did you see that egg-yolk-separating-water-bottle trick video that Michelle posted about this morning? I was one of the many people who were mesmerized by the revelation of that YouTube clip this past weekend. It's one of those slap-your-forehead moments that makes you say, "Why didn't I think of that before?"

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Hatch Chile Cooking Class Aug. 18 in Santa Ana--SIGN UP!

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There comes a moment in every Hatch chile lover's life when they triumph over the line at the store, come home with two sacks of hard-won green chiles, and then realize that they're fading fast and they now have to figure out what to do with 60 pounds of spicy peppers. Most go into the freezer, but then they tend to migrate toward the back and they go forgotten until the next summer, when it's a race to finish them and get the next batch.

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Injured YouTube Cooking Show Chef Almost Ready To Start Cooking Again

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Cooking with Dog, one of the most popular YouTube cooking shows, went on an involuntary hiatus when the star, a Japanese woman who just goes by "Chef," was injured in a bicycle accident in January.

While she has been recovering, the YouTube channel filled the time with remastered episodes from the past. But last week, there was a brand new episode. The Chef isn't yet back on duty, but she did make an appearance to introduce a guest cook who filled in just for this episode.

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