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How to Make Bubble Tea At Home

One of the most successful (and delicious) Taiwanese inventions is bubble tea. Tapioca pearls in milk tea first made an appearance in a shop in the city of Taichung in the '80s, spawning numerous …

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Learn How to Cook Like a World Sumo Champion

In a new MUNCHIES video, renowned Mongolian-born sumo wrestler Byambajav Ulambayaryn introduces us to his world of competitive wrestling and, consequently, disciplined dieting. A key component …

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Is Vertical Farming the Farming of the Future?

While people around the world may differ on a million other issues, there's one thing that's certain: the global population isn't getting any smaller. Along with that comes another fact of life:…

Left: Burger and chips at Speakeasy Kitchen Bar in Melbourne, Australia (Photo: Katherine Lim/ Flickr). Right: Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste, Columbia University Press, New York
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New Umami Book Demystifies The Fifth Taste

Umami is enigmatic. Foodies have been known to talk about "the fifth taste" the way teenage boys discuss female anatomy: knowingly, but without really understanding how it works. Fortunately,…

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College Students Invent Aerosol Spray-Can Cake

Cans have contained a series of strange items throughout history: There's been the Candwich, Sweet Sue's Canned Whole Chicken (yes, that's right), and fully-cooked canned bacon. But the newest …

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Fast-Food Chains in China Have Been Serving Expired Meat

China's top New Year's resolution for 2014 was to increase food safety, but much like our own ironclad intentions to get fit and learn to crochet, six months later it seems to have been a lot of…

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9 Corn On the Cob Recipes From Around the World

Corn on the cob—along with session beers, watermelon-vodka bombs, and this sunscreen flask—is a summer essential. It is the go-to backyard cookout side dish, no matter if it's basted with soy and …