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Dear Friend: Please Don't Start an Afterbirth Smoothie Business

Eating placenta is a tradition as time-honored as it is healthy and delicious. Said to have the power to ward off depression and restore the body due to the wealth of stem cells found within, placenta can be eaten raw or cooked—and today, many people are choosing to have it in a thick, bulbous smoothie that tastes… » 3/18/15 10:30pm 3/18/15 10:30pm

Joan Didion's Crème Caramel Must Be Very Hostile

Earlier today, Grub Street offered a look into the culinary world of author (and famed entertainer) Joan Didion. "Joan Didion's Crème Caramel Recipe Is As Charming As She Is," touts the headline. Does that mean that her crème caramel is notably hostile? Because Joan Didion—and I mean this in the most adoring and… » 2/12/15 5:00pm 2/12/15 5:00pm

The Food Network's New, Improved App Is Effing Amazing

Earlier this month, the Food Network released a new, improved version of its app that promises to allow users to create their own grocery lists, search via ingredient or preferred chef, and basically allow your phone to live the 1950's dream kitchen fantasy, minus the circle skirt color coordinated with the countertop. » 7/28/14 11:30am 7/28/14 11:30am

Amazing Donut Cake Recipe Teaches Idiots How to Make a Pile of Donuts

The Glitter Guide is a lifestyle blog for pastel humans with monogrammed stationery and actively maintained, intimidatingly comprehensive Pinterest boards. It's also my go-to spot for getting great recipes like this one for "Donut Cake," which is literally just a pile of donuts that comes with a set of instructions.… » 6/16/14 1:40pm 6/16/14 1:40pm

Taste Test From Hell: We Cooked a Bunch of Gross Recipes From the '50s

Few things are more luridly delightful than midcentury food porn—fishy Jell-Os, mayonnaise frosting, all canned everything, foods ground up and then moulded into the shapes of other foods. If you've ever flipped through your grandma's post-war Betty Crocker cookbook, then you know what I'm grimacing about. These are… » 2/25/14 3:40pm 2/25/14 3:40pm

Stupid Easy Holiday Recipes to Make When You're Drunk

The holidays can be intimidating for an individual who has no shortage of alcohol but is lacking in culinary skill. The key is to keep things simple. Here are four verrrry basic recipes that can still fit the "holiday fare" bill and, more importantly, can be easily put together even while you're slurring. » 12/23/13 4:30pm 12/23/13 4:30pm

Important Life Lessons From Pinterest's Top Pins of 2013

Pinterest is to physically impossible crafts, recipes, and photographs for the homebound and quixotic what Cosmo is to physically impossible sex positions for the recently deflowered. But that hasn't stopped millions of pinners from coalescing on the social bulletin board and making their voices (and tastes) heard.… » 12/19/13 2:45pm 12/19/13 2:45pm

It's a Pie Chart of Pies So We All Better Get to Eating

Modern Farmer put together a pie chart of pies by month and we all really fucked up when it comes to October. Why were we not eating apple pie every day and when we weren't eating it, talking about eating it? And if you were doing that, how come you didn't tell me? That is not the "leave no pie behind" mentality that… » 11/13/13 9:30pm 11/13/13 9:30pm

Stop What You're Doing And Download the 2Chainz Cookbook

2Chainz, architect of the Black Hole Sun-meets-Big Pimpin' video for Birthday which — I'm not exaggerating here — changes lives, has continued his quest to Improve America with a new cookbook. But this isn't your Grandma's flushed-cheeked Betty Crocker making olives suspended in gelatin cookbook; this is a work of… » 9/12/13 12:00pm 9/12/13 12:00pm

U.N. Says We Should Stop Being Pansies and Eat More Bugs

On the eve of "Swarmageddon," the name given to a cicada awakening 17 years in the making, the United Nations has released a report that highly recommends eating insects as a part of a healthy and balanced diet. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that many of the 1,900 species of insects that… » 5/13/13 5:00pm 5/13/13 5:00pm

Florida Woman Wins $10,000 Burger Scholarship

Luciana Page, a culinary student at Florida International University, has her husband to thank for her newfound fame. According to The Miami Herald, he was the one who suggested she enter her burger recipe to Red Robin's Savory Scholar Contest. Page, who is of Korean heritage, created a BBQ burger with Asian flavors: » 2/21/13 1:30pm 2/21/13 1:30pm

From Hangover Food to Hoppin John: Share Your New Years Recipes

New Years Day means it's the time to start afresh, and that includes in the kitchen. You'll most likely start your day (read: 4pm, Jan 1) with something to curb your horrendous hangover — so please share what that recipe might be, bonus points for creative names like "Grandma Pappy's Head Hurt No No Cream Souffle".… » 12/31/12 8:00pm 12/31/12 8:00pm

How to Make Your Very Own Delicious Thanksgiving Unturkey

I don't give a shit what anyone says, Thanksgiving is about mashed potatoes. And maybe pumpkin pie, if you're stretching it. But turkey? It takes time, it's easy to screw up, it can be stringy and bone dry, and even the best bird just tastes like...turkey. Which is not always a good thing. Or, you know, you just don't… » 11/21/12 11:15am 11/21/12 11:15am

Honey Boo Boo's Secret Family Recipe for 'Sketti'

Mama June prides herself on being thrifty. As an extreme couponer, she stockpiles goods and feeds her family of six on $80 a week. In a rare cooking segment on last night's episode, she showcased her culinary skills by making an old family recipe for "Sketti," which involves spaghetti noodles and a sauce made of… » 9/13/12 11:10am 9/13/12 11:10am

Prepare for Sunday's Premiere With Mad Men-Inspired Recipes

When Mad Men returns on Sunday, you can't possibly watch all the subtext and strained silences on an empty stomach! We got our hands on a copy of Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin's totally unauthorized Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, and picked an era-appropriate drink, entree and a dessert for some stick-to-your-ribs… » 3/23/12 5:30pm 3/23/12 5:30pm