Polished Aluminum Foil Balls and More Entertaining Finds on the Internet This Week
Most weeks the Internet is a bevy of odd and wonderful food finds, and this week is no exception. Here are some of the viral, curious, and downright funny things we've seen popping up our feeds so far.
Polishing Aluminum Foil Balls
Apparently this a "thing" in Japan (at the very least according to this video): crumpling up aluminum foil, hammering it down to condense it, then slowly scouring and polishing the sphere with finer and finer grit sandpaper until it has a mirrorlike finish. And no, it does not require a microwave.
A Commerical for Kirkland Signature Light Beer
The Internet finally (re)discovered these hilarious fan-made outtakes of a commercial for Costco house brand Kirkland Signature's light beer.
When Dining Along Goes Wrong
CollegeHumor released this sketch that highlights the lengths we'll go to to avoid admitting that we're eating alone at a restaurant when spotted by an acquaintance.
Gordon Ramsay Gets Trolled Over His Pad Thai
Another rediscovered gem, Ramsay is subject to some not-so-positive reviews of his own cooking on the British version of The F Word.
Chrissy Teigen Vouches for Chicken and Pancakes
While the classic soul food dish of fried chicken served atop waffles has become a near-ubiquitous staple of brunch menus, Teigen crowed her support for a slightly altered take. After dining at one of New York's Bubby's locations (presumably to celebrate her husband John Legend's epic performance in NBC's live production of "Jesus Christ Superstar"), Teigen tweeted that she and Legend prefer a pancake to a waffle in their sweet and savory combos.
The Science Behind Feeling 'Hangry'
Super-expository YouTube channel SciShow finally puts some hard facts behind the visceral feeling of 'hanger.'
A Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake
How to Cake It's Yolanda Gampp is known for her larger-than-life, realistic-looking food-cakes (cakes that look like other foods), but her delectably decorated cinnamon roll cake takes the process a step further by actually spiraling sheets of cake into the final shape so that the whole thing can be unraveled like its namesake pastry.
Jeff Goldblum Enters the Simpsons "Steamed Hams" Meme-iverse
If you're not familiar with "Steamed Hams" as a meme, it's basically a short sketch from the The Simpsons that has taken on a life of its own as a remixed, recut, parodied, and mashed-up Internet trope. Perhaps in one of the ultimate Internet-friendly mashup opportunities ever attempted, a savvy reporter asked Jeff Goldblum to read the role of Seymour Skinner trying to pass of Krusty Burgers as his own family recipe.
HowToBasic Actually Teaches Us Something
Bizarre YouTube channel HowToBasic is known for taking advantage of the site's manual thumbnail upload feature to lure unsuspecting clickers into clicking on its "how to" videos that are actually a long-running string of performance art pieces that are rarely educational and always off-the-wall. But for April Fools' Day, the channel did the only think a prank channel about how to do things could do: put up a very serious video about how to make vegan curry. (Watch their other videos at your own peril!)