Watch Two Japanese Women Fry Shrimp With a "Cooking Detonation" Cannon

Jay Hathaway · 12/01/14 04:25PM

This may not be the most efficient method of preparing shrimp, but it's definitely the most explodey. The double-barrel "cooking detonation velocity" cannon propels prawns through jets of egg, flour, flame, and heavy metal music to land fully cooked on a plate.

Americans Enjoy Pretending to Cook Now

Hamilton Nolan · 06/19/13 08:38AM

When you think of "down home"-style modern American cooking, you probably imagine a happy family sitting down to a hot, steaming meal of mom's famous KFC Valu-Meal. But now, American families are getting back to their roots, by pretending to "cook" food.

Breaking Development in North Korea Crisis: 'Leek Widely Used for Dishes in Korea'

Hamilton Nolan · 03/29/13 12:37PM

North Korean leader Kim Jon Un has placed his nation's missiles on standby and announced that he is targeting the American mainland. The leader has made recent brash public gestures of militarism, and the Pentagon has vowed to strengthen our nation's West Coast missile defenses in response. With tensions between the U.S. and the unpredictable North Korea at an all time high, the slightest signal by either side could set off a cascading set of responses that could end in disaster. So you can imagine the shockwaves rippling throughout the intelligence community right now, as analysts try to parse the latest strategic volley from North Korea's official news service:

What Do You Think Drake and Guy Fieri Discussed When They Hung Out Saturday Night?

Taylor Berman · 12/02/12 11:30PM

According to reports, Degrassi graduate Drake hung out with culinary titan Guy Fieri Saturday night. Obviously, this is a big deal. Thankfully, someone took a picture of the historic meeting. As my colleague Max Read wrote, the photograph is "possibly the all-time achievement of the mimetic image." In it, a focused Drake stares intently as he stirs some sort of sauce (marinara? chocolate? donkey sauce?) while a patient, wise-seeming Fieri looks on.

Thanksgiving Cooking for the Already Drunk

Max Read · 11/22/12 10:00AM

It's Thanksgiving, and you promised your friends and family that you'd cook something. But in preparation for seeing your friends and family, you've already started to drink. A lot. No worries — we've got five great recipes designed for the already drunk.

Anthony Bourdain Is Here to Take All of Your Questions, Turkey-Related or Not

Emma Carmichael · 11/20/12 11:45AM

Anthony Bourdain is a man of many talents and many curse words: For the past 30 years, he's been a successful chef, then author, and television host, traveling the world for his Travel Channel series, No Reservations, and eating at some of the most loved restaurants in the world (as well as its least-known food stalls and noodle stands). In short, for at least the past decade, he's held down everyone's dream job.

Paula Deen Is a Greasy Villain

Hamilton Nolan · 01/18/12 12:38PM

Well well well, obesity rates in America are finally "stabilizing," at 112%. Kidding, it's not even 40%. We've managed to avoid a clinically obese majority. This is considered progress. No thanks to you, Paula Deen.

The Velveeta Cheesy Skilleting of America

Hamilton Nolan · 12/29/11 09:35AM

There comes a time in the life of every freedom-loving person when he is forced to stand on his own two feet and make a very fundamental choice: Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, or Hamburger Helper? That time is now, Americans. Will you rise to the challenge?

Watch Sandra Lee Ruin Thanksgiving Dinner with Jimmy Fallon

Matt Cherette · 11/24/11 02:02AM

Even though New York First Mistress Sandra Lee is forever partial to Halloween—if you don't know why, do yourself a favor and click here to find out—she still made time to visit tonight's Late Night and prepare a Thanksgiving meal with Jimmy Fallon. And by "Thanksgiving meal," I mean "a gross-looking Bailey's martini and some cornbread stuffing with a can of Campbell's chicken rice soup in it," among other monstrosities. Aunt Sandy, God love her.

How to Make Fried 'Bubblegum,' the Latest Texas Treat

Lauri Apple · 09/06/11 03:30AM

Organizers of the State Fair of Texas have just announced the winners of the Big Tex Choice Awards—the annual cooking deep-frying contest for fair concessionaires—and for the "most creative" dish they chose Fried Bubblegum. Which doesn't have any gum in it. Creative! Also: what?

Is There No Stopping Gwyneth Paltrow's World Domination?

Richard Lawson · 04/13/11 10:19AM

This is an important question we are asking ourselves today: can Gwyneth Paltrow be stopped? The human-shaped collection of sunlight and feathers has already conquered the acting world, has become the nation's preeminent country-western-singer, and is now poised to take over the food industry. Her new cookbook, My Father's Daughter, is selling like gluten-free hotcakes and now the New York Post wonders if she could become the next Martha Stewart.

Jimmy Fallon Makes Late Night Ice Cream Cake with Martha Stewart

Lauren Soroken · 03/28/11 01:45PM

This morning Jimmy Fallon had Martha Stewart try his caramel fudge-covered potato chip cluster ice cream. Then Martha showed him how to make ice cream cake when he wasn't eating ingredients and trying to put them back in the cake.

Barefoot Contessa: The Time Ina Had Multiple Foodgasms

Matt Cherette · 03/19/11 06:27PM

Rejoice! The Barefoot Contessa recap is back! On today's brand new episode of Ina Garten's rich (in many ways), televised culinary compendium, East Hampton's HBIC sank her teeth into—and got some intense pleasure from—a cornucopia of good eats.