Take a look at some of our favorite drive-thru song videos, from a catchy pop tune at Burger King, to a rap at Wendy's.
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Amanda Seyfried recently appeared on 'Late Night' with her dog, an Australian shepherd named Finn. Skip to the 2:00 mark and watch as he performs a clever trick: balancing a burger on his head for what must have been an absolutely agonizing 14 seconds. Hey, that's longer than I could last.
Franco Pedrini started growing biodynamic heirloom wheat back when 'heirloom' wasn't cool and 'biodynamic' was laughed at. For twenty years, he defied his neighbors and labored on his farm and pasta business with his wife and three sons. The resulting pastas are hearty and flavorful, not to mention easy on the gluten intolerant. You can't yet buy his San Cristoforo pasta in the US, but we hope this family's rich story will satiate your appetite.
We just got back from Italy where simplicity and seasonality are king and queen. Inspired, we filmed this little video about making beef carpaccio—the five-minute meal requires little more than good ingredients and good seasoning.
Epic Meal Time's latest culinary creation is a 27,100-calorie burger with an orange beef patty and two giant egg rolls for buns. Care to see how this monstrosity comes together? The video is right this way.
We traveled across Italy to make this short film, seeking out our favorite foods (we know, mozzarella is missing). From Rome to Marche, and Tuscany to Veneto, we tasted some of the best of what Italy has to offer. The result is a four minute film that will make you hungry for Parmesan and prosciutto, pizza and pasta.
The Big Mac Index isn't meant to be a serious currency-comparison tool, but if you're interested in comparing Big Mac prices around the world and how much those prices undervalue or overvalue a country's currency against another, check out The Economist's nifty interactive Big Mac Index, which was updated last week.
We shared some our favorite moments from our culinary tour of China here on Serious Eats a couple months back. One of the biggest takeaways was how good fresh tofu can be; inspired by the grassy flavors and silken texture, we embarked on making our own.
Photographer and writer Michael Berman of Pizzacentric visits Maria's Pizza in Milwaukee and comes away with a great blog post and a video that sheds some light on the pizzamaking process there. (Not that it's a huge secret, since the kitchen is open to one and all who dine there.) Maria's is one of my all-time favorite pizzerias. Nice to see the Pizzacentric treatment of it.
This music video will make you hungry for Korean food. And then the ending will crush your soul. But until then, enjoy sexy close-up shots of steamed rice, a bubbling pot of stew, fried eggs, and more.
Behold the latest fast food burger tower monstrosity from Japanese blog RocketNews24: Lotteria's new Ramen Burger topped with 10 extra servings of ramen.
Don't let go of that ice cream cone, kitty. NEVER LET GO.
The second season of Richard Blais's YouTube cooking show is starting with a New Orleans-inspired mash-up: the Spicy Po' Boy Muffaletta Burger.
Dump a busload of American nerds, jocks, and cheerleaders in the middle of nowhere in Europe. What could possibly go wrong? Eh, they might get chased down by murderous butchers who want to use their flesh for burgers.
If you drive down the southern coast of Sri Lanka, you may see fishermen sitting out on wooden, homemade poles about 100 yards off the shore. These are the stilt fishermen. Many of them lost family members to the tsunami of 2004, but they all make it back to the ocean each day to fish for their survival. Watch this heartbreaking and inspiring story.
You will watch this animated short featuring a floppy blob of a dog making an omelette for its exhausted, depressed owner, and you will enjoy it. Thank you, Madeline Sharafian (a BFA2 character animator at CalArts) for these two-and-a-half minutes of heartswelling cuteness.
In their latest video, Epic Meal Time stuffs a monstrous pile of a beef patty with chocolate bars and marshmallow cream, coat it with Nutella, top it with marshmallows and bacon, and sandwich everything between custom graham cracker sheets.
Without the coconut, things in Sri Lanka would be very different. Not only is it the main ingredient in most Sri Lankan dishes, but the entire coconut tree also plays a major role in the non-culinary ways of life. We spent the day with a family of eight on their coconut plantation outside Negombo, where they showed us all the coconut has to offer. We were delighted to eat it in rice, sambal, roti and all that contained this miraculous coconut.