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Every Holiday Caroline Eriksson Makes Something Crazy Out of Gingerbread

Artwork by Caroline Eriksson Every Christmas, artist Caroline Eriksson has made something amazing out of gingerbread. It started back in 2013 when she made an Optimus Prime for a gingerbread contest. Since then she’s made a Xenomorph, dragon and even Darth Vader! To create her gingerbread sculptures, Eriksson first builds an internal structure out of metal. The rest is simply gingerbread and melted sugar! For the curved areas, Eriksson says the pieces are soft and malleable if applied fresh out the oven. She also mentions that she adjusts her recipe…

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The Steamie Awards is a ‘Simpsons’ writer’s fast food awards show\n

And the award goes to…Image: Getty Images/EyeEm Fast food is just one of those things that doesn’t get many plaudits. Filling the gap is Bill Oakley, writer and producer of shows like The Simpsons, Disenchantment, Portlandia, who since early 2018 has been reviewing food from chains like KFC, Taco Bell, and even non-meat options like Impossible Burger. SEE ALSO: This ice cream shop makes the most innovative treats Anyway, Oakley has developed quite a following because of his reviews, and it’s culminated in the Steamie Awards, an awards show for…

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I ate 100 different types of ‘pigs in blankets’ and lived to tell the tale

Gav takes on the sausage world and it proved almost too pretty to eat. Almost.Image: Gav murphy What’s the best accompaniment to Christmas dinner? Red cabbage? Get out of here. Parsnips? Come on, now. Sprouts? That’s an argument for another day.  The obvious correct answer is: ‘pigs in blankets’. And I mean proper pigs in blankets which, in the UK, means a sausage wrapped in bacon — none of this pastry nonsense.  SEE ALSO: Could the mince pie flat white be the British PSL? I bloody hope not Whoever thought…

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9 Photography Tricks Advertisers Use to Make Food Look More Delicious

Photographing food in a studio creates unique challenges. The bright studio lights and lengthy setup times for the perfect shot means food sits around longer than usual. That’s why many commercial photo shoots include ‘food stylists’ that use tricks and hacks to make the food last longer (e.g., not melt) and appear even more delicious than real life. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/photography-tricks-advertisers-use-to-make-food-look-delicious/

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Watch Maisie Williams compete to bake the best direwolf bread in all of Westeros

Who knew the world of Westeros actually has some pretty bomb recipes? Thanks to this new video from Binging with Babish, we get a look at the pinnacle of culinary greatness that is direwolf bread from the Game of Thronesuniverse. This baked good was first introduced in the show’s fourth season when the young baker Hot Pie gives Brienne of Tarth a loaf of bread in the shape of a direwolf meant for Arya Stark. The YouTube chef extraordinaire behind Binging with Babish takes on this recipe, with a little…

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Cheese Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Cheeses

Epicurious brings back cheese expert and noted author Liz Thorpe to guess which one of two cheeses is more expensive. Liz breaks down brie cheese, cheddar cheese, gouda cheese, mozzarella cheese, and washed rind cheese. For each round of cheeses, Liz looks at, smells, and taste tests before guessing which cheese costs more. Once the prices are revealed, Thorpe explains why a specific cheese making process costs more and dives into the specifics of how to make the different cheeses. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/cheese-expert-guesses-cheap-vs-expensive-cheeses/

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Public Alert: The CDC Has Issued A Recall For All Romaine Lettuce Because Its Time For Pizza!

If you haven’t heard the news yet, pay attention, because there’s been an urgent public alert issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Effective immediately, there is a nationwide recall for all romaine lettuce because it’s time for pizza! In a statement released earlier today, the CDC urged Americans to throw out any and all romaine lettuce bought in the past week because it’s time for some cheesy, piping-hot pizza with all your favorite toppings! The agency’s statement also warns that anybody who consumes romaine salad products of…

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Stir your coffee with this nifty automatic device

Image: starbucks Those days of searching for the correctly sized straw for your giant iced drink at a Starbucks counter will soon come to an end, as the company has announced it intends to fully ditch plastic straws by 2020.  SEE ALSO: New Starbucks policy: You don’t need to buy their coffee to sit or use the bathroom As an alternative, the super-mega coffee chain announced via press release Monday morning that it will roll out new lids designed for cold drinks.  Not completely unlike the lids the company currently…

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300lbs Woman Reveals What 3 Years Of Workout Did To Her Body, And Her Transformation Photos Are Unbelievable

“I decided to take charge of my life and make a change,” she said. “After trying and failing to get a handle on my health numerous times, my weight had become a serious enough concern that I was considering weight loss surgery.” “In the first year, I shed more than 100 pounds without surgery and significantly changed my unhealthy habits. I am now health issue free and my life has changed for the better with the simple realization that what we want and what we do are completely in our…

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China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and containers worth $57.6 billion since 1992, the first year it disclosed data. So when the country announced last year that it finally had enough of everybody else's junk, governments the world over knew they had a problem. They just didn’t know exactly how large it was.  Now they know. By 2030, an estimated 111 million metric tons of used plastic will need to be buried or recycled somewhere else—or not manufactured at…

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This monster mower can cut more grass than you can imagine

We'll miss you, letter PImage: scott olson/Getty Images Drumroll, please. Or not – it all depends on your feelings about cheap pancakes. As we predicted, after weeks of teasing, IHOP’s dropping its big news. As of Monday, June 11th, 2018, the chain says it’s changed its name to IHOb (for “International House of Burgers”) from IHOP (for International House of Pancakes.)  Wow. This is just breathtaking stuff. SEE ALSO: We think we figured out what IHOP’s name change means The company made the announcement with a splashy burger-filled video posted…

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