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Hungry In (Your City)?

If you’re into food, you’re going to want to check out this new show on the YouTube premium channel, Hungry. The show is call Hungry In… (New York) (Austin) (Los Angeles) (San Fran) (etc) and is sort of like the Food Network meets the Travel Channel. Awesome concept of exploring a city through the local [...]

Alton Brown Is Our New Food Columnist!

Big news! Food Network legend Alton Brown has joined the mental_floss gang as our new food columnist! Considering we’ve described mental_floss as “Good Eats, but, you know, about everything,” this feels like a perfect fit. His big debut is in the new issue, which should be on newsstands and in mailboxes any day now. Like everything [...]

Magically Revolting: Vintage Food Ads

Flickr has a great pool called Gee, That Looks Terrible! which features thousands scanned ads for food products and from recipe books from the 40s-70s. My favorites are the slightly off-color masterpieces like this one from Glen.h, which look suspiciously like someone’s already digested them. Other favorites include the California Curry Platter, Pizza in a Skillet, [...]

Taun Taun Cake

According to The Empire Strikes Back, there’s no smell in the galaxy as bad as the inside of a dead Taun Taun. When Chris and Julia Trevas got married, they hired Food Network baker Courtney Clark to make the cakes. The groom’s cake was in the shape of a dead Taun Taun, complete with Luke [...]