Watch New Reality TV Spoof Food Club Starring Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim

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Food Club captains Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner.
Today Food Club floated ashore -- a delightful parody of restaurant reality TV starring comedians and friends Aziz Ansari, Tim and Eric's Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner. Clad in suits and sailor caps, the Food Club gang roams the world deciding whether to "plaque" a restaurant with their seal of approval, or burn the plaque in front of the restaurant in disgust.

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Hip L.A. Chef Roy Choi Attempts to Make Google Glass Cool

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Google Glass may be banned in bars across our fair city, but L.A. chef Roy Choi sees a different application in restaurant kitchens. The hipster chef responsible for the Korean tacos at the Kogi Truck made a propaganda-ish video for Google Glass showing the controversial technology's potential for finding, creating, and sharing recipes.

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Here's the Trailer for Josey Baker's New Bread Cookbook

Categories: Books, Bread, Video

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He may get most of the press these days for his $4 toast, but we're longtime fans of Josey Baker's crusty loaves, and in interviews have found him to be a smart, articulate guy willing to nerd out about all things bread for hours. That's why we're excited about his new cookbook, Josey Baker Bread: Get Baking - Make Awesome Bread - Share the Loaves, out from Chronicle April 15. In this teaser, Baker describes it as the book he wishes he'd had when he was just starting out a few years ago, back when he was a science teacher who found himself drawn to the doughy, yeasty stuff.

See also: There Will Be Bread: The Newest Development in Food Culture Is Also the Oldest

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New Food Truck Debuts Recipes Designed by a Supercomputer

Categories: Tech, Video, WTF?

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Watson's first food truck.
In our age of ramen burgers and tikka masala burritos, food trucks already seem like they've broken down cuisine boundaries pretty well. But here's a new twist. IBM supercomputer Watson -- the one who outsmarted humans on Jeopardy! a few years back -- has taken a new position in the kitchen. IBM recently teamed up with the Institute of Culinary Education in New York to use Watson's incredibly, superhuman database recall skills to come up with new recipes and flavor combinations for a food truck that's making its rounds in the U.S.

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Fake Chef Pranks TV Morning Shows, Makes Disgusting Food

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In what may be the best cooking show parody of our time, a fake chef made the rounds on five Midwestern morning shows over the holidays to demo downright gross/ridiculous food. Mashed potatoes in ice cream cones topped with corn and a cranberry "cherry." A smoothie made with everything from gravy to pumpkin pie. Fried chicken topped with mashed potatoes and cranberries for a take on ants on a log. And the hapless hosts gamely played along.

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Portlandia Boldly Attempts to Make Celery Cool Again in 11-Minute Preview For New Season

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Kale is cool, Brussels sprouts are back, heirloom tomatoes are hot, and the head of the Produce Sales Headquarters is very happy. But there's one outlier to the up-and-to-the-right sales charts that the organization is seeing with other vegetables: celery. It's up to Steve Buscemi's Marty, a down-on-his-luck celery salesman, to save his job by embarking on a noirish quest to make his product popular with consumers who don't even require the fiberous stalk in their Bloody Marys anymore.

See also: Portlandia's Food World Satire Just Keeps Getting Better: Our Favorite Sketches

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Get Ready For Super Bowl Bingeing With The Great Chicken Wing Hunt

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Maybe you're spending your Super Bowl Sunday eating something not deep-fried and coated in spicy sauce, but for me, there's one food to eat with football and that is chicken wings. (I'm not alone: an estimated 1.25 billion wings will be consumed on Sunday.)

Whet your palate for the fiery, messy, amazing finger food with The Great Chicken Wing Hunt, a charming recent documentary from first-time filmmaker Matt Reynolds that chronicles a ragtag group's quest to find the best chicken wings in America. The doc has a bit of history, a bit of pain, and a lot of mouthwatering wing shots. And good news: Just in time for this weekend's big game, the documentary is now available for free on Hulu. (You can also download it on iTunes.)

See also: It's Not Too Late: 7 Places to Order a Tasty Super Bowl Spread

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Watch an Animated Michael Pollan Talk on How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Categories: Books, Video

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By now most of us are familiar with Michael Pollan's no. 1 food rule: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." He developed that thesis further in his new book, Cooked, in which he hypothesizes that the food you eat doesn't matter as much as who makes it -- that is, whether it's made by an individual or a corporation.

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Watch People Eat Foods They Hate in Slo-Mo

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For about 15 years of my life, I avoided scallops at all costs. Not because I'd gotten sick eating them or anything so obvious, but because my parents served them to me once for dinner as a child and I just haaaaated them -- I hated the fishy taste, I hated the rubbery texture, I hated the way I didn't chew them properly because of the aforementioned texture and they slid down my throat in a fishy, rubbery blob. And so it went that I was well into my 20s before I summoned up the nerve to try scallops again, and of course I loved them because scallops are fucking awesome, and now I order them at restaurants with some regularity.

See also: What 2,000 Calories Look Like in Foods You Eat Every Day
See What $5 Buys You In Bananas, Coffee, Beer, And Other Foods Around the World


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Watch a Day in the Life of Defina Restaurant

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In its annual video holiday card (you may remember the one last year, with the staff food fight in Dolores Park), Delfina has used a combo of time-lapse and real-time footage to show a day in the life of the restaurant. The magic starts at 4 a.m., when the pasta is made while the city sleeps. Then deliveries arrive, firewood is stocked, onions are chopped, herbs are prepared, pizza dough is measured and formed, desserts are prepared, wine is tasted, tables are set -- and that's all before service.

Go, watch. It's a mesmerizing look at the world that goes into a restaurant every single day.

See also:Watch a Day in the Life of S.F. Through Foursquare Check-Ins

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