Friday, November 19, 2010

Alton Brown's Deep Fried Turkey

Anyone who reads this blog already knows what a huge fan I am of Food Network's Alton Brown. Without questions, for me he's the absolute "Bill Nye The Science Guy" of foodie facts. (Okay, I agree, you had to at least have been born between the late '80s and very early '90s to even know who that is.) I also can't imagine any food lover not becoming a lover of molecules, neutrons, electrons, you-name-it, after listening to just one of Alton's thorough explanations of how things cook -- and why things basically are the way they are.

But in the 3 video clips below, for me Alton also gives you the most sensible and helpful pointers I've heard to date, on "deep frying" your Thanksgiving bird. (Totally minus the 4-alarm blazes, calls to 911, and screaming sirens from your local fire engine company, of course!)

Anyway, watch these clips...and have a SAFE and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Video On Toast, Anyone?


Okay, remember that awesome music video a few years back with these guys on treadmills? Anyway, I find this new music video concept of theirs even more totally cool and innovative, given the sheer amount of time and effort alone that probably went into it.

Using a laser cutter and thousands of slices of toast, OK Go created a music video animated entirely from images of toast for their latest single, Last Leaf. In a word... Toasty! (Love those guitar images.)

Check it out in this clip:

Last Leaf

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