ramen grilled cheese

I’m pretty sure that many of you had to basically survive off of instant ramen at some point in your life, and I’m sure we can all agree that it can get a little boring.

However, it turns out there are lots of different things you can do with ramen and some of them are pretty clever. I mean, did you know that you could make ramen gnocchi? If not, you’ll want to check the Buzzfeed video out after the break as it highlights 11 ramen hacks that you can try at home.

One thing did puzzle me. Why is the guy in the video so bad at emptying the egg into the glass? Sheesh. Slow down a little.

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pizza art

(via Reddit)

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So, why does a big slice of pizza tend to droop unless you fold it into a curve? Well, there’s some math involved in all this pizza folding: the basic concept here deals with the 19th century principle of Gaussian curvature.

Wired’s Aatish Bhatia used the pizza question as a nice starting point to explain this unique aspect of geometry, and once you understand this principle, you’ll never look at pizza the same way again.

Well, it’ll still look delicious of course, but you get my point.

Check out what Aatish had to say after the break…

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Check out the recipe at Foodinese.


(via Cheezburger)

dominos box

When the Domino’s guy shows up at your door with a hot, delicious pizza, it’s all you can do to wait to open the box until you’re at the table. Now just imagine your horror when you open the box and discover just a big circle of bread. How could this happen? Wait, there’s a logical answer to this one.

See how the tweets resolve after the break.

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Sure, you could study something like physics or chemistry or molecular biology with your fancy degree, but you could also study the science of pizza. The Journal of Food Science published a paper titled “Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality,” which detailed just how well different cheeses did as a pizza topping.

The study covered several common cheese like cheddar, colby, gruyere, provolone, and mozzarella, and it determined that mozzarella was the best. It has to do with a combination of a low free oil content and cheese elasticity that allows the cheese to bubble and brown—giving it an edge on the competition. Professor Bryony James, who worked on the study, even created a video to help explain exactly how mozzarella was selected as the winner.

Of course, this study really only confirmed what we already knew, but they claim that understanding cheese on this level can aid in the development of low-fat alternatives that don’t sacrifice quality.

(Engadget via Gizmodo Image via Seth Werkheiser)


I have one rule. Just one. I live my life by it. It’s my code, my personal creed of sorts.

Eat more pizza!

Yes, this shirt is a celebration of my one rule. It’s available for both men and women. And it is glorious.

Check out the guy’s version and a close-up pic after the break…

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Here’s one for all you cat lovers who also love pizza. I’m thinking that’s a Venn diagram with a lot of overlap. There’s a webseries running for Japanese Pizza Huts that shows the day-to-day antics of its cat employees. Yes, cats make the pizza and face all the inherent challenges of the task.

Check out some of the videos after the break…

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You might think the life of a pizza maker is all fun and glamour, but it’s hard work. One clever pizza maker decided to prove this by attaching a GoPro to the tongs that pull your hot and tasty pizza from the oven. Watch as a dizzying array of pizzas are pulled from the conveyor to be handed over to the hungry masses. Warning: Watching this video will practically guarantee you’ll want pizza for dinner tonight.

See the video after the break.

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