Rounding up the week's most see-worthy Web food videos
In this new Friday feature, we’ll be rounding up the most interesting, most talked-about, or some of the just plain bizarre food-related videos that have been circulating on the Web over the past week. If you come across anything worth watching (especially if it involves Paula Deen and flying hams), please send us a link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In one of the more unappetizing food news items of the week, we learned that Dutch scientists had developed a new form of “artificial meat” derived from pig stem cell, which could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from animal farms — while sounding about as appetizing as bacon-flavored lubricant. On “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart articulates our disgust better than we could ourselves (via NYMag).
- I don’t know about you, but every time I pick up my meal at the drive-through, I get completely overwhelmed by the idea of holding multiple (multiple!) food items, separately, in my hands, at the same time — and inevitably end up spilling my super-size soda on the passenger seat next to me while my children look on in terror. Now if only there was some sort of jingoistic, state-of-the-art tray that could celebrate America while helping me avert this disaster … (via Buzzfeed)
- Clara Cannucciari, a 94-year-old living in Skaneateles, N.Y., has a fascinating YouTube stream in which she shows viewers how to make dishes she remembers from the Great Depression. (She recently came out with a cookbook, “Clara’s Kitchen,” on the subject.) Here’s one of her most charming videos, in which she makes autumn apples with sugar and cinnamon:
- Fourfour blogger Rich Juzwiak’s odd, flat-faced cat Winston has a complex relationship with food. He really seems to enjoy eating it, but inevitably something goes very wrong along the way (and, sometimes, a lot of food ends up stuck to a wall). This past week Winston developed a hankering for yogurt. Admittedly, the video starts off slowly, but stick with it, because soon things take a dramatic turn for the aww.
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Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Tuesday. His client was convicted of killing three babies in his clinic, and will serve multiple life sentences.
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A photo taken Monday captures Vice President Joe Biden's response to a Milwaukee second-grader's innovative proposal to end America's epidemic of gun violence. This guy!
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., flanked by a grouper-eyed Michele Bachmann, addresses the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups in advance of the 2012 election. In an op-ed for CNN Thursday, the Kentucky senator slammed the president for his faux outrage.
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Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller is sworn in on Capitol Hill Friday. Miller testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the extra scrutiny the agency gave conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
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Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Holder is under fire, among other things, for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at the Associated Press.
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O.J. Simpson sits during an evidentiary hearing at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial.
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Major Tom to ground control: On Sunday astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video from space, a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
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When it rains it pours. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inexplicably inspiring an #umbrellagate Twitter meme.
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A smoke plume rises high above a road block at the intersection of County A and Ross Road east of Solon Springs, Wis., Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the the wildfire caused evacuations across northwestern Wisconsin.
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