A Food Blogger Clashes with the Real WorldIf you've ever looked up a recipe on the internet, and we know you have or you wouldn't be here, you know that food bloggers have a tendency to tell a long story about a dish before telling us how to make it. It's not just a tradition in a thoroughly modern profession; there are concrete reasons for the long-winded introductions. When you depend on ad revenue to pay for your ingredients, you have to have room for those ads, and you have to get indexed at Google search. However, these long recipe intros have become a meme that even food bloggers themselves laugh about. Ryan George personifies the clash between the online recipe world and the chaotic art of running a restaurant by sending a food blogger to work the back end. His first day on the job goes as well as you might expect, since everyday work habits are hard to change. Too bad the head chef doesn't seem to know about the "jump to recipe" button. This guy probably has it on him somewhere. My guess is that he has it under his hat.
Who Has the Biggest Wiener in Major League Baseball?Nothing evokes the concept of Americana more than eating a hot dog while watching a baseball game. And, like state fairs, stadiums love to offer new and different foods for their public relations value. Having the longest hot dog in major league baseball is something sports boys love to brag about, and the jokes just gain more publicity. With this in mind, sports betting site BetUS actually hired a fan, known as the "Wiener Connoisseur," to visit all thirty MLB stadiums and study their hot dogs. And the results are in.​Twelve stadiums offered a footlong hot dog, which is 12 inches. The Ultimate Seattle Dog, offered by the Seattle Mariners, comes in at 10.5 inches, and two other teams have 10-inch wieners. But the biggest by far is the Boomstick Hot Dog at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, where the Texas Rangers play. You've heard that everything is bigger in Texas. The Boomstick is 24 inches long! The Boomstick has been a fixture in Arlington since 2012. It is an all-beef wiener served on a potato bun (the bun is not quite as long as the wiener), with chili, nacho cheese, caramelized onions, and jalapeños. This year, it costs $32.96. Listed at #2 is "The Yard Dog," advertised at 36 inches, but it is actually three footlong wieners served on one bun. You'll find it in Baltimore at the Orioles games. -via Foodbeast ​(Image credit: Ryan Denis) 
Try an EggsicleEddie Abbew is a bodybuilder and nutrition influencer. He’s a fan of chicken eggs, describing them as one of the best protein sources to build muscle. He now eats about 10-16 a day, but he used to eat as many as 38 a day.Without explanation, he posted this image on Instagram. It may or may not be Abbew himself, but he endorses the meal as “what you need on a hot summer day.” I agree that an eggsicle would be a refreshing treat and quite different from eating a hot egg when it’s already baking outside.-via Totally Gourmet
Bread is Older Than You ThinkWe know that grain agriculture led to human settlements, which led to communities and civilization. We also know that beer is almost as old as the early human settlements. But where does bread fit into all this history? It's looking more and more like bread came before any of those other things. Some folks in the Levant were making bread from wild grains, before anyone thought of raising crops deliberately. And beer, as ancient as it is, may have started out as an offspring of bread making, as it has the same ingredients. It would have been easy to use bread dough, or starter, as the catalyst that turned water into a tasty drink. Let's hear the latest findings about the history of our daily bread. 
The Rise and Fall of Pineapple CheeseIn the 19th century, Americans went crazy for pineapple cheese. You might think this is a recipe for combining pineapple with cheese, which doesn't sound bad at all if it's cream cheese or cottage cheese. But there was no pineapple at all in pineapple cheese. It was a kind of cheddar cheese shaped like a pineapple. Form over function, as it were. Produced by Lewis Norton and his family beginning in 1809, pineapple cheese was made, not cut, into a pineapple shape, and it was covered in lacquer to keep it fresh. It became a popular housewarming gift, to be served during social events. To eat it, you would cut the top off, just as you would a pineapple, and then scoop the cheese out from inside. Pineapple cheese outlasted Norton, and was sold up until 1931. Read about the strange food fad of pineapple cheese from the past at Vintage Everyday. -via Strange Company ​PS: If you are still intrigued by the idea of pineapple and cream cheese, try a recipe for a pie, cake, or dip. 
A Pizza with 1,001 Different Varieties of CheeseWhat belongs on a pizza? Pineapple, of course. But what else? Cheese!Mozarella is traditional. I’ve found that meunster also works well. But when you want expertise on cheese, go to the French. Charles De Gaulle famously said it’s impossible to govern a nation with 245 different varieties of cheese.De Gaulle said that in 1951. In 2023, there were even more cheeses available. French chefs Benoît Bruel and Fabien Montellanico and cheesemaker Sophie Hatat Richart-Luna made a pizza with 1,001 different types of cheese. This secured a Guinness Word Record for the largest number of different cheeses on a pizza.