Category: Food

Volcano Bread

Visit the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa in the village of Laugarvatn, Iceland, where guests can try the famous “Rye Bread Experience,” courtesy of the amazing geothermic sands that can bake bread in bubbling underground “ovens.”

Says traveler and video producer Alison Grasso, “in my research of ‘cool Iceland foods’ (very possibly my actual Google search) I came upon the Rye Bread Experience offered at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, just about an hour outside of Reykjavik. So my cousin and I went, and we filmed, and we ate dense, sweet, molasses-y bread that Viktor took straight out of the bubbling sand, topped with an alarmingly thick cut of Icelandic butter that looked like cheese, but wasn’t. We learned about the geothermal activity surrounding Laugarvatn, which translates to ‘hot spring lake,’ and how locals from nearby share the six geothermal ‘ovens’ for personal cooking, like slow-cooked lamb.”

This pepperoni garbage bread has a little bit of everything, which makes it a perfect addition to Sunday’s game-day appetizers with the guys. Here’s everything you’ll need:

In this clever ad by IKEA, we imagine what foodies might have done before technology came along.

Slow Braised Short Ribs

This recipe is SO delicious and STUPID easy. A five-year-old could make it.img_3874

Slow-Braised Short Ribs


  • Beef chuck bone-in short ribs
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Barbecue sauce (You could make your own, but why would you do that when there are so many great pre-made sauces at the store?)

Heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously season ribs with salt and pepper. Arrange in a greased oven-safe pan.


Cover ribs with barbecue sauce. Reserve some sauce for serving if you like, but the ribs won’t really need it.


Cover with tin foil and bake for 2 hours. Remove tin foil and bake for another half hour. The meat will be so tender it’ll be falling off the bone. Serve with a side like asparagus spears or mashed potatoes.


Instant Buzz Ramen Ad

This Japanese commercial for instant Nissin Chikin Ramen is about as insane as it gets.

Thanksgiving Leftover Benedict

I heard about this great idea for using up Thanksgiving leftovers from Sam the Cooking Guy. Would be perfect for the morning after, in fact.

Thanksgiving Leftover Benedictimg_3864


  • Stuffing (instead of the traditional English muffin)
  • Turkey (instead of traditional ham)
  • 2 Eggs
  • Gravy (instead of traditional Hollandaise sauce)

Add a bit of water to the stuffing and form two patties. Heat in the oven with two pieces of turkey until crispy and warmed through.


Poach the eggs and heat the gravy. Assemble the Benedict thusly: Stuffing on the bottom, then a slice of turkey, then a poached egg, then a generous drizzle of gravy. I added some crushed oregano as a garnish. DELISH!


Always worth a re-visit.

Watch the behind the scenes making-of video below. They used ALL rescue pets, too:

Recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy discovered that country singer Blake Shelton had never tried sushi before in his life. Of course, this situation had to be remedied by taking him to Nobu to broaden his horizons.

Pic of the Day – 10/31/16 – Halloween

Day of the Dead gingerbread cookie. Too pretty to eat!


Destin of SmarterEveryDay and his little helper have some fun destroying produce. In slow motion, of course.

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