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20 of the best food tours around the world

Feast your eyes on these foodie walking tours, which reveal the flavours and culture of cities from Lisbon to Lima, Havana to Hanoi

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Porto

Taste Portos tours are rooted in fundamental beliefs about the gastronomic scene in Portugals second city. First, Portuenses like to keep things simple: so, no fusion experiments. Second, its as much about the people behind the food, as the food itself. Food is an expression of culture, says US-born Carly Petracco, who founded Taste Porto in 2013 with her Porto-born husband Miguel and his childhood buddy Andr. We like to show whos doing the cooking, whos serving the food, whos supplying the ingredients, and so on.

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This Anti-Salt Narrative Needs a Shakeup

When it comes to public health in the developed world, the perfect can be the enemy of the good.

The American Heart Association urges every American to reduce sodium intake to an “ideal” level of less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day – a goal that fewer than 1 percent of the world’s population achieves. No wonder: 1,500 milligrams represents the inescapable amount of sodium that’s embedded in the amount of food we need to avoid starving. Setting that as the “ideal” is really a zero-tolerance policy toward sodium: You can’t add salt when cooking, let alone eat anything from packages or restaurants.

A few years ago the health division of the National Academies commissioned a panel to review all the science to date and concluded that there was no evidence that people would benefit ...

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3D-printed pixelated sushi is the only kind of sushi that matters now

Sushi looks even tastier when it's pixelated.
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What’s better than delicious sushi? How about 3D-printed sushi that looks like it belongs in an 8-bit video game?

At SXSW, Open Meals showed off a “Pixel Food Printer” that 3D prints edible pixelated sushi. It’s some real next-level #foodstagram stuff.

The guys at Open Meals want to do for food what Apple did for digital music: make it easy to download — or in this case “teleport” — food from anywhere in the world.

Food Base is basically the iTunes of 3D printable food.

Image: raymond wong/mashable

To achieve this, they’ve created two key components...

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Where do the locals go in Istanbul?

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Istanbul has a special place in human history, sitting metaphorically and physically between the East and West. At one point it was the capital city of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and the key to trade and cultural dominance. Once called Constantinople, today Istanbul offers a glimpse into ancient history and modern sensibilities. Famous for its mix of ancient mosques and Cathedrals, textiles, and food, travellers can get lost in history or seek out experiences unique to the Middle Eastern-European vibe.  

We’ve rounded up the best places to see in Istanbul that you won’t find in a travel guide. 

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THINGS TO DO

For couples: Known for its boutiques, Istanbul is where you’ll find that unique souvenir for your friends or family. Sevan Bicakci’s st...

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Don’t Give Into Temptation!

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22 Times Aspiring Cooks Failed and Got Roasted to a Sizzling Crisp By Gordon Ramsay on Twitter

These people invited the self-esteem pulverizing feedback of the infamously unforgiving, perpetually at odds with the world, Gordon Ramsay, on themselves. Fortunately, after given enough time to lick their wounds, they went ahead and shared what it’s like to find yourself on the Ramsay chopping block. 

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A video shows how one simple dinner plate can say a ton about hunger in America.

 

Theres something delicious and addicting about those trendy recipe videos circulating online.

You’ve seen them before: the quick and beautiful play-by-plays of mouthwatering dishes you wish you were eating at this very moment.

GIF via Tasty/YouTube.

The recipes seem so simple and magical and get you thinking, “Maybe I can make that five-cheese bacon lasagna tonight.” And before you know it, you’re at the store loading up on Colby-Monterey Jack (or is that just me?).

For some families, though, the ingredients and final product look a little different.

As part of Hunger Action Month, the hunger-relief organization Feeding America is using our obsession with cooking videos to highlight the reality many food-insecure families face when they sit down for dinner: an empty plate.

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Getting odd in the kitchen with the ‘Bob’s Burgers’ cookbook

When I first started Bobs Burgersthe animated Fox comedy about a weird and loving family who owned a struggling burger restaurant at the Jersey shorea couple of years ago, I had a couple of thoughts. One, it was consistently funnier than I ever expected it to be. Two, I wanted one of those crazy Burgers of the Day.

Rarely shown but always named (except for that one episode where they temporarily disappeared), the Burger of the Day is one of the shows running gags. The nameswhich are almost always food punsappear on the chalkboard hanging near the cash register in every episode just like the revolving owners of the building next to Bobs Burgers and the rat vans in the opening sequence. The burger names are punchy, cheesy, the puns have the right amount of dad-level humor, and they can get...

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