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Carpenter Andy Stewart learned boat-building as a young age because that was his family’s trade. To hear him talk about his craft and the process of hand-making a wooden boat will make you ache for a bygone era that only…
Synergy! Just came across two very thematiclly similar and interesting videos.
From cherry to cup: The first comes from NPR examining how the third wave of specialty coffee is impacting the farmers growing the beansand how that coffee bean ends up as a…
In honor of Krispy Kreme’s 75th Anniversary, which happens to be today, this short video from WFAE shows the original glazed doughnuts being made all the way from dough to box. If your taste buds don’t glaze over in excitement from this, then I don’t know. I just don’t know. [via theaggregate]
Hyundai must have signed a sponsorship deal with The Walking Dead, because the car company has produced a zombie-fighting car, based on drawings by Walking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman.
Hopefully, Hyundai gets its act together and produces a few of these and kicks in the money to make Detroit’s zombie amusement park happen. It makes me realize, too, that Rick and company need to get their act together and build a post-apocalyptic zombie-killing machine. What’s wrong with those people? If the show was real, it’s pretty clear they would have all died by the end of the first episode. Idiots. [via EW]
Depending on the cheese, the process of turning milk into cheese could take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Longer if you include the aging process. The act of making cheese is actually fairly simple. Lady Oyster and I have made a few mozzarella balls.
Basically, warm up the milk, add bacteria to make it turn sour and thicken, add rennet, continue to slowly heat until the milk turns into curds and whey, drain off the whey, add some salt, form the curds into blocks and then store the blocks until the cheese is ripe. Granted, it’s a bit more involved that than, but you get the idea. [via doobybrain]
It’s more than just an author sitting down and typing out a story. The editors, designers, and creative directors at Random House offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to publish a book. [via explore]
Adam Roberts, who is known for his cooking blog, The Amateur Gourmet, has a new book coming out in the fall. For ‘Secrets of the Best Chefs’, Roberts traveled the country getting tips of the trade from a panoply of amazing chefs, including Alice Waters, Jonathan Waxman, Anito Lo, and more.
The book, available Sept. 10, seems to address one of the major problems with cookbooks: how to actually make a fancy, restaurant quality meal at home given the limited scope of available equipment, talent and ingredients. Most cookbooks are useful only as a starting point for adapting the recipes they contain given the constraints of being an amateur home cook. [via kottke]
Christopher Parker explores the process and creative team behind Brooklyn’s Industry City Distillery, who makes one spirit — sugar beet vodka.
The distillery is the first project born out of The City Foundry, a design and research group whose mission is to improve manufacturing through science and art.
Alinea is a Chicago restaurant, founded by Grant Achatz in 2005. Achatz is an acclaimed chef known for his meticulously prepared deconstructed dishes. Alinea is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the world.
It would be easy to scoff at how expensive it is ($210 for a single meal) or how difficult it is to get a reservation (nearly impossible), if not for the above video of how the restaurant prepares the dish Lamb 86, which uses 86 different ingredients.
The attention is in the details. [via shirtyogurt]
The gang at Cool Hunting took a trip to Crewe, England, home of a Bentley factory to see how “a mix of old and new technologies comes together,” as Herman puts it, to create one of the finest crafted cars on the road. This is a nice companion to the piece about how Aston Martin’s One-77 supercar is built.
Every wonder what the process is like when Fender creates an electric guitar? Well, now you don’t, thanks to this short film.
“A Strat is Born” takes you on a high-speed ride through the creation of a Fender Stratocaster guitar at Fender’s U.S. manufacturing facility in Corona, Calif., showing you every step from bare wood to onstage.
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