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How to Make a $1500 Sandwich (and 5 Videos We Love from Kottke.org)

September 24, 2015

The most expensive sandwich in the world, and our favorite food videos from Kottke.org.

When we asked Joanna Goddard, a member of The52 and the creator of the blog Cup of Jo, to tell us where she finds inspiration, she answered, "The site Kottke.org." It's no wonder: The site, one of the longest-running blogs on the internet, is a wealth of fascinating inforgraphs, videos, and articles, with no specific editorial direction other than supporting that "people are awesome." Here are some of our favorite food videos from Kottke.org—starting with one on how to make a $1500 sandwich (don't worry, it only takes 6 months):

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How to Make a $1500 Sandwich in Only Six Months

We're all for making things from scratch—we'll happily make our own bread, cure our own bacon, and mix our own mustard—but we've never gone this far.

 

The Truth About Foie Gras

To single out one issue concerning animal welfare—that ducks are overfed until their livers become hyper-fattened—feels arbitrary, as Mark Bittman pointed out in an opinion piece earlier this year. Of all of the ways animals are mistreated, this is just the tip of the iceberg—and it isn't as harmful as many other animal practices. This video speaks with animal rights activitists and visits one of the United States' two foie gras farms to learn the truth.

 

Jamie Oliver: How to Chop an Onion

We've gotten some of our best Genius Recipes from Jamie Oliver (If you haven't tried his Chicken in Milk, consider this a firm recommendation.), but this may be the best. Who knew bananas were so conducive to chopping onions?

 

Expensive Wine is for Suckers

We love wine. We love dark rosés, orange wine, "weeknight wine," wine with our vegetables, and wine with our fish... You get the picture. But drinking all that wine is a great way to lose a lot of money in not a lot of time. The good news? You may enjoy cheap wine as much as you enjoy expensive wine—taste is subjective.

 

The Ramen-Flavored Omelette

David Chang confused us a little when he wrote an article for Lucky Peach denouncing ramen spinoffs as "the lowest hanging fruit," then made this "ramlet" to accompany it, but no matter—we'll take Momofuku eggs any day, no matter what form they're in.

Where do you find inspiration on the internet? Are you heading to the store to buy cheap wine and some ramen packets? Tell us in the comments below!

Top photo by James Ransom 

2 Comments

Angela G. September 25, 2015
Wow that first video was crazy! I've always wondered how long it would take to do something like that....now I know!!
 
Karenna C. September 25, 2015
i guess now i have to stop following you..... what b.s. about foie gras. what a pity you want to compromise on the realities of luxurious inhumanity. get a clue.