Please Watch These Fruits and Vegetables Defrost Under a Super Macro Lens

January  5, 2017

Someone, anyone, please—hold me. I've fallen and I can't get up. I've just seen the most beautiful internet video.

What's that soft rumble? It's the sound of fruits, vegetables, and ice cream defrosting in a time-lapse in this eight-minute video released by Montreal-based video production company Stereokroma. Marvel at those icy casings melting against stark, black backgrounds.

The video is, quite plainly, the most gorgeous video I've seen in all year, five days old. (Stereokroma is also selling a calendar with select, hi-resolution images from the video. How's that for a way to ring in the new year?) It's hard to single out one moment, though if I had to pick, I'd go for the pomegranate defrosting at the 3:11 mark. Look at those vibrant seeds—like little jewels!

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Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and elsewhere. He won a 2018 James Beard Award in Journalism for his profile of Princess Pamela published on Food52.


Kearin A. January 9, 2017
So soothing - fun to try and guess what each one is in the first few shots too
Whiteantlers January 9, 2017
Beautiful! I could feel all my tense muscles relaxing as I watched this.
Amy P. January 9, 2017
Super soothing. I need that playing on my TV 24/7 or something. The pomegranate was great but the broccoli was my absolute favourite (and I don't even really like broccoli!)
Marie January 6, 2017
Actually, while some of it was pleasant, a lot of it was alarming to me. I could imagine many of those in disaster movies right before the big catastrophe strikes.
AJ K. January 5, 2017
Thank you for this. What a great visual find.

Colleen T. January 5, 2017
The colors are so intense! Loved the sound effects, too. Oddly soothing.