This year, Starbucks introduced its seasonal pumpkin spice latte on August 27th - the earliest date ever. Last year, Forbes and Nielsen valued the overall pumpkin spice industry - with products from brands including Pop-Tarts, Sam Adams, and Chobani - at $600 million. More than any other brand, Starbucks brought pumpkin spice to the masses with its latte, which the company first released in 2003. How did a single flavor come to take over the fall season - and is there still room for growth? Or have we reached peak pumpkin spice? *** Correction *** This video misstates the date on which Starbucks released its pumpkin spice latte in 2019. It was August 27, not August 29.
David Tran is the man to thank for the Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce you douse your scrambled eggs with every morning. You know the stuff. Red bottle with a green cap and a rooster on the front—plus five languages on the bottle—this simple sauce connects people from different cultures and backgrounds. “It never occurred to me that our hot sauce could get so much attention and acceptance from different people," said Tran. Today, Tran oversees a hot sauce empire, but he comes from humble beginnings. He arrived in the United States from Vietnam 40 years ago as a refugee. So how did the founder of Huy Fong Foods turn his fresh, homemade hot sauce into an internationally-recognized brand and household staple? We visited his factory in Irwindale, California, to learn the secret to his sauce.
To Ryoichi Toya, salt is a treasure from the sea. He’s an Agehama-style salt maker in Suzu, Japan, and his facility is one of the last to harvest sea salt using this traditional technique that is unique to the Noto peninsula. Dating back centuries, the process begins with seawater being carried in buckets from the ocean to be scattered onto a large bed of raked sand. After it sets, the salt-coated sand is scraped off and shoveled into a tank, and the process continues from there. It’s hard, manual work. But to a master like Toya, the effort pays off in sea salt that is rich in minerals and mild in taste.
In this very special edition of From OUTSIDE the Test Kitchen, Christina Chaey heads to Kopitiam to learn how to make Nasi Lemak, a Malaysian dish of coconut rice topped with crispy anchovies in a sambal sauce. With the guidance of the restaurant's head chef Kyo Pang and GM Moonlynn Tsai, Christina learns how to make this incredible dish from one of Bon Appétit's Hot 10 restaurants.
Limoncello is one of the most popular Italian liqueurs. The yellow drink is made in southern Italy, in sunny Sicily, the Gulf of Naples, and the Amalfi Coast — mostly because these areas offer the perfect soil and weather conditions to grow lemons.
We visited Villa Divina, a villa on the Amalfi Coast in the city of Vietri with 600 lemon trees. Villa Divina supplies lemons to Pallini, a company established in 1875 in a small village near Rome that specializes in Italian liqueurs such as Sambuca and Mistrà. Pallini Limoncello production started in the '90s, and today Pallini makes almost 1 million liters of the lemon liqueur per year. The type of lemon used for making Pallini Limoncello is the Sfusato Amalfitano, also known as Amalfi lemon.
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Some people love pickles and some people love ice cream — but what if you put them together? From nacho doughnuts to boba mimosas, here are 40 wild food mash-ups to try before you die.
“The meatballs looks like Piranha Plant.”
Bon Appétit’s Brad Leone is back for episode 57 of “It’s Alive,” and this time he’s making fermented popcorn seasoning! Brad dehydrates and blends sauerkraut, kimchi, and miso into his own custom fermented spice blend. Join Brad as he learns about alchemy, 90s fitness fads, and faces off with his greatest foe yet… the microwave.
Join Bon Appétit Test Kitchen host Brad Leone on a wild, roundabout, and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to experiment with fermented and live foods yourself.
“Ah, lasagna. It’s tasty, it’s filling… it’s dense. Why is it like this? Has it always been so dense?” Hannah Hart explores the 700-year-old origins of lasagna.
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