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Would You Eat Christopher Walken's Chicken?
Our friends over at Slashfood just turned us on to a fun new website, imcooked, a web community for sharing video recipes. In the clip above, Christopher Walken prepares a roasted chicken with pears - and you know what? He looks to be a pretty good amateur chef! I'm only wondering why, at the end of the video, he decides to dump his cat on top of the chicken. Maybe he's short on dining partners? Maybe...he's just really fucking weird?
The site also features Paul McCartney making, uh, mashed potatoes (the long and winding boil?), but if celebrity cooking videos aren't your style, there are some other gems here, like this clip of a Thai street vendor putting together an omelette on her boat-stand, and this beautiful little demonstration on how to make sushi kappa-maki (salmon and avocado wrapped in cucumber). Although the site still looks fairly new and untried, the idea is a great one: cooking demonstrations are perfect for the internet-video medium; most of the clips are short, informative, and highly appetizing.
Below the jump is another featured video from the site: this one taken from Alton Brown's recent appearance on David Letterman. He shows Letterman all sorts of neat Alton-ish tricks, like making yogurt out of milk that's been warmed in a household heating pad, and grinding pepper with a power tool. Oh Alton!