What perfectly normal food can you just not stand?

We’ve noticed here at The Takeout that practically everyone has their own weird food peculiarities. Staffer Gwen Ihnat’s husband won’t eat fruit, for example. Editor Kevin Pang can’t stand the sight of cottage cheese. We’ve had friends who can’t do hot beverages or hate the texture of melted cheese. And we know…

Thread about worst restaurants derailed as everyone just shits on Applebee’s 

If there is one thing you can say about Reddit, it’s that its structure leads to riffing. Remember when one man’s harrowing story of fucking a coconut gave way to a chapbook’s worth of coconut-fucking fan fiction? Truth is truly a fluid thing in the digital world; threads are often hijacked by those conjuring…

People have resorted to making edible Tide laundry pods to stop you from eating the real ones

As Americans, our natural response to anything that’s both colorful and soft is to cram it into our mouths and swallow. That’s why brands like Tide must issue elaborate warnings like this about their soft, colorful laundry pods. Sure, the promise of a fruity, Gushers-like splash is enticing, but do know that this is…

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What’s the deal with airline food? An in-flight dining critic explains

Airline food: butt of jokes, favorite subject of ’90s stand-up comedy routines, butt of jokes about ’90s stand-up comedy routines. It’s also the passion of Nikos Loukas, the primary voice behind the 4-year-old website Inflightfeed.com and its associated Instagram account, a hypnotic scroll of seat-back trays and tiny…

Popeyes’ Cajun turkey is tastier than whatever you’re roasting this Thanksgiving

I just about fell out of my chair when a colleague suggested turkey meat tastes better than chicken. Taste is subjective, but still, the clean neutrality of chicken is more delicious (and versatile) than the gamey undertones you get with turkey. At the risk of heresy, I’m of the opinion Thanksgiving dinner is the…