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Imagine sauce velouté as a blank canvas that you can decorate any way you choose. This magic combination of stock, flour, and butter has a velvety, creamy texture that can be us...

May 21, 2019

Flour being poured into melted butter with towel

We’ve all seen it before. A magician presents three empty cups and three small balls. As the magician casually chats with the audience, she appears to make the balls appear in r...

May 20, 2019

Penn & Teller with magic wands

From coordinating car chases to creating explosions on set, learn about the unique film crew role of special effects supervisor.

May 20, 2019

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Making a single feature film or TV show, whether it is a big budget film shot by a Los Angeles studio or a low budget indie picture, takes hundreds of people to bring to fruitio...

May 20, 2019

Remote TV camera at event

Since industrialization, humans have refined grains on a massive scale to increase shelf life and decrease cooking times. But we’re starting to realize that we may have refined ...

May 20, 2019

Various types of grains on wooden background with wheat

A single chicken egg contains all the nutrition necessary to form a baby chick, making the simple egg one of the most nutritionally complete foods available. That said, there ar...

May 20, 2019

Egg whites and egg yolk in class bowl with shells

Misunderstood and underappreciated for most of its history, the carménère grape is like the unpopular high-schooler who becomes successful and well-liked after leaving their hom...

May 20, 2019

Woman pouring red wine into glass

Now you see it, now you don’t. In order to create illusions, magicians present one reality to their audience while concealing another—that they are secretly performing actions t...

May 20, 2019

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If the word “abracadabra” conjures up childhood memories of a magician with a deck of cards at a birthday party, you are not alone. Magic is often the first form of entertainmen...

May 20, 2019

Magic hat and wand with hands holding it