Xavier Aaronson

WTF

Is Toilet Food Considered a Health Code Violation?

Welcome to the first installment of 'Seriously, Though, Who Is This?' I anonymously texted a bunch of revered chefs weird photos of gourds on toilet rims to deduce their true stances on food safety. The results were divided, to say the least.
Xavier Aaronson
9.5.17
WTF

Squash Brings Out the Pervert in All of Us

After their long, grueling night shifts in top-notch kitchens, I texted a bunch of high-quality chefs photos of squash varietals because it's gourd season. Who wouldn't want to take a peep at a pumpkin in prime form, or a glisteningly ripe gourd?
Xavier Aaronson
9.20.15
videos

Meet Marty Cooper, the Forefather of Your Cell Phone

And hear his vision of the phone's future.
Xavier Aaronson
6.24.15
videos

Morgue Instagram: Meet the Pathologist Assistant Who Posts Autopsy Photos

Nicole Angemi, aka @mrs_angemi, is a pathologist’s assistant in real life. But online she owns one of Instagram's most controversial accounts.
Xavier Aaronson
5.6.15
WTF

Would You Eat Swedish Blood Pudding with Me?

In our latest installment of Seriously, Though, Who Is This?, our merry prankster just wants to find a chef who will share some congealed pig's blood with him.
Xavier Aaronson
3.20.15
WTF

Soured Herring Is the Way to a Man's Heart

I texted a few of my favorite chefs to get their thoughts on how to win at love with a can of surströmming, a powerfully fermented fish.
Xavier Aaronson
11.28.14
WTF

When Eating Camel Balls, It's All About the Liquid Center

In this installment of Seriously, Though, Who Is This?, our protagonist approaches chefs with a unique take on the culinary appeal of camel balls.
Xavier Aaronson
11.8.14
WTF

Chia Seeds Are a Confusing Aphrodisiac

Preliminary research suggests that chia seeds might be good for your heart, but when I texted a photo of a gloppy chia pudding to a couple of chefs for their reactions, I found out that it strengthens love muscles, too.
Xavier Aaronson
10.23.14
WTF

Could Fish Head Ice Cream Be the Next Big Thing?

This is what happens when you send a bunch of top-tier chefs a picture of a fish head swallowing a Maraschino cherry. It will separate the stubborn old guard from the out-of-the-box brains of culinary genius.
Xavier Aaronson
10.10.14
videos

Peru's Erection Vendors Are Driving the Scrotum Frog Toward Extinction

How far would you go to get hard?
Xavier Aaronson
10.9.14
Holy Shit

How to Build a Magnetized Piano Harp

Singer Samantha Urbani spent the day with inventor, sculptor, and instrument designer Andy Cavatorta.
Xavier Aaronson
9.23.14
Sound Builders

How to Build a Magnetized Piano Harp

In the final episode of season two of Sound Builders, Andy Cavatorta awakens dormant notes and pitches from one of the world's most popular instruments.
Xavier Aaronson
9.23.14
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