Watch 10 Creatively Topped Pizzas Transform in the Oven

Part of the magic of pizza is that you can put pretty much whatever you want on it. From sweet to savory, your only real limit is what you have in your kitchen. (Crack an egg and you can even have pizza for breakfast.) With that in mind, the people over at Food, People, Places decided to create 10 different pizzas with incredibly creative toppings. It's deliciously satisfying to watch them all melt and change as they cook. Who knew blackberries could look so good on a pizza? Here's the full list of what you're seeing:

The Shrimpy Lemon Pizza
The Parma Ham, Grapes, and Thyme Pizza
The Potato, Rosemary, and Mascarpone Pizza
The Colorful Tomatoes Pizza
The Cauliflower, Figs, and Blue Cheese Pizza
The Blood Sausage and Pears Pizza
The three types of Chilis and Salami Pizza
The Beetroot and Asparagus Pizza
The Mushrooms and Rosemary Pizza
The Ham and Blackberry Pizza

If you want to try a few of these combinations out at home, FP&P say they plan to release some tutorials soon.

[h/t SPLOID]

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Meet Japan's Original (Not-so-Fresh) Form of Sushi, 'Funazushi'
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When it comes to sushi, fresh is usually best. Most of the sushi we eat in America is haya-nare, which involves raw seafood and vinegared rice. But in Japan, there's an older form of sushi—said to be the original form—called funazushi. It's made from fermented carp sourced from one particular place, Lake Biwa, and takes about three years to produce from start to finish. The salt it's cured with keeps the bad bacteria at bay, and the result is said to taste like a fish version of prosciutto. Great Big Story recently caught up with Mariko Kitamura, the 18th generation to run her family’s shop in Takashima City, where she's one of the very few people left producing funazushi. You can learn more about the process behind the delicacy, and about Kitamura, in the video below.

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Bibo Barmaid
Bibo Barmaid Is Like a Keurig for Cocktails—and You Can Buy It Now
Bibo Barmaid
Bibo Barmaid

To make great-tasting cocktails at home, you could take a bartending class, or you could just buy a fancy gadget that does all the work for you. Imbibers interested in the hands-off approach should check out Bibo Barmaid, a cocktail maker that works like a Keurig machine for booze.

According to Supercall, all you need to turn the Bibo Barmaid system into your personal mixologist is a pouch of liquor and a pouch of cocktail flavoring. Bibo's liquor options include vodka, whiskey, rum, and agave spirit (think tequila), which can be paired with flavors like cucumber melon, rum punch, appletini, margarita, tangerine paloma, and mai tai.

After choosing your liquor and flavor packets, insert them into the machine, press the button, and watch as it dilutes the mixture and pours a perfect single portion of your favorite drink into your glass—no muddlers or bar spoons required.

Making cocktails at home usually means investing in a lot of equipment and ingredients, which isn't always worth it if you're preparing a drink for just yourself or you and a friend. With Bibo, whipping up a cocktail isn't much harder than pouring yourself a glass of wine.

Bibo Barmaid is now available on Amazon for $240, and cocktail mixes are available on Bibo's website starting at $35 for 18 pouches. The company is working on rolling out its liquor pouches in liquor stores and other alcohol retailers across the U.S.

[h/t Supercall]

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