Watching desserts bake is strangely hypnotic


Thanksgiving is over but the holiday crush still looms ahead. 

To get some peace and quiet, you might want to take a sojourn to the nearest powder room and watch this video of desserts being baked in the oven.

Japanese baker Takashi Aizu is the genius who filmed his cookies, cupcakes, turnovers and the like come to delicious golden brown life. 

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Here’s the show Netflix regrets not acquiring


LOS ANGELES — Even Netflix has programming regrets.

Though the streaming giant is home to countless popular originals — including the recent Gilmore Girls revival —  there are still shows the platform wish it had acquired.

One of the shows on the Los Gatos-based company’s wish list? The beloved BBC hit The Great British Bake Off.

Next season, the television series is transitioning from the BBC to Channel 4. Netflix already has two popular British offerings: Charlie Brooker’s dystopian anthology Black Mirror and Peter Morgan’s The Crown.

“I wish we’d had a shot at Bake Off,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in an interview with The Telegraph last week. “It moved very quickly, and we didn’t. The show’s very, very popular on Netflix, all over the place, so we would’ve definitely been interested.” Read more…

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