Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Today, I’m going to introduce you to a Thai fruit called ka-noon or jackfruit. It is sweet, fibrous fruit with a strong smell. Every home in Thailand has a jackfruit tree in the back of their house. The reason is that ‘noon’ means support in Thai so you need someone behind you to support you. If it’s the right season, summertime, you may be able to find it in the Asian food store.
Now, I’m going to give you some tips how to pick a good jackfruit. First is smell. The jackfruit gives off a strong smell. If you can’t smell it, it’s not ripe yet. It’s ready. Second the feel. The jackfruit should be slightly soft but not to squishy. If it’s too squishy, it’s too ripe. It’s ready.
As you can see, the fruit itself is huge. So, you need to be cutting it to small pieces to eat. They may do this for you at the store or you can cut on your own. First, the jackfruit is very sticky and sap is a lot like glue. So you need to put some paper or plastic down before you cut it. You also need to coat your knife in oil or your knife will get really sticky. Use a big knife and cut the jackfruit in half, and then half again and then half one more time. Now, cut out the core. Soak up the sap with a paper towel. The fruit is large, yellow and look a bit like huge corn kernel. This is the part you’ll eat.
It’s a lot of work, but jackfruit is very good. I think it is best when it is cold so put in the fridge a bit to chill and enjoy!
If you want more information about this or other easy Thai food recipe, visit my website at thaifoodcast.com.