Can You Make a Great Meal Using Only Items From a Vending Machine?

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March 8 2012 1:47 PM

Haute Cuisine From a Vending Machine?

A cook-off exploring the charms of Chuckles gazpacho and Fig Newton tapenade

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What gourmet dishes can be crafted using only the ingredients from a vending machine?

By Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images.

Can you make a tasty meal using only items found in an office vending machine?

That was the challenge put to Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison, co-hosts of the food podcast The Sporkful. To make it a bit more interesting, Pashman and Garrison faced off against each other, Iron Chef-style,  creating a series of dishes that were then judged by a panel of Slate editors: Julia Turner, John Swansburg, and June Thomas. 

If you’re at all curious about how to make Chuckles gazpacho or how Fiber One tiramisu might taste, check out the video below, the latest in our GastroLab series.

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