This week's all about where gadgets meet gastronomy, but the truth is, the magic's not in the gear, it's what you do with it. Just look at what comedian George Egg does with the crap in his hotel room.

I would totally eat that—tortellini and spinach boiled in an electric kettle, followed by ciabatta bread baked on a clothes iron. Mmm mmm good. [George Egg via Consumerist]

Taste Test is our weeklong tribute to the leaps that occur when technology meets cuisine, spanning everything from the historic breakthroughs that made food tastier and safer to the Earl-Grey-friendly replicators we impatiently await in the future.