Watching this video of a chef cooking massaged my senses with pleasure

Here's an entire series of ASMR videos featuring baking and cooking and prepping and opening packages and so forth. The chef makes vegan goods, which depending on your world view may shade what you think of the cooking, but there is no doubt: it is so very pleasurable to watch the food get made. It's like a soothing… » 4/01/15 7:21am Today 7:21am

Making this 24 carrot gold cake is pure alchemy

One of the reasons I desperately want to time travel is to blow the minds of people in the past with just the simplest of things today. Imagine going back hundreds of years and baking this gold 24 'carrot' cake. With a few drops of food coloring and a few edible gold leaf sheets, I'd be hailed as the greatest… » 3/25/15 4:55pm 3/25/15 4:55pm

Throwing My Broken Laptop in the Oven Baked It Back to Life

Every couple months I pull out my old gaming laptop from college: a busted-ass Dell m1210 that's had its motherboard replaced four times under warranty because Nvidia couldn't get its shit together. It never works right. I've had enough. I'm sticking this sucker in the oven. » 3/24/15 12:00pm 3/24/15 12:00pm

Video: Inside the kitchen of the best pizza place in Rome

Lucky Peach shows us a behind the counter look at what is probably the best pizza place in Rome (and maybe Italy? the world?): Pizzarium. Consistently placed on top ten lists, it's famous for its pizza al taglio, which is pizza by the slice. Chef Gabriele Bonci gives us a rundown on how he makes pizza and it's pretty… » 3/19/15 10:53pm 3/19/15 10:53pm

Video: The skilled beauty of making croissants

One of my favorite things I love to see get made is croissants. Mostly because of the ungodly amount of butter that gets used but also because the idea of folding something so flat into something so scrumptious is a lot fun and I love seeing the golden, flaky finished product. This video has two out of the three. » 3/11/15 12:31am 3/11/15 12:31am

Battle of the Baking Scales: Drop Kitchen vs. Perfect Bake

Whaddya mean I can just pour ingredients onto either of these smart scales until they tell me to stop and I get delicious homemade cookies for my trouble?! What sort of black magic is this? It's called "baking by weight" and it will change the way you look at cooking. » 12/20/14 12:00pm 12/20/14 12:00pm

Self-Leveling Measuring Spoons So You Never Have to Mess With a Knife

When you're cooking, as long as the ingredients go well together, you can toss almost anything together and call it a meal. But when you're baking, there's a science to the ingredients, especially when it comes to proportions. Leveling off a measuring spoon ensures you're adding the exact amount of a given ingredient,… » 11/05/14 3:20pm 11/05/14 3:20pm

A beautiful ode to one of the world's most delicious and versatile foods

This video, from Claire Thomas, shows off the versatility and all around awesomeness of eggs. It's close up shot after slow mo shot after food porn shot of that beautiful yellow jello orb that, when added to anything, makes everything taste a little better. » 8/18/14 11:57pm 8/18/14 11:57pm

Make Your Gingerbread People Dance With These Posable Cookie Cutters

Your average gingerbread cookie ends up looking a lot like da Vinci's Vitruvian Man with its limbs splayed out in every direction. But with this modular cookie cutter in your kitchen repertoire, you can create gingerbread cookies that are a little more lifelike and active. » 7/28/14 4:29pm 7/28/14 4:29pm

Aerosol Cake Batter Is Real Now and Nothing Will Ever Be the Same

Just when you thought that mankind's genius could stretch no further, a solid year of research has given birth to a new apex in cake innovation. Friends, say hello to Spray Cake, the Harvard-bred cake batter in a can. » 7/18/14 11:49am 7/18/14 11:49am

You Can Measure, Mix, Knead, and Bake Bread In this One Silicone Bowl

The best way to think of Lékué's flexible silicone bowl is as a bread machine that won't waste valuable kitchen counter space when not in use. Because it's soft and flexible it can be easily stored in a cupboard or even a drawer, and because it's all silicone it can go straight from the counter to the oven without… » 7/01/14 5:00pm 7/01/14 5:00pm

Embossed Rolling Pins Let Bakers Sign Their Creations

Painters always sign their canvases, so why shouldn't bakers—proud of their tasty treats—not sign their work as well? But since pens don't work on dough, and Sharpies are probably an even worse idea, Etsy seller Zuzia Zuber will create a custom rolling pin for you, embossed with a repeating pattern of "made by (your… » 3/21/14 5:20pm 3/21/14 5:20pm

San Francisco's Iconic Sourdough Is Made from 160-Year-Old Yeast

Boudin's sourdough bread's unique tangy taste and chewy center has been a hit with San Francisco residents since the bakery first opened in 1849. A big part of brand's success has been due to its unyielding consistency—a feat only accomplished because the company is still using the same yeast culture that Isidore… » 3/16/14 10:00am 3/16/14 10:00am

You can bake cookies from the cookie dough of cookie dough ice cream

Well, well, well. Isn't this good to know? Turns out, you can strain all the ice cream out of cookie dough ice cream and use its dough to bake cookies. Surprise! It's actually cookie dough! It's not just factory made cookie flavoring made to make you crave ice cream more (even if it still is all that). » 2/07/14 9:21pm 2/07/14 9:21pm

A genius guy invented the perfect machine to make a single cookie

Here's the thing about chocolate chip cookies: they're delicious. Here's another thing: unless you're a professional baker maestro who bakes a batch everyday and tweaks their cookie recipe after every time to adjust the flavor, it's going to be hard to come up with the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. It's a… » 1/13/14 8:30pm 1/13/14 8:30pm

Pretty Up Your Muffin Top With a Geometric Mold

We're already well aware that the muffin top is the irrefutable epitome of all that is good about muffins. But did you know that this marvel of modern culinary science can still be improved upon? Say hello to the geometric muffin mold. » 1/09/14 6:20pm 1/09/14 6:20pm

The Chemistry of Baking Cookies

Shove a tray of dough into the oven and something magical happens: that raw mixture of ingredients is transformed into a delightful circle of deliciousness, a cookie. If you've ever wondered exactly what science was behind baking, though, this video explains. » 11/20/13 5:50am 11/20/13 5:50am

These Cupcake Molds Take Muffin Top Literally

What do you get the jolly baker who already has everything? How about some silicone cupcake molds in the shape of pants that look like an overweight person when you bake muffins in them? They're called "Muffin Tops," and they go on sale in October. » 8/13/13 1:40pm 8/13/13 1:40pm

A Rocking Horse Cookie Cutter Is a Sweet and Easy Way For Kids To Help

Kids love to help out in the kitchen when the end product is cakes, pies, or cookies. Though even the simplest of assigned tasks can turn into a kitchen disaster in the blink of an eye, cutting cookies has always been a pretty reliable assignment. Now, it's even easier for young'ns with this adorable rocking horse… » 7/17/13 5:00pm 7/17/13 5:00pm