Smart Chopsticks That Test Your Food For Contamination

Recently, Stephen Colbert lampooned gadgets that track what you drink and other seemingly inane metrics. But the trend may have just found its ideal market. The Chinese search giant Baidu just introduced a pair of "smart chopsticks" designed to alert users to the presence of "gutter oil," or the illegal use of oil… » 9/03/14 10:17pm 9/03/14 10:17pm

Chopsticks Made From Rice Are the Perfect Pairing

It's estimated that over 130 million wooden chopsticks are produced every day, and most are destined to end up in the trash after just one use. Sure, wood breaks down a lot better than plastic, but a couple of engineers from Barcelona have a better idea. They're producing chopsticks made from rice husks—an unwanted… » 6/20/14 12:40pm 6/20/14 12:40pm

How Chopsticks Were Invented

Created roughly 4,000-5,000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they're perfect for reaching into pots full of hot water or oil) and were most likely made from twigs. While it's difficult to nail down a firm date, it would seem it wasn't until around 500-400 AD… » 12/04/13 5:15am 12/04/13 5:15am

Hone Your Sushi Snatching Skills With This Adorable Chopstick Game

If you happened to make it out to Maker Faire New York this past weekend, you might have seen this wonderful creation that turns mastering chopsticks and dining on sushi into a skill-testing game. NYU students Christina Carter and Jess Jiyoung Jung's ChopsticKing challenges players to not only snatch a moving target,… » 9/24/13 2:09pm 9/24/13 2:09pm

Chopstick Straws (YEP) Will Change How You Eat Ramen Forever

Tradition or not, slurping soup broth directly from a bowl can be an awkward experience, if only because you often end up with it dripping down your chin. But instead of letting all that tasty broth go to waste because you don't have a spoon at your disposal, hopefully restaurants will see the genius in Julian… » 9/09/13 2:40pm 9/09/13 2:40pm

Could The Fork and Knife Chopsticks Be the Only Utensil You Ever Need?

There's an eternal battle going on in my head on what's the greatest utensil in the entire world. I flip with a fork but then flop to chopsticks, I side with the spear and then Benedict Arnold to extended fingers. It's never settled. Different types of food require different utensils. If only there was one utensil to… » 9/05/13 11:00pm 9/05/13 11:00pm

The Compact Chopsticks: You'll Never Dine Unprepared Again

Forks are for amateurs; if you're going to eat you're going to work for it, dammit—enter the chopstick. But all those splinter-laden, wooden eating-twigs don't come without a price, you tree killer. The Compact Chopsticks, however, will let your live your life environmentally friendly and fork-free. Just like God… » 3/20/13 5:00pm 3/20/13 5:00pm

You Need a Tactical Chopstick Holster When You're Serious About Sushi

If sashimi and maki are subjects you take very seriously, check out this over-the-top chopstick holster from Brandon, the incredibly talented 17-year-old behind Vanguard Armament. It ensures your personal set of chopsticks is always close at hand for those quick draw dining situations. » 10/09/12 9:20am 10/09/12 9:20am

Spork Chops Are the Perfect Secret Agent Utensil for Those Who Suck At…

You're in a Japanese restaurant. Or a Chinese restaurant. Or a Korean restaurant. Or to avoid being racist, any restaurant that uses chopsticks as its main conduit for food. It smells so good! But you're sweating, your hands are shaking, you're starving because you can only get one rice morsel at a time with those… » 5/15/12 11:40am 5/15/12 11:40am