Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

There is a fair chance that if you're reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you're likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don't really look at it very hard. It is,… » 7/29/14 9:47am Tuesday 9:47am

An Ingredient Measuring Machine Is Like Insurance For Baking

When you're cooking, you can toss almost any series of ingredients into a pan and end up with something edible. But when you're baking, you need to pay close to attention to precisely measuring out ingredients so your creation turns out as expected. So as with anything requiring precision, it's best to leave it to a… » 7/28/14 1:30pm Monday 1:30pm

This restaurant might have the best bread and butter in the world

The bread and butter at Razza Pizza Artiginale is made by James Beard Rising Star Chef semi-finalist Dan Richer. He's the chef behind the restaurant and might be more obsessed with bread and butter than any person on the planet. This video shows how he made his restaurant's bread and butter the most delicious. » 7/16/14 1:39am 7/16/14 1:39am

The easy scientific method to make foolproof eggs Benedict

The chef of the Waldorf Hotel created the Eggs Benedict in 1894 when a customer asked for buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon and a hooker of hollandaise to cure his hangover. But everyone knows that cooking them at home is a real nightmare, well, it was. This is how to do them according to science. » 6/23/14 10:30pm 6/23/14 10:30pm

Steaklocker Could Let You Dry-Age Delicious Beef Chunks at Home

Dry-aged beef. It's a phrase that gets fancy steak-lovers' mouths all drooly. The magic dance of enzymes and moisture reduction creates out-of-this-world flavor and tenderness that, unless you've got restaurant-grade equipment, you can't recreate at home. Steaklocker wants to change that, with a device on Kickstarter » 6/17/14 10:40am 6/17/14 10:40am

Medieval Kitchens Used a Specially Bred Dog to Turn Roasting Spits

Before the era of "set it and forget it" countertop rotisserie ovens, kitchen gadgets required a lot more manpower—and if not manpower, then dogpower. The turnspit, a breed of dog dating for medieval Britain, would run around and around on a wheel like a hamster in a cage, ensuring evenly roasted meat for hungry… » 5/18/14 9:00pm 5/18/14 9:00pm

Keep Your Cookbooks Clean With a Temporary Recipe Tattoo on Your Arm

The cookbooks I've used in my life have endured drippings, grease splatters, and one especially harrowingly bath in a pot of tomato soup. Let's face it, a big block of paper is an inconvenient thing to lug around the kitchen. But there's an ingenious little idea that puts tattoos in a perfectly convenient place to… » 5/09/14 3:40pm 5/09/14 3:40pm

You Can Boil Water in Paper Cups, Just Like the Neanderthals May Have

Boiling water is as easy as they say—even without pots and pans. Thanks to the laws of physics, you can put a flame up to a paper cup or plastic bag, and water will boil without scorching the container. A paleontologist is speculating that Neanderthals cooked their meat in birch bark trays or skin bags using the same… » 5/01/14 3:00pm 5/01/14 3:00pm

How to Make a Drill-Powered Pepper Grinder

If you've ever cooked pepper steak, you know the feeling of your forearms cramping up after what seems like hours of twisting. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were just a machine that did all the hard work? Lucky for you, there is, and it's probably in your garage. That is, if you still have film canisters lying… » 4/23/14 7:40pm 4/23/14 7:40pm

You'll Never Mess Up a Recipe When R2-D2 Does Your Measuring

As far as movie sidekicks go, it's hard to find one as invaluable as Star War's R2-D2 was. That little droid was always in the right place, at the right time, with the right tool to save the day. And that now includes your kitchen with this R2-D2 measuring cup set that helps ensure your baking ingredients are always… » 4/17/14 6:40pm 4/17/14 6:40pm

Oreo Fed Me Strange Cookie-Concocted Recipes And I Didn't Die

Traditionally, you'd eat an Oreo straight of the box, or sometimes very recently dipped in a glass of milk. The people at Oreo felt the need to show that their cookie is more diverse than that, however, so they put it in a bunch of weird recipes and made me eat the result in order to prove something about the future.… » 4/14/14 12:00pm 4/14/14 12:00pm

3D-Printed Adapter Turns Bamboo Skewers Into an Easy-Clean Whisk

If there's one tool that's a necessary evil in your kitchen it's the whisk. Its ability to blend and whip is matched only by its resistance to being cleaned. But if you have access to a 3D printer and a bag of bamboo skewers, this simple adapter could mean you'll never have to clean out the nook and crannies on a… » 3/24/14 9:40am 3/24/14 9:40am