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 Monday 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 whisk … » 3/24/14 9:40am 3/24/14 9:40am

Cleaning This Flexible Metal Grater Looks Super Easy

A box grater provides more stability and grip when you're turning a chunk of cheddar into shredded cheese, but they pose some challenges when it comes to cleaning and storage. So as the name implies, the Flexy grater starts off flat but can be rolled into a three-dimensional shredder, so it's easy to hold and can be… » 3/18/14 9:20am 3/18/14 9:20am

Is Google Glass the future of home cooking?

I know I will never use Google Glass until it becomes an invisible part of my eyeglasses but I just realized that teaching people how to cook may be a great application for it. Imagine it: Instead of having to look at your tablet or laptop, you can follow recipes without taking your eyes from your hands. So easy. » 3/14/14 2:20pm 3/14/14 2:20pm

Watch This Tiny Ship Steam Its Way Across a Boiling Pot

You're already staring down a sink full of dirty dishes after cooking dinner, the last thing you need is to have to clean the stove too after a pot boils over. And while your cookware probably came with lids already suitable to the task, there's no way they're as fun as this silicone lid featuring a tiny steaming ship. » 3/05/14 5:00pm 3/05/14 5:00pm

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

We've probably all made a few pancakes in amusingly shaped blobs, but Nathan Shields takes pancake to a whole new level of art. The illustrator, former math teacher, and stay-at-home dad makes pancakes with his kids that range from Star Wars tributes to portraits of Isaac Newton to animals painted in stunning… » 2/28/14 4:20pm 2/28/14 4:20pm

The Untold History of the Easy-Bake Oven

I have a confession: My brother and I destroyed my Easy-Bake Oven. I had the 1981 Mini-Wave model, the boxy, yellow microwave style, which was, in my 7-year-old mind, the only kind of Easy-Bake there was. One day, my 4-year-old brother had a brilliant idea—to "cook" a green plastic steak from our 1972 Mattel Tuff Stuff » 2/13/14 4:00pm 2/13/14 4:00pm

How a Pressure Cooker Can Turn Up the Heat on Your Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to make a restaurant-caliber meal at home—especially if you just realized it's on Friday and there are no good dinner reservations left. Modernist cooking enlists techniques that require less active time cooking, while still producing rich flavors—just the sort of thing needed to… » 2/12/14 6:00pm 2/12/14 6:00pm

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

How To Deep Fry Without A Deep Fryer (And Make 5 Super Bowl Treats)

For a lot of us, just thinking about the Super Bowl elicits a craving for deep-fried goodness. If you're without a dedicated fryer, don't fear. Modernist Cuisine at Home will show you how to achieve the same effect with a handful of conventional kitchen tools you just might have lying around. » 2/01/14 1:00pm 2/01/14 1:00pm

A Spice Rack Full of Cylindrical Shakers That Let You Grab a Pinch

Cooking is rarely about using perfectly precise portions—so Umbra designed this clever spice rack with a set of six cylindrical containers, each with its own adjustable ring that lets you shake out as much seasoning as you need. Or, you can simply remove the cap to grab a tried-and-true pinch of whatever spice the… » 1/27/14 5:00pm 1/27/14 5:00pm

The Science of Why Your Pasta Boils Over

We've all done it: you put the pasta on to boil, turn your back for a few minutes to wipe off the counter or read the newest Today I Found Out article, and suddenly you hear that foreboding hissing sound of water boiling over. (Perhaps if you simply subscribed to our Daily Knowledge podcast and been listening instead,… » 1/10/14 7:15am 1/10/14 7:15am

The Physics Behind Why Sausages Split Lengthwise

I like sausages. I like grilled sausages. I like fried sausages. I like beef, pork and chicken sausages. I even like vegetarian sausages. Sometimes when you cook sausages, they burst. This occasionally happens if you try and cook them too fast. It can also happen if the brand of sausage you are cooking is overly… » 1/09/14 5:40pm 1/09/14 5:40pm

Science Finds the Universe's Best French Fries Would Come From Jupiter

Just because we can't fry food in the vacuum of space doesn't mean that the entire universe has to be devoid of its greasy wonder. In fact, turns out us Earthlings live in an environment damned to produce subpar french fries without even realizing it. According to a new study, if you're really jonesing for the good… » 1/08/14 12:40pm 1/08/14 12:40pm

A Beginner's Guide to Buying Custom Kitchen Knives

When selecting a set of knives for your kitchen, you can certainly go to any retail store and purchase an inexpensive set of knives made with plastic handles and low-grade steel. But, when you want something of higher quality, specialized design or materials, or you just want something a bit more personalized, custom » 12/17/13 2:20pm 12/17/13 2:20pm