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

Trailer: Netflix's new food series Chef's Table looks deliciously epic 

Netflix teamed up with David Gelb, the creator of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, to tell the story of six world class chefs and showcase their kitchens and, drool, their food. The trailer plays up the series as something epic (all that music!) but looks like it's going to reveal an interesting story of see the life of… » 3/30/15 11:30pm Monday 11:30pm

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

Anova Precision Cooker Review: Killer Sous Vide for Everyone

I have a problem. It's a kitchen gadget addiction. Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to try the latest and greatest cooking appliances—or at least all the As Seen On TV and Sky Mall shit. Well, that addiction just paid off: The Anova Precision Cooker has been bringing me stupid amounts of joy for the past few… » 3/25/15 3:00pm 3/25/15 3:00pm

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

This $19 Waffle Iron is More Versatile Than You Could Ever Imagine

I'm not a big fan of single-use kitchen gadgets, but breakfast is just the beginning for the seemingly-specialized waffle iron, and this well-reviewed Black & Decker model is only $19 today on Amazon, an all-time low. » 3/23/15 9:15am 3/23/15 9:15am

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

Protect Leftovers (or Learn Sous-Vide) With This Cheap Vacuum Sealer

We've all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent a little too much time in the fridge or freezer, but vacuum sealing your foods can keep them safe from freezer burn pretty much indefinitely, and dramatically extend their shelf life everywhere else. » 3/12/15 9:45am 3/12/15 9:45am

The Pizza From This Box-Shaped Oven Is Always Hot and Gooey

Usually when you open a pizza box that's been sitting on your kitchen counter for weeks, you're not going to find a fresh, hot slice inside. So maybe it's time to take your local pizza place off your speed dial and start making your own using this compact oven that looks like a pizza box, except that it's not made of… » 3/06/15 9:22am 3/06/15 9:22am

This Smart Countertop Grill Has All the Chef Skills You Don't

When the microwave was first introduced it seemed like it would be the perfect all-in-one kitchen appliance that made cooking as easy as setting a timer. But rubbery meats, scalding hot beverages, and soggy pizza slices proved otherwise. The Cinder Sensing Cooker, however, could very well be the perfect kitchen… » 3/05/15 6:30am 3/05/15 6:30am

The Perfect Potholder For Crossword-Loving Chefs

If you're up to the challenge of trying to cook for others, there's a good chance you welcome all kinds of challenges. And for chefs who love to tackle words and riddles as much as they do a demi-glace, this $19 crossword puzzle Subtext trivet is a perfect addition to their kitchen. » 3/03/15 3:26pm 3/03/15 3:26pm

Ingenious Infrared Microwave Shows Your Food Change Color As It Heats Up

After watching this video I feel like the best microwave I've ever used sucked very badly. What you see here is a concept for the Heat Map Microwave, which would have a built-in IR camera on top and a screen on the front, effectively allowing you to see exactly when your food has been heated all the way through. Get… » 2/11/15 12:00pm 2/11/15 12:00pm

Start An Indoor Herb Garden on the Cheap, Today Only

If you don't have the yard space for a real garden, there are a couple of deals available on Amazon today to grow your favorite herbs, spices, and even small fruits or vegetables anywhere in your house. » 2/11/15 9:15am 2/11/15 9:15am

Video: Making cast iron skillets the old fashioned way is pretty fun

Anthony Bourdain has a new show of sorts that explores the craftsmanship of certain items and the people behind them and the first episode focuses on Borough Furnace, a small metal casting workshop that makes handcrafted cast iron skillets. You see a bit of the process of how they turn recycled iron into cookware. » 2/06/15 9:09pm 2/06/15 9:09pm

Cook Like an Adult with This Discounted Tri-Ply Cookware Set

If your kitchen's still stocked with $10 nonstick skillets and saucepans that you can bend with your bare hands, it's time to throw all of that away and upgrade to tri-ply cookware. » 2/04/15 9:46am 2/04/15 9:46am

GE's New Sensor Turns Induction Cooktops Into Compact Sous Vide Machines

Revived sometime in the mid-1960s, sous vide is a method of evenly cooking food using an airtight vacuum-sealed plastic bag submerged in a temperature-controlled water bath, and it's become increasingly popular for home use in recent years. But instead of requiring yet another appliance that occupies precious kitchen… » 1/20/15 12:00pm 1/20/15 12:00pm

If You Threw Cookie Dough at the Sun, How Long Would It Take to Bake?

First, let's assume you are in orbit around the Earth's atmosphere, and you threw the cookie sunward at 25 mph. The most delicious of speeds.
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This Crazy Machine Wants to Be a ​Keurig For Complete Meals

Say what you will about the quality of coffee that comes out of pod-based machines like the Keurig, the machines have caught on like wildfire. They're fast, they're easy to use, and you can instantly brew up almost flavor or type of coffee you like. And soon, dinner prep might be just as easy as using a Keurig… » 1/07/15 3:16pm 1/07/15 3:16pm

How Do Robots Learn to Cook? By Watching YouTube, Obviously.

Scientists have been toying around with something called "deep learning" (a massive, internet-based robot brain) for a while now. But a newly published paper details the latest advancement in the robotic processing system: Learning how to cook simply from watching YouTube videos. Robots—they're just like us! » 1/04/15 10:20am 1/04/15 10:20am

The Scientific Formula for Perfect Eggnog

Have you ever felt like making boozy eggnog is a total crapshoot? Half the time you get a smooth and delicious cocktail, and half the time it's a lumpy, curdled mess. What gives? » 12/25/14 5:00pm 12/25/14 5:00pm