How come some ice cream sandwiches don't melt in the blazing sun?

After hearing the news story about how a mother was concerned that her son's ice cream sandwich from Wal-Mart didn't melt after 12 hours in the sun, Dan Collins of KIKN 100.5 in Sioux Falls tested it out himself and recorded the process for video proof. Indeed, these things don't melt. But why? How is this possible? » 7/29/14 12:24am Yesterday 12:24am

The Future of Grilled Cheese Delivery Is Crispy, Gooey, and Delicious

Time is not kind to grilled cheese sandwiches; there's a (very) slim window once they've left the skillet before they turn into a congealed bummer. Which makes home delivery all but impossible. But the SmartBox, a highly engineered container, promises to get these fickle sandos to your door with minimum rubberization.… » 7/28/14 8:00am Monday 8:00am

These beige bars somehow turn into frozen fish sticks

Hmm, frozen fish sticks sure start off looking suspiciously like the protein blocks from Snowpiercer and you know how that turned out (if you watched the movie). But this is all fish! Minced cod, to be exact. The frozen blocks of fish supposedly trap the flavor and are presumably more efficient to ship. » 7/25/14 1:18am Friday 1:18am

3D-Printed Ice Cream Guarantees the Perfectly Balanced Cone

The MIT students who hacked together a Cuisinart soft-serve machine, a Solidoodle, and a freezer to create this wonderful 3D ice cream printer have no plans to commercialize it; they just built it as a proof-of-concept. And that's too bad, because if perfected this machine has the potential to engineer a perfect ice… » 7/17/14 9:49am 7/17/14 9:49am

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

Seeing ice cream melt in a time lapse is oddly satisfying

The only thing bad about eating ice cream during the summer is how fast the frozen deliciousness melts. After two minutes, it's dripping onto your elbows and your forearm is sticky for the rest of the day. No one likes melted ice cream. That's why it's so bizarre that watching ice cream melt in this time lapse by … » 7/08/14 11:56pm 7/08/14 11:56pm

Every Guest Can Be Their Own Grillmaster With this Tabletop BBQ

The general rule of thumb is that whoever's throwing the barbecue gets to be the grillmaster—but that's not always a coveted title. Picky eaters and those who prefer their steaks burnt to a crisp take the fun out of it, so the folks at Unikia have created a communal tabletop grill that makes everyone responsible for… » 7/04/14 8:00pm 7/04/14 8:00pm

Seeing frozen pizza get made looks a lot like CGI

It kind of makes sense for frozen pizzas to look so fake. As delicious as frozen pizza can be—and trust me, I think they're fantastic—they're barely food. They're more like sodium-laced stripped wheat frisbees topped with spiced rubber parts. Here's how frozen pizza is made in a big factory. If you pretend it's CGI,… » 7/03/14 12:52am 7/03/14 12:52am

Here's how golden goop turns into fortune cookies

How do they get those quippy fortunes inside a fortune cookie? It starts with a goop which gets baked and perforated while still hot. The paper fortune is placed on top of the hot cookie which is then permanently folded to its infamous shape with robot hands, trapping the promises of one's future until someone makes… » 7/01/14 11:10pm 7/01/14 11:10pm

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