The Science of Why Chicken Goes Bad So Quickly

Food-borne bacteria are the primary cause of spoilage and food poisonings. Thriving in moist, low-acid environments where lots of protein is present, pathogens like Salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli live with the bird during its life and stay with its meat after slaughter; likewise, other bacteria, such a … » 3/31/15 5:15am Yesterday 5:15am

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

How ridiculously giant chocolate Easter eggs are made

I don't see anything excessive about this at all. Instead, I see a chocolate fountain I'd like to install at my house. I now crave a giant chocolate Easter egg I could spend 40 days and 40 nights eating. And I want every meal I eat to be put together by these joy givers who artfully assemble this humungous… » 3/27/15 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

Now You Don't Even Have to Boil Water to Make Perfect Pasta

Even those completely unskilled in the kitchen can manage to successfully boil a pot of water and make pasta. But Barilla doesn't want to stop there, it wants even those who can barely differentiate between a stove and a fridge to be able to make spaghetti, and so has created a new line of pastas called Pronto that… » 3/26/15 12:20pm Thursday 12:20pm

Video: Chef makes wonderfully miniature burgers in a super tiny kitchen

You wouldn't be wrong to think that a tiny cheeseburger is just a slider but you also wouldn't be all the way right, either. That's because Miniature Space stretches (compacts?) the imagination of what tiny food can be in their tiny kitchen. Here they are grillin' up some burgers that are so tiny, they're probably… » 3/25/15 7:05pm 3/25/15 7:05pm

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

This ad's food porn made me so hungry I'm now hypnotized

This commercial for Japanese restaurant Yugo—a very cool place in Madrid, Spain, decorated like a World War II Japanese bunker—is making me drool so much that I'm afraid of drowning in my own saliva. I want to stuff my face with a bucket full of those broiled toro nigiri. That's the only thing in my mind right now. » 3/25/15 12:46am 3/25/15 12:46am

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

The Crazy, Broken Food Superhighway That Supplies America's Produce

You might know that a lot of produce moves from Mexico to the U.S. But the infrastructure and economics of that system are incredibly screwed up—like throwing tons of ripe tomatoes into a landfill screwed up. » 3/20/15 12:30pm 3/20/15 12:30pm

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

You Have To Look Closely To See That This NES Is Actually a Cake

There's no shortage of wacky wedding cakes on the internet, but this creation is particularly noteworthy because until you get a good close-up look at it, it doesn't look like a cake at all. You'd swear it was a functional NES console complete with two controllers and a copy of Tetris, but in reality it's completely… » 3/17/15 4:31pm 3/17/15 4:31pm

Chocolate dessert blooms like a flower right before you eat it

I like food that's as close to being alive (or fresh, depending on your perspective) as possible. That's partly because it tastes better but also because it's tingly to see food move when you don't expect it too. This blooming chocolate dessert is a mover, all right. As you pour the cream onto the dish, the chocolate… » 3/13/15 6:37pm 3/13/15 6:37pm

This delicious Hungarian pasta dish looks like boiled maggots

Our friend Anna Péter, from the food blog Malackaraj, continues to delight my virtual taste buds with another gross-looking Hungarian plate. This one is a maggot-like pasta called tojásos nokedly, a plate that you eat with a lettuce salad called fejes saláta. Apparently, it's one of Hungary's most iconic plates. » 3/13/15 1:14am 3/13/15 1:14am

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

Video: The skilled beauty of making croissants

One of my favorite things I love to see get made is croissants. Mostly because of the ungodly amount of butter that gets used but also because the idea of folding something so flat into something so scrumptious is a lot fun and I love seeing the golden, flaky finished product. This video has two out of the three. » 3/11/15 12:31am 3/11/15 12:31am

Black bun fried frog burger looks scary but is probably delicious

Fried frogs can look frighteningly like failed science experiments and imagining eating them might conjure gooey liquid slime down your throat but they're actually quite enjoyable to eat. So even though this black bun burger looks like it has disgustingly trapped a gross frog, I'm sure it tastes just fine. » 3/07/15 1:19am 3/07/15 1:19am

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

Fascinating Theory Says 2001: A Space Odyssey Is Really All About Food

2001: A Space Odyssey can be interpreted about a million different ways. That's a big part of its appeal. But have you ever felt… hungry while watching it? That's because the movie is actually about food. Look closely, and you'll see it too! » 3/05/15 1:56pm 3/05/15 1:56pm

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