The Design of Spoons and Knives Can Change the Way We Taste Food

Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat,… » 9/19/14 9:20am 9/19/14 9:20am

Making Hot Air Bread Balloons With An Industrial-Strength Blower

Here is the most fun way to make bread: Prepare a massive pile of dough, brightly colored with natural dyes; cut off a small section and flatten it out; place that pizza-like sheet on top of an industrial-strength blower and watch it inflate into a toasty, instantly edible balloon. » 7/23/14 2:35pm 7/23/14 2:35pm

A Brief Chat With the Mad Scientist Who Made Viagra Ice Cream

Charlie Francis is no stranger to unusual ice cream concoctions—he's the same guy who brought us a $225 scoop of luminescent jellyfish ice-cream just last year. Before you start licking his latest creation, though, better get yourself a prescription. Because each scoop is infused with a healthy, 25mg dose of Viagra. » 4/15/14 2:54pm 4/15/14 2:54pm

Is This Weird Little Blob The Future Of Bottled Water?

We get it. Our love of drinking water from disposable plastic bottles is a problem, enough of a problem that San Francisco actually wants to ban them. But then what will we drink water out of? Ooho, a biodegradable membrane made of brown algae, is an interesting idea. » 3/26/14 6:46pm 3/26/14 6:46pm

Aromatic Forks Let You Mix Random Smells With Your Food

Do you ever take a bite of steak and wish it tasted a little more like chocolate? Well, wish no more, brave foodie. The Aromafork will make your dreams come true. Designed by the molecular gastronomy outfit Molecule-R, this smelly piece of flatware does exactly what you'd imagine something called "The Aromafork" would… » 3/26/14 6:25pm 3/26/14 6:25pm

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

The Future of Food Trucks

Thanks to the success of food trucks like Kogi BBQ's, LA is considered responsible for the street food craze sweeping the U.S. This is why a USC architecture professor asked her students to design a food truck for the future. » 12/15/10 10:20pm 12/15/10 10:20pm

How God Makes Cheetos

"Gobs of cornmeal are fed into an extruder , which rubs the meal between two metal plates. The friction melts the starch in the corn and causes the moisture to heat up... » 5/25/10 10:20am 5/25/10 10:20am

Radiation Drinkware Is Probably Understating the Toxicity of Your…

Polluted Glasses are miniature, 55-gallon drums that, when filled with mutagen (found in most energy drinks) are capable of rewriting your DNA in a most disastrous fashion. $15 for 2. [NeatoShop] » 4/02/10 11:40am 4/02/10 11:40am

What Is This?

What could this be? Did Pac-Man dye himself in chrome? Did the power of my goatee split a rounded mirror in half? If you can make out the logo in the top right corner, you'll have a hint... » 3/15/10 9:20pm 3/15/10 9:20pm

Henckels' Absolutely Striking Magnetic Knife Block

Displaying one's prized knives on magnets has grown so trendy it's already tiresome. But when those magnets are hidden within a properly angled slab of wood? It's absolutely striking. » 3/15/10 6:40pm 3/15/10 6:40pm

Electric Burner or Turntable?

This $50 electric burner by Deni doesn't use fancy magnetic induction tech. But covered in knobs and stainless steel, it looks like a piece of high end stereo equipment that will absolutely rock your Campbell's chicken and stars soup. [Deni] » 3/15/10 3:59pm 3/15/10 3:59pm

Bodum Bistro Rugged Appliances

Bodum wouldn't dare call their upcoming Bistro line of appliances "rugged," but wrapped in rubber and dotted with grippy nubs, they feel like power tools re-imagined by a toy company. And I mean that in the best possible way. » 3/15/10 1:40pm 3/15/10 1:40pm

Coke Even Makes Their Bottles Out of Sugar

In what's surely an attempt to spite high fructose corn syrup haters everywhere, Coke has redesigned their plastic bottle to contain what was once sugar cane. They call it a "PlantBottle." (It's not this thing.) » 1/26/10 11:40am 1/26/10 11:40am

Come On Ride the Sushi Train

Conveyor belt sushi and sushi trains have always been particularly appealing as they promise unlimited food without requiring the pangs of social interaction or the short repeated treks to the buffet line. Now that joy can come to your home. » 7/07/09 6:20pm 7/07/09 6:20pm

Bake a Delicious, Healthy Pizza On Your Way to Work

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and how many of you drive to work each morning without any pizza in your stomach? This travesty shall be amended! » 6/25/09 8:34am 6/25/09 8:34am