This guy recreated one of the craziest restaurants in the world at home

If you don't know the restaurant Alinea, know this: it's one of the best restaurants in the world and it's as much a mad science lab and art museum as it is a place to eat dinner. It's crazy, I mean they serve things like edible helium balloons. Somehow, this normal guy recreated all of that magic at home. »11/11/14 8:24pm11/11/14 8:24pm


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 6:25pm3/26/14 6:25pm

The World's Most Beautiful Cookbook Is Now a Beautiful App

Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine keeps getting more accessible to home chefs. First it was a six-volume, 50-pound, $500 culinary encyclopedia. Then came the two-volume, $115 Modernist Cuisine at Home. Now it's an app—a gorgeously designed and far more practical way to learn molecular gastronomy techniques. »11/13/13 12:20pm11/13/13 12:20pm

Are These Avant-Garde Popsicles the Frozen Treats of the Future?

Whether they're ice pops or flat Paletas, most icy treats aren't much of an adventure. But these faceted vegan delicacies up the ante: They're designed to have a smoother melt and better mouth feel and than anything you've tried before. That's right—highly engineered popsicle mouth feel. Welcome to the future. It's… »10/14/13 11:00pm10/14/13 11:00pm

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress: Inside the World's Greatest Food Lab

One of the great regrets of my life is that I'll never have the chance to sample a meal at El Bulli, the now-closed Spanish restaurant considered by very many to be the best in the world, where chef Ferran Adrià pushed the frontiers of food. This documentary by Gereon Wetzel will likely be as close as I get to… »6/14/12 9:00pm6/14/12 9:00pm

Modernist Cuisine at Home Will Come Full of Recipes You Can Actually Use

When the six volume, 50-pound Modernist Cuisine collection came out last year, it was a beautiful and, in the eyes of some, seminal volume dedicated to the future of cooking. But it wasn't really functional for the home chef. In October, Nathan Myhrvold and his merry band of foodies will release Modernist Cuisine at… »5/29/12 5:20pm5/29/12 5:20pm