Ratatouille has never looked better than it did in the Pixar movie. A perfect accordion of vegetables of different colors winding themselves in a pot glazed with visual deliciousness. Which makes sense because one of the best chefs in the world, Thomas Keller, imagined the recipe up for the animators at Pixar to make.…
Mark Watney’s tea may have been nothing but spent rocket fuel, but on the ISS, astronauts are about to get a lesson in good ol’ fashioned English tea time. That’s thanks to British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, who’s working hard to figure out how to bring several of his country’s staples into zero-gee.
This is pretty awesome: a huge fan of Dune, Chris-Rachael Oseland went and made a bread shaped like one of the novel’s iconic sand worms, and provided the recipe!
Induction cooking is sorcery masked as science through the power of magnets. That’s what I believe in my heart, at least. The heat is created from magnetic induction (as opposed to a gas stove flame or electric heating) which means without the right type of pan, you won’t be able to cook anything, even if the stove is…
For a long time, the only two things that have really separated humans from apes is our ability to make fire and and our propensity towards consuming french fries. Turns out that chimpanzees likely possess both these qualities as well, thanks to a study that claims they have the “desire” to cook.
A loaf of bread isn't fluffed up by chemistry alone. It's slowly built up by colonies of yeast, which you heartlessly extinguish when you bake the dough in the oven. There's an ecosystem in every loaf, and a special kind of loaf, sourdough, is built by a special kind of ecology.
Apparently, this is a commercial from NTT Docomo to promote the speed of its new LTE network. Maybe in Japan, the effect is different, but I don't want a cell phone now. I want a shrimp gun.
It's Thanksgiving, which means it's time to be thankful for morons who attempt to fry their own turkeys. Here they are: The very best of the biggest Turkey Fryer Fails we found on the internet. Be safe!
What happens to a turkey when you deep fry it and why does pie crust need to be kept so cold? Just in time for Thanksgiving, Guy Crosby, the science editor for America's Test Kitchen, is here to take all of our questions about what science tells us about how to prepare a meal.
A third challenger has appeared in the perennial throwdown between gas and charcoal grilling: Freaking LAVA.
Recently we highlighted how to bake chocolate chip cookies to your standard of perfection. Besides adjusting the amount of ingredients such as flour or baking soda, the type of sugar you use in your cookies can make a big difference in flavor and texture too.
Some two-fifths of people wash raw chicken in preparation for cooking. But health experts say the practice could cause more harm than good.
Outdoor frying is notoriously dangerous business, mostly due to the precarious combination of fire and propane tanks with moist food and large volumes of scalding hot oil. Here, food expert Alton Brown shows you how to build a free-standing "fry derrick" so as to avoid injury or, worse yet, making a fool of yourself…
Bacon smells good. Like, unreasonably good. There are many reasons for this, say food chemists — 150 to be exact.
Space is full of mysteries, but one in particular has been weighing on our minds lately: How's the food up there? We're taking a look at how space meals get made, the best astronaut food hacks, and the experiment that showed just where the best french fries in the galaxy would really be found.
It's Thanksgiving — which means it's time to be thankful for morons who attempt to fry their own turkeys. Here it is: The very best of the biggest Turkey Fryer Fails we found on the internet. Be safe!
Merrill Stubbs is a chef and food writer, and she's here today to answer all of our Thanksgiving questions about food, recipes, and the all the best things to fill your table up with this year.
Here's a clever piece of post-apocalyptic kit. You know that clunky drip-coffee maker you scored for like five bucks at your neighbor's yard sale? Turns out it's actually a pretty serious all-in-one culinary wonder machine – provided you know how to use it.
It's a Dalek. Specifically designed to hold cupcakes. Oh my God.