Cooking

  • Mellow Is A Foolproof Sous-Vide Machine For The Busy Chef

    Mellow Is A Foolproof Sous-Vide Machine For The Busy Chef

    Sous-vide is a cooking method that allows you to make amazingly tender vegetables and meats by cooking food in a warm water bath. It’s risen in popularity in the last few years and home machines like Anova have driven down the price of a good machine in the past year. Now there’s the Mellow, a sort of sous-vide smart crockpot that you can program to make your soft boiled eggs at… Read More

  • The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells, Kills It On Kickstarter

    The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells, Kills It On Kickstarter

    A Kickstarter-backed gadget called the Golden Goose is a new kitchen utility that lets you scramble eggs in the shell. Why? Because you can. I have to admit, I sort of love it when people find a way to take something that was totally not broken, and very simple to do – like scrambling eggs, for example – and reinvent it entirely. Seriously, even I can scramble eggs and… Read More

  • Content Meets Commerce Meets Food: Cooking Site Food52 Debuts New E-Commerce Shop, Provisions

    Content Meets Commerce Meets Food: Cooking Site Food52 Debuts New E-Commerce Shop, Provisions

    Food52, a crowdsourced cooking website co-founded by former New York Times food editor Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is today making the move into e-commerce with the launch of an online shop called Provisions. Here, Food52 visitors will be able to browse through and purchase a variety of products, organized into themed collections, like “Rooftop Party,” or “Freshly… Read More

  • Codlo Kickstarts A Sous Vide Machine For Us Gastronerds

    Codlo Kickstarts A Sous Vide Machine For Us Gastronerds

    Another home sous vide machine is about to enter the market. UK-made Codlo just passed its Kickstarter goal, with only five days to spare. Sous vide is a French method of cooking food sealed in airtight bags in a water bath. The idea is to immerse them in a regulated temperature that isn’t as hot as boiling water, with the intention of cooking them evenly throughout. The original Sous… Read More

  • Panna, A Video-Based Cooking “Magazine” For iOS, Raises $1.35 Million

    Panna, A Video-Based Cooking “Magazine” For iOS, Raises $1.35 Million

    Panna, a video cooking magazine iOS application which connects users to celebrity chefs, has raised $1.35 million in a round of funding led by Anthem Ventures. Others participating include Lerer Ventures, Crosslink Ventures, Maveron, Shari Redstone’s Advancit Capital, RSL Venture Partners, Launchpad LA, David Tisch’s BoxGroup, and angels Rick J. Caruso, Ken Siskind, Jay… Read More

  • Backed or Whacked: Kick the Cook

    Backed or Whacked: Kick the Cook

    Companies keep trying to affix touchscreens to our refrigerators and develop more infomercial-friendly variations of the blender, but the kitchen still remains a relatively low-tech sanctuary. Even as we hurtle toward a Wall-E-era existence of complete automation and leisure, the simple joys of preparing a meal in one’s own kitchen can be invigorating. And while Kickstarter has begun… Read More

  • ZipList’s Web Clipper Turns Pinterest Recipes Into Shopping Lists

    ZipList’s Web Clipper Turns Pinterest Recipes Into Shopping Lists

    ZipList, the shopping list startup nabbed by Condé Nast in April for a reported $14 million, has just added a nifty little tool that makes the “inspirational” imagery found on Pinterest a bit more practical. If you cook and you like pinning stuff, then you’ll like this,too. The company has introduced a web browser button that, when clicked, adds the ingredients from a recipe… Read More

  • Mor.sl Offers Recipe Recommendations To Hungry Webonauts

    Mor.sl Offers Recipe Recommendations To Hungry Webonauts

    An entrepreneur we met in DC, Mili Mittal, told us about her site, mor.sl. Unfortunately, she didn’t describe it fully, leading me to believe it was far less cool than it really is. That failure has been averted thanks to a quick browse and subsequent salivation. Mor.sl is, in short, a recipe recommendation engine. You like you some cheese? They got you some cheese. You like you some pasta? Read More

  • What Witchery Is This? A Cardboard Camping Pot?

    This Kickstarter project aims to rend the very fabric of space and time. The product is a camping pot for boiling water and doing a little cooking in a pinch but get this: the pot is made of paper. The pot is completely biodegradable and folds flat in your backpack. It’s mostly designed for a single use although you can feasibly boil a few bottle-fulls of water in it over time. The foods… Read More

  • Cooklet Aims To Disrupt The Stodgy Cooking Scene With Gingerbread Carp

    Cooklet Aims To Disrupt The Stodgy Cooking Scene With Gingerbread Carp

    Cooklet, a Poland-based cooking site founded by Grzegorz Trubiłowicz, features a lot of what you’d expect – lots of recipes, a few pictures of happy-looking skinny people who you know don’t eat much food, and some international flare. However, the rise of sites like Cooklet point to a change in the way people find recipes and make food. It’s a transition from the… Read More

  • DIY Sous Vide Cooker

    So you want to make fancy food like all them chefs in them fancy Franch restaurants up in the city there? Do you, fancy boy? Well then you’d best get out into the garridge and start building because me and muther aren’t buying you any Sux Vid cooker for $450 so’s you can cook eggs like some fancy Franch cook. When I was in the army we din’t have food processors, just… Read More

  • Water oven makes slow cookin' that roast a breeze

    We did a little roast beast this year on Christmas, and although it turned out great, there was a huge amount of consternation involving variations in oven temperature, at what intervals to re-baste, and that sort of thing. If only there were a precision cooking instrument in which I could put a vacuum-packed hunk of meat and have it suspended in a perfect mass of temperature-controlled… Read More

  • QooQ – a tablet computer that teaches you how to cook

    [France] Tablets are destined to be the next super trendy tech device. CrunchGear regularly reports on new devices that will be launched by PC or mobile manufacturers, and Apple will one day join the dance. Analysts have announced that the tablet war will take place in 2010 so we just have to be patient. A French company called Unowhy, (which raised 2.9 million euros in April 09) is… Read More

  • Add exact smidgens to your gumbo with this cyber-spoon


    It’s true, anything can be improved. Some clever designer has created what could be the penultimate kitchen gadget. The digital spoon. The issue is, while for general cooking, you can use volume measuring. Normally, just using that one cup measure isn’t going to cause problems. However when you get into more gourmet usage of high end spices, it just doesn’t cut it. So you… Read More

  • Back to School: Welcome to cooking

    Well, look at that. Off to college and suddenly it’s time to learn how to (theoretically) fend for yourself. You can’t fill up on nasty food court or cafeteria items all the time, but luckily it’s really not hard to cook up some down-home vittles right from your dorm or (hopefully) your first apartment. Here are some basics that you’ll need to get you through mealtime. Read More

  • Now we’re cookin’ with…ceramic

    Microwave cookology keeps getting better and better. Back in the day, one would just throw whatever in the box and nuke it ‘till done. Problem with that was that many meals turned out soggy and unevenly cooked. Some meals turned out better than others, but ultimately nothing ever browned, which gives food good ol’ deliciousness. Eventually microwaveable pizzas showed up on the… Read More

  • DIY USB hot plate – I could actually make this

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1582942/diy_usb_cooking_pan.swf This little USB-powered hot plate looks simple enough that even a bonehead like yours truly could put one together. A couple USB wires, some bits of porcelain, and a couple pans are all you need for a functional whatever-it-is. Of course, since it needs two USB ports, you’re out of luck if you have a MacBook Air. Proven… Read More

  • The random endorsement: George Foreman Grill

    [photopress:endorsement031908.jpg,full,right] We’re endorsing the George Foreman Grill today. This is how I spend my spring break. Before using the GFG, I didn’t know how to cook. After using the GFG, I still don’t know how to cook! Is that the fault of the grill, or the fault of my own faulty upbringing and complete lack of ambition? I’m gonna guess it’s my… Read More

  • The $30 device to replace all my cookware

    Man-dinga would you look at all them hot dogs? The 4-in-1 Hotdog Maker leverages the wonderment of technology to not only cook what appears to be at least a few days’ worth of nutritious hot dogs, but also popcorn and hard-boiled eggs to boot. It’s a hot dog maker, steamer, egg boiler and popcorn maker in one! No fat or oil is required, so it’s a healthier way to cook. Read More

  • Hot Rock: Finally a rock I can put my meat on

    The holidays are over but that shouldn’t stop you from thinking of your loved ones this month. Want to get Dad something really special? Get him a hot rock to cook his food on. It uses no oil and is great for beef, fish, and chicken. I can’t get to the product website, but feel free to enjoy this washed out photo of a steak on a rock while you wait for it to come back up. Read More