food

  • Of Course: ToastIt Toaster Bags

    Of Course: ToastIt Toaster Bags

    The future! Please observe ToastIt Toaster Bags. Non-toxic, non-stick bags that are heat-resistant up to 500 degrees, dishwasher safe, and cost $4.50 for two. You build a delicious sandwich, put it in a toaster bag, and drop it in your toaster. Boom, hot melty sandwich. Read More

  • This isn't the burger you're looking for…

    This isn't the burger you're looking for…

    Oh yum, doesn’t that quarter-pound burger look delicious? Mmmm… I can almost taste it. Oooh, nice big slice of cheese on top of a thick, juicy–IT’S A TRAP! THE WHOLE THING IS MADE OF MARSHMALLOW! Read More

  • DIY: Brick pizza oven for under $50

    DIY: Brick pizza oven for under $50

    Since the dawn of time, the quest for perfect homemade pizza has broken many a soul. Can roughly $50 worth of materials and a DIY brick oven-like housing change all that? I honestly don’t know. But if you’ve got a little extra time on your hands and fancy yourself a decently-talented pizza enthusiast then by all means, chase the dream. Read More

  • Hungry For Young People, Food Network Launches Edgy Food2

    Hungry For Young People, Food Network Launches Edgy Food2

    The Food Network just launched a saucy new site, Food2, aimed at engaging a younger generation of cooks and foodies through blogs and video content. Scripps Network, which owns the Food Network, also recently launched a recipe aggregation site, which we reviewed here. Food2 is a flashier, more hip FoodNetwork.com (Food Network’s site) that features and outspoken, “eclectic slate… Read More

  • Slush Mug lets you make Slushees at home

    Slush Mug lets you make Slushees at home

    If you like Slushees but you hate the inconvenience of getting out of your car, entering your local convenience store, and paying upwards of two dollars, might I suggest the Slush Mug, a $10 mug with a freezable core that allows you to make your own slushalicious treats at home with just six hours of prep time and another six minutes of stirring. Read More

  • How to make the perfect taco

    How to make the perfect taco

    The Taco Plate is pretty self-explanatory. It’s genius! Or you could buy those new square bottomed taco shells that I saw on TV a while ago. Get a pack of six for $8. Read More

  • Rubik's Cube salt and pepper shakers for some nice dinnertime frustration

    Rubik's Cube salt and pepper shakers for some nice dinnertime frustration

    If you’re the type of person who can complete a Rubik’s Cube without peeling off all the stickers, then I salute you. Perhaps you’d enjoy some Rubik’s Cube salt and pepper shakers with your fancy steak that you bought with the money you won from the latest citywide Rubik’s Cube Solving Contest. Read More

  • Former Apple designer turns to grills

    Former Apple designer turns to grills

    If you’re in the market for a nice-looking grill but you aren’t too keen on spending thousands of dollars, Fuego’s new “Element” series might be more to your liking. Taking some features from the Fuego 01, which can be found for around $3000 and the Fuego 02 for around $1700, the Element grills slim down to a more patio-friendly size and run from $399 to $599. Oh… Read More

  • Video Review: Batter Blaster pancakes in a can

    I took a deep personal interest in Batter Blaster when I first covered it way back in October of 2007. At that time it was only available in the San Francisco area and, after what seemed like eons, I finally saw Batter Blaster in a grocery store here in Boston last night. Hit the jump to check out a video review of the Batter Blaster pancakes in a can. Read More

  • Wedding cake made from 80 Pac-Man cupcakes

    Wedding cake made from 80 Pac-Man cupcakes

    Oh… my… word. As if a giant rendition of Pac-Man made out of cupcakes wasn’t enough, this thing is a wedding cake, effectively making the bride, the groom, and the cake maker the three coolest people in the entire world for at least the next 24 hours. At least. Read More

  • Woman finds cell phone in bag of chips

    Woman finds cell phone in bag of chips

    A Wisconsin woman opened a bag of Clancy’s Ripple Potato Chips and found a super old Nokia cell phone inside. Ewww! Who uses a Nokia that old?! I mean, ewww, a cell phone in a bag of chips! The phone apparently wouldn’t turn on but it had a T-Mobile SIM inside “and a discolored circle on the back, as if it was once connected to a belt clip.” Read More

  • Perhaps pizza vending machines are why America is so fat

    Perhaps pizza vending machines are why America is so fat

    Let’s not split hairs: the United States of America is an awesomely fat country. A full 26 percent of Americans were considered obese in 2007—by 2048 nearly every single American (statistically, at least) will be obese. We’re not even talking about “yeah, I can stand to lose a few pounds,” but medically obese. And this is just a guess, but could things like this… Read More

  • Trongs: Get a grip on finger food

    Trongs: Get a grip on finger food

    BW3, my local wing joint, has an all-you-can-eat special for $10. Of course, I’m a sloppy eater, and wind up with spicy garlic sauce all over me whenever I eat wings. And heaven forbid should someone call me while I’m dripping in wing sauce, requiring me to fish into my pocket for my phone! If only someone would invent some kind of gripper to allow me to eat wings without… Read More

  • Damn, this bed is making me hungry

    Damn, this bed is making me hungry

    It’s just about lunchtime here in the Aamoth household and for some reason, I really feel like a delicious cheeseburger today. I can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with this delicious-looking cheeseburger bed that my wife would never go for. Read More

  • Afraid that decaf isn't? Test it with these handy strips

    Afraid that decaf isn't? Test it with these handy strips

    I have to say, at first I thought these things were for testing if your coffee is too weak. But no, apparently the greater scourge is coffee falsely advertised as decaffeinated. Is this really a major problem? I think you can generally tell decaf coffee because it just doesn’t taste as good. The product photo is also a little misleading, since the instructions caution you to not allow… Read More

  • Super Mario gingerbread house looks delicious

    Super Mario gingerbread house looks delicious

    Hey guys, you’ll really “jump” for this one. You don’t have to be eating “mushrooms” to appreciate how “koopa kool” this Super Mario Brothers gingerbread house looks. Don’t bother “bowsering” around in “another castle” for a better house, okay? You’d be in a “cloud world” if you got to eat some of… Read More

  • America runs on Dunkin’… will China?

    America runs on Dunkin’… will China?

    Visit any Dunkin’ Donuts store nowadays and you’ll see signs that say something about how, in a blind taste test, people preferred the company’s coffee to Starbucks’. Yes, fine, the coffee is good, but have you tried the donuts? My God, are they delicious. I know it’s not “cool” to gorge on fried dough anymore, but try a plain stick, a glazed stick, and… Read More

  • Burninate food with a Jacob's Ladder

    Old ways of cooking are so inefficient: you sit in the kitchen next to a hot thing and put round things on the hot thing. Then you move the food around on the round things to make them hot. Then you take the food off and put it onto other round things. Why not just zap the food with a six-foot Jacob’s Ladder? Read More

  • Make your own cotton candy! Out of Mambas!

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=607349&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Oh, it’s darling! How can you not want one of these? It turns hard candy (mm, sour apple Jolly Ranchers) into cotton candy — a direct violation of the 2nd law of thermodynamics! I’m not sure Mambas qualify… Read More

  • This stupid economy has officially gone too far as Mother’s Cookies is going under

    Gadgets be damned for fifteen minutes, this is real news! Mother’s Cookies – makers of those delicious, delicious frosted Circus Animal Cookies – is going out of business, citing “rising prices for raw materials and fuel,” according to the San Francisco Examiner. This poor economy bullshit is starting to hit me where it hurts; the stomach. Mother’s… Read More