Let’s be real: The holidays can be stressful. Your extended family’s crammed in not-so-extended quarters, your paycheck’s spent before it even arrives, and every quick trip to the store feels like you’ve entered The Hunger Games. All that merriment would drive anyone to consume every baked good in sight. [Read more...]
We’ve all been there before: You cut into your seemingly medium-cooked, char-broiled burger only to find it’s still a little too pink inside. What gives? Many things can affect how long it takes to properly grill perfectly moist and tender meats, seafood, and vegetables. Take the guesswork out of grilling with this guide to average cook times. The guide provides average times for a wide variety of beef, poultry, pork, and vegetable items you might plan on throwing on the grill this summer—all you’ll need is a watch and a meat thermometer. [Read more...]
The best chefs in the world will tell you a dish is only as good as its ingredients. Every kind of produce tastes better at the height of its season. Tomatoes are juicier, strawberries are sweeter, and pretty much any other fruit, vegetable, or herb is better when eaten during its natural harvest. [Read more...]
Robots have come such a long way in recent years, it seems like it won’t be long before they’re helping out in every household. The idea of having a helper around is pretty intriguing, but we don’t want then to always do the same thing, like a dishwasher or a toaster; we want something smarter, far more helpful and talented. While robots have long been doing things that humans can do by following a set of strictly defined programs, it hasn’t been until recently that they began doing tasks using their own senses and choices. [Read more...]
I love this very tasty graphic from Information is Beautiful! Perfect for those of us that don’t feel comfortable ignoring a recipe, they’ve put down an array of flavors that combine well with popular foods from potatoes to oysters. I’m keeping this handy for my next culinary experiment… it’s also available in poster form. Find more creative designs at Information is Beautiful [Read more...]
Jennifer Rubell creates large art events made of food that are by their nature self-catered. Her participatory installations are a performance as well as a happening where she “paints” walls with cotton candy, covers walls with 1,521 donuts and invites participants to smash gigantic piñatas. Without giving any instructions or guidance to those involved, her projects deconstruct the normal ritual of eating and re-order our experience into one where we can explore our food relationships with new eyes and tastebuds.