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Anova Precision Cooker Review: Killer Sous Vide For Everyone

I have a problem. It’s a kitchen gadget addiction. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to try the latest and greatest cooking appliances — or at least all the As Seen On TVand Sky Mall shit. Well, that addiction just paid off: The Anova Precision Cooker has been bringing me stupid amounts of joy for the past few weeks. Sous vide, anyone? This $229 gadget makes it so, so easy.


Meld Does Automatic Temperature Control For All Your Cooking

Hearing someone explaining the benefits of sous-vide is really just hearing about the benefits of accurate temperature control. And that’s great — if you only cook things in Ziploc bags.


Bourbon Chocolate Bunnies: Make Your Easter Basket Boozy

Easter egg hunts were fine and good when you were a kid and sugar was the only rush you needed. But it’s time to set the marshmallows aside. It’s time to get drunk the Easter way.


These Perfectly Plated Fine Dining Dishes Are Actually Made Of Junk Food

These wildly inventive dishes from clever Instagram user Chef Jacques La Merde (translation: Jack Shit) repurpose junk food you’d find in the cupboard of college kids feeding themselves for the first time into perfectly plated, “tweezered everything” dishes that wouldn’t look out of place at three Michelin star restaurants.


Watching This Video Of A Chef Cooking Massaged My Senses With Pleasure

Here’s an entire series of ASMR videos featuring baking and cooking and prepping and opening packages and so forth. The chef makes vegan goods, which depending on your world view may shade what you think of the cooking, but there is no doubt: it is so very pleasurable to watch the food get made. It’s like a soothing massage that tingles your ears all the way down to your spine.


This Weird Sour Lung Dish Looks Surprisingly Tasty

Video: Colour me intrigued. Anna Péter, Malackaraj, cooks up another wild dish I’ve never heard of that sounds and looks pretty gross (I mean, it’s called sour lungs), but also somehow looks pretty tasty after she’s done cooking it through. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten lungs before, but I love all offal meats so why not give this a try?


Netflix's New Food Series Chef's Table Looks Deliciously Epic 

Netflix teamed up with David Gelb, the creator of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, to tell the story of six world class chefs and showcase their kitchens and, drool, their food. The trailer plays up the series as something epic (all that music!) but looks like it’s going to reveal an interesting story of see the life of restaurants and chefs outside the kitchen too.


Making This '24 Carrot' Gold Cake Is Pure Alchemy

One of the reasons I desperately want to time travel is to blow the minds of people in the past with just the simplest of things today. Imagine going back hundreds of years and baking this gold 24 ‘carrot’ cake. With a few drops of food colouring and a few edible gold leaf sheets, I’d be hailed as the greatest alchemist in the world.


Throwing My Broken Laptop In The Oven Baked It Back To Life

Every couple months I pull out my old gaming laptop from university: a busted Dell m1210 that’s had its motherboard replaced four times under warranty because Nvidia couldn’t get its shit together. It never works right. I’ve had enough. I’m sticking this sucker in the oven.


Inside The Kitchen Of The Best Pizza Place In Rome

Lucky Peach shows us a behind the counter look at what is probably the best pizza place in Rome (and maybe Italy? the world?): Pizzarium. Consistently placed on top 10 lists, it’s famous for its pizza al taglio, which is pizza by the slice. Chef Gabriele Bonci gives us a rundown on how he makes pizza and it’s pretty wild.