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See The Difference That Missing One Ingredient Can Make In Baking A Cake

Baking a cake is a labour of love but also just basic chemistry, you’re mixing ingredients together and making it react into something typically delicious. But each ingredient is important! Leaving out eggs or baking powder or butter can change the cake dramatically. Here’s what a cake looks like without one of those ingredients.


This Jet Engine Is Actually A Grill That Automatically Rotates Your Food

It only makes sense that a barbecue that looks like a jet engine fallen off a plane is called the Jet Grill, but — and some of you might be disappointed in this — it doesn’t cook your meats via some high-powered afterburner. The design and functionality is still clever, though, as it harnesses rising heat to keep your food constantly turning and grilling evenly without the need for a powered motor.


So You Want To Ride Your Motorcycle Around The World

Want to go the long way round? Or just find some forest trails and go motorcycle camping? This is where you get started.


How To Cook Breakfast Over A Campfire Like A Pro

Forget instant oatmeal, in the outdoors you should be eating like a king. Here’s how to cook the breakfast of bearded champions: bacon, eggs and fried potatoes over a campfire.


Serve An 8-Bit Breakfast With This Poke-A-Pixel Wafflemaker

Quirky’s approach of bringing user-submitted inventions to life pre-dates Kickstarter by quite a few years. And the company’s track record at successfully producing these often highly original creations means you can actually get excited about a wafflemaker that lets you create custom pixelated images every morning. What a time to be alive.


Seeing Cast Iron Frying Pans Get Made Makes Me Want To Cook

Video: Cineastas spent some time with Mike Whitehead and Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co. to give a glimpse of how Finex is trying to reinvent something that has existed for thousands of years: cast iron. I love the slow and considered process that goes into each frying pan. And I love to imagine the delicious food that will be inside them.


How To Find The Perfect Camp Stove

Now that campfires in many places are a thing of the past, it’s looking like camp and backpacking stoves are going to be the sole means we have to fry bacon and boil water for coffee. Here’s how to find the right one for you.


Roll A +18 Icing With This 20-Sided Die Cake Pan

What’s a rousing game of Dungeons & Dragons without a healthy supply of snacks at the ready? But since no one wants to venture into a dungeon full of mythical beasts with daintily decorated pastries, what you need are edible d20 dice made with this silicone mould from ThinkGeek.


Watching A Master Chef Make Noodles By Hand Is Mesmerising

I’m not sure if this is considered just cooking or if it can be classified as high art or even a musical performance but whatever it is, it’s an absolute joy to watch. What you’re seeing is soba master Tatsuru Rai, owner and chef of Sobatei Rakuichi in Niseko, Hokkaido, making his soba noodles in complete silence.


These Stealth Knives Only Need Sharpening Every 25 Years

What good is a fancy set of kitchen knives if after deboning a few chickens and julienning a bunch of celery stalks it’s already too dull to handle a ripe tomato? You don’t want to spend your time in the kitchen toiling away on a sharpening stone, so the folks at TB Groupe designed a set of knives featuring laser-bonded titanium-carbide surfaces that only need to be sharpened every quarter century or so.


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