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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.


The Pizza From This Box-Shaped Oven Is Always Hot And Gooey

Usually when you open a pizza box that’s been sitting on your kitchen counter for weeks, you’re not going to find a fresh, hot slice inside. So maybe it’s time to take your local pizza place off your speed dial and start making your own using this compact oven that looks like a pizza box, except that it’s not made of cardboard.


The Perfect Potholder For Crossword-Loving Chefs

If you’re up to the challenge of trying to cook for others, there’s a good chance you welcome all kinds of challenges. And for chefs who love to tackle words and riddles as much as they do a demi-glace, this $US19 crossword puzzle Subtext trivet is a perfect addition to their kitchen.


My Taste Buds Melted After Watching This Dessert Get Made

Video: I don’t especially love pistachio. I don’t go crazy over tiramisu. Heck, I don’t always have the sweet tooth hankering normal humans have for dessert and yet after watching this pistachio tiramisu get made, I can’t help but feel as if my taste buds have all banded together demanding that I eat this right now. It looks so good.


How To Bake To Perfection According To Michelin-Star Chef Raymond Blanc

Michelin-star chef Raymond Blanc gives another cooking master class in this video where he reveals the secrets of baking. Traditionally, baking has been associated with pastry, but monsieur Blanc will prove it otherwise. Prepare to drool with his delicious recipes of baked scallops, leg of lamb or baked cheese.


Infrared Microwave Shows Your Food Change Colour As It Heats Up

After watching this video I feel like the best microwave I’ve ever used sucked very badly. What you see here is a concept for the Heat Map Microwave, which would have a built-in IR camera on top and a screen on the front, effectively allowing you to see exactly when your food has been heated all the way through. Get this thing in my kitchen right now.


Video: Making Cast Iron Skillets The Old Fashioned Way Is Pretty Fun

Anthony Bourdain has a new show of sorts that explores the craftsmanship of certain items and the people behind them and the first episode focuses on Borough Furnace, a small metal casting workshop that makes hand-crafted cast iron skillets. You see a bit of the process of how they turn recycled iron into cookware.


How To Fry To Perfection According To Michelin-Star Chef Raymond Blanc

Video: Learn how to fry meat, fish, vegetables, or even desserts to perfection with master chef Raymond Blanc. I don’t know if it’s his accent, his immense knowledge of the different cooking techniques or what but I can’t stop watching this guy talk — and cook.