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A Spirograph Pancake Machine Makes Breakfast Beautiful

Believe it or not, pancake art has become a trendy way to spice up breakfast, with talented chefs showing off their golden brown creations online. But none can match the intricacy of Nathan Shields’ batter-spewing spirograph machine known as the Pangraph. It’s a work of engineering art unto itself, but the pancakes it produces are truly impressive.


Science: It's Better To Cook A Frozen Steak Than A Thawed Steak

This goes against what most people believe about cooking, but America’s Test Kitchen is saying that it’s better to cook a steak that’s frozen than to cook a steak after it’s been thawed out. In side-by-side tests, the frozen steak was “hands down” better tasting than the thawed steak.


A See-Through Glass Pot That Definitely Boils While You Watch It

Designed by Massimo Castagna and made in Italy, this gorgeous all-glass pot defies the saying “a watched pot never boils”, because it encourages chefs to stare in awe at whatever they’re preparing for dinner, while it cooks.


Put This Compact Grill On A Stick To Turn A Campfire Into A BBQ

Believe it or not, when camping you can’t just survive on toasted marshmallows and s’mores. You need vitamins and protein to keep you fuelled through canoe trips and hikes, but don’t toss that pointy stick just yet. Grandpa’s FireGrill is compact enough to bury in a backpack, but jam a stick into the end and suddenly you’ve got the perfect tool for cooking burgers or freshly caught trout over a roaring fire.


The Largest Mammal On Earth Makes For The Perfect Pot Strainer

If adorable is the only criteria you look for in kitchen accessories, your hunt for a new pot strainer just ended. Taking inspiration from how a Blue Whale strains the ocean for krill using the baleen in its mouth, Fred & Friends’ $US10 Big Blue pot strainer quickly drains a pot leaving only pasta, veggies, or whatever you’ve boiled behind.


How To Portion Pasta When You're As Hungry As A T-Rex

The original version of this pasta portioner was a clever play on the phrase “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.” But DOIY Design has improved on the original in every way with a new version featuring a famished T-Rex in pursuit of a fleeing family.


An Ingredient Measuring Machine Is Like Insurance For Baking

When you’re cooking, you can toss almost any series of ingredients into a pan and end up with something edible. But when you’re baking, you need to pay close to attention to precisely measuring out ingredients so your creation turns out as expected. So as with anything requiring precision, it’s best to leave it to a machine — like the PantryChic automatic dispenser.


Using The WokMon To Achieve Expert-Level Chinese Food At Home

Home cooking with a wok is an exercise in disappointment: Your wimpy home range can’t muster the firepower of the volcanic wok range at your favourite takeout joint. Inventor Glen Lee wants to solve that with WokMon, a drop-in ring that focuses your gas flame for maximum sizzle. We tested it.


North Korea Launched A Bizarre New Cooking Website 'For Housewives'

Refusing to let little things like a lack of widespread internet/food access get in its way, everyone’s favourite warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has just launched its very own cooking website. Say hello to North Korea’s uncanny online food valley.


This US Restaurant Might Have The Best Bread And Butter In The World

The bread and butter at US restaurant Razza Pizza Artiginale is made by James Beard Rising Star Chef semi-finalist Dan Richer. He’s the chef behind the restaurant, and might be more obsessed with bread and butter than any person on the planet. This video shows how he made his restaurant’s bread and butter the most delicious.