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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.


A Beautiful Ode To One Of The World's Most Delicious And Versatile Foods

Video: This video, from Claire Thomas, shows off the versatility and all around awesomeness of eggs. It’s close up shot after slow mo shot after food porn shot of that beautiful yellow jello orb that, when added to anything, makes everything taste a little better.


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.


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