taste test

Does A $20 Glass Built Just For Coke Actually Improve The Taste?

Any discerning oenophile will tell you that the shape of a wine glass can make a huge difference in your imbibing experience. On the other hand, that could just be a bunch of bullshit. Either way, Riedel decided to do for Coke what it’s spent decades doing for pinot: design a glass scientifically optimised for taste. We decided to test it out for ourselves.


Hacking Your Pressure Cooker For Fun And Culinary Profit

Fact: pressure cookers pump out optimal foods at 15psi, says the French Culinary Institute’s Dave Arnold. Problem: most home pressure cookers max out well below that. Solution: Hack that little punk into submission, then feast on the rewards.


Budding Molecular Cuisine Chefs Take Note...

…for Think Geek has a Molecular Cuisine Starter Kit that should get you well on the way toward that coveted sous chef job at Alinea you’ve been eyeing ever since Chez Gizmodo’s Taste Test.


How To Make Crispiest, Crunchiest, Perfect Potato Chip

Potato chips might come in every flavour under the sun these days, but all the jalapeño-cheddar dust in the world won’t make up for a soggy bag of tater goodness. And here’s the secret to the DIY crunch you crave.


Turning Welch's Juice Into Wine In 48 Hours

I’m taking the last sip of home-brewed purple liquid. It’s sweet yet balanced, fizzy yet quenching, smooth yet these words look a bit blurry. It tastes like a dangerously well-mixed drink. And just 48 short hours ago, it was Welch’s.


The Cutting Edge Of Dessert: How It's Made At A Four-Star Restaurant

The Mast Brothers channel old-school artisanal techniques in their chocolate. Now, with our friends at Eater, we’d like to show you the other extreme: How Le Bernardin executive pastry chef Michael Laiskonis crafts one of his signature mind-bending desserts, Egg.


Hey You! Why Everyone Should Own A Rice Cooker

Don’t take it from me, a guy who was basically birthed, then incubated inside a rice cooker, take it from Roger Ebert, whose love of the rice cooker translated into a full-length book on why everybody needs one.


The Long Wait For The Iliad Of Modern Cooking, Modernist Cuisine

Nathan Myhrvold, Bill Gates’s former right-hand man, is well known as the mastermind behind Intellectual Ventures. But he’s also an insane chef, who’s been working on the definitive guide to modern cooking, a six-volume, 2400-page tome, Modernist Cuisine. It’s delayed.


9 Restaurants Sent From The Future To Destroy Us (With Good Eats)

The basic premises of going to a restaurant haven’t changed tremendously throughout history. You sit down. You order. It shows up. Maybe it’s good. But new, high-tech establishments around the world are putting an innovative spin on eating out.


The Future Of Pancakes Is In A Spraycan, Tastes Like Smoked Bacon

You’ve heard of Batter Blaster, the surprisingly tasty pancake that’s sprayed out of a can. That was just the beginning. Here’s our exclusive look inside the Batter Blaster R&D lab fridge and what’s coming next. To start: Bacon. Flavoured. Pancakes.