This Japanese cookbook is full of recipes that use a condom

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 24 February 2015

You have got to hand it to the Japanese for pushing the ‘what?’ envelope further all the time. We’ve just learnt about an ebook co-created by manga writer Kyosuke Kagami called Condom Meals I Want to Make For You, which puts a culinary spin on promoting safe sex.

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Who knew poaching eggs could be so … beautiful?!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 25 August 2014

We’ve seen some pretty spectacular GoPro videos this year, from a pelican learning how to fly, to Mr. Fox eating the GoPro. But the most surprisingly beautiful so far? It’s an egg poaching. Sounds strange, right, but this video shows the simplicity and beauty of (cooking) science at play. [watch the video here]

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Cooking your dinner can charge your mobile device

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 5 August 2014

What on earth is this witchery — a cooking pot that generates power to charge your mobile device while you cook your meal? We are not joking. The Powerpot is what it’s called, and it uses patented thermoelectric technology to create electricity from excess heat while cooking, which then goes into charging your device battery. […]

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Eat hearty with the help of skull-shaped egg molds

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 2 November 2013

Have a bit of the macabre for breakfast and your mornings will never be the same. Eat death with a side of bacon, and if you survive, nothing will faze you afterwards. Cranky boss? Psshh I ate death for breakfast. And I went back for seconds. To use this wonderful contraption, just crack open two eggs into the rings and enjoy!

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Rare footage of Moby showing us how he cooks blueberry pancakes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Yes, we’ve unearthed some old footage of Moby doing a cooking demo on how to make vegan blueberry pancakes. These actually end up looking like cookies, but hey, if Moby says they’re pancakes, they’re pancakes. Trivia: when he broke up with his ex, one of her parting shots was ‘I never liked your pancakes.’ Hilarious. […]

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Flavor Network: the science behind food pairings

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Have you ever wondered if there is a science behind why we put certain flavours together? Why do we consider some culinary concoctions pleasing while others should never have been mixed? Don’t worry, you aren’t the first to wonder. Back in 1992, chefs Heston Blumenthal and François Benzi came up with the Food Pairing Hypothesis. The hypothesis […]

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Giant portrait of Beyonce made from 3780 Oreo Pops

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 7 June 2013

After eight hours of painstaking work, Michelle Wibowo has created the first ever Oreo Pop portrait of Beyonce. In case you aren’t dessert savvy, Oreo Pops are Oreo cookies and Philadelphia cream mixed together to form little packages of perfection.

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Vegan Black Metal Chef video: Green bean holocaust

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 9 May 2013

Are you the kind of vegan with a crazy violent chip on your shoulder? Are you out to prove to your friends that being vegan is the most hardcore decision one could possibly make? Then I think you’ll appreciate the New Vegan Black Metal Chef video. Our super tough, scary, black metal head host teaches […]

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Humans bite back: Japanese restaurant serves gourmet fried piranha

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 2 May 2013

Piranhas are some of the most vicious little creatures in the animal kingdom. They may be small, but we shiver at the idea of swimming in the Amazon River and feeling one nibble on our toes. The killer fish can strip something as big as a cow to its bones in a matter of minutes. But now […]

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Cheap healthy eats from The Vegan Stoner website

Erik Kraft Reader Find

By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Wednesday 27 March 2013

Stoners can be innovative, but it’s often restricted to figuring how to make a pipe out of whatever’s on hand. For those with a healthier bent, there is The Vegan Stoner. If you want to eat well and do it cheaply, this is the resource for you. I often don’t have time to cook as […]

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An OCD cutting board for OCD chefs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 20 February 2013

If you’re the sort who’s a bit of a control freak about how every single stalk of celery that lands on your chopping board always has to be the same exact length, we found an OCD Chef cutting board in the Think Geek store and thought you might like it. Why? It comes with measurements […]

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Whole Larder Love: a witty sustainable lifestyle blog

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By Mel Baxter in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 January 2013

Rohan Anderson is the coolest sustainable lifestyle guru ever. If I was 15 years younger, I would totally adopt him as my dad. In his new book, Whole Larder Love, he’ll teach you how to hunt, skin a rabbit, make chilli sauce and grow trees sideways, all with a cool facade and a witty attitude.

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NEW BOOK: The Flavour Thesaurus

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By Nick Zorn in New Products on Wednesday 12 December 2012

I learned to love cooking from my mother, who practically has a library of cookbooks. From Julia Child to Ferran Adrià, she uses great chef’s recipes primarily as a source of inspiration, not as a set of instructions. Niki Segnit’s book The Flavour Thesaurus is my new go-to book for dinner ideas. Beautifully printed and humorously written, this book the new definitive guidebook for people like me who wish they had a more developed palate.

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Virtual reality cooking simulator for aspiring chefs

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 31 August 2012

We always knew interactive 3D holograms would be in the future, and now the future is here. The Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a cooking simulator for aspiring chefs so they can hone their cooking skills without the use of real food. Virtual ingredients are projected onto a frying pan for chefs to stir, and the […]

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Non-stick Cake-sicle Pan

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Tuesday 6 July 2010

These yummy cake-sicle trays are perfect for making ‘cake-sicles’, when you can’t substantiate whether your tummy is yearning for a cake slice or an ice-block. If I had it my way, I would improvise with a little cookie dough and, wallah, choc-chip cookie-pops, people!

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