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Move over molecules, make way for digital gastronomy

Cornucopia: Digital Gastronomy

A design concept by Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran of the MIT Fluid Interfaces Group, Cornucopia: Digital Gastronomy looks forward and examines how food may be delivered in the future. It’s a food printer.

Ingredients are stored in food canisters and are then fed into a mixer before heading off to an extruder tube. The mash is then layered inside the receiving chamber according to preset instructions. The unit will then be able to heat or cool the food, ultimately resulting in a finished product the likes of which are not seen in nature.

Mmm, don’t forget the crackers.

(Via Make)

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January 14, 2010   No Comments

This is the apron you are looking for (if you’re not George Lucas)

Come to the Dark Side Apron

“Come to the dark side. We have cookies… – V”

Really I don’t see that there really is a choice; everybody knows the dark side has the best cookies. Unless of course, the dark side is where George Lucas keeps his lawyers ready to pounce on any dubious unlicensed goods from Star, er, Stir Wars. Ol’ George may let the Come to the Dark Side Apron pass (just who exactly is ‘V’?), but just be extra careful when making a C-3PO shiny gold or R2-D2 short and squat version—droid is a registered trademark of LucasFilm.

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January 13, 2010   No Comments

Please hold the mustard with Cakewich

Cakewich from Fred & Friends

Peanut butter and jelly not sweet enough for ya? Instead of topping it with sugar, try using cake instead of bread. Sure, good ol’ white bread might as well be made with sugar, but sometimes it’s best just to cut to the chase. The Cakewich from Fred & Friends is a silicone baking pan shaped to look like sliced bread. Bake, slice and fill with your favorite sweet treats. Just be forewarned if you have a penchant for chocolate cake—somehow I don’t think adding turkey will too well mimic a turkey on dark rye.

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January 12, 2010   1 Comment

Get a grip on your meat carving

Gripper Carving Board

Slippery succulence is no fun for anyone, so it’s best to get a grip. No matter how enthusiastic the roast may be on escaping, the Gripper Carving Board is ready to step in and give you a hand. Featuring a spiked metal ring integrated into the center, the cutting board holds hard-to-grip goods in place whilst under the knife. Inset grooves channel juices away, providing not only the benefits of an easy-to-use workspace, but also one that stays tidy during the dirty work.

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January 11, 2010   No Comments

Good gravy! To each their own (sauce).

Mini Sauce Boat (Set of 6)

Sitting down to dinner can be a trying experience. No, I’m not talking about trying to feed the dog Aunt Bertha’s meatloaf on the sly, but rather trying to keep tableside arguments to a minimum. As they say, it’s best to avoid religion and politics while at the dinner table, but that doesn’t stop other arguments from breaking out. Like passing the damn gravy before it gets cold.

This Mini Sauce Boat Set can go a long way to alleviating dinnertime congestion by providing to each their own—their own gravy boat, that is. The set contains six pieces, each polished to an attractive finish. While the individual gravy boats may satisfy all eaters during the meal, unfortunately, they have nothing to say about whose turn it is to do the dishes. (Not to mention the five extra dishes!)

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January 10, 2010   No Comments

Any way you slice it, egg gadget can’t be beat

Egg Slicer & Wedger

Indecisive? Or perhaps you’re always reaching for the slicer when you really wanted the wedger. Well, well, well, this is the product for you. The Egg Slicer & Wedger provides double barreled egg preparation all in one convenient gadget. No matter if you prefer your salads garnished with egg slices or with the clearly superior egg wedge, this all-in-one makes quick work of the hard-boiled incredible edibles. Especially useful for those rare times when only slices and wedges will do.

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January 9, 2010   No Comments

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