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Twist Whisk promises more than hot air

Twist Whisk 10

Air turbulence isn’t always a bad thing. While the aerodynamically sensitive industries surrounding planes, trains and automobiles may disagree about that, cooking is all about moving air. One might think that usually cooking concerns the movement of hot air in particular, but not in this case.

The Cuisipro Twist Whisk may look like loopy red licorice vines sticking out of a handle, but these silicone-wrapped wires aren’t going to be very tasty (or easy to eat). Designed to create more movement of air while mixing, the textured nature of the of the wires carry with them the promise of increased efficiency, resulting in reduced whipping and mixing time. Forget the mysterious black box material, if Red Vines licorice makes things go faster, maybe they start making airplanes out of candy.

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January 16, 2010   No Comments

Space pancakes in space

Outer Space Pancake Molds

The nascent space tourism industry needs to get a few things straight before it really gets off the ground. First, lower the prices. Second do breakfast right. Earthbound hotels often offer a ‘continental breakfast’ consisting of coffee or tea, fruit, and a baked roll or pastry of some sort. We can do better. We can give a little something extra. We can have ‘extra-continental’.

Seeing as anyone staying at a space hotel would be off of all the continents, it would make sense to go the extra mile. Like free pancakes included with the morning meal. And of course, they have to be space pancakes. These NASA-designed inspired Outer Space Pancake Molds would do quite nicely. I’ll even bring them right over. Just send a ship, please.

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January 15, 2010   No Comments

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



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