What if instead of rolling out the pizza dough and adding toppings, it was done with a 3D printer? A new company from Barcelona, Natural Machines, is trying to make cooking just a little more digital. Originally the company was interested in just 3D printing for sweets, such as chocolate, but it since moved on to bigger fish, including common household meals like pizza.
It's not uncommon for brands to turn to games for marketing, but Pop Secret's app "Poptopia" might be the best one yet. In the game, users feed a giant mouth by popping flying popcorn. If you don't pop the popcorn at the right time, however, the popcorn burns and you lose points. If that isn't weird enough, the app now has an attachment that lets users smell the popcorn they are popping.
Overwhelmed by the amount of cooking apps out there? Join the club. With thousands of options in the various app stores, it's tough to find where to begin.
Here are six apps that have been giving a helping hand in my kitchen. And this is especially good timing if, like me, you've just updated your iDevice to iOS 7 and are taking a fresh look at your app arrangement in those freshly neon-ified folders.
Pressure cookers are a somewhat controversial kitchen item. One one hand, they're excellent tools for quickly cooking grains, dried beans, vegetables, and inexpensive cuts of meat. Converts swear by them and many wonderful cookbooks have been written to educate us and to celebrate their utility. On the other hand, despite enormous improvements in safety, the fears and distrust based on mishaps with not very well designed older models still keep many people away.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the annual conference for IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) and if there was one hot topic in food media right now, it's mobile. People are looking for recipes and food media on more devices than ever: the phone, the iPad, and any device you can access from the grocery store. Read on for a few interesting tidbits from folks like Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of Epicurious — but first! We'd love to hear a little more about how you use your phone and tablet. Have they changed how you find recipes and read about food?
You may already be in the habit of tweeting and Instagramming your visits to the farmers' market, but wouldn't it be great if there were an app to tell you best things to look out for, an app that could compile everyone's market recommendations for that day? Where you could see, in real time, what's happening at your local farmer's market — what people are buying, what they're making, what sales and specials are going on. Now there is. New iphone app Farmstand lets you quickly find your closest farmers' market and check in on everything that's happening. See a video of how it works below:
Q: Can someone recommend a good app for sharing a grocery list? My partner has become a savvy food shopper (we both work a lot, he shops, I cook), but the chains of messy emails sharing grocery lists has gotten out of control! Surely there's an app for that...
On March 12, 1967, Walter Cronkite gave his viewers a tour of a 21st century home, and it's a fascinating look at what captivated the imaginations of Americans in the late 60's. It's even more interesting to see what really has come to pass (videophones, newspapers delivered by satellite) to what still seems kind of bizarre (molded on-demand plastic plates?!). The plates were a major feature of the futuristic kitchen, which also has a 'no dirty dishes' policy. Why? Because the used plates are melted down again! Watch the video for more of Cronkite's 2001 vision, and see a transcript below:
The latest weight-loss tool to hit the market is staying pretty close to your plate... literally. The HAPIfork ($99) is a "smart fork" that uses sensors to track the number of forkfuls per meal, per minute, and the time intervals between them. If it senses fewer than 10 seconds between forkfuls, it lights up and vibrates, essentially telling the diner to slow down and/or eat less!