Your mother told you not to play with your food, but she probably didn't know about the Makey Makey, a piece of equipment that can turn almost anything into a keyboard key — even a banana. Don't believe us? See it in action below!
Stop what you're doing, because this may be the best thing you see all week. Physicist and cookie-part preferrer David NeevelI built a machine to separate an OREO cookie. As he says, "Humans love either cookie or creme. And sometimes a man just needs to invent a machine to do the hard work of separating the two." He is that man. This is that machine. Wow.
Whenever I'm hunting for a movie to watch on a Friday night, I inevitably find myself scrolling through the documentaries on Netflix. Thankfully, there are quite a few great ones, particularly in the food space. Here are 10 food documentaries you should add to your Instant View queue:
We've talked about the folks over at Perennial Plate here before but it's been a while since we've stopped by to see what Daniel and Mira are up to. Although Perennial Plate started three years ago as a very local project featuring the foodshed of northern Minnesota, they've gone global this year with visits to Japan, China and India. The stories about the people and the food they grow, cook, and eat are absolutely not to be missed.
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:
This tip will forever transform the way you think about fish skin. First of all, don't throw it away! Instead season and bake the skin on its own for a crisp, salty, and very bacon-like treat. This video from CHOW shows you how: