Have you seen the six-volume Modernist Cuisine cookbook? Also known as one of the most expensive cookbooks, the splashy photos and graphs that fill the pages are worth a look. They'll leave you wondering: How did they do that? Watch author Nathan Myhrvold show a glimpse behind the scenes during his enthusiastic TED talk. And no, those photos of cooking equipment cut in half aren't photoshopped!
When a baker in Scotland decided to make an edible 7-inch single for his friends' band, it took a few tries but incredibly, he found a way to successfully substitute chocolate for vinyl. Watch how he did it and hear a snippet of chocolate-made music after the jump!
WTF, people?! No, not what you're thinking; we're talking about "What's This Food?!", a new (to us) series of videos from Daniel Delaney. Each day, he takes a look at a different ingredient and shows us how to chop it, cook it, and eat it back in our own kitchens. How awesome is that?
You know that moment at the end of a cooking show when the host tries the food and groans because it tastes so good? It turns out, if you make a mash-up video of that moment from a handful of the most popular food shows, it's pretty hilarious.
Check out the video from Slate below! (Warning: it includes Gordon Ramsay using some NSFW language.)
You pick up a Fair Trade, organic mango from Haiti at Whole Foods. It's expensive. Where is that extra money going? Who does it benefit?
For answers to those questions, as well as a glimpse into how a mango gets from a tree in the backyard of a family in Haiti to our supermarket produce section, check out this excellent video from Whole Foods.
After scouring cake supply stores and cooking equipment stores for fun cake toppers, I always come back to fresh flowers from my garden. They just look so pretty! Do you use fresh flowers for cake decorating?
Frosting a layer cake is usually a bit fussy. We typically slice off the domed top of the cake to make it flat and spread on a crumb coat to keep the final layer of frosting looking perfect. But the team at Saveur has put together a video showing their extremely quick and easy method for icing a cake — no crumb coat required!