Simple way to make popcorn on the cob

This looks fun and delicious! (I'd definitely listen to Scott Joplin while eating it too.) Read the rest

“An AirBnB for home-cooked meals” around the world gets $870K in funding

Traveling Spoon’s Stephanie Lawrence and Aashi Vel.

Traveling Spoon is the creation of Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence (shown in the photo above), who met in 2011 at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The platform they're building allows you to find awesome home-cooked cuisine around the world. The idea isn't to replace takeout or delivery services, but to help travelers experience amazing local food--foraged or farmed or hunted or farmers-marketed and prepared by skilled locals.

From the "About" page on their site:

Traveling Spoon is like having a friend’s mom cook you a home cooked meal in every country you visit. Traveling Spoon connects travelers with local, vetted hosts to share the joy of a homemade meal in their home and learn about their cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations.

Are you kidding? I do this already, but it's a lot harder to coordinate by myself. I for one would use the shit out of this service.

From TechCrunch:

They’ve raised $870,000 from investors including the former CEO of Expedia Erik Blachford, George Butterfield, First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund, the Chennai Angels and Emily and Anjan Mitra, who own the DOSA restaurants in San Francisco. Bay Area food icon Alice Waters is also an advisor.

Someone's grinding chiles for salsa...

Sample country page on Traveling Spoon website: India. Read the rest

Amazing beehive cake!


Christine McConnell baked this magnificent "Milk & Honey Cake!" Read the rest

USDA will no longer refer to small raisins as “midgets,” after Little People petition

They prefer to be called Little Raisins.

Review: Pimping my Char-Broil TRU-Infrared grill with a rotisserie robot, and all the fixins

finished chix
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I love this $80 device and use it daily. The problem it solved for me: get produce in my mouth.

Living tomato ripeness chart

Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Read the rest

Greens grown in space are now on Space Station astronaut menu

Crew members on Expedition 44, including NASA's one-year astronaut Scott Kelly, harvested some "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce Monday, Aug. 10, from the Veggie plant growth system on the nation’s orbiting laboratory.

What's the best oil to cook with?

The BBC investigates. tldr: olive oil. But also: saturated fats perhaps are fine. Read the rest

Fried Jesus: architect of State Fair deep-fried butter

Abel Gonzales Jr was raised by Tex-Mex restaurateurs, and began his career as God of the deep fryer out of necessity, when he was desperate to come up with a dish for the Texas State Fair's Big Tex Choice Award, and all he had was a fryer. Read the rest

Video: How to cook an egg perfectly in just 3 seconds


You'll always have time for breakfast once you learn how to cook an egg in just three seconds, thanks to this helpful video. Read the rest

Colorado bear with munchies breaks into pie shop, eats all pies but one

He did not like strawberry rhubarb. No. Not one bit.

Free in the Boing Boing Store: 'The 4-Hour Chef' audiobook by Tim Ferriss

Snag Your Free Copy of this New York Times' Bestseller.

Beautiful portable camping kitchen


The Camp Champ is a stately and elegant mobile kitchen with equipment and utensils for six that collapses into a compact wooden box. Its construction reminds me of a magician's stage illusion! Read the rest

Chart explains what to do with odd vegetables

Behold! Vegetables of curious provenance!

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