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Ketchup Packet Innovation

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

I’m not sure what I found more awesome about this new ketchup packet design from Heinz: the fact that “engineers” got to drive around in a used minivan eating fries with ketchup; or the cute little “to dip” and “to squeeze” labels helpfully printed on top.

Full article at time.com


Craft-Cut Nori Designs

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

I was totally floored by the intricacy of these designs and the creative possibilities opened with this simple idea.

Lots more pictures and instructions on how to do it yourself over at seattle food geek.


Heat Gun in the Kitchen

Friday, August 19th, 2011

This is a neat idea I think I read about somewhere.   I bought a heat gun, usually used for home improvement projects, and discovered it heats up to 1000 degrees F.  So far, I’ve used it to crisp chicken skin, melt chocolate, toast bread, and make single-serving bacon-wrapped figs.  Hope it inspires some out-of-the-box cooking.

-Kevin
posted at whycook


Eating enough fruits and veggies: a visual cheat sheet

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Hi folks, I’m Kevin, Tango’s friend.  I’ll be dropping by from time to time to post things about food and maybe some other neat stuff too.  Pleased to make your acquaintance.

I’m by no means a fan of the “food pyramid“, as designed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but it does it get some things right.  American’s as a whole should eat more fruits and vegetables.  But how much is enough?  Food blog CHOW‘s visual guide illustrates the varied forms a cup of fruits or vegetables can take.  Be sure to take this chart with a grain of salt, though (literally, if you’d like).  A cup of celery isn’t nutritionally the same as a cup of grapes, even if they occupy the same space in your stomach.