Archive for the 'food' Category

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.

Grain – The World’s Smallest Sushi

Monday, August 29th, 2011

This made me really smile. Worlds smallest sushi, yet taken with one mega camera! Watch until the end!
via jilee

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.

posted at whycook

FooCamp 2011

Monday, June 6th, 2011

I’m heading out to SF towards Sebastopol for a new unconference that I have never been to but was incredibly excited to be invited to  FooCamp (Friends of O’Reiley) which is an invitational camp, where 250 awesome people, hackers, designers, creators, makers, and questioners  gather to come up with whatever is on their mind and have great discussions with people from all over the world from different fields to boggle your mind! I’ve had quite a few friends attend and everyone seems to be energized full of ideas and disruptive ones when they return from this 3 day backyard camp gathering. There is not much online about it, but here is a write up from our friends Andrew on his experience a few years ago! I’ll be back next week with lots to write up about, and keep secret at times. Let me know if your in SF. I’m out there right before Foocamp this week.

(picture from laughingsquid)

Store Buy Out

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Our buddy Kyle Macdonald (one red paper clip project) told us about a pretty radical project he had in mind a few weeks back, and guess what, now he’s done it. The idea was to walk into a store in nyc, and Buy Everything, then re-sell it all in a collective of units. Anyhow, check out the video above, and go to the new website

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.

Jay Walker’s library of human imagination

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

I’ve been waiting to visit Jay Walkers incredible “Library of Imagination” for several years now and in about 12 hours I’ll be inside pondering, wondering, imagining, and wishing I could take everyone along. I’d write more about it, but the 2008 TED video above or the Wired article will explain it best until after I return, though I’ll have no photos as this is not allowed during my visit. I’ll have to thank TEDmed for arranging this visit, which is also a must go to conference I highly recommend.

Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

My favorite talk this year from TED:
“Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice.”

TEDxCambridge: Chandler Burr

Monday, May 16th, 2011

A follow up from the TEDxCambridge event I co-organized: Chandler Burr, the New York Times perfume critic from 2006-2010, is the Director and Curator of the Center of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. In his TedxCambridge talk he speaks about eating scent and smelling food.

TEDxCambridge: Kenji Lopez-Alt, Food Science

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

A follow up from the TEDxCambridge event I co-organized:  Chef, writer, and recipe developer Kenji Lopez-Alt explains how he got into the business of questioning conventional cooking wisdom and shares some of the more surprising insights he has discovered.

TEDxCambridge: John Gertsen, Cocktail History

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

A follow up from the TEDxCambridge event I co-organized: From Drink bartender John Gertsen uses the history of cocktails to show us why “it’s not what’s in the glass.”

GEL conference 2011

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I’m off to nyc for the GEL conference. Will have more posts soon, otherwise, let me know if there is anything else I should catch while in town this week.