Cooking Tips

cherry tomato hack

Whether you’re a noob in the kitchen like I am, or you’re a seasoned pro, something tells me you’ll think this life hack on how to cut cherry tomatoes is pretty cool.

I’m guessing it’ll work with other small items. Now I’m tempted to try it.

Check out the video after the break.

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Oreos are pretty great on their own, but a couple of expert chefs have teamed up with Oreo to find casual “hack” recipes to make the delicious cookies even better.

For their ongoing “Snack Hack” series, Oreo asked chefs Roy Choi, Michael Voltaggio, and Nguyen Tran to create Oreo-based recipes that are simple and creative. The resulting dishes are very tasty-looking too: Choi came up with a Golden Oreo cookie and panko-breaded chicken recipe, Tran made bread pudding and Voltaggio made nachos and Lemon Oreo shandies.

Check out their “Snack Hack” videos after the break…

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beer barbeque

If you love to barbecue, but have a concern about the dangers of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH can develop on meats grilled at high temperature and have been linked to cancer in lab animals), you may just need to add a little beer into the mix.

A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry recently looked at The Effect of Beer Marinades on Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Charcoal-Grilled Pork and found that marinating the meats in beer before you grill them leads to a decrease in PAH.

They marinated pork in a Pilsner (both regular and non-alcoholic) and a black beer, then grilled them up. The Pilsner showed a 12% decrease in PAH, the non alcoholic Pilsner a decrease of 25% and the black beer lowered them by 53%.

Guinness marinated pork chops, anyone?

(via Geekosystem / Image via kidmissle)

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If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying one of Roy Choi’s Korean tacos, you’re definitely missing out. Choi is all about delicious street food that’s served quickly and efficiently, which explains why he’s testing out Google Glass to see if it might make things easier in the kitchen.

In this short demonstration video, Choi shows the audience how Google Glass can be used to share recipe tutorials, look up culinary info and even call Mom. All of that digital power can help cooks come up with new dishes too… like an Irish burrito filled with kimchi.

Choi is big on Google Glass and he thinks it can really revolutionize the restaurant industry. Speaking to Fast Company he notes: “I think the ergonomics can be improved a bit, but once they are then I can see it in professional kitchens. Imagine no more tickets and each cook working from their own Glass? Dopeness.”

Check out the video after the break…

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It’s tough to beat a classic Reuben sandwich–that melty Swiss cheese and corned beef is absolutely delicious. However, much like its cousin the French dip, the Reuben can be a little messy and kind of a pain to manage. Nick of Dude Foods decided to remedy the issue, and he found a way to make the tasty sandwich a bit more… efficient, so to speak: he created a Reuben cone.

His inventive approach involved taking four slices of rye bread, cutting away the crusts, arranging them so that their edges overlapped and they formed a circle, and then he flattened it all with a rolling pin. Afterwards, he took the bread circle and wrapped it around one of the paper cones that came with a waffle cone maker, and voila! Rye cone. Nick finished it off by baking the cone in an oven for 10 minutes at 400°. Once the cone was finished, he made himself one very tasty Rueben sangie. Head on over to his site to see more pics and to learn more about his recipe.

(via Dude Foods)

eating ooo

Author Eric Resnick is showing his gastronomical love for Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time with his new (unofficial) book Eating Ooo: Recipes and Art Inspired by Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time.

More than just a cookbook, Eating Ood also features art inspired by the show and created by some of it’s greatest fans.

Recipes include:

  • Marceline’s Fries
  • Princess Bubblegum’s giant spaghetti IN meatball
  • Tree Trunks’ Mile High Apple Pie
  • Wildberry Princess’ Meat Pie (Guinness braised short ribs in a homemade pastry crust)
  • Jake’s Instant Ice Cream
  • “The Pods” inspired Triple scoop Ice Cream Mochi Pod
  • BMO’s Chicken Lorraine Pizza
  • Finn’s Root Sword Baguette
  • Ice King’s Animal Shaped Chicken Nuggets
  • Honey Energy Drink
  • And a lot more!

Check out pictures from the book after the break.

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cake

All you need for this clever food hack is a box of cake mix, a waffle iron, some ice cream and the will to eat an entire waffle-cake in one sitting.

Check out the results after the break…

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lambo turkey

Deep-frying a turkey is so five years ago. If you want to try something truly out of the box, all you need is a Lamborghini Aventador. It’s the perfect rationalization for buying the super-expensive car. You see, it has a titanium exhaust system that spits fire and all you need to do is stick a turkey on a giant fork or spit and put it there… Very carefully of course. The video doesn’t say how long the process takes, but I’m going to guess long enough that you should bring a chair and get comfortable. (PS: please don’t actually try this.)

Check it out in the video after the break.

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Tip #102: Never try to taste whatever you’re making with an electric mixer while it’s still running. You’ll be severely “tongue-tied” if you do.

Sincerely,

Common Sense

P.S. You’re welcome

Check out the “kitchen tips from terrible cooks” video after the break…

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hand can opener

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to open a can without a can opener (or anything else for that matter) by You Tube life hacker CrazyRussianHacker.

My personal favorite line has to be “Boom! And guess what? Cat gonna survive, too.”

Check it out after the break, and if you try this at home, let us know if you got it to work.

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