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Sur la Table: Prime Kitchen Gear Seller Turns Forty (and is Just Getting Started)

The kitchen has always been a fun place for me. Part of the enjoyment comes from using interesting gadgets and doohickeys while making a great meal. Having a good set of basic tools, like pots, pans and the like, is essential as well, but not as cool as some widget that makes food preparation interesting […]

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Your Foodie Friends

If you’re still looking for the perfect item for the cook in your life, have we got a deal for you…

The Chile Underground’s very own Holiday shopping Elves have been drinking egg nog and surfing the web for naughty sites and accidentally found this article with truly awe-inspiring options for family and friends who […]

Still Avoiding Cast Iron in Your Kitchen? Think Again…

Maybe you avoid cast iron cookware in your cooking endeavors. It’s heavy, it rusts, it’s hard to keep seasoned, and on and on. We’ll, your partly right.

Or maybe you’re like me and enjoy dragging out the “big iron” to make a meal. It’s versatile, it holds a lot of heat, and you can move […]

Follies: How to Carry Your Liquor, and Don’t Do’s at the Bar

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Some people just don’t know how to handle their liquor. Well, if you’re one of those (I’m not saying, I’m just saying), then the Elves here in the Department of Important Finds have really found something just for you.

Luggage. For your brew, fruit o’ the […]

So What IS This Thingie, Exactly…

Okay, what is this kitchen utensil, and what does it make or do? (Hint: It’s not for lube jobs.)

First correct answer wins a Compleat Vinaigrette Guide! The second correct one too. Shoot, I’ll give a guide to anybody who even takes a guess…

Enjoy the (Odd and Useful Tools) Heat!

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Friday Follies: O No, You Got a Spork in the Salad Shooter!

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

There have been many great inventions that help us prepare and enjoy food and drink. My personal choices include the wok, long chopsticks, charcoal (and the fire to go with it), microwave oven, convection oven, refrigerator (and freezer), cast-iron skillets, and the tin can. Shoot, […]

Friday Follies: A Bra That Grows On You (After a Fashion)

I don’t normally see enough news to make even one Friday Follies edition in a week. Recently, though, it’s been a real boom! Like this article, about a new invention that will surely revolutionize rice crop production in Japan, where even the smallest bit of space gets used to grow food. This pointed example […]

Getting Into Hot Water for Instant Noodles

There are three fundamental ways to heat water hot enough for instant noodles. (I’m setting aside using more sophisticated equipment, such as the Large Hadron Collider, which would most certainly heat your water. The lead underpants requirement’s a bit bothersome with that method.) Electric Kettle, Microwave Oven, and Ordinary Heat Source.

We here at the […]