Beyond The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Gadgets and Food News

Why, Of Course: Graffiti Cocktail Shaker

Kikkerland Graffiti Cocktail Shaker

The little ball-bearing that rattles around the bottom of the spray paint sounds kind of like ice clinking around in a glass, right? No? Well, listen again. And use the Kikkerland Graffiti Cocktail Shaker next time to make mixed drinks. And despite how many you have, try not to get the two confused.

March 26, 2011   No Comments

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

The Modernist Burger from Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.

Click above to be taken to Serious Eats to see a full-size image detailing what went into making that burger--including sous vide lettuce.

“The most important book in the culinary arts since Escoffier.” –Tim Zagat

Still hot of the press, and already Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cookingis creating a stir. Eliciting comparisons to the Auguste Escoffier tome, Le Guide Culinaire is no small feat. (Ironically, that 100-year old text has an upcoming release date for a new revised English translation.) Consisting of six volumes and almost 2,500 pages, Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young and Maxime Bilet combines stunning photography with detailed explanations, giving the modern cook a true guide to the culinary arts.

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March 23, 2011   No Comments

Used Cookware As Art

From the book Devour, by Christopher Jonassen.

There is no doubt that cuisine can at times transport one to another place, but that place doesn’t necessarily have to be terrestrial. Proof can be seen in Christopher Jonassen’s book, Devour. What may look like a faraway world is in fact something else quite down to earth: pots and/or pans. Cookware may only last so long, but given immortality through photography, close-up photos offer a new perspective, giving us a glimpse into a world that no longer exists. Or at least should not be used to cook any more meals.

(Via Gizmodo)

February 21, 2011   No Comments

Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest

 Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest

Heinz Ketchup today announced their fifth annual Ketchup Creativity Contest. Participants will be asked to re-imagine the iconic ketchup bottle label with the grand prize winner receiving a cash prize as well as having their artwork produced and distributed on the classic container.

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January 12, 2011   No Comments

Pepper Grinder For The Homesick

Chef'n Create-a-Grind Pepper Grinder

Nothing beats a home cooked meal (except for a home cooked meal that has no dirty dishes), but unfortunately it is not always possible to have one. While homemade taste may not always be possible, a taste of home can.

Freshly ground black pepper may or may not remind you of home, but the Chef’n Create-a-Grind Pepper Grinder certainly can. Featuring a hollow perimeter designed to allow a 4×6 photo to be slid in, the clear grinder allows for memories to be nestled in amongst the peppercorns. Complete with a steel rasp and a mechanism for an adjustable grind, the grinder adds a little touch of home at any table.

June 24, 2010   No Comments

Saltine Bling

Golden Saltine Necklace by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry

Food-inspired jewelry will never go out of style (as long as we keep eating, that is). However, it’s usually not the lowest rung on the food chain that gets the gold. Usually. In this case, it does get the gold. Literally. The un-fanciest of crackers, the lowly saltine, has now become elevated in status with the Golden Saltine Necklace. The 14 karat gold-plated brass cracker, handmade in New York by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry is stylish, unexpected and fun. I wonder if there is a real saltine under all that gold?

Click on the link and also check out two other food-related items, a turkey wishbone, and a gold-plated fortune cookie. Yes, that’s right: a gold-plated fortune cookie.

May 5, 2010   No Comments