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Cooking For Geeks Cookbook Cooks

Cooking For Geeks

Find out what goes on behind closed doors in the kitchen. The closed door of the oven, that is. Cooking for Geeks, written by Jeff Potter, is a cookbook that goes beyond recipes and adds a little more spice to the mix. In it, you will learn:

• Why medium-rare steak is so popular.
• Why we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C.
• How quickly a pizza will cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C.
• How to initialize your kitchen and calibrate your tools.
• Important reactions in cooking, such as protein denaturation, Maillard reactions, and caramelization, and how they impact the foods we cook.
• How to play with your food using hydrocolloids and sous vide cooking.

Read on for a couple of sample recipes.

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March 16, 2011   No Comments

Grandpa Witmer Mixes Up The Peanut Butter

Grandpa Witmer's Model 100 Old Fashioned Natural Peanut Butter Mixer 3214

Good peanut butter is essential. But as anyone knows who goes for the good stuff, it tends to separate upon standing. One could use a butter knife to mix up the peanut butter, having it emerge from the jar like some kind of peanut butter club, or one could use Grandpa Witmer’s Old Fashioned Natural Peanut Butter Mixer. Then again, if you use a butter knife as a stirring implement, half of the jar of peanut butter is likely to stick to it, and then you would have to eat it–which really isn’t a bad thing after all.

Product Description
Oil separation is a natural occurrence for non-hydrogenated peanut butter. This innovative new device will easily stir the peanut butter in the original conatiner without splashing the oil. It conveniently cleans the mixing rod upon removal from the jar

March 7, 2011   No Comments

Fill The Jar Of Nothing With Anything

Jar of Nothing by Our Name is Mud

They tell you they want nothing, but you still feel as if you should get them something. It’s a gift-givers dilemma as old as gifts themselves. Hence the Jar Of Nothing. Perfect for that hard-to-shop-for person who says “I want nothing”. Of course, if they insist on phrasing it as “I don’t want anything”, well then you can fill this jar of nothing with all of their things.

March 5, 2011   1 Comment

Papa John’s Heart-Shaped Pizza

Papa John’s Heart-Shaped Pizza

Hottest Thing That Comes in a Box This Valentine’s Day is a Papa John’s Heart-Shaped Pizza

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February 10, 2011   No Comments

350cc’s Of Coffee, Stat!

Laboratory Beaker Mug

Some people need to watch their caffeine intake, others may want to. Well, the way to do that quickly and easily is with the Laboratory Beaker Mug. With a capacity of about 12-ounces, the glass beaker-that-looks-like-a-mug is sure to keep coffee drinkers alert, awake and paying attention to anything and everything.

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February 2, 2011   No Comments

Measuring Spoons Get Their Bling

Diamond Ring Shaped Goldtone Measuring Spoons

Shiny kitchen gadgets will always be in style, especially when they stand out form other shiny kitchen gadgets. If your plain-old boring measuring spoon shave lost their luster over time, perhaps it’s time to upgrade to something… bling-ier. These Diamond Ring Shaped Goldtone Measuring Spoons will add a new sparkle to the kitchen. Plus, at a price of less than twenty dollars they might be the least expensive way to add some bling to your kitchen.

January 30, 2011   No Comments