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Nokia Constellation Microwave Cooks For April Fools’

Nokia 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation Microwave Oven

The best part about April Fools’ Day is when the jokes are for real (see: Gmail, ThinkGeek, etc). So while the Nokia 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation Microwave Oven might seem like an April Fools’ Day prank, is the concept of a “high-resolution PureFood camera that automatically shares pictures of ready meals with friends and family via social networks” really that far off that mark? Food bloggers whipping out their phones would disagree. Especially when considering how photogenic microwaveable meals can be.

We can all look forward to:

The new Nokia 5AM-TH1N6 has even more innovative features. The device comes with the latest eye-tracking technology, which stops the food from rotating when you look at it, and it automatically adjusts the temperature depending on how hungry you look.

Available in blue cheese cyan, lemon yellow and liquorice black sometime in the future depending on how gullible we are. Happy April Fools’ Day!

April 1, 2013   No Comments

Cookbook of the future

De Dietrich interactive kitchen guide

It’s coming: the future of the kitchen is coming. We may not have jetpacks and flying cars yet, but the connected kitchen is right on the horizon. Kitchen appliance manufacturers still see a future where the refrigerator talks to the microwave and tells people what to eat for dinner, but for the meantime, a more realistic goal seems to be popping up.

Small internet-friendly devices are going to be key to the kitchens of the future. Companies have been producing small ‘cookbook readers’ for some time, but so far it doesn’t seem to have taken hold in the public’s imagination quite yet. After all, with laptops and netbooks being so small and portable (along with Bing now offering recipe searches), a new recipe or an old favorite is only a click away.

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January 25, 2010   No Comments

Move over molecules, make way for digital gastronomy

Cornucopia: Digital Gastronomy

A design concept by Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran of the MIT Fluid Interfaces Group, Cornucopia: Digital Gastronomy looks forward and examines how food may be delivered in the future. It’s a food printer.

Ingredients are stored in food canisters and are then fed into a mixer before heading off to an extruder tube. The mash is then layered inside the receiving chamber according to preset instructions. The unit will then be able to heat or cool the food, ultimately resulting in a finished product the likes of which are not seen in nature.

Mmm, don’t forget the crackers.

(Via Make)

January 14, 2010   No Comments

Oil and vinegar one drop at a time

Pipette Oil & Vinegar by Design House Stockholm

Sure, you could use an oil mister to dress up your greens, or even the old fashioned way of pouring (gasp!) a mixture over your salad, but I think that’s all a little too last millennium. In this scientific age we all need to embrace the era that we live in. If that includes salad dressing, then so be it. I am prepared to meet the future head on; now you can too.

The Pipette Oil & Vinegar set by Design House Stockholm intends to bring up to date the way that we store and serve our salad essentials. Doling out exact measurements drop by drop, you have full control over your salad. The pipette set, designed by Camilla Kropp, is the perfect serving solution for the precision cook (or budding molecular gastronomist) in all of us.

July 22, 2009   No Comments

Collapsible kitchen gadgets from Progressive

Collapsible Over Sink Dish Rack by Progressive

In the future, all kitchen products might be collapsible to save space in what is sure to be a world full of gadget-filled kitchens. Until that time becomes a reality, we’ll just have to make do with this starter set of five. Click on through for a gallery of images. (Sadly, none from the future.)

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June 23, 2009   No Comments