What If You Made Oatmeal in Your Rice Cooker?

What If You Made Oatmeal in Your Rice Cooker?

photo: Allie ChanthornReinmann Oatmeal lovers, I have good news for you. if you got excited when overnight oats were added to your groat repertoire, you might not be able to contain yourself when you find out there is yet another way to prepare them. Because it turns out that, under the right conditions, oatmeal can … Read more

Robot cooks are rapidly making their way into restaurant kitchens

Robot cooks are rapidly making their way into restaurant kitchens

A White Castle team member next to Miso Robotics’ Flippy. Courtesy: Miso Robotics Before the end of this year, a brand-new pizza purveyor plans to hit the Los Angeles area. But this isn’t just another pizza place. This company plans to serve pizza from trucks and the pies themselves are put together not by humans … Read more

What Makes Turkish Coffee So Unique?

photo: Hoang Samuelson I recently dine at Lebanese spot Nicholas Restaurantwhere I ordered a classic Turkish coffee. The server presented us with a small, beautiful gold coffee carafe on a tray with two servings of cream and two espresso cups. It was my first time trying this coffee and I was stunned by how good … Read more

You Should Make This No-churn Pop-Tart Ice Cream

photo: Allie ChanthornReinmann I recently wrote about the summer’s best Pop-Tart prep technique–freezing them–and it seems like that just wasn’t cold enough for Lifehacker readers. Frozen Pop-Tarts are deliciously cool, but never freeze to an icy state. This makes it tough to challenge ice cream for the top spot in the imaginary rankings of cold … Read more

You Should Pour Hot Water on Your Cake Batter

photo: Allie ChanthornReinmann There are very few cake “improvements” that I trust right away. I’ma food skeptic by nature, and I usually stare at viral hacks and food tricks with squinted eyes until I’m convinced. That’s how I was when I assessed Renee Erickson’s peach cobbler with hot sugar crust before testing it out. Mas … Read more

How to Make Silky Sous Vide Eggs Without a Sous Vide

photo: Allie ChanthornReinmann There’s lots of content out there to help you decide what to cook with your fancy sous vide precision, immersion, circulation, sans conflagration tool, or so I’ve heard. I’ve read about all the cool things one can sous vide with tantalizing results—juicy steaks, cheesecakes, buttery lobster tailsand the silkiest of eggsit all … Read more

Chipotle’s $50 million search for the future of fast food

Chipotle is testing out an autonomous kitchen assistant, Chippy, which offers a robotic solution for making chips in restaurants. Courtesy: Chipotle The lengthy lunchtime lines at Chipotle Mexican Grill waiting to order could serve as a good metaphor for Chipotle’s approach to investing in innovation: though you may have to wait a bit for results, … Read more

How to Choose the Best Cheese for Any Burger

yesterday, I read an article that claimed brie was the “best” cheese to put on your burger. I was, frankly, a little stunned. I’m a big fan of brie, and a big fan of the big pan of briebut the “best” burger cheese is not. “Best” is a weird word to begin with. A lot … Read more

The Best Ways to Eat Pineapple on Pizza

Hear me out: pineapple pizza can be good, no matter what my favorite linebacker says. Okay, have those of us who needed to do so returned from screaming into a pillow? Good. Let’s get Canadian. I make The lot of Pizza, and thanks to the preferences of the people in my life, a lot of … Read more

This Year, You Should Flambé Your American Flag Cake

Every year around mid-June my inbox is flooded with press releases for flag cake recipes, all of which boast new and exciting takes on the patriotic dessert. Usually I ignore them, because flag cakes have been done to death, but America has really outdone herself this yearand she deserves a cake—an unprecedented cake, a flag … Read more