Category equipment

Merry Christmas to all geeks

Some say 2012 was the year when 3D printing hit the mass market. Well, here’s my small contribution based on my own christmas tree design as well as the classical Penrose kite and dart. (I know. It’s 2013 now, but…

Mineral waters à la carte

Cloning popular brands of mineral water is now simpler then ever before with the updated version of the mineral water calculator! When I blogged about DIY mineral water last year it was mainly a theoretical exercise since I didn’t have…

Wonders of extraction: Brewing beer

Talking to a friend last year who is an avid home brewer made me realize how little I knew about beer and brewing. Inspired by what I learnt from the conversation I started reading Palmer’s How to brew which is…

Perfect egg yolks

Maybe I have a hangup on soft boiled eggs, but I’m deeply fascinated by how something simple as an egg can be transformed into such a wide range of textures. I’m talking about pure eggs – no other ingredients added.…

TFP 2011: Sous vide master class (part 2)

Sous vide fish should be cooked at several temperatures followed by stepwise cooling for the best texture Bruno Goussault started the sous vide master class at The Flemish Primitives 2011 by arguing that precise temperature or right temperature cooking is…

Interview with Chris Young

The authors of Modernist Cuisine: Maxime Bilet, Chris Young and Nathan Myhrvold In 2003 Chris Young had an epiphany of a meal at The Fat Duck outside London, and by the end of the meal he knew he had to…

No-knead bread

Update: I’ve written up a short post about no-knead bread in Norwegian – Brød uten å kna – to accompany my appearance in the popular science program Schrödingers katt. I know – since the NY Times article about Jim Lahey…

Wonders of extraction: Pressure

Cream chargers containing 8 g of nitrous oxide each (N2O) to be used with an iSi whipper for whipping cream, making foams/espumas or pressurized infusions. A little more than a week ago Dave Arnold posted a great, new technique: “Infusion…

Coffee for lazy summer days

A perfect cup of coffee for a perfect morning! I have spent lazy summer days in a “Sommerhus” (e.g. “summer house”) in Denmark with my family and one thing I will share with you is the coffee I enjoyed every…