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  • Rum Bubble Surprise
    Rum Bubble Surprise
    by Mongpoovian

    One of the great things about molecular gastronomy is it gives us techniques that allow surprising and unusual elemnts to be incorporated into a dish that would be otherwise impossible.In this riff on bananas foster, a sphere of rum is served on top of a piece of cake and a slice of banana, after…

  • Temperature Control For Kitchen Appliances
    Temperature Control For Kitchen Appliances
    by timothy

    In this Instructable, I will step through controlling the temperature of most kitchen appliances. As an example, I will use an old Westbend Poppery popcorn maker (aka. coffee roaster), but these same techniques will be applicable to most hot plates, coffee makers, and waffle irons. This instruct…

Hungry Scientist Contest




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We all love to eat, but food is best when you add a bit of creativity! The Hungry Scientist Handbook celebrates that overlap of food, science, and technology, so we're giving you the chance to share your ideas, win some great prizes, and maybe even be included in the next Hungry Scientist book!


Food Hacking
Break out your kitchen skills to make something creative and delicious. It could be food-based electronics, your latest molecular gastronomy scientific break through, or even a traditional recipe or technique -- anything edible it falls into this category. We can't wait to see what you are working on. Extra points for creativity, and for explaining the science behind what you've made.

Kitchen Tool Hacking
Take those old kitchen contraptions and turn them into something new and cool, or hack together some spare parts to make your own home-brew kitchen tools. Maybe you've made your own camp stove, built a welder out of old microwave parts, custom-branded your toast, or created a 3D chocolate printer with a pile of Legos -- here's your chance to show it off! Start tinkering, and see what you can build from old toasters, egg separators, and coffee grinders!

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