Food and Space
- “Imagine having to shop for a family’s three-year supply of groceries all at once and having enough meals planned in advance for that length of time.” That’s what happens when you plan food for a trip to Mars.
- America’s Test Kitchen Radio interviewed Mary Roach about the finer points of designing food for space travel. Also: apparently NASA was working on astronaut booze, but some joyless bureaucrat decided it was a frivolous waste of taxpayer money, and it was nixed. Dangit!
- Apple Caviar with Banana Foam via Molecular Recipes
- Kalbi Flank Steak – Modernist Cuisine at Home via Jet City Gastrophysics
- Microwave Cornbread Sponge Cake via Ideas in Food
- “delicate cherry vodka candies easily crack and melt in your mouth releasing a delicious cherry vodka liquid filling“
- Amazing dry ice slushies at home – via Ross at gastronomer.org
- What happens to various foods in the freezer? The answer seems to be: all kinds of weird stuff. Worth a read.
Gear and Hacks
- The pousse cafe is the classic example of a layered drink – a drink that exploits the different densities of liqueurs, liquors, and other ingredients to create memorable presentations. The cocktailmaster simplifies the process of making these drinks.
- Ever wonder what the Modernist Cuisine cooking lab looks like? via Scott Heimendinger at Seattle Food Geek and tested.com