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5 Ways to Shoot Food Photos Like a Pro With Your Phone

No matter where they may be, foodies who appreciate a beautifully arranged plate of food are tempted to grab their smartphone and start shooting. (source) FriendsEAT co-founder Blanca Valbuena has a natural gift for food photography and has compulsively snapped … Continue reading

Next Generation of Fast-Food: Burger-Flipping Robot

Last year, tens of thousands of fast-food workers rallied across 100 U.S. cities in support of a decent living wage. Workers demanded at least $15 an hour, in contrast to the hourly wage of $8.75 millions make at restaurants like … Continue reading

Look Out Waiters – You’re All About To Be Replaced

Since the beginning, the ultimate goal of computers and robots has been to replace human labor with artificial automation. Actually the impetus can be traced even further back to the factory assembly line. By some estimates, seventy percent of the … Continue reading

20 Kitchen Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Considering it’s that gift giving time of the year, we decided to assemble a list of gift ideas for the kitchen, because after all, during the holidays, it’s all about giving! I reviewed hundreds of items and made 20 selections. … Continue reading

New Party Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs – Turn Red

DrinkSavvy has created party cups that change color when date rape drugs are added to them. Continue reading

Food Blogger Makes $9000 a Month Eating on Camera

Every evening around 8 p.m, several thousand viewers tune in to watch one of South Korea’s most popular food bloggers eat huge quantities of food online. (source) And, boy, does she eat. On one Sunday evening last month, a journalist … Continue reading

Do You Find These 3-D Printed Foods Appealing?

Although 3-D food printing technology is still in its infancy, two consumer products are expected to launch in the second half of this year using semi-liquified food substances that squirt through a 3D printer. With the Foodini countertop food printer … Continue reading

How Smartphones Will Revolutionize The Future of Local Food

In this wonderfully cogent article, Steve Holt argues that technology — specifically mobile technology — is key to the future of the local food movement and food justice in general. (source) In support of his claim, Holt explains how Mark … Continue reading

Amazon’s New Futuristic 30-Minute Delivery System: Drones

Amazon envisions a future where shopping at brick and mortar stores are a thing of the past, and where Amazon’s deliveries are made within 30 minutes using drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles. (source) Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos calls … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Ann Rudorf’s Brussels Sprout Leaves and Pancetta Pizza

Chef Ann Rudorf is the corporate chef for Wood Stone Corporation. She has been in the food industry since her college days in Nebraska. Right after college, she began to pursue her culinary education at the Culinary Academy in San … Continue reading

New Twitter Tool Warns of Restaurant Food Poisoning In Real Time

nEmesis is a system to track food poisoning via tweets Continue reading

Uber’s On-Demand Ice Cream App

Last Friday, Uber, a San Francisco-based technology startup and developer of the Summon-a-Car application, offered an ice cream-on-demand service for one day only Friday in New York City and more than three dozen other cities around the world. How it … Continue reading

Unmanned Aerial Drones Deliver Food at London Restaurant

Unmanned Aerial Drones for Food Delivery Continue reading

Plated: Recipe Delivery Service Review

I tend to be an early adapter. When I heard of Plated, I was all over it. What is Plated? Basically, plated is a subscription recipe service. You sign up and they send you two recipes with pre-measured ingredients per … Continue reading

Inventor Foresees 3-D Food Printer In Every Future Kitchen

Anjan Contractor, a mechanical engineer with a background in 3-D printing, foresees a day when every kitchen has a 3-D printer, and the earth’s 12 billion people feed themselves meals synthesized one layer at a time, from cartridges of powder … Continue reading

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband Review

Rating (based on customer reviews): 3.5 out of 5 stars This thing is freakin’ awesome. Seriously. It’s not merely a pedometer, the Fitbit Flex counts your steps, helps you count calories, monitors your sleep, AND is the best alarm clock … Continue reading

Budweiser’s Creepy New “Buddy Cup” Connects Drinkers on Facebook

Budweiser recently introduced what they call the “Buddy Cup,” a pint beer glass with a built-in chip that automatically connects people on Facebook when they clink glasses with another “Buddy Cup” user. The cup was developed by advertising agency Agencia … Continue reading

The Food Blogger’s Cheat Sheet

Navigation 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P QR S T U V W X Y Z Why? I decided to crowdsource a collection of technology terms which can help … Continue reading

What Food Television Should Sound Like

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.4 out of 5 stars Remember that commercial in the 80′s with the guy listening to music and he was blown away? That’s exactly what’s going to happen to you when you get your … Continue reading

Fruit Ninja Free Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.1 out of 5 stars This game is the perfect way to waste time. Like Plants vs. Zombies, it’s incredibly addictive. It’s perfect for when your brain needs a short break of entertainment. Think … Continue reading

High-Tech Tip Jar Takes Plastic

After years of declining tips, Oren’s Daily Roast, a New York based coffeehouse chain, agreed to test-pilot DipJar at two of its locations last year. After retailers make arrangements to receive a DipJar, they register it through Dipjar’s website and … Continue reading

More Companies Cater to Molecular Gastronomy Amateurs

In 2009, Hervé This, the so-called founder of molecular gastronomy, along with celebrated French chef Pierre Gagnaire, claimed to have created the world’s first entirely synthetic gourmet dish. The dish? Jelly balls in apple and lemon flavors and a lobster … Continue reading

Pros & Cons of Restaurants Using Ipads as Menus

You love your iPad. Heck, I love mine. And I’ve heard of restaurants using them as menus, but I’ve never actually seen this use in the wild. I was chatting with some friends about this…I seriously expected them to be … Continue reading

OXO Sink Strainer Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.6 out of 5 stars Who would ever think such a small gadget would make life so much better. You know regular sink stoppers suck. This one is awesome. It does not let food … Continue reading

Breville Juicer Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.5 out of 5 stars You’ve been meaning to get healthy and eat your greens, but you’re just too lazy. This juice extractor is just the thing. It’s so fun to use, you’ll find … Continue reading

Parody Website Mocks Guy Fieri’s NYC Restaurant With Bogus Menu

Guy Fieri’s food empire recently expanded with the opening of his new Times Square restaurant, “Guy’s American Kitchen And Bar.” But Fieri, the well-known face on the Food Network as the host of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” a U.S. travelogue … Continue reading

I’m Lovin’ It: Burger King’s Twitter Feed Hacked

The Twitter account @BurgerKing was hacked and its logo, profile page, and account name were changed to look as though it belonged to their rival McDonald’s. The hackers announced that the Burger King chain had been sold to McDonalds. According … Continue reading

Mandoline Slicer Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.3 out of 5 stars If you’ve ever sliced off a piece of your fingers while using a madoline, you need to toss it in the garbage and order this one. I’ve had mine … Continue reading

What Is The Lifespan Of A Microwave Oven?

Microwave ovens have become ubiquitous in most home and restaurant kitchens, and are convenient for preparing frozen foods, defrosting meats, warming up sauces, hot beverages, soup, and making popcorn. But how long before microwave ovens need to be replaced? Microwave … Continue reading

Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.1 out of 5 stars This is the perfect gift for any home. If you have kids going to college, get them this. This, a rice cooker, and a hot pot are the equivalent … Continue reading

Kindle Best Selling E-Reader Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.3 out of 5 stars I never thought I’d enjoy a kindle. I was always a traditionalist who loved the feel and smell of books. I got one as a present and figured I … Continue reading

Cuisinart Electric Kettle Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.1 out of 5 stars Never wait for your tea again. I resisted the purchase of this amazing machine because I was completely in love with my tea kettle. That was until I started … Continue reading

Judgmental Forks & Ice Cubes Tell You When To Stop Eating and Drinking

Twenty-first century technology has engendered some interesting food related inventions. Some are ingenious, while others are just plain ridiculous — you be the judge. Intelligent Cutlery An inventor has supposedly created the world’s first “smart fork” — a fork that … Continue reading

Electric Pressure Cooker Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars If you are deathly afraid of a pressure cooker exploding in your kitchen, there’s no need to fear. This is one of the safest pressure cookers on the market. … Continue reading

Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer

My very good friend Matt pointed me towards an incredible product on Amazon: the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. Sure, I had seen uni-taskers before, but none such as this. It could come in handy if you are not allowed around … Continue reading

3 Miraculous Benefits of a Juicer: Jack Lalanne vs Hamilton Beach

While the number one juice extractor selling on Amazon is the Breville (model number BJE200XL) Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor, with a list price of $74.96, my sister recently purchased Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer Express for around $99. My … Continue reading

How to Get Paid for Food Photography

For those interested in monetizing their collection of food photographs, or cultivating an interest in food photography with the objective of getting paid, the Internet offers several options through online photo submissions. Besides web-based photography services, websites that offer photo … Continue reading

New York Eatery Uses Instagram as Menu

Samantha Murphy, writing for the social media site Mashable, recently reported on an interesting new food trend. Murphy notes when the owners of a new Latin-American restaurant Comodo, located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, noticed guests were repeatedly snapping pictures of … Continue reading

Exhaust Burger: For the Survivalist Who Has Everything

Laughing Squid recently reported on an odd invention called the Exhaust Burger, a unique concept for mobile barbecuing designed by a team of Iranian industrial designers. The metal device attaches to an automotive tailpipe and uses its exhaust to heat … Continue reading

Smartphone Foodies (Infographic)

Now, with the trending iPhone 5, I can almost see everybody using smartphones. But are a “Smartphone Foodie”? As a foodie, it is a necessity for you to do these things: Search for appealing restaurants, view food and drink menu, … Continue reading