There aren’t many things better on this earth than chocolate and sugar. By mixing cane sugar with orange cacao, chili, cinnamon & allspice, chef Suzi Sheffield lets you add a delicious hint of sweet and spicy chocolate to any dish, sweet or savory.
Your stomach’s probably bursting from your Thanksgiving feast, but leave some room for Mental Floss’ generous serving of trivia, from the ubiquity of corn to the average American’s above average turkey consumption.
A frying pan with a temperature sensor and Bluetooth connectivity. Its iOS and Pebble apps come with recipes and step-by-step instructions. You can also record your own recipes or just monitor the pan’s temperature through the apps.
A top heater, convection heater, microwave oven and cooking assistant. Its touchscreen and recipe store gives you step by step instructions. You can also let it set the time and temperature settings based on what you’re cooking.
A demonstration of how ultra-realistic food samples are made for display in Japanese restaurants. These fake pieces are handmade using plastic and wax, and look good enough to eat. But don’t. That cabbage sample is insane.