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Making Gourmet Sour Patch Kids

Making Gourmet Sour Patch Kids

At some point Bon Appétit chef Claire Saffitz will run out of candies and snacks to replicate, but until she figures out how to make us some Nerds, we’re going to keep watching. In this lengthy episode, she takes on the tart, chewy, and sugar-coated treat known as Sour Patch Kids. It was incredibly tricky to get the texture right.

Star Wars x Le Creuset

Star Wars x Le Creuset

This is the droid cookware you’re looking for. The R2-D2 Mini Cocotte casserole is just one of eight licensed Star Wars kitchen pieces cooked up by Le Creuset to precede the December debut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Priced $20-$450, the collection drops 11/1/2019 in a retail shop, not so far, far away.

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The Science of BBQ

The Science of BBQ

There’s nothing quite like the delicious flavor of grilled, seared, or smoked meats. But the way you cook and handle meats after cooking can dramatically improve its quality. SciShow explains tips for making the perfect BBQ meal and the scientific reasons that these techniques improve flavor and texture.

Making Gourmet Hot Pockets

Making Gourmet Hot Pockets

“It’s reverse pizza.” Bon Appétit chef Claire Saffitz takes a moment away from the sweet stuff to replicate another junk food staple – the quick, easy, and mouth- and finger-burny treat known as Hot Pockets. Shockingly, she never ate one prior to now.

Yedi Programmable Pressure Cooker

Easily cook your favorite dishes with this programmable cooker. It has programs for pressure cooking, slow cooking, sautéing, steaming, making cakes, pasteurizing, making yogurt, cooking rice, making eggs, and warming, all in one appliance. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code COOKING15OFF.

Bubble Waffle Maker

Bubble Waffle Maker

If you’ve ever been to Hong Kong, you’ve probably encountered food vendors selling these deliciously chewy bubble waffles. Now you can make them in your own kitchen with the MasterChef bubble waffle maker. It has a non-stick cooking surface, and makes beautifully-textured waffles in less than 5 minutes.

Making Gourmet Pocky Sticks

Making Gourmet Pocky Sticks

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz continues to expand her gourmet snack portfolio, this time taking on a tasty treat from Japan. Can she pull off the crispy and sweet combo moves required for delicious chocolate, matcha, cookies & cream, and strawberry flake Pocky?

Precision Starter Chef Knife Set

Upgrade your kitchen with this pair of essential cutting tools from Edge of Belgravia. The set of modern kitchen knives includes a 4″ paring knife and 7.5″ chef’s knife, both made from non-stick coated stainless steel, and set into a grippy, rubber-coated ABS plastic handle.

Making Gourmet Pop-Tarts

Making Gourmet Pop-Tarts

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz takes a stab at replicating one of our favorite guilty pleasures, Pop-Tarts. We’ve had some gourmet hand pies before, but never one that looked as accurate, tasty, or toaster-friendly as Claire’s.

MBT3 Compact BBQ Tool Set

MBT3 Compact BBQ Tool Set

Roxon’s versatile, yet compact tool offers up six useful features for outdoor cooking: fork, spatula, knife, tongs, bottle opener, and wine corkscrew. It’s made from food-grade 430 stainless steel, and comes with a nylon carrying pouch. Measures about 11″ long when folded.

EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove

EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove

This clean-burning compact stove is perfect for camping and survival needs, concentrating heat where you need it, without making a mess. It can burn wood, charcoal, or solid biofuel, and accommodates pots and pans from about 7″ to 12″ in diameter.

(Almost) Every Way to Cook a Potato

(Almost) Every Way to Cook a Potato

After learning how to make deliciously crispy oven fries, we can confirm that this list isn’t 100% complete, but Bon Appetit editor-at-large Amiel Stanek still managed to come up with 63 different ways you can prepare and eat one of the world’s favorite starches.

Making the Crispiest Oven Fries

Making the Crispiest Oven Fries

Like many of you, we love us an order of great french fries. There’s just something about that crispy goodness that seems impossible to replicate without a deep fryer. But Adam Ragusea says these British oven fries are even more crunchy and delicious than traditional fries; though they’re not any healthier.

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Overengineered Egg Breaker

Overengineered Egg Breaker

Getting an egg to crack perfectly without breaking the yolk or getting eggshell takes some practice. But engineers look for ways to eliminate human error from such problems, and that’s exactly what The Q did with his mechanical egg cracking gadget.

Northfire Inferno Grills

Northfire Inferno Grills

Instead of directly applying flames to meat, Northfire’s outdoor grilles use propane to fuel an infrared burner, producing a 1500ºF heat source that can perfectly sear a 1″ thick steak in just 1 min per side. The Inferno 2G is big enough for cooking larger portions or even a pizza.

Making Gourmet Twix

Making Gourmet Twix

Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz is back in the test kitchen to make yet another popular snack. With their layers of chocolate, caramel, and crunchy cookies, it turns out that the shape, flavor, and texture of Twix bars are incredibly challenging and frustrating to replicate.

Wolfgang Puck XL Air Fryer

Cook delicious foods while cutting fats and calories with this air fryer. The 1700-watt cooker evenly circulates a tiny amount of cooking oil around foods for crispy, delicious, and healthy meals. Its 7.2 quart capacity can hold up to a 5lb roast. Save 53% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

The Chef Show (Trailer)

The Chef Show (Trailer)

Jon Favreau first collaborated with chef Roy Choi when he made his movie Chef. Now the two are continuing their partnership in a new Netflix series. The Chef Show sees Favreau and Choi cooking and dining with celebrities and other food experts. Premieres 6/7/19.

Infinity Gauntlet Meat Tenderizer

Infinity Gauntlet Meat Tenderizer

The comically large Infinity Gauntlet meat tenderizer will put a smile on a cook’s face. It’s designed to be made from gold-tinted stainless steel with a silicone handle inside. Sadly, this is just a concept at this point, and not yet up for purchase.

Sailor Rations in the 18th Century

Sailor Rations in the 18th Century

“A frothing, bubbling, cooking mess.” Townsends reads passages from an 18th century British sailor’s memoir that lists some of the things that they ate, and cooks one simple item from the list. It’s burgoo – boiled ground oatmeal served with molasses. Or pork and beef fat.

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Kudu Grill

Kudu Grill

The Kudu grill has a cantilevered design that lets you cook and heat food directly or indirectly over an open fire. It comes with a grate and a cast iron pan. When you’re not cooking, you can use the base as a fire pit.

Making Gourmet Cheez-Its

Making Gourmet Cheez-Its

“How hard can it be to make a cracker?” It turns out it’s pretty hard. But is it impossible? Watch Bon Appetit’s resident pastry chef Claire Saffitz try to recreate the color, texture and of course the flavor of original Cheez-Its snack crackers.

Noodle Flinging Robot

Noodle Flinging Robot

A enchanting contraption that cranks out knife-cut noodles, and flings them into a pot. Commenters point out its likely to result in inconsistent cook times, but that’s supposed to be part of its charm. Check out a similar machine compared to a human chef here.

Slide & Serve BBQ Skewers

Slide & Serve BBQ Skewers

ProudGrill’s Slide & Serve BBQ Skewers have a fish bone design that offer several advantages over traditional skewers. They let you slide food on and off easily, cook more food in one go, and it make it easy to cook both sides evenly.

Thermomix TM6

Thermomix TM6

The Thermomix TM6 improves on its predecessor by adding even functions, such as sous-vide, high temperature cooking, slow cooking, caramelizing and fermentation. It still weighs, stirs, chops, blends, grinds and more. Drops Summer 2019 for $1499.

Making Gourmet Reese’s

Making Gourmet Reese’s

After making everything from gourmet Skittles to handmade Twizzlers, Bon Appétit chef Claire Saffitz turns her attention to one of the most addictive candies ever – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Can she get the balance of chocolate and peanut butter just right?

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven

Ooni’s compact, foldable gas-powered pizza oven quickly hits temperatures over 932°F, so it can bake up perfectly thin and crispy Neapolitan-style pizzas in just one minute. It can also be used to quickly roast meats and veggies, thanks to its adjustable temperature.

Firebox Ultra Camp Cook Kit

Firebox Ultra Camp Cook Kit

Firebox Stove’s Ultra Camp Cook Kit lets you fry, roast or bake outdoors without the need for carrying heavy cookware. It consists of a frypan, a 1.5″ deep cowboy plate and a detachable handle. The stackable cookware come in 8″ or 10″ diameters.

Making Cured Meat

Making Cured Meat

The latest relaxing video from do-it-all maker Li Zikai sees her creating cured meat from scratch for a Chinese New Year meal. She covered ducks and pork with homemade seasoning before smoking and curing it. Then she prepared various dishes out of them.

Bluefin Tuna Omakase

Bluefin Tuna Omakase

“Omakase” is a Japanese word used for a chef’s tasting menu. Now watch in awe as chef Kuniaki Yoshizawa and his crew break down a huge bluefin tuna and turn it into a delectable Omakase, courtesy of Eater. If you’re squeamish about butchering, look away. Otherwise, yum.

Making Tofu and Mutton Hotpot

Making Tofu and Mutton Hotpot

DIY expert Li Zikai cooked a hearty winter meal consisting of fermented tofu and a hotpot with mutton. She prepared the tofu more than a month in advance, including making it from scratch. The shots of the pets are a nice bonus.

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