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Big Green Egg MiniMax

Big Green Egg MiniMax
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Small but mighty, the petite, portable MiniMax edition of the Big Green Egg charcoal BBQ cooker is just as versatile as its big daddy. At 76 pounds and 19.5″ tall, it’s a heavy-duty workhorse: a grill, smoker and convection oven in one, cooking everything from pizza to smoked brisket to baked goodies in a minimum of space.

Snoop Dogg: From Crook to Cook

Snoop Dogg: From Crook to Cook
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Before Snoop Dogg cooked on Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, nobody would have guessed the perennially-baked Doggfather could, well, bake. According to this book, he’s a crook-turned-cook with his recipes for 50 munchie-satisfying foods like baked mac & cheese, fried bologna sandwiches, and chicken ‘n’ waffles.

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ASMR Cooking with Kevin James

ASMR Cooking with Kevin James

“Toastflip… Drippy cheese…” Comedian Kevin James offers his take on those auditorily-stimulating ASMR videos. Put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and drift off into a meditative coma as he fixes a delicious sandwich that’s easy enough for anyone to make.

Making Giant Hot Pockets

Making Giant Hot Pockets

If there’s one thing lots of people are eating these days, it’s microwave meals. Sitting near the top of the nukable lunch heap are Hot Pockets. HellthyJunkFood thinks the standard portion size isn’t big enough, so they decided jumbo-size their own homemade Hot Pockets. Now with 2.5x more mouth burns!

Hot Saltine Hack

Hot Saltine Hack

Celebrity food expert and kitchen scientist Alton Brown shows us something fun we can do to make a tasty snack from stuff you probably already have in your pantry. Using a combination of dry mustard, hot sauce, and melted butter, you can give your ordinary saltines a kick in the pants and spice them up.

ROCCBOX Portable Pizza Oven

ROCCBOX Portable Pizza Oven
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This compact fire and stone pizza oven sets up quickly on your deck or patio, and cooks up perfectly crisp pizzas in as little as 60 seconds. It can reach temperatures over 932ºF, and works with either gas or wood as a fuel source. Its insulation and silicone skin make its exterior safer than other ovens too. Available in green or grey.

Cooking Parasite’s Ram-Don

Cooking Parasite’s Ram-Don

Binging with Babish takes on the dish that sits at the center of a pivotal sequence in Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winner, Parasite. The meal-in-a-bowl combines two kinds of instant noodles with an extravagant Korean sirloin. He then makes from-scratch versions of each noodle dish to see how those stack up.

Everdure Cube Portable Grill

Everdure Cube Portable Grill

A compact and portable charcoal grill from Heston Blumenthal’s Everdure line of barbecue kits. The Cube is made from stainless steel with a porcelain firebox. Its chrome handles remain cool to the touch, even while cooking. It has a built-in prep board and storage tray.

PartyGrill Indoor Grill

PartyGrill Indoor Grill

The PartyGrill is a compact tabletop grill that’s designed for communal cooking. In addition to its grill surface, it has eight individual melting pans for cheese or sauces, and comes with eight heat resistant spatulas. Available for a limited time from Touch of Modern.

Making Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Pop-Tarts

Making Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Pop-Tarts

Just because two foods can be combined doesn’t mean it should be done. But Good Mythical Morning’s series Snack Smash does just that all the time. In this clip, host Josh Scherer managed to make Pop-Tarts that taste like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and we got heartburn just looking at the video.

Ninjabread Cookies

Ninjabread Cookies
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Help your holidays kick more ass with this ninja-shaped cookie kit. It packs in everything you need to bake an army of edible fighters, including cookie cutters, and enough gingerbread mix, royal icing, and candy beads to make 20 cookies. (Thanks Robb!)

Every Way to Cook a Tomato

Every Way to Cook a Tomato

We’ve certainly had our share of diced, sliced, chopped, and pureed tomatoes, but Bon Appétit is here to show a whopping 47 different ways they can be prepared, from flattening them into leather, to turning them into a powder, and even making beefsteak tomato ice cream.

Making a Sugar Dome

Making a Sugar Dome

Working with molten hot sugar is one of the most daunting tasks in the kitchen, but international pastry instructor Amaury Guichon makes it look easy, as he shows off the technique he uses to create a perfectly smooth dome of the sweet stuff. Also, check out his incredible, edible samurai.

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Making Big Green Eggs

Making Big Green Eggs

The Big Green Egg is one of the most desired objects for backyard cooks, with its ability to turn out delicious charcoal grilled foods year round. Now, take a trip inside the factory where they’re made, and see how their ceramic construction has more in common with making pottery than making conventional grills.

2-in-1 Sous Vide Cooker

2-in-1 Sous Vide Cooker
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This kitchen gadget from Curtis Stone doubles as both a sous vide cooker, as well as a beverage cooler. In heating mode, it can precision cook meats sealed in a sous vide bag, while in cooling mode, it helps maintain the temperature of chilled drinks. Take an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop using code BFSAVE15 (through 12/15/19).

Making a 100-Layer Dip

Making a 100-Layer Dip

Hah. You and your nine-layer dip. Tasty host Alvin Zhou and his guest Kelsey Impicciche have you beat by an 11.1-to-1 ratio. Watch as they assemble this insane party snack which seems like it would be impossible to dig into without a shovel. And yes folks, every layer has a different ingredient. The layering fun starts at 4:04.

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.

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.

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Yedi Programmable Pressure Cooker

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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.

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

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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.

(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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