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Top 10 Clever and Cool Cooking Concepts Of 2014

Whether you are a master chef or a bacon-craving amateur, cooking is a part of your life. However, there is always room for improvement, and inventors around the world are constantly thinking of new culinary concepts to make the kitchen less intimidating and more fun. These new concepts and clever products will make the chef in all of us reach for our measuring cups!

Great Invention Idea? Human Turd Scale!


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I have a friend who tries to calm my food fears by reassuring me that something that doesn't weigh a pound cannot make me gain a pound. Fine! But what about the bag of chocolate covered nuts (they're filled with protein) I ate this morning? The one I forgot to weigh on my food scale? How much of that have I got sitting inside of me, threatening the needle of my bathroom scale? read more »

Beer Vending Machines In Sochi Spread Canadian Generosity

You don't have to look to far past television sitcoms, or big-screen comedies to see Canadians presented as generous, polite, and friendly human-beings. As an actual Canadian, won't burst your bubble and imply that these social perspectives aren't universal norms. Instead, I will further promote that ideology by showing you what Canadian is doing to encourage global connections in Sochi - through beer.

Meet The Most Portable BBQ Ever

Camping trips are excellent for creating fires and eat barbecued food, but sometimes this is not handy because the tools are not available, as they take up precious space which has to be filled with more important items. However, a new Israeli invention seems to be a true revolution on this matter: a triangular foldable barbecue, super small and compact, which can be taken everywhere with ease.

Blue Tooth Pizza? You Just Need the Right Buttons

If you want something even faster than online ordering for pizza, check out this Blue Tooth ordering system in Dubai! 

Lotteria's French Fries With Chocolate Dipping Sauce: A Salty & Sweet Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine's Day is on the way and Japan's Lotteria fast food restaurants have got an extra-special unexpected sweet treat for you and your nom-nom-nomming significant other: fries with a side of chocolate dipping sauce!

Need This New Discovery? The Proper Way To Eat A Hamburger

It is a problem that has plagued mankind for decades -- how to eat your burger without all the extra goodies sliding back out onto your plate and making a mess. For burger purists this has never really been an issue with just a little ketchup and mustard, and maybe a pickle slice or two. For those of us who like to add the cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, and whatever else comes to mind it is serious business. Now researchers have the answer.

"Green" Slow Cooking Invention: Buy One, Give One Free

You've heard of the Wonder Bra?  Well, this is the wonder bag. Wonderbag, to be specific. It's a slow cooking bag, a new invention with old roots, one that is bringing tasty dishes and energy savings to us in the western world, while doing the same for poor, rural African communities.

 

Japanese Five-Sided Oranges Look Weird, Taste Great, Won't Roll Off The Table

These new and “improved” five-sided oranges from Japan look weird, taste great and they won't roll off your table. Even more awesome, an alternate way of reading the kanji characters used to describe them makes these freaky fruits great good luck gifts for anxious students.

Ziferblat Pay To Stay Coffee Shops

Coffee shops aren't what they used to be. Once upon a time, coffee shops were just an establishment to enjoy a delicious caffeinated beverage and perhaps even a sinful desert. Today, coffee shops are social meeting spots, office spaces (for those that work virtually), and even a place to hold corporate functions. How we use coffee shops has changed, but the way coffee shops serve us still remains in its traditional format. Which is why some innovators are taking a new approach to the coffee shop business.

Farmer's Fridge: Innovative Vending Machines For The Health Conscious

Over the years, vending machines have really changed dramatically, in part due to ever-evolving technology that makes it possible for them to break away from the norm. Even movies and television shows have poked fun at traditional vending machines for their lackluster selection (chocolate raisins just aren't a meal substitute), and their disappointing trend of taking your money without actually making your selection accessible to you. Fortunately, vending machines are much more than that, but for health food enthusiasts, most leave something to be desired. At least, that was true until now.

So, Will the Perfect Bacon Bowl Provide Deliciousness? Let's Find Out!

I love bacon.  I don't mean just "love".  I mean I love it as much as I love cheese.  If cheese and bacon were to get into a fight I would jump in to mediate because I wouldn't want either of them hurt.  I would encourage peace amongst dairy and pork products and usher a new era a prosperity and, yes... love.  Then I would eat them both.  But, I digress.  The idea of the Perfect Bacon Bowl is intriging.  But does it deliver deliciousness?

Dip A Chip? Introducing Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos

Frito-Lay Japan has got THE snack for hungry gunslingers to nom on while trekking across the Waste Lands to the Dark Tower: Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos! Sure the name's kinda dull but they're the closest thing to “Lobstrosity Doritos” you're gonna get.

KJB Security Camera Lens Cup Has an Eye on You... And a Cup a' Joe.

Well, okay... it's not a real lens.  But if you are into photography, you may want to check out this clever coffee mug.  And it also has a coaster for cookies!

Freshness Burger's Peanut Butter Burger Is Jammed With Asparagus

Freshness Burger's limited edition Peanut Butter Burger picks up where Elvis Presley's favorite sandwich left off. Unfortunately, the Japanese fast food chain left off the bananas and added onions, bacon, lettuce and (shudder) asparagus.

Happy Pills Candy Store: 'Cuz A Little Bit Of Sugar Helps The Medicine Go Down

You've heard the anti-sugar advocates refer to it as a drug , and there's no doubt that candy can fall under the addictive category if you are a sugar-lover. That's why one European business decided to take that notion and run - they've created a themed business that's sickly sweet.

Need This New Innovation? Flood Rum

In September of 2013 a devastating flood hit the Front Range of Colorado (the area on the eastern side of the mountains) was hit by severe flooding. It was worse than any in known history. The town of Lyons was cut off from civilization as the roads in all directions were washed out. Much of the town was washed away or heavily damaged. Spirit Hound Distillers was no exception. Now they are turning the tables on the flood to help the town move forward again.

 

Colonel Crispy Potato Chips: A Finger-Lickin' Good Snack!

Calbee's Corporation's Colonel Crispy potato chips are what you – you in Japan, that is – get when two food colossi join forces. Featuring the familiar folksy face of Colonel Harlan Sanders himself, Calbee's limited edition Colonel Crispy Potato Chips are flavored with the delicious essence of KFC Japan's original Colonel Crispy Chicken.

Looking for That Last Minute Christmas Gift? Turn to the Dark Side... of Tea.

Darth Vader: "Would you care for sugar and milk?"

Emperor: "No, no thank you, Lord Vader.  I prefer my tea bitter and black."

Darth Vader: "As you wish."

Need This New Innovation? Christmas Fruitcake Rescue

There is nothing like fruitcake for Christmas, and many people are thankful for that fact. The hapless holiday dessert has fallen out of favor over the past few decades. New ideas have come up for what to do with the unfavorable baked good, including using it as a building material and launching it from a specially designed cannon just for fun. There have even been rescue organizations set up to take in unwanted fruitcakes and find them new homes.