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Riding The Stone Wave In Your Microwave

Historically the invention of the microwave made cooking a whole lot faster and easier, even is all some of us do is nuke leftovers, frozen dinners, and popcorn. With the Stone Wave you can add to your repertoire of microwave cuisine almost as easily. The specially designed stoneware pot allows you to cook food in a healthy, low-fat, and -- best of all -- fast way.

Need A Buzz? Grow Your Own Coffee!

You don't have to move to Latin America or Africa to grow your own coffee. You can do it right there in the comfort of your home with a Grow Your Own Coffee kit. You won't exactly be giving Starbucks a run for the money, but it is a fun idea for coffee addicts and caffeine addicted gardeners. Since Starbucks just raised its prices maybe it is time for you to drink the brew you grew.

Zipzicles Let You Create Your Own Unique and Healthy Ice-Pops

As adults most of us give up on ice-pops, writing them off as sugary kid treats that will only add unwanted pounds to our already un-beach-ready bodies. Zipzicles allow you the freedom to create your own ice-pops out of whatever you want.

3 Cool Kitchen Gadgets Worth Buying in 2013

Everybody loves a cool gadget, especially one which makes cooking at home easier and more fun. So get ready for a few of the best you can find at the moment, as well as those possibly arriving some time soon. From summer-enhancing BBQ revelations, to gadgets which may change everything we have ever known about toasting bread, they are all very very cool.

Japanese Fast-Food Chain Serves Up Surf & Turf On A Bun

Cheeseburger or Shrimp Burger, which one should I get? Why not both! The “Shrimp Exquisite Twin Burger” from Japanese fast-food restaurant chain Lotteria aims to satisfy those who long for the surf but also love the turf.

Mao Cerveza! China's 8 Coolest Beers

China is the world's largest beer market with over 500 breweries straining to slake the thirst of a billion potential imbibers. With production surpassing the 50 billion liter per year mark in 2011 – double that of the USA – one might expect at least a little variety among the flood. We're glad to state that this is indeed so, and our countdown of China's 8 coolest beers proves it.

Doritos Puts On A Japanese Accent With Sesame Oil Seaweed Flavor Corn Chips

Frito Lay Japan and Kadoya Sesame Mills team up to bring you Doritos Sesame Oil Seaweed, a very different take on the classic corn chips usually flavored with chili, cheese or both. Take 'em while you can, though, as this limited edition flavor is only available through the end of August.

Cork Vs. Twist-Off: The Debate May Be Over

For many people the wine cork has been the bane to fine dining and gracious living. The challenge is to get the corkwcrew in just right and pulling it out without spilling anything. Worse yet is when the cork starts to break apart and you end up with bits of it in your favorite red. You could go with a wine that has a twist off cap, but that just never seems quite . . . civilized. You may no longer need to make such an agonizing choice

Getting The Dirt On Soil Soup

Those in the world of cuisine are always searching for that one exotic dish or line of dishes that will make them famous. Tokyo's chef Toshio Tanabe has gone to what some might call the ultimate extreme -- using soil. This isn't some dirt that he dug up out of the garden. It is pristine soil that come from areas like the mountains and dug from far below the surface. He uses only the best soil in his soup!

What is a Nut Milk Bag?

What is a Nut Milk bag?  Well, when I stumbled upon these words in search engine, my ideas ran from practical to just plain unsavory.  Don't ask.  What you should ask is if you want one... and if so, does it work?

Cornucopia: Can It Get Any Crazier Than Printing Food?

Whether it is producing card-counting blakcjack teams or inventing the email, it is no surprise when MIT is mentioned in the same breath as something astonishingly intelligent and innovative. But a machine which is capable of printing out food? Come on! How much more wonderfully weird can new food inventions get? Say hello to Cornucopia.

Star Trek: Where No Wine Has Gone Before

Space -- the final frontier. These are the vintages of the Starship Enterprise. Yes, indeed Trekkie fandom has reached a new high (or low if you don't get it). There are three varieties of Star Trek wine available for preorder from the members-only wine marketing website Vinport. For adult Trek fans the world over it is finally time to reach "nerdvana."

Julibox: Cocktail Delivery For Experimental Alcohol Consumption

Anyone who engages in occasional (or frequent) alcohol consumption generally has a beverage of choice that is their go-to at home, or at other social events. Generally, deviation from the norm only occurs at restaurants and bars where fancy drink combinations are all too tempting not to swtich things up a little bit. But, drinking out of the house gets expensive, requires transportation planning, and pajamas aren't generally an acceptable wardrobe option. So, for those that want to live on the edge with their drink choices, without ever having to leave the house, there is Julibox.

Stoneline Frying Pans -- Are They Worth It?

I cook.  I don't mean a little.  I mean a lot.  Those that know me also know that among other things I'm a Lunch Lady (well, okay... technically a Lunch Man), a caterer, and general all around foodie.  When I saw the infomercial on the Stoneline pans, I had to look into it a bit further.  I mean, how different can they be from other non-stick pans, right?

Want To Lose Weight That Badly? 5 Crazy Celebrity Diets

Try as one might to avoid them, celebrities are somewhat sewn into the fabric of our daily lives. So with the pressure of having to constantly look good it begs the question, what is going on behind the incredibly well groomed scenes? Whether it is a diet which starves the body of carbohydrates or a crazy juice only diet, it seems like celebrities will do just about anything to squeeze into their perfect ensemble.

Battle Of The Best Blenders: Reviews and Recommendations

There comes a time in every man or woman's life when chopping vegetable after vegetable becomes unbearably monotonous. Enter, one of man's greatest kitchen inventions, and reliever of stress world-wide, the sacred blender. But which are good? Which are bad? Which are okay? Here are three blenders which caught the eye. Take a look and see if they catch yours.

Instant Pineapple Ramen: Pineapple Express In A Styrofoam Bowl

The new instant Pineapple Ramen from Tokyo's Papapapa-Pine ramen restaurant may not be as delicious as the fruitful noodle broth served up live and in person, but it's the next best thing to being there.

Simply A Set Of Very Cool Knives

Everybody likes to be the coolest kid on the kitchen knife block. So for those who have spent hours and hours in the kitchen slicing vegetables and thinking 'I wish my knives looked classier' here is the Deglon Meeting Knife Set. Want to see just what the latest kitchenware knife set has to offer? Walk this way!

Eatwave Vending Machine: Freshly Cooked Food At The Press Of A Button

Vending machines are awesome, in fact, people love to read about them more than any other business idea or technological device (according to a non-statistical, and completely subjective survey conducted by yours truly). Now Eatwave Vending Machine is shaking up everything we thought we could expect out of a vending machine. Vending machines have offered hot food for a while, but not like this.

You're Makin' Bacon -- No Fakin'!

America has a major and passionate obsession with bacon. It is something that has reached absurd proportions when you can buy bacon wallets, bacon ties, and bacon shoes. It has become bacon-paloosa out there! Now you can indulge in your pork product passion in a more useful way by making your own bacon with The Original Baconkit.