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Dark Matter Coffee Bean Chocolate

ChefSteps has a unique recipe for dark matter: chocolate made with coffee beans instead of cocoa beans. After making the chocolate, I’d like to discuss three issues I…

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Aquaponics with the Back to the Roots Fish Tank

My dream home has a fully automated aquaponics system that grows tilapia and vegetables in the backyard. Alas, I live in a tiny apartment in San Francisco, so…

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Vitamix vs Blendtec – Why not both?

The eternal question: Vitamix or Blendtec? Behold this chimera of a Vitamix base with a special WildSide VM Jar. It’s the best of both worlds. The Blendtec jar…

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Rhubarb Gin Fizz with Miracle Berry

Spring is rhubarb season. A rhubarb gin fizz with miracle berry is my variation of iNG Restaurant’s rhubarb whiskey sour. It starts sour then turns sweet, thanks to…

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Ceci n’est pas un oeuf

The treachery of food at WD-50, where an egg is not an egg. The egg whites are coconut milk infused with cardamom. The yolks are carrot juice and…

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Akelarre’s Langosta Destilada (Distilled Lobster)

Akelarre cooks a lobster dish tableside in a coffee vacuum siphon. I instantly knew I had to make it. I bought the Akelare book to obtain the recipe…

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Puffed Egg with Bacon Dashi

Chef David Chang made Momofuku Ko’s Puffed Egg in episode 9 of The Mind of a Chef, but the show did not provide a complete recipe. After some…

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Edible Soap Bar with Honey Bubbles

Adapting Mugaritz’s edible soap bar via Modernist Cuisine. A literal palate cleanser! Ingredients: 1 kg Water 150 g Orange Blossom Honey with Honeycomb (substitute for wildflower honey in…

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Gin and Tonic with Cucumber Bursting Boba

Here’s my attempt to recreate The Aviary‘s gin and tonic with encapsulated cucumber juice. The cucumber juice boba spheres are liquid on the inside and burst in the…

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Chocolate Smore Bomb with Pop Rocks Shrapnel

A “chocolate smore bomb with pop rocks shrapnel” is my combination of moto restaurant’s smore bomb and Modernist Cuisine’s exploding chocolate. It is a liquid graham cracker contained…