This Is the Stovetop of the Future, and It's Amazing

Matt Cherette · 08/26/10 02:56PM

Here's a video for The William, an electric, touchscreen stovetop concept with 1,500 honeycombs that are individually activated when they come in contact with a pot or pan—and which can be controlled/customized meticulously. This. Is. Awesome.

Pasta Cookbook Calls For 'Freshly Ground Black People'

Ravi Somaiya · 04/17/10 01:36PM

A recipe in Australian cookbook, Pasta Bible, for "spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto," threw in a bit of unfortunate imagery. The book has now been pulped. Our theory? Someone said 'people' just as the author was typing 'pepper'. [BBC]

An Ode to Ina: Barefoot Contessa in Three Acts

Mike Byhoff · 02/25/10 01:02PM

Do you know Ina Garten? If not, you should, and the following videos will prove why. Garten hosts Barefoot Contessa, the wildly popular, wildly insane Food Network program, and she's not afraid to let her quirks shine. Inside, a tribute.