A Geek's Guide to Cooking
Think geeks are only equipped to cook frozen pizza? Think again! Measuring ingredients, comparing formulas, experimenting on your friends - it's exactly like your high school chemistry class! Which you loved, because you're
a geek with a nerdy streak. Follow these steps to facilitate the sometimes-difficult transition from digital to analog.
Step 1: Reboot you geek suit
- Left hand: 8-bit oven mitt - It'll look like Mario's pulling that pizza out of the oven.
- Bloggie Sport HD handheld cameras, waterproof for blogging from inside a cake mix.
- Suit-and-tie Office Space apron with nametag that says, "Virus-Free Chef".
- Digital atomic wrist watch for maximal timing.
- Waterproof iPhone 5 holster and Back to the Future ringtone.- Right hand: Pac-Man spatula for swatting away digital ghosts - or making cookies.
- High water skinny jeans, in case you step in something.
Step 2: Inspect-Yr Gadgets
- Ice Invader cube tray - assimilate every beverage!
- Wind-up robot salt-and-pepper shakers - why pass the salt when it can walk?
- Digit cake moulds - and yes, we know you'll just spell your name in binary.
- Zombie cookie cutter with blood-red food dye.
- Apple board Pro cutting board though using a knife on this hurts your soul.
- LED wine-bottle stoppers for a techno-bling feel.
- 3D printer for making your own utensils.
- Motorized ice cream cone that turns the ice cream for you. Geeks know how to party.
- Doctor Who heat-changing TARDIS mug.
- Thermal imaging camera: Yes, it's worth the $1.587.51.
Step 3: Install
- Tina Flame's Techno Kitchen Vol. 1. Because she's Austrian, and you know all about Austria.
- The Hungry Scientist Handbook. Because dames love cryogenic martinis.
- The Better Bacon Book app. Because you only need to know how to cook one thing.
- Substitutions app. The more ingredient substitutions the better.
- Cooking for geeks. For the tool-calibration tips.
Step 4: Hack your book
- Sous vide beer cooler. You want but can't afford a supreme $500 sous vide machine. So slip your meal in a Ziploc bag and seal it in a cooler full of hot water. How many things can be cooked by vacuum seal? We'll
soon find out.
- Liquid nitrogen ice cream. Stir with a cordless drill. Wear goggle and ventilate well.
- Coffeepot chicken. Grill chicken on the base of a coffee maker, boil pasta in the coffee pot, and grind pesto with the coffee grinder. Voila! Your coffee will never taste the same again.
- Crock pot yogurt. You don't really like yogurt, you just like following extremely complicated directions on how to rewire your crack pot.
- Engine stew. Driving 4-5 hours to a Donnie Darko midnight showing? Cook stew on the way. maybe rabbit?
- Overcooking. See how fast you can cook a pizza in a 1.000-degree oven.
Step 5: Wunderbar!
- Kick up your glow-in-the-dark Tron Converses: You've reprogrammed your kitchen into a 45 tesla hybrid chick magnet!
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