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News : 91 Cool New iOS 11 Features You Didn't Know About

Apple's iOS 11 is finally here, and while they showed off several of the new features it brings to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch back at WWDC 2017, they've only just touched the surface of what iOS 11 has to offer. There are a lot of cool new (and sometimes secret) feature ...more

News : Minecraft World's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 1

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Note: As I thought of writing something like this, it sounded fairly simple. A one-stop guide for everything related to survival (survival mode, SMP) in Minecraft. But as I progress ...more

How To : 7 Non-Rice Dishes You Can Cook in a Rice Cooker

As far as cooking appliances go, rice cookers are pretty fabulous. All you have to do is add rice grains and water, press a button, and wait for the magic to happen. You don't have to worry about the food burning or the pot boiling over. But what if you can apply those same la ...more

How To : Make an All-Night Campfire with Just One Log

The next time you're out camping, whether it's outdoors in the wilderness or right outside in your own backyard, try this hack out for an effortless campfire all night long. While there is definitely some prep work involved, it's well worth it if you don't need a huge bonfire, ...more

How To : 7 Extraordinary Uses for Aluminum Foil

It turns out that the silver crinkly material traditionally used for wrapping leftovers and making funny hats to block out messages from extraterrestrial beings is pretty darn useful for a number of other random but handy tasks, such as sharpening your scissors and keeping bug ...more

Food Tool Friday : Is Vintage Cast Iron Better Than New?

Cast-iron cookware breeds a strange kind of obsession. When I got my first pan, I spent untold hours seasoning, cooking, researching the best non-soap methods to use for cleaning, and re-seasoning that thing. Finally, I became exhausted by the whole process and realized that y ...more

How To : Turn your slow cooker into a sous-vide machine

A sous-vide is an "under vacuum," a method of cooking food sealed in plastic bags and then dipped into a water bath that typically takes up to 72 hours to complete. Why cook your food in plastic baggies, you ask? To make sure all the ingredients come out pure and unadulterated ...more

How To : Smell Good and Stay Smelling Good

I've heard some people say that "brown people smell bad!" Ahem. Brown people don’t smell bad! Okay, some do, but so do people of all races and cultures. How a person smells has nothing to do with their race, but rather choices they make. I choose not to smell bad, and take ste ...more

Ingredients 101 : Buying, Grinding, & Tempering Spices

The world of spices can be bewildering. They promise to make your food more flavorful if you know how to make the most of them. Unless you know a couple of essential tricks, however, it just seems like you're adding bits of colored powder to your food. Most cooks buy a few bo ...more

How To : Melt Chocolate in Under 1 Minute Without a Stove

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I rented a bed in a tiny studio. I was too broke to afford my own place, so all I had was a mattress in someone else's apartment. Unfortunately, this person had no interest in cooking, and therefore no kitchen equipment whatsoever. To make ma ...more

How To : Cook food fast using an IMUSA pressure cooker

Have a delicious stew recipe you'd like to make, but want to cut the cooking time in half? Then, pressure cookers are perfect for you. Actually, pressure cookers can heat up a nice soup or goulash three times faster than regular cooking times! If this sounds good to you, then ...more

How To : Make Your Own Ink Out of Walnut Shells

Using black walnuts, boiling water and a lot of time, you can make your own beautiful shades of deep dark brown to black ink for your next drawing, calligraphy, or wood craft project. Simply gather walnuts from a black walnut tree and let them sit in a pot of water outside (b ...more

How to Act Like a Food Snob : Molecular Gastronomy Edition

I first heard the term molecular gastronomy while watching an episode of Bravo's Top Chef a few seasons back. Intrigued by the concept, I sought to find out more about this modern, deconstructed type of cookery. If you happen to be around foodies and the topic of molecular gas ...more

How To : Steam cook food

Learn recipes for steam cooking with tips and techniques for steaming vegetables, fish, chicken and more in this free how-to video series on steam cooking basics. Part 1 of 14 - How to Steam cook food. Steam cook food - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expert ...more

How To : Cook food on a hotel iron & survive in a bad hotel

In this video, get real travel tips from a professional flight attendant. If you travel as much as a flight attendant does, you are bound to wind up in some horrible motels along the way. In this video, learn fleabag motel survival skills from a pro. This clip focuses on cook ...more

How To : Practice microwave safety

Microwave ovens are an essential part of modern life. It is important to know how to use them safely. Step 1: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions Follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual for operating procedures and safety precautions for your oven model. Never operat ...more

How To : Make a cheap billy can out of an empty paint can

A billycan can be used as either a water tight container, or as a pot for cooking food or boiling water. You can make a billy can for less than three dollars using an empty and clean paint can, a drill and a few small pieces of hardware.

News : Fantastic Food Deals for Super Bowl 50

The big day is nearly here... Super Bowl 50 kicks off this Sunday, February 7, at 3:30 p.m. PST (6:30 p.m. EST). And whether you're having a giant party or watching the game on your big-screen TV by yourself, there's one thing you probably won't be doing: cooking food in your ...more

How To : Use backpacking stoves & cooking

Stoves are useful when backpacking for cooking food and boiling water. Learn about using stoves, pots, and cookware while backpacking in this free camping video from a hiking expert. Part 1 of 11 - How to Use backpacking stoves & cooking. Use backpacking stoves & cooking - Par ...more

How To : Make an Alternative Way to Cook Food

There is always an easier way to do something whether you want to clean, organize, freshen the smell, get water into a bucket that won't fit in your sink. The same principle applies when cooking. Sure you could cook food in an oven, microwave it, boil it, fry it, cook it with ...more

How To : Build a campfire

If you’re camping outdoors, you’ll probably need to know how to make a campfire at some point. Fire is an important tool to have for cooking food and purifying water, for warmth and light, and for protection from wild animals at night. In this video series, learn the proper wa ...more

How To : Cook food in the fireplace

In order to cook food in your fireplace, you will need a Dutch oven. You will also need the following ingredients: 3-4 cups of rhubarb, 3 cups of sugar, lemon juice (either freshly squeezed of from concentrate), flour, and almonds are optional. Chop up fresh rhubarb. Melt som ...more

How To : Survive in the wilderness

In this how-to video, you will learn how to survive in the wilderness. First, practice all of these skills before you go out on a trip of some sort. Skill and common sense preparation is important. Make sure you have duct tape, a flash light, and fishing line and hook. Foil is ...more

News : Why Cold, Leftover Pizza Always Tastes So Damn Good

Cold pizza is the holy grail of leftovers. That's a statement that elicits a slew of impassioned feelings. Either you love the idea of biting into soft crust and cold, fatty cheese, or scowl at the idea of pizza that isn't hot, crisp, and melty. Yet if we were to stand by the ...more

How To : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

How To : Make a Fire by Rubbing Two Sticks Together!

Here's a survival technique for making a fire with the most basic of resources—assuming you can find two sticks to rub together! Video: . With a little creative license, let's imagine you're cast away on a deserted island with little hope of rescue. In a situation like this, b ...more

How To : 14 Food Hacks You Need to Know for Grilling Season

It's that time of year where you need to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals, whether it's the beginning, middle, or end of summer. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you ...more

No Preservatives, Please : How to Make Frozen TV Dinners

Please read the following in Rod Serling's voice. Picture, if you will, a mother. She comes home after a long day at the office, relieved that she took some chicken breasts out to thaw and will be able to make a quick and easy dinner for her family. She opens her refrigerator ...more

How To : Make scrambled eggs with soy sauce

Eggs are very nutritious food and rich in protein. They are easy to cook and save a lot of time in preparation. This video is about how to cook delicious scrambled eggs with soy sauce. Break three eggs in a bowl and add some soy sauce to it. Beat it with a fork till soy sauce ...more

How To : Make a Swedish Torch (AKA Canadian Candle)

It's known that during the Thirty Years' War that took place in Europe between 1618 and 1648, soldiers used Swedish fire torches (also called Canadian candles) for heating, lighting, and cooking meals. Video: . Today, it's a really great way to cook food and boil water when yo ...more

How To : Use a rice cooker to cook other foods

You don't need a stove to whip up pasta, soup, vegetables, meat, or even dessert—all you need is a rice cooker! Watch this video to learn how to use a rice cooker to cook foods other than rice. You Will Need * A rice cooker * A willingness to experiment * Ingredients for your ...more

How To : Form hydrothermal quartz

How can hot water form beautiful quartz crystals? This mine is red Georgia clay, with veins of minerals running through it. The veins are hydrothermal. Hydro means water. Thermal means heat. So the veins were caused by hot water. But how could hot water form quartz crystals? ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Add a Non-Stick Surface to a Cast Iron Skillet

Many cooks refer to well-seasoned cast iron skillets as the original non-stick pan. A cast iron skillet is a versatile piece of cookware, going from the top of the stove to the oven with ease, provided the handle is also cast iron. The secret to a non-stick skillet is in the s ...more

How To : Clean a microwave oven

Microwaves are quick and easy to use, but unfortunately they don't yet clean themselves. Learn how to clean a microwave oven properly. You Will Need: * A clean, damp sponge * A microwave-safe bowl * 2 c water * Dishwashing soap * Water * A damp cloth * 2 clean, dry cloths * A ...more

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