The subtle science of wok tossing

Wok tossing is essential for making a good fried rice—or so claim a group of researchers presenting new work at the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting, which will take place Nov. ...

Video: Cooking with cast iron: Fact versus fiction

Cooks around the world prize their cast-iron cookware, which has many advantages over its aluminum siblings. But there are a few myths surrounding cast-iron cooking and care, and a bit of chemistry knowledge can go a long ...

Research examines conflicts within professional kitchens

The professional kitchen is not a traditional workplace. It's dangerous; chefs must work quickly with fire and knives. Not to mention the frequent fatigue, stress and personality conflicts among the staff. It's a heightened ...

Top Mexican chefs take stand against GM corn

Top Mexican chefs urged the president Wednesday to join them in their staunch opposition to genetically modified corn in a country where age-old grains are cherished traditions.

Ant gin, cricket soup: Bugs crawl onto menu at Cordon Bleu

Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu, the esteemed French cooking school, chefs and food scientists spent a week simmering, sauteing and grilling insects to extract ...

Communicating the science of the '65-degree egg'

Why does the "65-degree egg" and its "6X°C" counterparts continue to entice chefs and diners at chic restaurants, when the science underpinning that supposed recipe for perfection in boiling an egg is flawed?

Twitter makes ad campaigns easier

Twitter on Wednesday made it easier to run ad campaigns using tweeted messages in a move that promised to ramp up the company's money-making potential and prospects for a stock market debut.

Philips Q3 earnings rise, growth economies help

Royal Philips Electronics NV, the maker of electric shavers, light bulbs and medical imaging equipment, saw earnings more than double in the third quarter, thanks to modest growth at all its business lines as well as the ...

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