Over five years, Allen Hemberger took on every recipe from Alinea, Grant Achatz’s definitive tome of American molecular gastronomy. Along the way, he’s built precise heating chambers in his home, learned how to import super-fresh fish, and gained an appreciation of food as an art form. The Alinea Project is our Project of the Day.
Eat your environment.
Foraging and Feasting celebrates local foods by identifying wild edible plants and offering recipes for their enjoyment. The collaboration of a botanical illustrator and a veteran herbalist, this cookbook doubles as a field guide to the edible outdoors.
Chef Mauro Golmarvi has served up classic Italian fare for nearly two decades at his restaurant in the heart of Seattle. Now he’s making a cookbook to bring his famous ossobuco to your kitchen. Buon appetito!
Panna, the only video-based cookbook for the iPad, launched in the App Store a few weeks ago. Turns out, people really love it — so much so that Apple named the Kickstarter-funded app one of the Best Apps of 2012.
Congratulations to David Ellner and the rest of the Panna crew, and to all the backers who made it possible. Now, get cooking!
Bacon. Butter. Waffle. Oh my.
Making one of these golden delights would be enough to brighten anybody’s day. But for the creators of The Wafel Shop, this most recent batch is a little extra sweet. As of yesterday, the Kickstarter-backed project has a permanent home in a downtown Ann Arbor storefront.
Like many creators, the duo behind The Wafel Shop hit a few snags along the way — and discovered that it can be tough to delay a dream. When their seemingly ideal space came up short, there was plenty of incentive to forge ahead anyway, given the months of work and planning already invested in the idea. But the creators made the difficult call to walk away, delaying their project while perhaps saving it, too.
Now, the perfect home is theirs — and they still have the budget to move in and get cooking. It’s frustrating when the right call and the fastest way forward seem to be at odds. But for the creators and backers of The Wafel Shop, that first bite will be just a little bit sweeter.
Props to the adventurous duo behind The Italian Market, a soon-to-be-sizzling food cart in Portland, OR.
The creators worked double shifts and saved every penny to leave their Philadelphia home and head out West. Their dream is to introduce South Philly Italian dishes to Willamette Valley produce — and serve up the results to the unsuspecting foodies of PDX.
To that end, they’ve launched a Kickstarter project, which is already halfway to its goal. Now take a long look at that oven-roasted pork and lend them a hand.
Cook, eat, make it up, dress it up — learning to cook gets deliciously niche and fabulously charismatic here on Kickstarter. Whether it’s a cookbook, cooking show, or cooking class, projects are teaching you how to eat local, vegan, in costume, and ‘round the world. Check ‘em out in our latest curation, Make it a themed meal.