The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies
Patrick Buckley, Lily Binns
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Inventive, (mostly) edible DIY gadgets and projects guaranteed to captivate
The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects created by mechanical engineer Patrick Buckley and his band of intrepid techie friends, whose collaboration on contraptions started at a memorable 2005 Bay Area dinner party and resulted in the formation of the Hungry Scientist Society—a loose confederation of creative minds dedicated to the pursuit of projects possessing varying degrees of whimsy and utility.
Featuring twenty projects ranging from edible origami to glowing lollipops, cryogenic martinis to Tupperware boom boxes, the book draws from the expertise of programmers, professors, and garden-variety geeks and offers something to delight DIYers of all skill levels.
the debris. Photograph by Patrick Buckley 14 When the wine is clear enough for your liking (this may take up to 3 months), it is ready for bottling. We have seen everything from plastic screw-top soda bottles to traditional corked glass bottles used for wine storage. We find that glass screw-top bottles (the type that San Pellegrino and other fancy spring waters come in) are a nice compromise between convenience and tradition. Clean them with plenty of dish soap and submerge the bottles in
the contributors RYAN HORAN (Hot Box; Living Loaf; Basement Bacchanalia; Cupboard Keg), a native of Cincinnati, is interested in applying traditional food production methods to a modern setting. He has worked on a Tennessee river barge, as a zookeeper, on reality TV, as a mover, as a rowing coach, and as a copier salesman. Contributor photos courtesy of the contributors WINDELL OSKAY (Dip ’n’ Dots; Bar None; Flying Coasters) owns only one slide rule but plans to acquire more. A published
equipment, 76 instructions for making, 78–82, 79, 81, 82 Botto, Jennifer, 183 Basement Bacchanalia, 129–37 boule (bread), 121–27 equipment and ingredients, 123 instructions for making, 124–27, 125, 127 oven basics, 123 wild yeast basics, 122 bread ovens, 123 Brookfield, Christian, 183 bar drinks, 39 Magnet Madness, 37 bubbles, levitating, 49 Caja China (Hot Box), 85–90 equipment, 86 instructions for making, 87–90, 87–98 resources, 192 cake, birthday,
guitar player, your unprotected fingers, begin to smooth out the grout. Try to clean all the grout off the tops of your chips and leave a smooth, recessed trough between them. Once you’ve roughly cleaned the chips, begin to sculpt the border of the trivet by adding a thick bead of grout to the outside edge of the tile to build up a smooth transition between the tile and the chips. Make it pretty. Using cotton swabs, wipe the remaining grout off the tops of the chips. It is much easier to do that
Add a chunk of ice. The drink will bubble violently for a few minutes. 2 Once the bubbling dies down, keep a close eye on the smoky bubbles as they pop. Each results in a puff of water vapor above the surface. You can often see perfect little “smoke” rings produced at the surface—called toroidal vortices—that can travel, as far as we’ve observed, to about a foot above the drink. It’s easier to see this when the air is still or when you do this in a large bucket, like the one shown in the root