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Is Google Recipe Search the Sandra Lee of Online Cooking Resources?

When Google announced its new recipe search earlier this month, I didn't pay the news much mind. As the resident foodie here, I've got my stable of RSS feeds and recipe databases from which I regularly cull meal ideas. I knew that Google's results, which would be predicated on page views and SEO, probably wouldn't fit my needs. I don't care to read Paula Deen's fried chicken recipe just because...

Google Adds Recipes Filter to Search Results

Google has introduced a new tab that filters search results to show nothing but recipes. The search results in Recipe View can be refined by ingredient, calorie content and cooking time with the options found on the left side of the page. Each recipe also includes a star rating by users who have tried the dish and photos of the finished product, too. While this new feature does make finding the...

Dorky Dad Bakes Son 'Angry Birds' Birthday Cake, Lazy Parents Roll Eyes

If your kids are currently in the room, it's probably in your best interest to refrain from watching this video. No, it's not because of bad language or nudity or violence. It's because, if they see this monstrosity of a birthday cake (and working model of 'Angry Birds'), they will not rest until you construct it. And that would take us months....

Taco Bell Offers Free 'Beef' Taco to Anyone Who 'Likes' it on Facebook

Now that a class-action suit has exposed Taco Bell's "seasoned beef" as an oats-laden ruse, the chain is trying to win our hearts back with a peace offering, if you will. It's a Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco. All we have to do is "like" the Bell's page on Facebook, and that steaming, greasy taco packed with not-entirely-beef is all ours, free of charge....

Foodily Lets You Share Recipes, Menus on Facebook

Our grandparents and parents kept their recipes written on index cards, but when we need to plan a meal, there are thousands of easily accessible recipes indexed online. Honestly, it's overwhelming to browse them -- let alone, to decide on a menu. But Foodily, a new site that aggregates recipes from all over the Web, aims to make planning a meal easier with Facebook integration and an...

Get Excited, New York Food Snobs: David Chang Is Making an iPad App

David Chang, the owner of the delectable Momofuku restaurant family, is an unstoppable entrepreneur. (And a pretty fun drunk, apparently.) The 33-year-old, pork-obsessed chef seemingly isn't content with opening five acclaimed restaurants in nearly as many years, because now he's getting into publishing. According to the New York Times, Chang and his Momofuku cookbook collaborator Peter Meehan...

3-D Food Printer Makes Edible Extrusions, Courtesy of Cornell and Dave Arnold

Mad scientist/artist/all-around genius Dave Arnold (yes, the guy who uses a laboratory centrifuge to prepare fig juice) has been working with Cornell University's Fab@Home program to explore the possible uses of 3-D printers in the kitchen. In a recent segment for CNN Money, Arnold and the Cornell crew got to show off the frontiers of computer-controlled food extrusion. Yummo! Wait, wait. We...

Kraft Kiosk Scans Your Face, Tells You to Buy Kraft Foods

Kraft Foods -- the manufacturer of such wholesome vittles as Oreo Funstix, Easy Cheese and Handi-Snacks -- would like to scan your face, and then stuff it. Hooray! Among other enormous and fantastical "innovations" on view at last week's National Retail Federation show was Kraft and Intel's 'Meal Planning Solution' kiosk. According to Fast Company, the kiosk scans your face with some kind of...

'TextMyFood' Gets Your Waiter's Attention, via Text Message

The next time you find yourself trying to get the attention of a flighty waitress at a crowded restaurant, you might want to put down your hand and pull out your cell phone. Some restaurants have begun implementing a program called 'TextMyFood,' a service that allows patrons to directly communicate with their servers via text message. With 'TextMyFood,' customers can place orders, ask questions,...

Restaurants Now Realizing That the iPad Makes Life Easier

Looking for that perfect vintage to accompany your filet mignon? Sneaking out for a quick bite during your lunch break? The iPad is here to help. Restaurants across the nation have begun directly embedding the tablet into the eating experience, with benefits for patrons and managers, alike. A Chicago upscale steakhouse, called Chicago Cut, for example, has purchased some 40 iPads to help...

OpenTable, Social Networking Tip Off Servers to Customer Habits

Private clubs and upscale establishments typically set themselves apart (and have for centuries) by taking a devoted, personalized approach to guests. Managers expect employees to diligently learn the preferences of regulars in order to create a more intimate dining experience. But sites like OpenTable now allow every manner of eatery to keep such tabs on their customers, and guests are already...

Food Shooting Tips to Help Your Holiday Photography

Photographer Andrew Scrivani recently offered up some helpful tips for shooting the holiday table, although some of the technical tips (e.g., using a light meter) aren't the easiest to pull off when you've got over-caffeinated kids running around. Food photography is easy to botch, and nobody wants to see overexposed shots of your deep fried turkey in your Picasa gallery or Facebook feed. For...

The HAMDAS-R: You Should Let This Robot Debone Your Ham

Despite all of our carping and kvetching about the coming robot apocalypse, some robots simply need to be given knives -- like this Japanese ham boning robot. Listen: 'tis the season for pernil, pulled pork never goes out of style, and we've lately been craving some salty country ham. (None of that pressed pink "ham product" for us, thanks.) But should we run the risk of slicing off a digit? Have...

Dinner for Two? OpenTable Now Gives You an 'In'

Here in New York City, the era of struggling to get a table for two at Dorsia has ended -- but that doesn't mean that, when you decide that tonight's a last-minute date night, you've got myriad options. OpenTable, the national service that allows restaurant-goers to peruse, book and review restaurants online, has launched "Tables for 2 Tonight." Based on where the diner is located, he or she can...

Pizza Express to Install iPod Docks, Soundproof Domes in Booths

According to CNET UK, British restaurant chain Pizza Express will soon install iPod docks at booths, and hang soundproof domes above seats, so that patrons can listen to music while they eat. Customers will sit in a parabolic booth with an iPod or iPhone dock situated beneath the descending dome. The hemisphere traps sounds emitted from the dock, so that other diners aren't disturbed by the jams....