On Gear Live: ZTE Tempo X Smartphone Giveaway!

Latest Gear Live Videos

5 kitchen gadgets to up your cooking game

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Design, Features, Household,

Mute Cooking Utensils

When most people think about gadgets in the home, they focus on the living room. The thing is, while that 4K UHD TV may look great, there is a lot of fun you can have in the kitchen with the right high-tech tools. I wanted to bring you a look at a few kitchen gadgets that I'm a fan of that will add a flair of fashionable tech to this often-neglected room. Be forewarned--just like other gadgets, kitchen appliances can have a hefty price tag!

Click to continue reading 5 kitchen gadgets to up your cooking game


Advertisement

How to reheat steak without drying it out

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Videos, How To, Beef, Meat,

Best way to reheat steak

Have you ever has an amazing steak, cooked to perfection, that you just couldn't finish? You get it boxed up and put it in the fridge, looking forward to finishing the tasty leftover morsels the next day. Then you heat it up, only to find that it's dry and tough. What happened? Why?? More importantly, what can be done to avoid your delectable dinner from turning into a disgusting disaster? The folks over at America's Test Kitchen have found that the best way to reheat steaks is as follows:

  • First, pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees
  • Place the steaks in the oven on a wire rack for about 30 minutes until they reach 110 degrees at the center
  • Take out of over and pat dry
  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a pan until hot
  • Place steaks in pan and sear until brown, abotu 60-90 seconds per side

The end result here is that your steak will be only slightly less juicy than it was originally, and that means deliciousness. If you wanna see the process in action, check out the video after the break.

Click to continue reading How to reheat steak without drying it out


We are giving away an awesome Cooking Planit spice set

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Features,

Spice Giveaway Cooking Planit

We are running a Cooking Planit spice set giveaway over on FoodSqueeze, and now we are starting a second one right here on Gear Live. What better way to tantalize your kitchen gadgets (and taste buds) than to introduce some new flavors? We've teamed up with Cooking Planit to hook you up with 26 of the most popular spices out there to help put a little more kick into your food. You may be wondering, though, what Cooking Planit is and what do they have to do with making food taste better. Well, Cooking Planit is an app that walks you through the step-by-step process in order to cook an amazing meal. It coaches you through the planning, shopping, and even the cooking process itself, in a GPS-like fashion that ensures everything is ready at the same time. It offers a bunch of pre-built menus that you can use to get started right out of the gate, and if you are using an iOS device, you can even use voice control to avoid getting gunk all over your display.

Cooking PlanIt spice giveaway

Want a chance to walk away with this set of spices to add a whole new level of deliciousness to your cooking? All you have to do is enter right here to win. We've made it easy to rack up entries, too, offering multiple ways for you to win. Oh, and if you wanna check it out, you can get Cooking Planit on the App Store.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Cooking for Geeks cookbook

cooking for geeks

We've hit you with a bunch of gadgets in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide this year, but don't think we forgot about the readers out there. One of the books that we recommend this year is Cooking for Geeks. Written by Jeff Potter, the book not only includes great tasting recipes, but it focuses on the science of cooking, and includes a bunch of kitchen hacks to actually teach cooking instead of just recipes to follow. It's loaded with info, and is worthy of being gifted to your favorite geek this hoiday season. It's available in paperback, as well as on Kindle. You can get it now from Amazon for $20.23, which is a 42% discount.

Honorable Mention: What Einstien Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

Read More | Cooking for Geeks

Blake Lively Inspired by Marilyn Monroe

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Style,

Blake LivelyBlake Lively pretends to be Marilyn Monroe on the red carpet.

The Gossip Girl star gets self-conscious at showbiz events and tries to channel the confidence of the Hollywood sex siren to survive the ordeal: "I have insecurities like any girl. I used to be really shy and unconfident. I hated being tall. Walking the red carpet is scary, so I pretend to be Marilyn Monroe - someone who owned their sexuality and projected this incredible aura of self-confidence."

Down-to-earth Blake, 24, prefers staying at home to attending parties and says she feels sexiest when she is cooking. "I really like to cook. Cooking makes me feel sexy. I think there's something so sensual about it - the smells, the touches, the flavors, the experience of creating something. And, you know, when you're doing it with someone you love, creating that together. I think it's really attractive. I do a little of everything but Italian food is my favorite. And chocolate! Whenever I travel I go to cooking schools. I eat too much that's the problem."


Nomiku sous-vide immersion cooker set to bring tender deliciousness to your home

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Household,

Nomiku sous-vide immersion cooker

Sous-vide cooking allows you to make super tender, juice, mouth-watering food that's full of flavor after being cooked slowly over a long period of time in a bath of warm water. The thing is, it's been cost-prohibitive to the average home cook. The Nomiku immersion cooker aims to change all that. Already a successful Kickstarter project, Nomiku is set to make immersion-style sous-vide cooking available to the masses when it launches in December of this year for $299. Rather than providing an expensive, limited-space bath, Nomiku clips on to any pot or pan that you want to use for cooking. Check out the video of the product to see how it works, after the break.

Click to continue reading Nomiku sous-vide immersion cooker set to bring tender deliciousness to your home

Read More | Nomiku via FoodSqueeze


2011 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Shenzhen 6-inch White Ceramic Chef’s Knife

shenzhen chef ceramic knife

We're giving away this next item featured in our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, and it's a product that we weren't even sure we'd like at first, Take a look at the Shenzhen Knives White Ceramic 6-inch Chef's Knife. When we first looked at it, we thought it was gonna be a cheap, dull knife unworthy of any further attention. We were very, very wrong. In fact, it's become my daily go-to kitchen knife. The sharpness of the blade is more than capable of handling meats, hard fruits and vegetables, as well as softer items as well. Since it's ceramic, it stays sharper than a steel knife, and holds its edge longer. It also won't rust, and is resistant to acids, germs, and oils. The best part, though, is that they aren't even that expensive. You can get this knife on Amazon for $25.

Seriously, I've been using this knife almost exclusively for all my cooking over the past couple of weeks, and it has yet to let me down.

Okay, now on to the details of the giveaway. We've got a Shenzhen 6-inch White Ceramic Chef's Knife to give away,

To enter, use our contest widget:

The contest will run through November 29th, and is open to US residents. A winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entrants.


Recipe: Korean Short Ribs with Marinade

Korean Short Ribs Recipe

I am a big fan of short ribs, and also enjoy a good marinade. There's just something about the way a few key ingredients can totally enhance the flavor of meat after leaving it to sit for a while in the fridge. Korean short ribs are a prime example. Typically, the marinade has a handful of ingredients, and you can taste each one in the end result. Here's a recipe for Korean-style short ribs, with a great marinade, that tastes absolutely delicious:

INGREDIENTS

Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 stalks chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar


Short Ribs:

  • 1.5 pounds beef short ribs
  • 8oz chicken or vegetable stock

Click to continue reading Recipe: Korean Short Ribs with Marinade


2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Cooking for Geeks cookbook

cooking for geeks

We've hit you with a bunch of gadgets in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide this year, but don't think we forgot about the readers out there. One of the books that we recommend this year is Cooking for Geeks. Written by Jeff Potter, the book not only includes great tasting recipes, but it focuses on the science of cooking, and includes a bunch of kitchen hacks to actually teach cooking instead of just recipes to follow. It's loaded with info, and is worthy of being gifted to your favorite geek this hoiday season. It's available in paperback, as well as on Kindle. You can get it now from Amazon for $20.71, which is a 41% discount.

Read More | Cooking for Geeks

Next Iron Chef Competition Turns Up the Heat


To be called an Iron Chef is to be a celebrated, world-class chef whose cuisine often reigns supreme - and it’s an honor many professional chefs would love to add to their credentials. Thanks to the magic of reality TV, one chef will soon claim the title as their own - but nine of the current contestants have got real reason to think they just aren’t up to par.

Ming Tsai, well-known as a television personality for his Emmy-winning East Meets West cooking show, is already a pro chef of the highest caliber … and he’s already taking The Next Iron Chef competition by storm. In the third-season opener, Tsai (who currently has a PBS cooking show named Simply Ming) took top honors in the Ingenuity challenge, where competitors were forced to cook with the one ingredient they said they would want to have if marooned on a deserted island.

Click to continue reading Next Iron Chef Competition Turns Up the Heat

Read More | LA Times

Advertisement