‘How can we explore the bridge between cooking and music as a means of creating playful interactions?’
“A blast of some good tunes, a nice bit of tukka and some good company is, without sounding like a cheesy git, the recipe for a nice time.” Jamie Oliver
‘Undeterred by the fact that such listening choices are inherently personal, a new compilation album is having a stab at choosing a soundtrack for us. Cooking Songs, out later this month, features an eclectic selection of musicians’
Turntable Kitchen is a site connecting food and music, born in a foggy Inner Sunset, San Francisco apartment and run by an inspired couple: Kasey (also known as Ksenya) and Matthew. ‘We feature recipes with a focus on local, fresh ingredients, hand-selected ‘Musical Pairings,’ album reviews and musings on our city livin’ and country hoppin’ adventures. Most importantly, we aim to introduce food lovers to music and vice versa. In addition to our online features, we offer a popular subscription service, the Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box, a food and music experience delivered to your mailbox on a monthly basis. We also recently opened an online marketplace for food and music lovers called the TK Market.’
‘For those who think cooking is one of the most boring tasks in the world, here is the ultimate cooking station that will lure you into turning a chef, right away!Taste DJ from designer Fei Zhu strikes the common ‘creativity’ chord among the DJ and Chef’s profession and provides functions that will enable you to take care of your cooking and churning out grinds, simultaneously! The main control desk is equipped with Backward key, push buttons and knobs, by which cooking mode, firepower, micro oven, water, and volume of stereo are controlled. The station also features a powerful multimedia computer system with touch screen panel, so that you can remain connected to the net, do some mixing, look for recipes or check your emails or simply browse the net. And, last and the most important, the station also has a seasoning adding system like DJ DISC Rotating, that will automatically add all the spices just in right amount to perfect your culinary skills. All you need to do is to choose and rotate the seasoning ring, clockwise, the right seasoning would be sprayed into pan from the nozzle. Besides, the luxurious looks are worth lusting for!!’
This is a little extreme and I can’t see many people actually bothering to use this, however there are elements that could be incorporated into a much simpler approach.
‘Boil Buoy’ gives a little whistle when the water is boiling. A repurposed use of the old kettle whistle.
These little wooden characters prop open the lid of a pan to stop it from over boiling.
This clever little device separates the egg yolk from the white with no mess.
This grater is very space efficient as it is flat when not in use. The user simply needs to bend it to shape and hold in place to use it.
Convenient space saving ice tray is easy to use and can fit into any nook in the freezer.
Another space saving utensil that is usually awkward to store. This flat pack whisk also makes cleaning a lot easier.