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January 15, 2013 2:06 AM   Subscribe

Neal Stephenson has been working with the free online culinary school ChefSteps, including aiding in the design and construction of something called a Gaggle Roaster, and filming this video slicing fruit (and a water bottle) in slow motion with a sword.
posted by mannequito (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love that video in the same way I love the brief slow-mo shots in Threw it on the Ground.
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:25 AM on January 15, 2013


Not sure if this is a barbecue or a shot of Watain's stage.
posted by dubold at 3:54 AM on January 15, 2013


Neil Stephenson should probably get a two-handed greatsword

who am I kidding, he probably already has one.
posted by splatta at 4:47 AM on January 15, 2013


You will need:
1. A broadsword
posted by odinsdream at 5:08 AM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's my hope that all of this swordplay is also "research" that is going into Neal's Kickstarter project, Clang.
posted by samsara at 5:59 AM on January 15, 2013


In response, Richard the Lionheart said, my sword is so heavy it can cleave a parmesan wheel in half.
posted by cacofonie at 6:40 AM on January 15, 2013


Stop calling people who build things 'makers'. I mean it. It just sounds like you are completely unaware of the entire history of human kind.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 6:53 AM on January 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


Who's calling anyone 'makers'?
posted by brain_drain at 7:33 AM on January 15, 2013


I wonder if he really did that apple lefty or if they reversed the shot for some reason. Can't listen to the audio...do they say?
posted by adamdschneider at 8:09 AM on January 15, 2013


After Reamde I'm glad he quit writing to fuck around with swords full time.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:49 AM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ah, Reamde, sponsored by Camelbak and brought to you by the word 'obtain'.
posted by forgetful snow at 8:58 AM on January 15, 2013


Fuck you Neal. Stop acting like an SCA dick and go write another book like Snow Crash.
posted by w0mbat at 9:20 AM on January 15, 2013


I saw the ChefSteps guys do a talk at Seattle's Town Hall a few weeks ago. It was a pretty fun time. Liquid nitrogen to make ice cream, sous vide to make everything (including the ice cream).

It bore about as much resemblance to cooking that I might ever want to do as this video does. That's not a criticism, though. It was fun entertainment.
posted by gurple at 11:09 AM on January 15, 2013


Stop acting like an SCA dick and go write another book like Snow Crash.

Please no.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:26 AM on January 15, 2013


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