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"How can I make the person eating this lose his goddamn mind?"

"The server comes over to your table after you've finished your cheesecake, carrying a deck of cards. He or she asks you to cut it and pick any card. Each of the cards has a different chocolate flavor on it, such as lime or raspberry. The waiter then asks you to flip over your cheesecake plate – and there, right in front of you, is a chocolate that corresponds to your card.

They do this mind-blowing trick to every single customer who eats there." The 6 Most Pretentious Dishes Rich People Pay Money For from Cracked.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 15, 2014 - 90 comments

For no other reason other that we thought it would be quite nice

Dr Roy Lowry of Plymouth University demonstrates what happens when you allow liquid nitrogen to vapourise in a sealed container, with the assistance of 1,500 ping-pong balls (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by hardcode on Sep 24, 2012 - 83 comments

Cooking Issues

Cooking Issues (mentioned here and here previously), from French Culinary Institute Instructors Dave Arnold (previously) and Nils Norén (former Executive Chef at NYC's Aquavit and Top Chef Masters participant) is a blog exploring cutting-edge cooking techniques. While some techniques they describe require expensive and specialized equipment like liquid nitrogen dewars, a 1750°F custom-made loggerhead (also profiled here), a wet grinder (for ketchup "chocolate", of course!), or a turkey whose leg bones have been replaced with aluminum tubes through which an immersion circulator pumps hot oil, many others are well within the reach of the motivated home cook: gin-infused cucumbers, clarifying lime juice with agar, using enzymes to dissolve citrus pith for zest and supremes, quick-infusing liquor with a whipped cream maker, or making the world's best french fries (part 1, part 2). Here they are demonstrating some of their techniques on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Aug 11, 2010 - 25 comments

What kind of name is Tryggvi?

Homemade ice cream, in 30 seconds. All you need is cream, sugar, eggs, flavorings (strawberries, vanilla, kittens, whatever your preference) and access to liquid nitrogen. And there the plan goes south, at least for me. Where can the average joe score this crucial timesaving ingredient? Seriously. Also, I want to try the cool "shatter a flower" trick that they reference.
posted by jonson on Jun 17, 2003 - 23 comments

A while ago I posted about some guys who built a computer case out of a refrigerator the better to overclock their CPU. Those guys were wusses. REAL men use liquid nitrogen.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Oct 22, 2000 - 2 comments

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