Late Summer Cookout Essentials

How this season's gear can make al fresco events easier

At the beach, as the sun sets on the horizon, it can seem that the world goes on quietly forever. Those summer nightswhen the sand has cooled down, the coolers are full of beers and cocktail accoutrement, and the grill is a colorful display of seasonal producefeel incredibly fleeting. Of course, summer doesn’t cease to exist when its final day arrivesjust for another 272 days. …

Seek Food’s Tasty Cricket Baking Flours + Recipes

Acclaimed chefs and bakers offer insight on four new high-protein, sustainable powders

It seems as though the team at Seek Food has touched upon every relevant angle possible to bring curious consumers over to cricket powder—and it’s working. When the health food organization launched with a series of ridiculously tasty granolas and snacks, all products emphasized the importance of flavor in addition to nutritional value. Of course, cricket powder is sustainable, high in protein, contains all necessary …

Robot Chefs at Boston’s Spyce Restaurant

Billed as the world’s first restaurant featuring a robotic kitchen that cooks complex, customizable meals, Boston’s Spyce utilizes seven automated cooking pots in place of chefs. These devices can deliver complicated, primarily vegetarian, meals in roughly three minutes. The system was developed by MIT robotics engineers, including restaurant co-founder Michael Farid. His partner happens to be Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud. It’s worth noting that Spyce …

Chocolate-Covered Jellyfish, a Recipe to Reduce Their Soaring Population

A common problem across the Mediterranean, Japan and Sweden, soaring jellyfish populations are wreaking havoc on local businesses and infrastructure—from clogging up pipes at a power plant to making swimming impossible to overwhelming the fishing industry. Among the many ideas to mitigate the problem, a company called GoJelly is proposing several options: “an array of jellyfish-based products, including water filters, fish feed, face cream, fertilizers …