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 …

Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Food + Drink

Snacks, booze, tools and more for home chefs, budding bartenders and enthusiastic eaters

There’s nothing quite like sharing a meal with your favorite humans, especially one that’s prepared at home with love. Whether you’re buying for a home chef, budding bartender, an enthusiastic eater or all three, a gift that revolves around food and drink can be foolproof. We have searched far and wide for our favorite snacks, drinks, ingredients and even kitchen tools this season, and no …

Interview: Massimo Bottura

We speak with the poetic Italian chef about the flavor of cars

Chef Massimo Bottura, owner of three-Michelin star Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy is a master and an artist who speaks like a poet. Given their shared hometown, Maserati partnered with Bottura to look at cars through the lens of food and brought him to the Geneva Motor Show for an unexpected food-focused press conference. “I compress in to edible bites my passion,” he said during …

Shaun Hergatt’s Playful Canapés at Juni, NYC

The Michelin-starred Aussie chef compresses creativity into tiny bites at his Midtown restaurant

On an unassuming block east of Koreatown, NYC restaurant Juni lives in the ground floor of the quiet Hotel Chandler—a classic boutique hotel that eschews trendiness for efficient service. The restaurant is the baby (seating just 50) of Australian chef Shaun Hergatt, who closed his two Michelin-starred namesake restaurant to open Juni in 2013. And since, Chef Hergatt has been taking guests on adventurous two-hour …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Demythologizing Kurt Cobain, building a better sandwich, cacti made from plastic bottles and more in this week's look at the web

1. Demythologizing Kurt Cobain Named for a mixtape Kurt Cobain made in 1988, Brett Morgen’s “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” promises to be insightful and dramatic. Morgen initially thought the film (the first authorized documentary since Cobain’s death) would take 18 months to complete, but it has taken eight years—and will finally be released 24 April 2015. Between searching through the treasure trove of archives …