Kamikaze cookery

There’s a new weekly cooking show you shouldn’t miss. It’s about cooking and science, or “Kamikaze cookery” to be more precise. And there’s a good dash of humor as well which doesn’t hurt. The first episode out is on how to cook that perfect steak (it’s embedded below, but on their site you can watch it at a better resolution). I’ve covered the topic before in my post on DIY sous-vide, but their video is much more entertaining 🙂 They use a vacuum cleaner to suck out the air and a blow torch for the Maillard reaction! There is also a blog accompanying the videos. Hereby recommended!

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  1. HUgh Hancock Says:

    Thanks very much for the recommendation! We’ve got another 12 episodes coming in this season, covering both molecular gastronomy stuff and more general foodie topics (do celebrity chef recipes actually work? Is a 100% locally-sourced diet a good idea?). Hope you enjoy ’em!

  2. í–rjan Says:

    Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. katie Says:

    That was hilarious. I love it!

  4. Chou Says:

    Oooh, this is fun! I can’t wait to share it with my fire-loving other half.

  5. Lars Says:

    If these guys keep it up, they will blow themselves up before they get to part 3 🙂

  6. Erik Says:

    Tacky, way out of convention, and great fun. Not too tacky, however, as my wife acknowledged it as “appropriately tacky” 🙂

  7. guillaume Says:

    Very intelligent. Bright & clever. Mean & lean.
    Perhaps you can help me. Normally we pull off the head of young pigeons by hand, before we prepare them to a delicious meal.
    Got any alternative ?

  8. restaurant a paris Says:

    good blog, keep going on!!

  9. Jean-Franí§ois Says:

    The video of Kamikaze Cookery is excellent! This video inspired me experimenting (not is such crazy way) myself all sous vide appliance and techniques.


  10. Martin Lersch Says:

    Jean: Congratulations with a new blog. I’ve added you to my list of blogs: https://blog.khymos.org/links/people/

  11. Jean-Franí§ois Says:


    Thanks a lot! Sous vide cooking is such a fun, I hope this blog will help people to take the plunge and try this avant-garde cooking technique.