DailyDirt: Additional Challenges To Making Dinner

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

For some folks, boiling water isn't a simple task. Others can whip up a delicious meal before a pot of water can boil. Cooking skills can be amazingly good or mind-bogglingly bad, but there are some people who just don't want to do things simply, and they turn cooking into a kind of obstacle challenge. Sure, there are reality TV shows that put ridiculous time pressures on cooking a 7-course meal or restrict ingredients to rare delicacies. For pure fun (or sometimes necessity...), though, some cooks are forgoing a stove or conventional cooking devices to make their meals. Here are just a few examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
Hide this

Thank you for reading this Techdirt post. With so many things competing for everyone’s attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community.

Techdirt is one of the few remaining truly independent media outlets. We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis.

While other websites have resorted to paywalls, registration requirements, and increasingly annoying/intrusive advertising, we have always kept Techdirt open and available to anyone. But in order to continue doing so, we need your support. We offer a variety of ways for our readers to support us, from direct donations to special subscriptions and cool merchandise — and every little bit helps. Thank you.

–The Techdirt Team

Filed Under: coffee maker, cooking, dishwasher, food, poaching, recipes, rice cooker, steamer

Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread

  1. identicon
    Andrew D. Todd, 12 Jan 2014 @ 4:50am

    Cooking with Explosives

    One of the things I came across in reading Vietnam-era military memoirs was that soldiers in the jungle used to use plastic explosive (C-4) to cook their dinners. If you light C-4 with a match, it doesn't explode, but it burns, with approximately the intensity of gasoline. So, what the troops would do was to place a pinch of C-4 under a metal cup filled with water and dry ingredients (rice, jerky, etc.). They would apply a match, and the C-4 would burn itself out in a minute or so, leaving the water (or soup or stew) hot. The was before MRE's, of course. The system of dry stuff employed by soldiers in the jungle was an unofficial predecessor of the MRE, though C-4 was also used to heat tin cans and their contents.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meal,_Combat,_I ndividual_ration

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter

Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Make this the First Word or Last Word. No thanks. (get credits or sign in to see balance)    
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Discord

The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...

Recent Stories

This site, like most other sites on the web, uses cookies. For more information, see our privacy policy. Got it

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.