Learn to make popcorn in a brown paper bag. This technique is simple, reliable, and delicious!
Mark Frauenfelder's Go-To Cooking Project
When Mark Frauenfelder, editor in chief of MAKE Magazine and cofounder of Boing Boing, isn't busy making organic-peanut-butter-mixing machines, he is mixing up family-friendly projects like this, his version of sauerkraut. We visited this tin-can guitarist and king of the geeked-out project at his home in Los Angeles.
Gadget Tip: Grill with Cedar Paper
Jason Fox, executive chef of San Francisco's Commonwealth, grills meat on cedar paper—it gives the food a smoky, wood-grilled flavor. He recommends getting cedar paper online or at your local Asian grocery.
How to Pit a Cherry with a Paper Clip
Have to pit a bunch of cherries, but don't own a cherry pitter? CHOW.com's Roxanne Webber shows you how to use a common household item to do the trick. For more info on alternate ways to pit a cherry, see these Chowhound discussions.