Maxime Bilet, coauthor of the epic 2,400-page book Modernist Cuisine, spent years working with the sort of high-end machinery young cooks dream about. He also figured out how to translate some of the techniques he learned for the home kitchen, like this clever sous-vide salmon trick.
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.
Great Gadgets for Shredding Scallions and Julienning Carrots
Grace Young, author and contributing editor at Saveur magazine, has found two gadgets that will keep you from wasting hours shredding scallions and julienning carrots. These tools will up your knife-skills game immensely.