'Matt Brown' on Serious Eats

The Flavor Spoon May Be Your Weapon Against Bad Cooking

[Photograph: Matt Brown] We mentioned Matt Brown's self-slicing pizza concept yesterday, but the Italy-based interaction/industrial designer has also come up with the Flavor Spoon, a prototype gadget that may eventually rescue even Salpico's mother-in-law's cooking This is a two part spoon, the pink part can hold garlic or other chunky spices, and when the white part is put over it, every bit you take will have some of the extra flavor you have inside. I've tried just eating hot water with it (while the had spoon garlic and peppers inside) and it actually worked. Of course, if you were to use it to give some flavor to a bad cook's meal, you'd probably have to make up an elaborate... More

Self-Slicing Pizza Decides How Large Your Slice Will Be

Interaction/industrial designer Matt Brown has come up with something really random and fun here. It's a self-slicing pizza. Instead of using one unbroken round of dough, Brown has cut up the dough into pieces and then worked them together in various overlapping patterns so that when you grab a "slice," the pizza decides how large (or small) it will be. It all depends on how the tessellated pieces were arranged with their neighboring bits. This was Brown's first self-slicing pizza experiment. He says he'll toy with different patterns to see how it affects the pull-apart experience. Related Video: Laser... More

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