Last minute shopping? Have no need to worry, this food+tech gift guide should give you some awesome and creative options.
Window Farms: Give the gift of R&D-I-Y: mass collaboration to solve environmental problems. Windowfarms now offers hydroponic home kits and hydroponic education kits. Windowfarms make some pretty rad gifts for teachers, gardeners, foodies, do-it-yourselfers, and environmental types!
iPad: The iPad is quickly becoming a favorite kitchen tool. Food and tech enthusiasts love the ability to save recipes, make ingredient lists, connects other chefs, and more.
Kitchen iPad Rack: A simple and inexpensive kitchen iPad rack. The Original Kitchen IPad Rack is constructed of heavy duty acrylic and designed to fit under any standard kitchen cabinet. The proprietary mounting hardware ensures that the rack easily snaps into place at just the right angle for viewing by the kitchen chef.
Thinkgeek- Molecular Gastronomy Starter Kit: This fantastic tin box contains everything you need to get started in spherification, thickeners, and foaming agents. Not only the chemicals but all the equipment, too! A syringe, pipettes, silicon tubes, measuring spoons, and a nonreactive spoon. Also includes six spectacular recipes for some amazing new cuisine.
Cooking For Geeks: More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C? Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers and offers a unique take on recipes — from the sweet (a “mean” chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (duck confit sugo). This book is for anyone who wants to experiment with cooking, even if you don’t consider yourself a geek.
Nexus S: Google’s newest phone has the capability to read NFC Chips and RFID tags, which means it could be used for all kinds of cool food traceability things. Co-developed by Samsung, the Nexus S is the first the device to run the latest Android operating system, version 2.3 (aka Gingerbread).
Arduino: Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
Try some cools apps: Gourmet Live. Ratio, Food Network In The Kitchen, or iGrill.