A Handbook for "Foodie-Geeks"

A Handbook for "Foodie-Geeks"

Food & Drink

A Handbook for "Foodie-Geeks"


Like to play with your food? This may be just the book for you. The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies is a deliciously offbeat byproduct of the Hungry Scientist Society that was spawned at a memorable San Francisco Bay Area dinner party in 2005. Members in this group of techie friends include college professors, computer programmers and just plain geeks. The loose confederation of creative minds has collaborated to create a variety of imaginative contraptions.

Now, in this new handbook, they put their ingenuity to work on food-related projects and invite DIYers to give them a try.

The book features 20 projects ranging from the very whimsical to the fairly practical. Ambitious DIYers can choose to tackle projects such as edible origami, lollipops that glow, and cryogenic martinis.

We suggest you not begin a project on an empty stomach.

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