Make: Edible Inventions

Make: Edible Inventions

Learn to make (and hack!) all of the delicious foods you already love to eat while discovering new methods for cooking them. Explore chemical cuisine, recipe hacks, growing your own food, cooking off the grid, and working with — and building — your own crazy gadgets.

$11.99 - $19.99

Learn to make (and hack!) all of the delicious foods you already love to eat while discovering new methods for cooking them. Explore chemical cuisine, recipe hacks, growing your own food, cooking off the grid, and working with — and building — your own crazy gadgets.

Learn the history of breakfast cereal and then make your own. You can even bottle your own ketchup, made just the way you like it. Of course, you can also concoct your own applesauce, French fries, cakes, pickles, yogurt, and hummus!

But before you cook, learn how to grow your own ingredients — in winter or summer. You'll even discover how to coax zombie plants back to life (and then eat them)!

Perfect for kids with some adult help, this book shows you how to make:

• Your own butter with a mechanized butter bot that does the hard work for you!
• A hydraulic 3D food printer that uses Legos and frosting to build yummy creations
• Juicy gelatin drops that look like straws or fish eggs or anything you can imagine — but taste great!
• Baked foam cookies that don't require flour
• Chocolatey Sun Pies and flavored Rock Candy Sticks
• A solar cooker that lets the sun do all of the work making nachos, cookies, and even a chocolate cake
• A worm bin for making your own soil (and tips to prevent the worms from escaping!)
• An aquaponic jar where your pets help to grow the veggies
and much more!

The kitchen is a delicious place to invent, experiment, and learn about chemistry and physics while having lots of lip-smacking fun. Best of all — your mouth and stomach will thank you!

Meet the Author

Kathy Ceceri

Kathy Ceceri is the author of activity books for kids and families, including Making Simple Robots and Make: Paper Inventions, and contributed more than a dozen projects to the Geek Dad series of books. Formerly the Homeschooling Expert at About.com, Kathy presents robots and STEAM programs at schools, museums, libraries, and Maker Faires around the country. She lives with her family in Upstate New York.