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In the Press

by Michael Chu
August 17, 2012
NPR's food blog, The Salt, asks Michael Chu why hamburgers made of lean meats tend to produce tough burgers that fall apart and how to avoid these problems.

October 17, 2011
Eater Austin interviews Michael Chu about dining out and rating restaurants in Austin for Fearless Critic.

September 14, 2011
The New York Times mentions that Michael Chu uses a scale to make iced tea of repeatable sweetness. The article laments that few cookbooks provide weights of ingredients but fails to mention that Cooking For Engineers has done so since 2005.

May 18, 2011
The New York Times includes quotes from Michael Chu in an article about online recipe searches.

March 2, 2010
The New York Times includes quotes from Michael Chu about Absurdly Easy Fudge in a Sweetened Condensed Milk article.

March 2009
Gourmet Magazine lists Cooking For Engineers as one of their favorite food sites.

November 14, 2007
The New York Times includes quotes from Michael Chu in a Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes article.

February 9, 2007
Epicurious Editor-in-Chief Tanya Wenman Steel highlights Cooking For Engineers in her blog, Epi-Log.

December 4, 2006
Cooking For Engineers makes it to the front page of Digg at around 8:00pm PST.

August 17, 2006
Cooking For Engineers is highlighted in the article Asian Pop / The Formula For Yum.

March 13, 2006
Time Magazine highlights Cooking For Engineers in "Your Time" (page 68) along with heavyweights Food Network, Cook's Illustrated, and Allrecipes.

March 11, 2006
Michael Chu is seen for the first time on national television (San Francisco, Chicago, and New York) on NBC's TechNow! television show. Footage is shown of Michael preparing tiramisu, discussing the bacon cooking tests, and talking briefly about digital scales (although only certain clips were shown to emphasize the purported scientific aspect of the website).

November 23, 2005
CNET News.com's Gadgets Blog misquotes Cooking For Engineers's Equipment & Gear: Kitchen Thermometers article and claims CfE recommends a different thermometer than the one we actually recommend: the ThermoWorks Thermapen.

November 22, 2005

November 17, 2005
CNET News.com's Missing Links highlights Cooking For Engineers.

September 2005
ReadyMade Magazine reviews Cooking For Engineers in Issue 19.

August 10, 2005
NBC Food Editor J. Scott Wilson highlights Cooking For Engineers in an article on food blogs published on all NBC affiliate websites.

June 5, 2005

March 14, 2005
Cooking For Engineers is awarded Best Food Weblog of 2005 by The Bloggies
Best Food Weblog of 2005

March 7, 2005
The Tennessean publishes an article on food blogs where Lisa Benavides tries the Chicken Pot Pie recipe.

February 2005
University of California, Berkeley's College of Engineering newsletter Lab Notes publishes an article highlighting Michael as a "Cool Alum" (because of Cooking For Engineers).

October 19, 2004
ConnectPress, a group of engineering related websites and communities, publishes an article on Cooking For Engineers. This was Michael's first interview with respect to Cooking For Engineers.

September 10, 2004
SlashDot briefly mentions Cooking For Engineers, putting this website on the Internet map.

June 8, 2004
Michael posts the first article (Salsa Cruda) to Cooking for Engineers
Written by Michael Chu
Published on March 13, 2005 at 01:55 PM
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