This Waffle Maker Creates 3D Cars and Trucks, So It’s Acceptable to Play With Your Food

As if kids didn’t already reach for food with their fingers enough, it’ll be nearly impossible to stop them when their breakfast is shaped like toys. CucinaPro has a waffle maker that forms the carbs into 3D cars and trucks, so it’s like having a pile of Hot Wheels on your plate.

The small appliance works by pouring your favorite pancake and waffle batter into the nonstick slots and closing it to cook. The top half has corresponding cutouts, so as it cooks, it molds the top half of the cars and trucks. The result: waffles in seven different shapes of cars and trucks. We almost don’t want to cover them in butter and syrup and eat them, but we all know we will (after having some fun with them first).

The CucinaPro Cars & Trucks Waffle Maker is available on Amazon for $39.95. It looks like the

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Food Network Chefs Are Hosting Live Classes From Their Homes, and I’m Ready to Cook

If cooking up a storm and trying new recipes has become your stay-at-home hobby, you’ll want to add the Food Network‘s live cooking series to your watchlist ASAP. In partnership with Amazon, Food Network Kitchen is offering a free one-year subscription to Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers. The subscription will give viewers access to live and on-demand cooking classes from chefs like Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, and Giada De Laurentiis. So, yes, I’m ready for a trip to Flavortown.

To kick off the news of the free one-year subscriptions, the network will also host a two-day virtual cook-along weekend from May 2 to May 3. The We Cook Together Weekend event will feature 10 live cooking classes and Q&As hosted by famous chefs straight from their homes. Chefs participating in the live classes include Alex Guarnaschelli, Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Valerie

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New project High Road Kitchens helps restaurants provide food on a sliding scale

Executive chef Keith Corbin and chef de cuisine Gwen Etta prepare meals as part of the High Road Kitchens program at Alta Adams. <span class="copyright">(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Executive chef Keith Corbin and chef de cuisine Gwen Etta prepare meals as part of the High Road Kitchens program at Alta Adams. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

Seven weeks after California restaurants were told to close their dining rooms, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced a new initiative to help the restaurant industry, which has been decimated by the coronavirus outbreak. Called High Road Kitchens, the program helps fund a network of independent restaurants to provide meals on a sliding scale to folks in need.

The program, which is supported by both public and private funds, offers money to help restaurants reopen and re-employ their staff. Those restaurants, in turn, commit to provide livable wages and equity to their workers. The program is managed by One Fair Wage, a nonprofit that advocates for tipped workers, who make less than the minimum wage in all but seven states.

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