Google Ventures invests in the connected kitchen

The Orange Chef has raised $1.2 million in seed funding led by Google Ventures and Spark Labs. The company makes a kitchen scale that communicates with your iPad and a wealth of web nutritional data.

Serious Eats launches monthly iOS food magazine with 29th Street Publishing

Serious Eats, one of my favorite food websites, has launched a monthly food magazine with iOS publisher 29th Street Publishing (more about 29th Street here). Each issue of “Serious Eats Magazine” will focus on an individual theme “by combining the most popular recipes and features in our archives into single, elegant collections.” The first issue, available for iPad and iPhone, is free (it’s all about grilling steak). After that, subscriptions are $19.99 per year, $1.99 per month or $2.99 for an individual issue.