Anyone who’s been watching Top Chef for the past few seasons has probably wondered if they, too, could pull off molecular gastronomic cooking. The chefs who routinely create flavored air and pearls of liquid up the ante on regular food science, knocking aside anyone who used to wow foodie friends by explaining how baking soda works. Now, there’s an inexpensive kit you can buy to try these feats of the kitchen yourself. The aptly named ThinkGeek.com website has a starter kit for $70 that comes with the needed chemicals and laboratory tools to wow your friends. And rest assured—the kit also comes with a booklet with recipes, to guide you in your initial experimentations. ThinkGeek.com has other “kitchen tech,” too, just in case you can’t get enough sodium alginate.