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Make Better Bruschetta with Cold-Oil Spherification

Add caviar-like bubbles of balsamic vinegar to your bruschetta for a fancy, scientific twist on this classic appetizer.
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Whip Up Some Juicy Edible Gelatin Dots

Gelatin pearls or “jello caviar” are surprisingly easy to make
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Carbonate Your Fruit with Alka-Seltzer Tablets

FizzyFruit-3When you drink soda, bubbles of carbon dioxide (CO2) cause the tingling sensation on your tongue. In addition to the physical sensation, the CO2 combines with your saliva to produce carbonic acid, which is an important flavor component of carbonated beverages. If you’ve ever taken a swig of flat soda […]

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Your Dinner Is Ready To Be 3D Printed

Over the last few decades, a new wave of science has been infused into the world of food in the form of molecular gastronomy. By definition, food preparation and cooking involve physical and chemical changes, and molecular gastronomy simply uses scientific principles to take food in new technical and even artistic directions. It’s also a great excuse to have some fun with liquid nitrogen. Back in 2013, another big step in food science came with… read more

5 Reasons Why Chefs Need Hackerspaces

Preparing food can at times be a craft or a science. Chefs need the freedom to experiment and a place that can facilitate creativity.
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How to Mummify a Banana

Mummify a banana to make sure that you will have a snack waiting for you in the afterlife. This project is Pharaoh approved.
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Whip Up a Velvety Smooth, Dairy-Free Latte with Chemistry!

Ditch the dairy and use this velvety-smooth secret ingredient in your next latte.
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Explore Fermentation with Kits from Kraut Source

Karen Diggs’ company Kraut Source sells kits that allow you to explore the fermentation process with any produce you can think of. The fermentation process utilizes a salt brine, which differs from the pickling process in that it generates probio…

Boom! You’ve Got Cereal!

What the heck is a puffer gun? The story is pretty interesting, but I liked the movie better. Watch the video for yourself, or better yet come to World Maker Faire in NYC this September and visit BOOM! – an exhibition by the Museum of Food and Drink.Re…

Building a Better Egg

The egg is a near perfect food. It’s packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals. It tastes good and lends itself to a wide variety of foods–baked good, sauces, pasta, and of of course omelets. And it comes in a tidy, easy to transport package. But th…