Tag: food science

Sourdough bread is a microbial mystery

– In the beginning, there was sourdough bread. It’s chewy, airy, wholesome. Humans have been baking it for thousands of years, and sourdough bread wouldn’t be possible without a mother dough, also called a sourdough starter. If you leave out water and flour for a while, eventually wild yeasts and bacteria will move in. We…

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Do Food Cravings Tell You What Nutrients You Need?

In this video I’ll be talking about food cravings. Most of us crave particular foods at one time or another. Did you know that chocolate really is the most often craved food? It’s true. But, what causes food cravings? Are they a dire warning from your body or are they simply you wanting the foods…

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How To Make Cotton Candy By Hand, Using an Ancient Chinese Method — You Can Do This!

– And that, ladies and gents, is 16,000 strands of hand-pulled cotton candy. (funky techno music) We’re gonna make cotton candy using the hand-pulled noodle technique, also known as Dragon’s Beard. Started in ancient China, and it’s just this pulling technique that they do with noodles, but you would do it with sugar. We got…

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Jim Lahey, Elasticity and Bread: Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series 2015

PIA SORENSEN: The scientific theme of this week is elasticity. And the reason we talk about elasticity in this class is that it is– so if you want to be scientific about this, it is kind of one of the closest ways you can get to describing things like mouth feel and texture of foods….

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How Does Cooking Affect Nutrients in Veggies?

Everyone’s all about eating healthy these days. What has more nutrients? Is this kale free range? Is butter a carb? Today we’re going to help you out and let you know how to get the most nutrients from your veggies. Vegetables are awesome for you because they’re chock full of essential vitamins that we need,…

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