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Posts tagged food science

April 19, 2019

 

A Peek Into Food Science History And A Moroccan-Inspired Bowl

Producer Josephine McRobbie visits the food science archives at North Carolina State, and shares some interesting mid-century experiments.

April 19, 2019

 

Take A Dive Into The NC State Archives

Archivists Todd Kosmerick and Virginia Ferris are with the Special Collections Research Center at NC State. They work to identify and preserve historically valuable records and documents related to farming and foods.

November 21, 2018

 

Sourdough Hands: How Bakers And Bread Are A Microbial Match

In Robert Dunn's new book, Never Home Alone, he explores our symbiotic relationship with food: Not only do we impact the bacteria in our food, but the microbes in our food imprint our bodies.

October 3, 2018

 

Cornell Food Researcher’s Downfall Raises Larger Questions For Science

Brian Wansink made a name for himself producing pithy, palatable studies that connected people's eating habits with cues from their environment. His data manipulation now serves as a cautionary tale.

September 12, 2018

 

Leave It To Botanists To Turn Cooking Into A Science Lesson

Why do artichokes look so strange? What makes okra so slimy – and how can science help you turn that attribute into a taste sensation? Two botanists take plant science into the kitchen.

July 26, 2018

 

Pizza Physics: Why Brick Ovens Bake The Perfect Italian-Style Pie

Brick transfers heat to dough more slowly than steel, allowing both crust and toppings to simultaneously reach perfection. In a home oven, that balance is elusive — but you might be able to get close.

February 27, 2017

 

KIND Gesture: CEO Pledges $25 Million To “Feed The Truth”

Feed The Truth enlists food activists, scholars and scientists to fight misguiding labels, and biased or industry-funded science.

July 28, 2015

 

Fat, The Sixth Taste?

Introducing oleogustus: "oleo" is the Latin root word for fatty and "gustus" means taste.

June 1, 2015

 

Where Do Processed Foods Come From?

A class at Iowa State University encourages students to invent a new food product and demonstrate how they would take it to the marketplace.

July 30, 2014

 

If It Doesn’t Melt, Is It Still Considered Ice Cream?

A Cincinnati woman was alarmed to discover the ice cream she serves her family doesn't melt. How does the FDA define "ice cream" anyway?

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