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Composition and Structure:A Scientific Approach to Cooking

A Scientific Approach to Cooking

Only with a basic understanding of the composition and structure of everyday ingredients can thoughtful chefs cook with a reliable confidence. In this extended class, students will explore a practical materials science approach to a number of fundamental culinary preparations, in order to gain insight into the chemistry and physics at play in the kitchen. Concepts covered will include emulsions and foams, proteins and starches, and caramelization and the Maillard reaction. Recipe exercises incorporating these processes will include: Vanilla Ice Cream Profiteroles; Passion Fruit Meringue Tarts; Salted Caramel Bonbons; and Soft Pretzels. Professionals, $100; students and alumni, $60.

Composition and Structure: A Scientific Approach to Cooking

Course ID: SCIENCECK Duration: 6.00 hour(s)


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