Monday, August 16, 2010

Cooking for Geeks

Back to school edition here, revving up the brain with some quick, easy, and edible science lessons.

From last week's Science Friday, New Frontier For Geeks: The Kitchen.

In Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food, software engineer Jeff Potter discusses using the hacker mindset in the kitchen, from cooking salmon in the dishwasher to a warranty-voiding experiment on his oven to get the scorching temperatures necessary for perfect pizza crust.

Other Science Friday episodes you might want to revisit:

The basil blight that is threatening our pesto.

Do-it-yourself gardening.

The science of cheese-making.

Chef Wylie Dufresne experiments in his laboratory/kitchen.

The evolution of beer and the science of beer bubbles. (Your eyes don't always tell you the truth.)


Mary said...

Love the links and will explore them in detail as soon as I have time. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Louise said...

Edible science, I like that... Was watching that yesterday, not sure what I think. Take care ~Chef Louise

tasteofbeirut said...

Fascinating topics and will go first to the hackers one!