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.
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.)