Martin Lersch

Martin Lersch

I'm a chemist by training, have a day job in a biorefinery and I bring my chemical curiosity with me everywhere I go.

Podcasts about kitchen chemistry

Back in 2004 Webjørn Espeland from NRK P2 (Norwegian radio) interviewed me about chemistry in the kitchen. These are now re-aired in the program “Verdt å vite” which can be downloaded as mp3 files (only in Norwegian): August 22, 2006 – Why do you smell after eating garlic? August 24, 2006…

New blog for

I have created the blog to accompany the website The name of this site, khymos, is Greek meaning “juice”. It is however related to al-kimiya, the Arabic word from which our word chemistry derives from. Other related words…