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Coffee for lazy summer days

A perfect cup of coffee for a perfect morning! I have spent lazy summer days in a “Sommerhus” (e.g. “summer house”) in Denmark with my family and one thing I will share with you is the coffee I enjoyed every…

TFP2010: Gadgets (part 5)

Crycotuv – a combined vacuum chamber and super fast freezer with internal spray nozzle. If I were to name a topic for this year’s Flemish Primitives event I guess gadgets would be it. I’ve already covered the high pressure processing…

TFP 2010: Inspiration from Asia (part 2)

Shellfish after treatment for 2 min @ 6000 bar. Fresh, juicy and tasty! The available litterature in English (including blogs) on popular food science focuses mainly on Western cooking, although the academic litterature on Asian foods is catching up quickly.…

The Flemish Primitives 2010 (part 1)

Again I was lucky that all the practical details worked out so I could attend this year’s Flemish Primitives in Brugge. For some one who’s not attended, it’s not so easy to grasp the concept and ideas behind The Flemish…

Superfast scrambled eggs

Miss Silvia is full of surprises! She’s been around the house for a year, but only now did she reveal one of her hidden capabilities. Did you know that you can make scrambled eggs with the steam wand of your…

Sourdough work in progress (part II)

A sourd dough bread made from a spontaneous starter After 7 days of feeding my sour dough starter “took off” and was ready for baking. Even with a water bath set to 28 °C it took longer than expected. I…

TGFWT #17: Frozen rosy apple foam

As I mentioned in the previous post I put the leftover rose froam from TGRWT #16 in the freezer and was surprised by the result. Inspired by this I thought I would extend this and substitute apple juice for water…

Accelerated aging of wine

Can the natural process of aging wine in corked bottles be accelerated? I recently found an interesting article on how an electric field can be used for maturation of wine (New Scientist news coverage of the article). Applying a AC…

A mathematician cooks sous vide

Douglas Baldwin with two immersion circulators and a vacuum chamber sealer. Since I got my immersion circulator in December I’ve discovered that there are two critical questions that always come up as I hold a piece of meat in my…