Category fun with food

Merry Christmas to all geeks

Some say 2012 was the year when 3D printing hit the mass market. Well, here’s my small contribution based on my own christmas tree design as well as the classical Penrose kite and dart. (I know. It’s 2013 now, but…

Copenhagen MG seminar: Playing with food (part 5)

Sample #4: Precious instant coffee with hot and freezing milk. My favorite! As part of the molecular gastronomy seminar in Copenhagen a group of food science students and aspiring chefs who meet regularily in Gastronomisk legestue (= gastronomic playroom) gave…

TGIF: Food related “Periodic videos”

I believe most chemists are familiar with the “periodic videos” from the University of Nottingham, covering all the known chemical elements. The series features professor Martyn Poliakoff who’s grey hair is really worthy of a professor! They have now covered…

Food geeks socially accepted

Gizmodo recently featured a gallery of socially acceptable nerds and food geeks finally made it onto the list. I quote: Food Geeks: Liking to eat is one thing, but becoming really familiar with the exact time and water temperature to…

Cheer up with some gingerbread for Christmas

The gingerbread cookies pictured are made with ginger, cloves and cinnamon. I didn’t use ammonium carbonate as a leavening agent for these, so no amphetamines were created “in furno” in this case. But I’m sure the cookies can cheer you…

TGIF: Periodic tables of food

Does food fit into this table? Here at Khymos I aim to cover things related to food and chemistry, and as I stumbled over a periodic table of cupcakes (with clickable “elements” linked to recipes) I couldn’t resist to dig…