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Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (part 1)

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During each module of this course, chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain the science behind the recipe.

Topics will include:

How molecules influence flavor

The role of heat in cooking

Diffusion, revealed by the phenomenon of spherification, the culinary technique pioneered by Ferran Adrià.

You will also have the opportunity to become an experimental scientist in your very own laboratory — your kitchen. By following along with the engaging recipe of the week, taking precise measurements, and making skillful observations, you will learn to think like both a cook and a scientist. The lab is certainly one of the most unique components of this course — after all, in what other science course can you eat your experiments?

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Jul 20, 2018 · ghaff on The Food of My Youth
Harvard has one that's available as a MOOC.

https://www.edx.org/course/science-cooking-haute-cuisine-sof...

IMO, it was an imperfect class for a number of reasons but the idea is a good one.

There's an excellent MOOC taught by the likes of McGee, Adria and Dan Barber to name just a few. David Chang has a section on fermentation. https://www.edx.org/course/science-cooking-haute-cuisine-sof...
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