Growing Tomatoes – Greenhouse efficiency

Knowing where my food comes from and how it’s made, is something that makes me understand my food even better. It’s where the science of our foods start and has a lot of influence on how they taste, react and behave. So when a Dutch supermarket held their ‘visit the …

Naan – A recipe and guide

Not too long ago we bought a bag of pre-packed naan, boy were we sorry we did. The naan was tough and slightly dry, by far not the light (but oily) naan we’ve eaten in good Indian restaurants. We probably won’t ever buy that type of pre-packed naan again, a …

What makes Oreo cookies black – On cocoa powder science

Oreo cookies are that type of cookie that’s combined with everthing and used for all sorts of baked goods. There’s Oreo cookie ice cream, Oreo cookie pie crust, etc. The super black outer cookie with the snow white gooey inside make it look different than a lot of cookies out …

Making Vanillin – Three production routes & Their chemistry

Vanilla is one of the most common and popular flavours in food. Are there ice cream shops that do not sell a vanilla ice cream? There are several ways to make food taste like vanilla. You can either use pure vanilla, or you can use (artificial) vanillin. Since we’ve discussed …

Vanilla ice cream recipe

Since a couple of years now we have an ice cream machine.┬áIt’s been used plenty, for all sorts of ice creams. Since I don’t like doing the same recipe over again and again (some exceptions though, this bread has been made tons of times), I tend to change something different …

Trinidad paratha – super flaky flatbread

One of my favorite meals is paratha with butter chicken or paneer or another great Indian style sauce. Whereas I like the sauces, the best part really is the paratha. When eating it with rice it simply doesn’t taste as good. Paratha is a type of roti pretty characteristic to …

Chemistry behind brownies – Science & A recipe

One of my favorite things to bake most definitely are brownies. Reason? They’re super simple to make and just about everybody likes them. Also, it’s nice to vary around with them. What about walnut brownie, almond brownie or raspberry brownie? I’ve made them all, and they all taste good. When …