Where pork meat comes from – Visiting a pig farm

Seeing where our food comes from is a great way to better understand our food, not just the science, but the whole supply chain that starts long before it comes in a factory, supermarket or on our plate. Seeing how animals live especially is something I’m interested in (although I …

Pita bread – Science of flat bread

Sometimes I’m amazed by the shear amounts of recipes for breads. Unbelievable what you can make with flour, water and yeast and now and again some other minor ingredients! After making Indian style flatbreads (e.g. chapati & paratha), I decided to give pita breads a try. One of my favorite …

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 …

Vanilla ice cream recipe

Since a couple of years now we have an ice cream machine. It’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 …

Crispy fish & chips – In Oxford’s “The eagle and child”

Travelling for us means eating (new) foods. When travelling most of our money is spent on food for sure. During a recent trip we visited the university town Oxford in the UK. Besides enjoying the sights, we enjoyed a superb fish & chips in a historical place. What’s more the …

Reducing food waste – 35% discount stickers

When googling ‘challenges for the food industry’ I won’t find ‘better preservation of apple juice’, ‘increasing shelf life of apples’ or ‘improving nutritional value of apple pie’. No, one of the most common challenges I find is how to reduce food waste. It’s been estimated that in the US ore …

Homemade Biscuits & (Bacon) Gravy – A Recipe (and some science)

Sometimes even the most fanatic scientist doesn’t want to do science, but just enjoy something. Whether it’s a view of the sky, snow flakes falling down or, in this case, eating good food. This morning I was in baking mode again, besides making apple pie, cinnamon rolls and eating bread …