Beer fermentation process

Blub, blub, blub, blub. That’s what our huge (25l) vessel of ‘beer-to-be’ sounds like when it’s becoming beer. But, actually, it’s what fermentation ‘sounds’ like! Fermentation is an essential step of making a decent beer. Without fermentation no alcohol, no degradation of sugars, no proper flavour development.

Almond paste recipe – A seasonal bread: Kerststol

Updated: 26-December-2016 There are foods you only eat in certain times of the year. Brussel sprouts are typically a winter vegetable, whereas I link strawberries to summer. Another one of these is almond paste and breads filled with almond paste (in the Netherlands these are called ‘stol’ and I believe …

Bread Science – Bread ingredients & A basic brown bread

Since making muffins, pancakes, pies and cookies isn’t something I can do all the time, since having those for breakfast, lunch and dinner probably isn’t a great idea, I decided bread baking would be a good alternative. The past few months I’ve given a lot of new recipes a try …

Food Science Basics in 6 weeks – part 6: Packaging & Technology

Can’t believe this is the last week of this first course on foodcrumbles.com already. It’s been all about teaching you the basics of food science to help you in your food blogging, chef, high school, food industry or whichever other career you’re aiming for or working in! This last week will …

Food Science Basics in 6 weeks – part 5: Food Microbiology

Time is flying so fast! We’re nearly at the last week of our Food Science Basics course and I hope you’ve learned loads already and had fun reading all the articles. Today is the last day in which we’ll be exploring a brand new area of expertise: food microbiology. In …

The beer brewing process – Beer science at home

Brewing beer at home or in little breweries has become a lot more popular over the past few years. There are a lot of kits available nowadays for everyone to give beer brewing a shot. So that’s exactly what we did as well, we decided to brew our own beer! …

Strawberry pie – On choosing & storing fresh strawberries

Summer’s there! Warm temperatures, sun and long long light days. Living in the Netherlands, summer is no guarantee for nice weather, rain and cold(er) days are no exception. Summer for me is a synonym for berries, more specifically strawberries. It’s the thing we used to eat with our desserts as …