Why an orange is orange

Just imagine how the world would look like if there weren’t any colors. All would be in black and white, just like tv’s in the older days. Life would be less interesting, nature less beautiful and, oranges wouldn’t be orange. Ever noticed how colourful a lot of foods, especially fruits …

Enzymatic browning & lots about Bananas

Who hasn’t eaten a banana in their life? It’s one of the most convenient fruits to snack on. However, you do have to be careful with them. I’ve personally experienced semi-squashed brown bananas :-(. It’s a shame, even though you can still eat the banana, it just isn’t that good …

Making jam – the Science

In our garden we have several fruit trees, including two fig trees. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of fresh figs and they tend to spoil before I eat them. Luckily, I do like fig jam! So I’ve tried to convert all my figs into jam. What’s more, making jam …

Dutch Food – Apple beignets, Deep fried apple

New Year’s Eve means eating oliebollen in the Netherlands. But of course, once you start frying doughs why limit yourself to oliebollen? One of my other favorites on New Year’s Eve are apple beignets. These are deep fried pieces of apple (but you can also make them with other fruits …

Choosing & Using pears – On pear texture & pear pie

Ever wondered why there’s ample recipes for apple pies and barely any for pear pies? Besides the difference in taste and texture, it’s probably a cultural thing as well (we have >8 varieties of apples in supermarket and 1 maybe 2 pear varieties). Time to honour the pear a bit …