Learn how your food ‘works’

We love Food + Science. We experiment and enjoy sharing what we learn and know with others. Anyone who is interested can join, whether you’re a student, chef or manufacturer!

Looking for more in-depth learnings? Take one of our food science courses. What about the science of ice cream? Or, the science of cake? Or start with the basics of food chemistry!

Want to learn something new about food science every week?

Don’t understand what’s going on with your food? Bread not rising? Broccoli turning brown? Oat milk confusing you? Recipes failing?

What do you want to learn?

shortbread cookie different sugar content

Food Science is science (e.g. physics, chemistry & microbiology) applied to food. It picks up where agricultural sciences wrap up and hands over to the nutritional sciences once the food has been made.

Want to know what food science is all about? Start here and read our intro to food science!

scone trial results

We food scientists want to know why food behaves the way it does. We can look at large-scale processes, but often digging into small-scale recipes teaches you plenty as well!

We love digging into recipes, explaining why they work, want an example? Check out our scones article.

Has a specific food spiked your scientific curiosity?

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What stage in the food production process do you want to learn more of?

Farming

I want to know how my food starts out.

Making

My recipes and processes, aren’t working as they should. I want to understand why I do what I do!

Storing

I want to learn how to preserve food, learn all about the science of fermentation and packaging!

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Had you ever heard of 'food science' before visiting FoodCrumbles?