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The history of cake & yeast donuts

Have you ever wondered about the difference between cake and yeast donuts? Wondered where donuts come from and how they’re made? If so, you’re in luck because we’ll be diving into the inspiring world...

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Reviewing the InstantPot – Pressure cooking

We never (or barely ever) made chili from dried beans, or made a meat stew during the week or made our own yogurt. All of that changed when we got our InstantPot, a pressure cooker and yogurt maker (that’s the...

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Sweet (Yotam Ottolenghi) – A cookbook review

Are you looking for a cookbook to make fabulous desserts, which take some effort, but aren’t too complicated, have some unique flavour combinations and helps you learn some new techniques? Look no further:...

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The uniqueness of Trappist beer

There are some very unique places on this world where our food and drink is produced. Whereas a lot of it is manufactured in factories, in industrial areas, some comes from more exquisite places. Some beer for instance...

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Sous vide cooking – Reviewing the Anova Nano

If you’re a food scientist, it almost seems unavoidable to dive into the world of sous vide cooking. Sous vide cooking has been quite the rage for a while for chefs and food enthusiasts. Apparently, it’s the...

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Victoria sandwich – History & science of a cake

The Victoria sandwich is one of those bakes with a very rich history to it. It is believed to have been (one of) Queen Victoria’s favorite cake(s). It is a round cake of two layers with jam in the middle. As is...

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On Food and Cooking (Harold McGee) – A book review

If I could recommend just one book to someone interested to learn more about food & science, it would be On Food and Cooking (affiliate link), by Harold McGee. It is more of an encyclopedia than anything and covers...

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The Food Lab – A cookbook review

If I would have the time & space and plenty of people to eat all the food, I wouldn’t make just one or two batches of ice cream at a time. I would make 10, varying all those parameters I’d be interested...

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First bite – How we learn to eat – Book review

Whether you used to have dinner at the dining table with the whole family as a kid, whether you’re used to getting food as a reward or whether you grew up in times of hunger, all of these have a significant...