Books for bread baking scientists

Learning how to bake bread is not something you finish within a few days. Instead, the more you do it, the more you realize there still is so much to learn, which, being a scientist by training, is exactly why I find baking bread so much fun. There certainly was …

The Dorito Effect – Book review

Some books change the way you look at the world. They might change your opinion on a certain topic, teach you something new or appreciate something new. I like those books, it’s why I read books, to re-adjust and calibrate my view on the world. Being a food scientist I …

Sweet (Yotam Ottolenghi) – A cookbook review

Choosing which cookbooks to buy is hard, so sometimes you need to simplify the decision for yourself. So after seeing Yotam Ottolenghi in several episodes of Masterchef Australia, I decided his latest cookbooks would be on my wishlist. Why? Well: There’s cookbooks written by bloggers, who are great at telling stories …

Greek (George Calombaris) – A cookbook review

Part of being a food scientist/science enthusiast, is to try out new foods, either when eating out, or in your own kitchen. Despite the fact that the internet is full of recipes, I still tend to like using cookbooks for these experiments. They help in trying out something completely new, …

Famous sourdough bread – Boudin Bakery

Long before instant yeast was on the market, bread bakers had to maintain and keep their own living yeasts to proof their breads. Since yeast are living micro organisms quite some care has to go into these cultures to make sure they would stay alive. A dead yeast won’t rise …

Gift Guide for a Food Science Enthusiast

We’ve got the perfect list of gifts for you, if you’re looking for a gift for someone (could be yourself 😉 ) who loves food & science and who: Will actually use that ice cream or bread baking machine; Loves to figure out how stuff works and dedicate time to …

The Curry Guy – A cookbook review

I enjoy eating and cooking Indian food. The chapati flatbread is a home favorite, I love naan and dishes with paneer (e.g. saag paneer) tend to turn out well. That said though, I’ve never really managed to make those true Indian curries. Dishes such as butter chicken or rogan josh just …