An introduction to sous vide cooking

It shows up in any cooking competition, or fancy restaurants. There’s even cookbooks devoted to it: sous vide cooking. Sous vide cooking seems to be the perfect match for food scientists and engineers. Cooking in a water bath might scare some of though, but don’t. Once you understand what’s going …

How apple cider (alcoholic) is made

If you’re not American (or Canadian), apple cider to you will be an alcoholic beverage, made from apples. However, I just recently discovered that in the US, apple cider actually refers to a non-alcoholic drink. It’s more like an apple juice, but then slightly different (how different differs per state!). …

How ice cream is made in a factory

Whether you make one bowl of ice cream at home, or 1000 liter in a factory, the science of ice cream stays the same. You’d still want small ice crystals, to make a super smooth ice cream and you’d like to incorporate enough air for a pleasant eating experience. What …