Category - How Food is Made

decaffeinated coffee benas

How coffee beans are processed

Long before that steaming cup of (Turkish?) coffee stands in front of you, or even before you buy that bag of coffee beans, your coffee beans have been through quite a bit. From plant to farmer to processor and finally...

pie made with brick pastry

Science of Brick pastry & Warqa

The more you learn about different cuisines, the more similarities you can see between them. So, when recently learning about brick pastry, which is a very thin dough cooked on a flat griddle, I quickly learned that a...

What makes Turkish coffee unique?

Do you drink your coffee while walking, from a cup with a plastic lid on top (American), from a small espresso cup while standing at the bar (Italian) or do you take it slowly while sitting down, from a small narrow cup...

Vegetarian chicken used in a fried rice dish with kroepoek

Vegetarian Chicken – How is it made?

What do you think the dish at the top of this photo consists of? Looks like chicken with rice to you? It does so to me as well! However, it is ‘chicken’, but, it’s vegetarian… Most of us know: we...

top view of maple cream

Science of maple cream

If there’s anything more maply than maple syrup, it’s maple cream. It’s not as common as maple syrup and you won’t find it in most supermarkets. Which is a shame, because if anything, it tastes...

Squeezing tomato ketchup in a bowl to observe flow behaviour

Science of tomato ketchup

It’s probably very controversial what I’m about to say, but it’s just my humble opinion: ketchup ruins hamburgers & french fries. Like truly ruins them. It’s such a disappointment to bite...

close up of puff in the puff pastry

Puff pastry – Science of flaky layers

Making puff pastry sounds very daunting to a lot of home bakers. You can see contestants struggling with it on tv baking shows, like the Great British bake off. And why make it, when you can buy it? It took me a long...