The power of lemons – Lemon science

After reading Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat I became a lot more aware of the importance of acid in food. Not just in a lemon meringue tart (even though those are delicious), in lemon bars or as a drizzle over a salad...

Salt Fat Acid Heat (Samin Nosrat) – A book review

Most cookbooks or books about cooking, are recipe books. One recipe after the other. There might be some personal story from the author intertwined throughout, or a few tips and tricks on how to make it work...

How baking powder & baking soda work – Chemistry of leavening agents

Ever forgot to add the baking powder or baking soda to your recipe? Or used baking soda and baking powder in your cake, only to discover it resulted in a flat cake? Baking powder & baking soda have a...

Pie Science

Hot water crust pastry

If there’s one completely new thing I learned from the show Great British Bake Off, it’s hot water crust pastry. I had never heard of the term before watching the show. Although, looking back, I did have...