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, …

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 …

Brilliant Bread – A cookbook review

I am not a fan of the Great British Bake-off, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a complete episode, maybe I should! But thanks to a Great British Bake-off lover, I did get my hands on the book Brilliant Bread, written by James Morton, participant of the …

Modernist Bread – Amazing Science

When writing my posts on baking: the history of oven, oven temperatures and on what happens during bread I got an e-mail. As you might know, I tend to follow quite a lot of blogs and websites, one of them is Modernist Cuisine. The other day I received an e-mail from …

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

Food Science covers so many topics, from meat to apples, to marshmallow, to herbs, to chocolate milk. Everything you eat can somehow be analyzed from a scientific perspective as well. And that’s just exactly what makes this book so amazing. It covers just about any topic related to food science. …