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Kouign Amann – Science and history of a French pastry

If you’ve never heard of kouign amann, you’re not the only one. It’s one of the many types of French pastry that exists, with its origins in a town in Bretagne. French pastry in general has a long rich...

Chemistry of leavening agents & Muffins

Ever made a muffin without any baking powder or baking soda (=leavening agents)? Or had that one time where you simply forgot to add them and only noticed when they came out of the oven? You will have probably seen that...

Chemical formulas in food

Ever wondered which molecules make your bread turn brown? Or what molecules might sit in a pear? Or what exactly fats and carbohydrates are? Ever wondered what molecules are nutritious and which aren’t? All of the...