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  • User Experience Book Club: July 2017-December 2017

    User Experience Book Club: July 2017-December 2017

    The User Experience Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm. Good Charts Scott Berinato July 13th Flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi August 10th How to Make Sense of Any Mess Abby Covert September 14th About Face Alan Cooper October 12t…
    - 29 May 17, 6:20pm -
  • Computer Science Book Club: March – August 2017

    Computer Science Book Club: March – August 2017

    The Computer Science Book Club is where the experienced and non-experts alike read and discuss important and popular books in computer science that blend broad topics in the subject with nuts and bolt engineering, history, and philosophy. The goal is…
    - 3 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
  • User Experience Book Club: January – June 2017

    User Experience Book Club: January – June 2017

    The User Experience Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm. UX Strategy Jamie Levy January 12th Change by Design Tim Brown February 9th Just Enough Research Erika Hall March 9th Designing Interface Animation Val Head April 13th…
    - 12 Dec 16, 3:10pm -
  • Science Fiction & Science Fact Book Club Reading List: October 2016 – August 2017

    Science Fiction & Science Fact Book Club Reading List: October 2016 – August 2017

    The Science Fiction and Science Fact book club will meet once every two months.  Each meeting will have two books assigned for it, a fiction and non-fiction book, about a similar topic.  You are not required to read both books but they will both be…
    - 3 Aug 16, 7:28pm -
  • Classics of Science Fiction Book Club Reading List: September 2016 – August 2017

    Classics of Science Fiction Book Club Reading List: September 2016 – August 2017

    The Classics of Science Fiction book club reads a variety of books that are, should be, could be, or might (arguably) one day be considered classics of the science fiction genre. We typically meet the third Thursday of the month at 7pm, though meetin…
    - 22 Jul 16, 1:24pm -
  • 21st Century Book Club List: September 2016 – August 2017

    21st Century Book Club List: September 2016 – August 2017

    The 21st Century Science Fiction Book Club is exploring authors of contemporary science fiction. We typically meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Click here to sign up for the mailing list through which you will receive monthly email reminde…
    - 18 Jul 16, 7:05pm -
  • Computer Science Book Club Reading List: August 2016 – February 2017

    Computer Science Book Club Reading List: August 2016 – February 2017

    The Computer Science Book Club is where the experienced and non-experts alike read and discuss important and popular books in computer science that blend broad topics in the subject with nuts and bolt engineering, history, and philosophy. The goal is…
    - 11 Jul 16, 2:19pm -
  • Graphic Novel Book Club Reading List

    Graphic Novel Book Club Reading List

    The Graphic Novel Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Ghost World Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware May 10th, 2016 Paper Girls Cliff K. Chiang, Brian K. Vaughan, Matt Wilson June 22nd, 2016 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 1 All…
    - 13 May 16, 1:56pm -
  • User Experience Book Club Reading List: January-December 2016

    User Experience Book Club Reading List: January-December 2016

    The User Experience Book Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7pm. Don’t Make Me Think Steve Krug January 28th, 2016 Articulating Design Decisions Tom Greever February 16th, 2016 Designing for Interaction Dan Saffer March 24th, 2016…
    - 4 Jan 16, 10:35pm -
  • Classics of Science Fiction Book Club Review: Theodore Savage

    Classics of Science Fiction Book Club Review: Theodore Savage

    On Thursday, November 19th, the Classics of Science Fiction Book Club met and discussed Cicely Hamilton’s Theodore Savage: A Story of the Past or the Future. Hamilton’s 1922 classic could be thought of as an alternative historical narrative about…
    - 29 Nov 15, 6:52pm -

Food Politics

  • newGlyphosate: a roundup (sorry, couldn’t resist)
    I’ve been tracking recent reports and commentary about the herbicide glyphosate (a.k.a. Roundup) used with genetically modified crops.  Glyphosate has been linked to cancer, a connection firmly denied by its maker, Monsanto. Now, FERN (Food and E…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Menus, San Francisco Style

    Menus, San Francisco Style

    Grant Street, Chinatown, October 11, 2017
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:46am -
  • Weekend reading: Politics of the Pantry

    Weekend reading: Politics of the Pantry

    Emily E. LB. Twarog.  Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth-Century America.  Oxford University Press, 2017. I did a blurb for this book: Who knew that American housewives were up in arms throughout the last ce…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 9:39am -
  • Global Meat News Special Edition: Pork!
    I subscribe to GlobalMeatNews.com to keep me up on the international meat business.  It has just published a collection of its articles—on pork. Special Edition: Pork Pork is the most eaten meat in world and maintaining the position is anything bu…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 9:45am -
  • On my mind: The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

    On my mind: The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

    When I give talks these days, I usually wear a pin—the O in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development GOals (SDGs).  These were authorized by the U.N. General Assembly in 2015 to be achieved by 2030. Each goal has specific sub-goals.  These a…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 9:36am -
  • FDA says love is not a food ingredient
    Food regulation is no trivial matter.  Every word on a food label has a Federal Register notice and Code of Federal Regulation section behind it. Consequently, I was amused to learn that the FDA was not amused when it found the word “love” in th…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 9:34am -
  • Belgium’s new food pyramid

    Belgium’s new food pyramid

    Belgium has produced a new food guide “pyramid,” upside down.  Its advice: Drink water Eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains Eat less dairy and meat, particularly those high in fat Eat a lot less junk food, sugary drinks, and alcohol Nothing n…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 9:34am -
  • Weekend reading: Nutrition and Food Systems

    Weekend reading: Nutrition and Food Systems

    HLPE [High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition]. Nutrition and food systems. A report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security, Rome, 2017. This report takes a food sy…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 9:57am -
  • FoodNavigator-USA’s special edition on protein
    Protein occurs in most foods but is especially abundant in meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.  Most of us get more than twice the amount we need on a daily basis. But protein comes with a health aura.  It sells. Hence…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 9:13am -
  • Food security: a roundup of new reports: international and domestic
    International For the past few weeks I’ve been collecting reports on food security.  I’ve already posted the most recent report on worldwide trends (not good) from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Here are two more on global trends:…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 9:41am -

Honest Cooking

  • new10 Things to Eat in Key West

    10 Things to Eat in Key West

    Teeming with fresh seafood and a unique blend of different cuisines, they food of Key West is truly something that should be tasted. Check out these 10 must-eats in Key West inspired by the new cookbook My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories.The p…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • newSausage and Fennel Pasta

    Sausage and Fennel Pasta

    This simple, hearty meal is bursting with flavor caramelized fennel and Italian sausage. Any one else think pasta is their #1 comfort food?The post Sausage and Fennel Pasta appeared first on Honest Cooking.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • newEasy Apple Recipes to Make Now

    Easy Apple Recipes to Make Now

    Fall is here! Let's celebrate with all the apple recipes. Check out this bunch of easy apple recipes that range from sweet to savory.The post Easy Apple Recipes to Make Now appeared first on Honest Cooking.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • newSea Salt Chocolate Cake

    Sea Salt Chocolate Cake

    An easy chocolate sheet cake is topped with fluffy coffee-cocoa frosting and a sprinkling of sea salt. It's about to take you to dessert paradise with one bite.The post Sea Salt Chocolate Cake appeared first on Honest Cooking.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • newBrown Rice Sushi Wraps

    Brown Rice Sushi Wraps

    For a packed lunch or quick dinner, roll up these brown rice sushi wraps filled with leftover chicken, seafood, or tofu and a serving of veggies.The post Brown Rice Sushi Wraps appeared first on Honest Cooking.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Onsen Tamago Fu and a Cookbook Giveaway

    Onsen Tamago Fu and a Cookbook Giveaway

    Check out a recipe for Onsen Tamago Fu, a Japanese slow-cooked egg, and enter to win a copy of a cookbook.The post Onsen Tamago Fu and a Cookbook Giveaway appeared first on Honest Cooking.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Dark Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Sea Salt Almond Butter Blondies

    Dark Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Sea Salt Almond Butter Blondies

    All the mix-in's for these almond butter blondies make their name quite the mouthful. We bet you wish you had a mouthful of these right now.The post Dark Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Sea Salt Almond Butter Blondies appeared first on Honest Cooking.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • 8 Bologna Recipes to Remind Us Why We Love It

    8 Bologna Recipes to Remind Us Why We Love It

    Bologna RecipesThe post 8 Bologna Recipes to Remind Us Why We Love It appeared first on Honest Cooking.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • An Amazing Amaro-Based Cocktail – Just in Time for National Liqueur Day!

    An Amazing Amaro-Based Cocktail – Just in Time for National Liqueur Day!

    It’s time to get in the spirits. No, we’re not talking about Halloween (although that will be here soon enough). Our taste buds are actually transfixed on National Liqueur Day (on Oct. 16) and how best to celebrate the occasion.The post An Amazi…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Whole30 Approved: Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

    Whole30 Approved: Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

    It's gluten, grain, and dairy free and totally Whole30 approved. This reinvented vegetarian Shepherd's pie is topped with a sweet potato mash and still so cozy and comforting.The post Whole30 Approved: Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Mash appeare…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 9:00am -

It's Not F***ing Rocket Science

Khymos

  • Ginger milk curd

    Ginger milk curd

    With only 3 ingredients you can make a tasty gel within minutes. The gel is very fragile and easily “looses” liquid, in this case whey, which is seen as a clear drop under the spoon. This loss of liquid from a gel is known as syneresis. Some week…
    - 24 Feb 14, 3:02pm -
  • Texture updated and available for download

    Texture updated and available for download

    I’m happy to announce that a major update of “Texture – A hydrocolloid recipe collection” is now available for download. Version 3.0 of Texture features many new recipes, , more pictures (A big THANK YOU to all contributing photographers!), a…
    - 14 Feb 14, 8:12pm -
  • Volume-to-weight calculator for the kitchen

    Volume-to-weight calculator for the kitchen

    Vintage Glasbake Measuring Cup by Gerrilynn Nunley Despite the fact that the U.S. Metric Association have advocated metrication for nearly 100 years, many cookbooks still use US customary weights and volume measures. When following a recipe calling f…
    - 23 Jan 14, 4:13pm -
  • Brining salmon to avoid formation of white exudate

    Brining salmon to avoid formation of white exudate

    Avoid the white exudate (left) by brining salmon (right) prior to cooking Salmon is a wonderful fish that can be prepared at nearly any temperature between raw (as in sushi) and fully cooked. In between these extremes lies a range of temperatures tha…
    - 5 Jan 14, 2:59pm -
  • Notable new books from 2013

    Notable new books from 2013

    Browsing through books published in the last year (+ some from 2012), these are the ones I found particularly interesting in the field of food and science: Craft Cocktails at Home: Offbeat Techniques, Contemporary Crowd-Pleasers, and Classics Hacked…
    - 1 Jan 14, 5:08am -
  • “Texture” to be updated

    “Texture” to be updated


    - 29 Dec 13, 8:04pm -
  • Merry Christmas to all geeks

    Merry Christmas to all geeks

    Some say 2012 was the year when 3D printing hit the mass market. Well, here’s my small contribution based on my own christmas tree design as well as the classical Penrose kite and dart. (I know. It’s 2013 now, but the cookie cutters were actually…
    - 19 Dec 13, 6:28pm -
  • Nordic food lab

    Nordic food lab

    Tables set and decorated for the best lunch at a scientific conference ever! I mentioned in my blog post on “The Emerging Science of Gastrophysics” symposium held at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in Copenhagen that we were trea…
    - 9 Jan 13, 5:55pm -
  • Harvard science & cooking lectures 2012

    Harvard science & cooking lectures 2012

    The popular Science & Cooking lectures at Harvard are back again (in fact they started September 4th). Classes are filmed and freely available via Youtube and iTunes. Like in previous years the public lecture series is given alongside the course “…
    - 16 Sep 12, 6:02pm -
  • TGRWT #22 round-up

    TGRWT #22 round-up

    There were 7 entries in total for TGRWT #22 where the challenge was to cook with raisin and one or more ingredients from the flavor pairing tree of raisin from foodpairing.com shown above. Here’s the round-up with pictures and comments. Click the…
    - 16 Sep 12, 5:24pm -

Modernist Cuisine

  • Upcoming Modernist Bread Events

    Upcoming Modernist Bread Events

    The release of Modernist Bread is just a couple of months away—you’ll find it in bookstores starting November 7. To celebrate, coauthors Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya are hitting the road this fall to give audiences a preview of their book…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 1:21pm -
  • A First Look: New Content from Modernist Bread

    A First Look: New Content from Modernist Bread

    There are less than six months until Modernist Bread goes on sale—it will be in bookstores by November 7th—and we’ve hit a lot of milestones since our last post. (We’re happy to report that pages are being printed as you read this post.) Toda…
    - 21 Jun 17, 1:35pm -
  • Introducing the Modernist Cuisine Gallery

    Introducing the Modernist Cuisine Gallery

    We’ve always done things a little differently at Modernist Cuisine. We self-publish so that we can make books in our own, and undeniably huge, way. It’s an experiment that has allowed readers to see food as we do—as something that is endlessly…
    - 1 Mar 17, 10:00am -
  • We’re Still Baking: Modernist Bread Updates

    We’re Still Baking: Modernist Bread Updates

    Modernist Bread has come a long way since our last update in September. In the months since then, we’ve added another 200 pages—the total is now around 2,500 pages—in the process of finalizing chapters. We’re excited to share all that we’ve…
    - 24 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • Gift Guide 2016: Gear up for Bread

    Gift Guide 2016: Gear up for Bread

    This year the idea for our gift guide came from our community. In the months after preorders for Modernist Bread began, many of you have asked us what gear you will need to begin baking through the book when it arrives. We’ve put together this guid…
    - 6 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.

Molecular Gastronomy

  • The Science Behind Eggs

    The Science Behind Eggs

    Depending on the recipe, most baked goods require the use of eggs. Believe it or not, eggs serve a crucial role in many recipes, but cooking the perfect egg often proves to be a difficult task. This one simple ingredients … Continue reading →
    - 21 Jan 13, 1:50am -
  • Yeast in All its Glory

    Yeast in All its Glory

    Once you step into a kitchen, the baker becomes the chemist and the recipe the experiment. In the following, we will explore the relationship of yeast to the staple of baked goods, bread. The baker combines flour, yeast, liquid, and … Continue read…
    - 4 Dec 12, 4:21pm -
  • How Does High Altitude Affect Baking?

    How Does High Altitude Affect Baking?

    As with any amateur baker hoping to rise in the ranks and finally trade in that Easy-Bake oven for the real thing, one must master the manipulation of temperatures, moisture levels, and precise ingredient measurements, whose slight deviation from ide…
    - 2 Dec 12, 7:36pm -
  • Scientific Ice Cream

    Scientific Ice Cream

    “It’s NEVER too cold for ice cream.” -Anonymous Have you ever wondered how making ice cream the old-fashioned way actually works? Well, let’s say one night, you put both a water bottle and a container of vanilla ice cream in … Continue read…
    - 30 Nov 12, 1:19pm -
  • How to Bake a Cookie – In Terms of Chemistry

    How to Bake a Cookie – In Terms of Chemistry

    Baking a cookie is pretty simple. You can either buy pre-made cookie dough and just place little balls of the dough in the oven, or you can make cookie dough from scratch then bake it. However, did you ever look … Continue reading →
    - 25 Nov 12, 6:00pm -
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