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Expand/collapse block Information for lesson "Science and Cooking Harvard"
Description: This public lecture series discusses concepts from the physical sciences that underpin both everyday cooking and haute cuisine. Each lecture features a world-class chef who visited and presented their remarkable culinary designs: Ferran Adria presented spherification; Jose Andres discussed both the basic components of food and gelation; Joan Roca demonstrated sous vide; Enric Rovira showed his chocolate delicacies; Wylie Dufresne presented inventions with transglutaminase. The lectures then use these culinary creations as inspiration to delve into understanding how and why cooking techniques and recipes work, focusing on the physical transformations of foods and material properties.
Resources: Open Courseware from Adam Smith College, Georgia Organics, The Chef's Academy, MIT, Atlantic Cape CC, Manage Your Bar, UC Berkeley, Stanford along with many of the World's finest University's.
Language: English
Professors: Michael Williams
Units: 39
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