Take a mathematical look at the shapes of pasta, elaborating the shape into formulas and computer images, via Wall Street Journal.
Posts Categorized: food science
Here are some interesting food myths debunked or verified, such as the truth behind the 5 second rule, via The Daily Meal.
Scientists may soon be able to grow artificial meat in labs by merging pig stem cells and horse foetus serum. Frankenburger Lives, via the Telegraph UK.
A recent article from the British Medical Journal calls attention to how chocolate can decrease one’s risk of stroke and heart disease, via The Atlantic.
Last April, I wrote a post about leaving stock out on the stove top claiming that it would be safe to eat provided that you brought it to a simmer before eating. Indeed I’ve been doing this for a decade with no ill effects. On twitter and on the post itself, I received voluminous responses. One response, from a large-animal veterinarian, noted that it was entirely possible for heat-stable toxins, not bacteria, to persist, making the stock unsafe. I revised the post with the vet’s valid warnings with links to the CDC’s warnings on the particular bacteria. But the response was so strong, I suggested in an email to NYTimes food section editor Pete Wells, that this would be a great story. I’ve left stock out on the stove top for up to three days Read On »