Your gut plays a bigger role in your health than you may realize. Eating healthy is a key part of building the ever-important micriobiome. But what role do probiotics play and do they really work?
Donuts are an iconic breakfast food in America, but many of us probably haven’t made them in our homes. I experiment with different types of donuts and different cooking methods to find out what makes the best homemade donut.
Do Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines account for human error? I’ve often wondered if one could truly mess up a boxed cake mix. Baking is much more of a science than cooking, and your technique really matters (just ask my boyfriend, he’s slowly learning 🙂 ) So I decided to put it to the test. […]
You’re probably familiar with 3-D printing. If you’re like me, you think of plastics and engineering. However, did you know that scientists are working on creating 3-D printers for food?! Sounds pretty cool, right? But why do we need this new technology?
It’s not pretty, or glamorous, or exciting, but it’s real and it’s a problem: food waste. Did you know that 25-40% of food in America is wasted (Grocery Manufacturers Association)? Food makes up the majority of solid waste in landfills. That’s right, not plastic or paper, FOOD. How do we solve this problem, especially considering […]
This week I featured an article on different careers available to those interested in earning a Food Science degree. And while this may be helpful to those specifically interested in food, I wanted to share a timely article that explains why we should all care about the science of food. It highlights different career paths, challenges facing the industry, and the rising health issues related to diet.
What does a food scientist actually do? I recently received a great question from a reader requesting advice on which majors to pick for college, and how food science and nutrition science relate. To help others who may be interested in turning their love of food into a career, I’ve offered my advice below. The […]
Wine is essential for many during the holidays. From cooking to gifting to sipping, wine helps make the holidays fun and bring those we love closer together. But, grandpa likes sweet wine and mom likes white wine. And what about fruit wine? While you can’t always make everyone happy, read on to learn which wines to stock up on this holiday season.
Learn the importance of food safety to keep your friends and family safe this holiday season.
We all know we eat a lot of salt, probably even too much salt. So, why don’t we just reduce or remove it from our food? The trouble is, it’s much easier said than done. Salt has many functions in food, from flavor to preservation to tenderizing to controlling yeast. And of course, we do need salt in our diet, just not as much as we’re currently consuming. Read on to see the latest experiment that explains exactly why salt reduction is so difficult for food scientists in the cereal industry.