The second installment of the ingredient spotlight series discusses the facts about xanthan gum. What it is, where it comes from, and why it’s important.
Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to get prepared than with a little candy science! M&M’s have always been one of my favorite candies. Let’s take a look into the magic behind the chocolate. Why do M&M’s melt in your mouth but not your hand? The answer is actually a lot simpler […]
I’m proud to have received my Certified Food Scientist certification from the International Food Science Certification Commission (IFSCC)! The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential is a global certification program that recognizes the applied scientific knowledge and skills of food science professionals. CFS credential holders must pass a rigorous exam that tests them on the core […]
Debates regarding nutrition and recommended foods abound throughout the US and the world. Even as we become more interested in the foods we eat and the effects those foods have on our bodies, there is still a great amount of confusion among most. One such argument is the consumption of refined grains versus whole grains. […]
I’ve decided to create an “Ingredient Spotlight” series to highlight food ingredients you may have seen on the label or hear about in the news. I hope this will help give a better understanding of an unfamiliar area for most people and answer some of your questions. If you have a specific ingredient you’d like to learn about, let me know! Today’s topic: MSG.
Debunking common nutrition myths and hot topics.
A scientific look at the different types of flour and their effects on finished bread.
Practice makes perfect, even in the kitchen. I explore common downfalls of making macarons at home and how to fix them.
Macarons are both beautiful and delicious, but they are infamous for their difficulty in the kitchen. I share my experience at macaron prep with an experienced pastry chef.
There is a lot of confusion out there surrounding gluten: what it is and whether or not you should eat it, Take a look to have all your questions answered with science!