Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (chemistry)
About this course
Become an experimental scientist in your very own laboratory — your kitchen!
Haute cuisine or grande cuisine is the cuisine of “high-level” establishments, gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels. Haute cuisine is characterized by the meticulous preparation and careful presentation of food at a high price.
During each module of this course, chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain the science behind the recipe.
Topics will include:
- How molecules influence flavor
- The role of heat in cooking
- Diffusion, revealed by the phenomenon of spherification, the culinary technique pioneered by Ferran Adrià.
You will also have the opportunity to become an experimental scientist in your very own laboratory — your kitchen. By following along with the engaging recipe of the week, taking precise measurements, and making skillful observations, you will learn to think like both a cook and a scientist. The lab is certainly one of the most unique components of this course — after all, in what other science course can you eat your experiments?
You can purchase certificate for an additional cost.
What you'll learn:
Learn about food molecules and how chemical reactions can affect food texture and flavor.
- The scientific concepts that underlie everyday cooking and haute cuisine techniques;
- How to apply principles of physics, engineering, and chemistry to cooking;
- How to become an experimental scientist in your own kitchen;
- How to think like a chef AND a scientist.
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