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Marty Jopson

The Science of Food

In this fascinating and easily digestible book, The One Show’s resident scientist Marty Jopson takes us on a mouth-watering tour of the twenty-first century kitchen and the everyday food miracles that we all take for granted.

Ever wondered what modified starch is and why it’s in so much of the food we buy? What do instant mash and freeze-dried coffee have in common? What’s the real truth behind the five-second rule? And as the world population grows and the pressure on agriculture to produce more cost-effective and sustainable products increases, what could the future hold for both farmers and consumers?

From mindboggling microbiology to ingenious food processing techniques and gadgets, The Science of Food takes a look at the details that matter when it comes to what we eat and how we cook, and lays bare the science behind how it all works. By understanding the chemistry, physics and biology of the food we cook, buy and prepare, we can all become better consumers and happier cooks!
221 printed pages
Publication year
2017
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    rachaelhas quoted9 months ago
    Maltodextrin, for example, is very good at soaking up fats. You can use it to turn a liquid fat into a dry powder, without appreciably altering the flavour. Added to fried snack foods, it wicks up the residual oil so the product is not greasy to the touch or in the mouth.
    b6787395705has quoted9 months ago
    shrugging it off as a typo
    b6787395705has quoted9 months ago
    should bake a cake

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