Food Science

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    • Fluids
      Fluids
      Episode 15
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      Kitchens are full of fluids you might never have known were there. A fluid can be a liquid, gas, solid, or even plasma. Check out this episode of Food Science, as Dr. Kiki drops some knowledge regarding viscosity and her main man Sir Isaac Newton.
    • Hot and Spicy
      Hot and Spicy
      Episode 14
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      Things are getting a little hot and spicy in this episode of Food Science! Why do certain plants cause our mouths such pain? "Piquant" chemicals in these foods are the results of evolutionary traits passed down through plants to protect themselves from would-be chompers.
    • Leavening
      Leavening
      Episode 13
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      Have you ever wondered why some cookies stay flat and some rise? Wonder no more. Dr. Kiki explains everything you wanted to know about chemical leavening agents.
    • Chocolate
      Chocolate
      Episode 12
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      Chocolate comes from a tree. Mmm, trees. Of course, there's a ton of steps in between you're going to want to understand. That's where Food Science expert Dr. Kiki comes in.
    • Fermentation
      Fermentation
      Episode 11
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      Dr. Kiki talks about how fermentation works, not just in creating alcoholic beverages that people enjoy, but also inside humans. Watch as she whips up some home made ginger ale at the end of the episode!
    • Fun With Shining Silver
      Getting tarnished silver clean can be a real hassle, unless you know a shortcut. Dr. Kiki demonstrates the use of a special device that can help, taking time to explain the science behind the magic.
    • Protein Denaturation
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      Dr. Kiki breaks down the breakdown of proteins. This is one of the most important processes in cooking, the change of protein structure under extreme conditions. With proteins, structure is everything, defining their functions.
    • Breakfast
      Breakfast
      Episode 8
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      Iron is one the most important minerals that we consume through eating cereal. Knowing this, have you ever wanted to actually see the iron? Dr. Kiki shows how to do just that in this episode of Food Science.
    • Microwaving Eggs
      Microwaving Eggs
      Episode 7
      12/4/07
      10
      In the kitchen with no time to spare? Go ahead and microwave those eggs! Just be careful that you know the science behind doing it correctly or you're going to make a big mess (and maybe ruin your microwave).
    • Teflon
      Teflon
      Episode 6
      11/28/07
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      The slipperiest stuff known to man, Teflon has made a tremendous impact on the world. Invented by accident in 1938, it has gone on to become a substance in all kinds of household items. Dr. Kiki gives us the skinny in this episode of Food Science.
    • The Maillard Reaction
      10/16/07
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      Believe it or not, steak, coffee beans, caramel, and toast have something in common. It's called The Maillard Reaction and it is the reason that things get browned when they are heated. There's much more to this process, however, and Dr. Kiki is here to explain what's going on in your kitchen.moreless
    • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
      8/23/07
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      Watch as liquid nitrogen instantly transforms a standard sugar and cream mixture into ice cream -- without any measurable time elapsing.
    • Fudge Science
      Fudge Science
      Episode 3
      8/16/07
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      Dr. Kiki Sanford goes over the chemistry of fudge to explain how super saturation and crystallization are involved in making delicious fudge.
    • Blowtorch
      Blowtorch
      Episode 2
      7/30/07
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      Host Dr. Kiki Sanford compares cooking with a gourmet blowtorch to cooking with a blowtorch found in a hardware store -- and along they way explains how to torch up something delicious!
    • Thermometer
      Thermometer
      Episode 1
      7/30/07
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      Host Dr. Kiki Sanford explains the advantages and ?how-tos? of using an infrared thermometer.