Hervé This (pronounced “Teess”) is an internationally renowned chemist, to hold a doctorate in molecular gastronomy, a cutting-edge field he pioneered. Test-tube chef Hervé This, who pioneered molecular gastronomy, believes chemical compounds are the ingredients of the future, writes Bianca. Molecular Gastronomy has ratings and 61 reviews. Petra Eggs said: I’m really enjoying this. Some of it is going over my head but I’m starting to get.

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The Frenchman was invited by At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy to give a series of public lectures and workshops here last month. Feb 19, Irene rated it really liked it.

However, the scientific progress in food has remained stagnant. Not Impressed By Chilli Moleculsr This practices note-by-note cooking in his laboratory for lunch sometimes, adding chemical compounds to his food. Molecular Gastronomy has became a catch-all term for the various rhis of cooks to manipulate the flavour, appearance and even form of food and its constituent ingredients through scientific means.

Every month he adds one new “invention” in the Arts and Science section of the website of the three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire. Send this to a friend. It involves designing food from pure chemical compounds and is, he argues, an “obvious” approach that will help stave off the rhis crisis, eliminate food waste and end world hunger.

To ask other gastronmy questions about Molecular Gastronomyplease sign up. The book will remain As a keen student of science but far from being a scientist and a keen student of cooking and an equal distance from being a chef I found this fascinating and entertaining. Where chemistry and physics meet the culinary arts, this book brings science and food together. And you should moledular vinegar or lemon juice to pasta cooking water and oil or butter to pasta when done to prevent sticking.

“Molecular Gastronomy” by Roisin Burke, Herve This et al.

Each ‘article’ usually cites experiments conducted regarding the subject, presents evidence, sometimes some historical background and then attempts to explain the science of what happens when cooking. He goes on to discuss the physiology of flavor and explores how the brain perceives tastes, how chewing affects food, and how the tongue reacts to various stimuli.


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Calling the mixture “steak” had been a bit of theatre to make the abstract concept of note-by-note more familiar. In the beginning of each section the author states the history behind writing the section to provide the readers with generous i Molecular Gastronomy: Despite some progress, note-by-note cooking has not taken flight on the culinary scene.

Molecular Gastronomy Can Save Us From Food Shortage: Hervé This

For a physical chemistry book about food I find the sections hhis a very smart idea not to overload the reader with long research talk, but rather hegve the research to be easier to understand and straight forward.

Lists with This Book. Harold McGee’s “On Food and Cooking” is much better in terms of accessibility, while “Keys to Good Cooking” was his book written to help in the kitchen. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. There are even wines from Bordeaux that not only last a great number of caudalies, but they also have the power to come back again after subsiding! I guess I know more about the science mentioned in the book than about the food. I can make anything!

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It is a pity that the English word has been imported into French flaveur and that gout usually is translated in English as “taste”! The white sludge of egg protein he was mixing was not really a steak, he explained with practised patience. Before I could chew it, the Dirac melted on my tongue, releasing potato and mushroom flavours and a vague aftertaste of Roquefort cheese, but nothing close to sirloin.

This book is laden with science while rendering a clear approach to flavor.

Molecular Gastronomy

He has sent sliced onions through an MRI machine and invented an equation for aioli. Professor This hopes that a lab for molecular gastronomy can be opened in Singapore. There is also an enthusiastic bunch of amateur cooks who are doing their own kitchen experimentation. This has led to a few discussions of “astronomie” rather than “gastronomie”. Sporting a head of bouffant silvery white hair, gastrinomy year-old says animatedly: Apr 22, Alice rated it really liked it Shelves: Now This has staked his reputation on a new way of feeding ourselves heve he calls “note-by-note cooking”.


Examining the molecular properties of bread, ham, foie gras, and champagne, the book analyzes what happens as they are baked, cured, cooked, and chilled. Especially like the idea that after gastronomt every mechanism of cooking a specific dish, cooks can be really creative by changing everything in the original recipe but still maintaining the basic concept, or using well-known materials to cook a whole new dish based on cooks’ profound knowledge of chemistry.

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A must read for people passionate about cooking, and I would think a good introductory volume for anyone looking to be a professional chef.

He has mummified eggs, unboiled eggs, cooked eggs without heat and turned hard-boiled eggs transparent. Boring, barely readable bad translation? It covers a broad range of topics e.

This describes a technique for making a chocolate mousse using pure This is a collection of short essays on various topics in the science of food and cooking. The Coca-Cola, Twinkies and Starbursts being sold at the deli across from NYU’s campus are early iterations of note-by-note, assembled, as so many packaged foods are, from chemical compounds that could have come from This’ food pantry of the future. I have enough science background, including coursework in food engineering, to understand what the author was doing.