• Posts Tagged ‘Food Science’

    Strange Science: Unusual Food Pairings

    by  • January 12, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Potato pancakes with lingonberries and bacon

    Why do food pairings like pork and vanilla or beef and chocolate work? The answer lies within flavor perception and biochemical networks. Food is made up of chemical compounds, and sometimes, two foods that you might think of as very different have similar compounds. If the two foods are cooked in a fashion that...

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    Strange Science: Corpse Consumption

    by  • January 5, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Mummy

    Humans have long believed in all sorts of weird remedies and supplements for their continued health. But cannibalism? That might be taking it a bit too far. Nonetheless, Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries had a wide array of curatives that were derived from human body parts, mummified or otherwise. According to author...

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    Strange Science: Red Onions Turning Green!

    by  • December 22, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Lentil stew

    We at Mad Scientist Journal have recently been undertaking some culinary experiments. Jeremy is learning to bake gluten-free breads, pies, and cookies, while Dawn is learning to make Ethiopian food. One of our recent experiments was an Ethiopian lentil stew, which involved some red onions. The pot of stew made more than enough for...

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    Strange Science: Unicorn Noodles!

    by  • June 16, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Unicorn noodles

    Looking for a recipe that uses some science? Look no further than the color-changing unicorn noodles, which have been popping up all over Instagram recently! Though it may look like magic, it’s actually a pH reaction that causes clear or white noodles, after cooking in water that cabbage has been boiled in, to change...

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    Lasagna with Legs

    by  • April 20, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Lasagna with Legs

    An essay by John Baker, as provided by Rich Knight Art by Justine McGreevy “I’ve created a monster!” … is what I wish I could say. But I can’t. Not with this sad, pathetic mess writhing on my kitchen table. The best I could say is, “I’ve created a mess,” and even that was being generous....

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