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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Molecular Gastronomy Can Save Us From Food Shortage: Hervé This

However, I can see how someone who is not passionate about cooking, but has a scientific molecluar curious bent could really get into cooking as a result of reading this book.

The basic idea of the author is that cooking as a science has largely been unchanged since the Middle Ages. It might be fairer to say that each mini section is effectively its own chapter, and everything that stands in the way is just a navigation tool. However, many of the essays are vague and sketchy, leaving the reader hungry for more. This also shows us how to cook perfect French fries, why a souffl’ rises and falls, how long to cool champagne, when to season a steak, the right way to cook pasta, how the shape of a wine glass affects the taste of wine, why chocolate turns white, and how salt modifies tastes.

It involves designing food from pure chemical compounds and is, he argues, an “obvious” approach that will help stave thhis the energy crisis, eliminate food waste and end world hunger. Perfect for browsing, even by those of us with little talent in the kitchen.

However, it’s filled with information, and the last quarter, of proposals for new ways of working with food, is particularly interesting. I’m going to try this one. We check out 6 recently-opened fast-casual eateries by chefs and restaurant industry veterans that are bang for your buck. This book is laden with science while rendering a clear approach to flavor. Molecular GastronomyThis’s first work to appear in English, is filled with practical tips, provocative suggestions, and penetrating insights.


To eliminate confusion, however, he would give the dish a different name: These edible powders last forever, This said: He even asks the readers many times to try it themselves to gain their trust. I can make anything! Exploring the Science of Flavor. The author addresses dozens of interesting questions that may have occurred to anyone who eats food and has some curiosity.

Father of molecular gastronomy, Hervé This, claims to have solved world hunger

It is a pity that the English word has been imported into French flaveur and that gout usually is translated in English as “taste”! However, the scientific progress in food has remained stagnant.

Stir in chemicals such as anthocyanins and beta-carotene to replicate the dark red hue of the stone fruit. Although his main focus is on physical chemistry, he also attributes great importance to the emotional aspect of cooking, as the title of one of his books shows: Looking to the future, Herv’ This imagines new cooking methods and proposes novel moleular.

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He is regarded as the founding father of molecular gastronomy, having spent his career pushing science into the kitchen – first to explain traditional cooking, then to dismantle it. A celebrity academic who advises Michelin-star chefs and government officials, This is a kitchen revolutionary who seems to dash off cooking manifestos at the rate at which other people tweet and who issues the unqualified declarations of a prophet.

I didn’t understand half of what was going on in this book, and that’s part of why I loved it. Or, as he hopes they will be called, the Dirac people.

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. Of particular interest to me were several chapters on foams including an awesome-sounding chocolate “cake” that I’m g A brilliant collection of monographs on the science of food, covering a wide variety of subjects from myth-busting to improvement to pure investigation. Where chemistry and physics meet the culinary arts, this book brings science and food together.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When I spoke thiss Clarembeau, he explained that the “soup” was freeze-dried coconut extract and gellan gum a bacteria by-product presented in two contrasting consistencies: Bringing the instruments and experimental techniques of the laboratory into the kitchen, This uses recent research in the chemistry, physics, and biology of food to challenge traditional ideas hervee cooking and eating.


This, who is 60, has diaphanous white hair and the long, soft shape of an eclair. Mar 19, Jay rated it it was ok. Cooking is love, art, technique. Some in the NYU crowd worried that note-by-note would gut the emotional and cultural role of food.

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The winners of last year’s note-by-note contest, a year-old Belgian medical student named Frederic Clarembeau and his partner, Elodie Ricquebourg, came closer to this vision with the dish they created, Palette de saveurs aux notes d’Asie. This describes a technique for making a chocolate mousse using pure chocolate and water or a flavorful liquid. The writing is dense and at times overly academic, but I understand that was the intention.

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Molecular Gastronomy Can Save Us From Food Shortage: Hervé This

I don’t think this book works very well as an audiobook. And in example after example, he fails. It acts as an introduction to a nearly endless science, it sits as a memory aid to many key points and techniques and it sets off a taste for even further reading, experimentation and trial.

This is a book about the perception of flavor and the ways gastronomy can be improved with science. He was concerned, he began, that no one knows enough about macro and micronutrients to use the note-by-note method to recreate …. Dec 12, Keith rated it it was ok. Boring, barely readable bad translation? Some of his discoveries include “chocolate Chantilly”, a foam made of chocolate without eggs and also cheese Chantilly, butter Chantilly, foie gras Chantilly It’s the same as electronic music.

Although his main focus is on physical chemistry, he also attributes great importance to the emotional aspect of cooking, as the title of one of his books shows: