Food science fun for free, and where to find it

I thought I’d take a quick moment to share a new food science resource from an Ivy League school that’s FREE, 24/7.   You know, for us food-obsessed who want to know how to make those fancy (but actually simple) foam garnishes, or why cinnamon rolls rise the way they do into glorious, yeasty goodness…

Food news

 

Harvard University is offering its food science class free online for the first time – previously only select videos from the school’s program ended up available to the public.  Now all course materials and weekly lessons are easily accessible – SO fun! The course, “Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science,” just started yesterday, but you can register to audit the class anytime.

It takes about two minutes to create a student login, and once you’re in, you have access to all the course materials, including the best part – the videos!  The first week’s lecture videos are introductory and informative:  Food science expert Harold McGee busts myths left and right, and course creator Michael Brenner talks food composition. But if that sounds a little ho-hum, just wait…

Harvard has the world’s most respected, sensationalistic and science-loving chefs on tap to teach lessons (Ferran Adria, José Andres, David Chang, etc.) where there are bound to be cool food demonstrations.  Either way, it’s free fun for food nerds everywhere or even science-loving kids, and here’s where I found it…

Obama Foodorama

On the White House food blog.  I know, but bear with me.  The Foodorama blog obviously comes from the President’s administration and all that can imply, but posts are not always outwardly partisan. Sometimes they’re just the latest involving the White House chefs, or updates on the effort to improve school lunches across the country.  If you eat food in America, or have kids, it’s bound to be relevant information at one point or another.

Join In

Are you a food news nerd, too?  Feel free to send me notes about what you find that’s new, cool and happening in the world of food. Or ask and you shall receive if there’s a particular topic you want to know more about!

 

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