Aug. 17, 2015

Does Sound Affect the Way We Taste?

by Chau Tu

Research suggests that sound is the “forgotten sense” when it comes to how we perceive flavors.

Jul. 22, 2015

Looks Fishy, Tastes Fishy. But Where's the Fish?

by Susan Cosier

For vegetarians, allergy sufferers, and the epicurious among us, chefs are getting creative with seafood substitutes.

faux fish, sushi, seafood, fake fish, shrimp, tuna, ahi tuna, vegetarian, vegan
Apr. 03, 2015

The 1-2-3s of Hard-Cooked Eggs

by Jeff Potter

Cooking geek Jeff Potter cracks the code on easy-to-peel, hard-cooked eggs.

eggs, hard-boiled eggs, hard-cooked eggs, steaming eggs, steaming
Dec. 11, 2014

Beyond the Butter: Twists on the Same Ol' Ingredients

by Sarah Lewin

Two foodies offer baking ingredient twists—and scientific insight into why they work.

food, baking, christmas, holiday, cookies, bread, butter, eggs, flour, sugar
Aug. 14, 2014

Secrets of the Sauce (and Other Edible Liquids)

by Ali Bouzari

Culinary scientist Ali Bouzari weighs in on the four ways to change the thickness of any sauce, soup, or liquid.

emulsion, sauce, soup, food, cooking, ali bouzari, culinary science
Jun. 18, 2014

On the Oregon Truffle Scent

by Julie Leibach

Oregon leads the country in commercial truffle production, boasting several native culinary varieties. And the best way to find them is to enlist the help of man’s best friend.

truffles, oregon, fungi, oregon truffle, dogs, umami truffle dogs
Apr. 09, 2014

Yogurt, Breakfast of Champions?

by Jordan Davidson

Research suggests that yogurt containing active bacterial cultures could have multiple health benefits.

yogurt, probiotics, probiotic, greek yogurt, microbiome, microbiota, gut flora
Nov. 25, 2013

Mapping Microbes in California Wine Country

by Calla Cofield

Wine grapes have distinctive microbial patterns based on growing conditions, environmental features, and the fruit itself.

Jul. 10, 2013

Operation Strawberry: One Artist’s Mission to Revive a Heritage Fruit

by Jordan Davidson

Through social networking and word of mouth, artist Leah Gauthier is helping preserve the Marshall strawberry, a fragile, juicy, heirloom plant. Just call her Jane Strawberryseed.

marshall strawberry, leah gauthier, facebook

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