Cooking recipes with Science!

Science fun for all. Science fairs, homemade experiments, amateur microscopy, comics, puzzles, videos, or anything else you'd like to share.

Cooking recipes with Science!

Postby Percarus on July 5th, 2012, 10:23 pm 

Hi, I thought I'd open this thread to invite ideas about hi-tech cooking. That is, cooking with scientific thrilling principles. I can't think of many examples but one is the making of ice-cream using liquid Nitrogen - very classy. I heard that liquid Nitrogen can also be used in other creative ways to prepare food, but I am sure there are many other chemicals and laboratory equipment that can be used for near sci-fi cooking - I just do not know of many. Apart from its creative potential in cooking, the liquid nitrogen technique can also speed up cooking times by eliminating any bacterial growth or freeze fluids with minimum ice crystal formation.

I guess overtime if any novelty cooking 'science' based recipe comes to mind just list it on this thread. Excessive frothing techniques, phase separation, flocculating agents, pretty much anything can be said. :-)
User avatar
Percarus
Banned User
 
Posts: 787
Joined: 16 Dec 2008
Location: Perth - Australia
Blog: View Blog (4)


Re: Cooking recipes with Science!

Postby Fuqin on August 21st, 2012, 6:05 am 

I found a beauty , cooking with lasers
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/electroluxs-laser-oven
EDIT
Actually this site has a number of things
cordless stove tops
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/electrolux-stoov-cooker
Desk top microwave cooker , this one made me laugh actually , I mean really this is not a healthy concept never leave your workstation Pffft.
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/desktop-microwave
The Orbital Food Organizer .
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/orbital-food-organizer
User avatar
Fuqin
Resident Member
 
Posts: 3061
Joined: 29 May 2005
Location: The land of OZ
Blog: View Blog (2)


Re: Cooking recipes with Science!

Postby Percarus on September 13th, 2012, 8:25 am 

I actually had some fun experimenting with the microwave the other day... I usually do scrambled eggs with the microwave so it has no fat and is very fluffy. Well, what I decided to do was whip the egg whites until it was a nice firm spongy mass and then I nuked it for about 2.5 minutes. Sure, the thing seemed like it was going to explode the way it just fluffed right up. But the thing is when cooled and withdrawn from the microwave it settled down and the egg-white whipped nuked omelette became extremelly layered and had a very nice texture to it. It is best if the container is circular and to top it all off you nuke the yolks separately and place it on top of the final whipped nuked piece on a sandwich and it reminded me a bit of poached McDonald's egg-McMuffins except a lot tastier in texture and taste due to spices. Microwaves rule! :)
User avatar
Percarus
Banned User
 
Posts: 787
Joined: 16 Dec 2008
Location: Perth - Australia
Blog: View Blog (4)


Re: Cooking recipes with Science!

Postby Percarus on October 14th, 2012, 10:57 am 

This caught my interest:

The dish might well be called Reefer Mammal. Or Stoned on the Range. Ribbons of bison meat filled egg-size indentations in the surface of a horizontal glass tube, the hollow interior of which contained burning sticks of cinnamon. Smoke seeped from the open ends of the tube, infusing the air and summoning associations well beyond the gustatory.

"This whole thing is like a bong," said a server.

The next of nearly 25 courses, a strip of partially dehydrated, butterscotch-coated bacon, arrived dangling like a Wallenda from a teensy trapeze. My friend and I were instructed to yank it from the wire with our fingers, a maneuver with a crumbly coda. She felt sure that a shard of hers had gone missing. She later found it - inside one of her pumps.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/11/dinin ... .html?_r=0
User avatar
Percarus
Banned User
 
Posts: 787
Joined: 16 Dec 2008
Location: Perth - Australia
Blog: View Blog (4)



Return to Science Fun

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests