Science Friday: Cooking for Geeks

This episode of the Science Friday radio show focuses of Cooking for Geeks. Embrace Your Geekness Day is 7/13, so are you a geek? What is a geek? According to the guest of the show Jeff Potter, a software engineer and author of “Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food,”a geek is someone who is curious about the details of how things work. This audio presentation discusses new technical equipment for cooking like the benefits of copper bowls. He discusses flavor combinations like a recipe for a watermelon and feta salad producing the salty/sweet combination. Food chemistry such as the difference between baking soda and baking powder and the impact of temperature on foods such as for cooking meat, why brownies are cooked at a lower temperature than cookies, and how to cooking with sugar. Tune in to “Embrace your geekiness” and learn to cook healthy, tasty foods.

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