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About the Course

This course introduces a number of basic scientific principles underpinning the methodology of cooking, food preparation and the enjoyment of food. All topics covered have a strong basis in biology, chemistry, and physics application. Among others, they include the consumption of cooked food, the physiological and evolutionary implication of the senses, geographic and cultural influences on food, and the rationale behind food preparation. We will also discuss issues such as coupling of senses to improve sense stimulation; altering flavor by chemical means; and modification of the coloration to improve the appearance of dishes. Following the video demonstrations of the scientific principles of cooking, you will learn to recognize the key ingredients and their combinations for preparing good healthy food. At the end of this course, you will be able to: - appreciate the scientific basis of various recipes; - develop your own recipes by integrating some of the scientific principles into new dishes; - recognize the influence of the material world on human perception from the different senses; - appreciate the art of integrating science into cooking and dining. Important Note: This course is not designed for people with special dietary needs such as vegetarian, diabetic, and gluten-free diets. If you feel uncomfortable with any part of the assignments or activities of this course, you can substitute some of the ingredients or ask friends and family members to help with the tasting of your assignments. Alternatively, you may skip that specific assignment provided that you have fulfilled all other qualifying requirement to pass the course. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/H5vlaR0_X2I...

Top reviews

SJ
Sep 28, 2020

Thank you very much Professor Chow and Professor Yeung as well as to your student assistants. I find the topics, demonstrations and assignments very interesting and useful in my profession.

FA
Sep 11, 2020

Great course I learn many many things of this course I am chef\n\nplease also star some culinary course and food safety course for chefs\n\nI really appreciate of this course

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By Reinaldo V

Nov 20, 2020

loved this course.

By SUSHOVAN S

Jun 28, 2020

Excellent course.

By Terry S

Sep 2, 2016

Loved the course!

By Lina R

Oct 22, 2020

very informative

By AAKASH C

Jun 23, 2020

GREAT EXPERIENCE

By Giulio B

May 20, 2020

very interesting

By Pallavi D D

Jan 28, 2019

very interesting

By Sofía L B M

Oct 31, 2016

Excelente !!!!

By VIVIN R V

Jul 18, 2020

Good Coursera

By Marianna Y

Apr 26, 2018

Great course!

By Kevin E

Oct 23, 2020

Good course!

By Целых И О

Apr 2, 2020

Good course!

By Oscar M S

Nov 24, 2017

Excellent!

By Dima

Jan 19, 2017

very cool!

By Laura G

Sep 4, 2016

briliant!!

By Harry A R M

Sep 18, 2020

Grandioso

By Sanjaith s

Sep 12, 2020

excellent

By María R E V

Aug 24, 2020

I LOVE IT

By sunil k

May 17, 2017

very nice

By Leonardo B E

Mar 21, 2017

very good

By Eliseu F B

Aug 28, 2019

Amazing!

By Camilla S

Oct 28, 2017

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By PALASHA S

Jun 29, 2016

Love it!

By Lok C F

Jul 4, 2017

nice...