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:
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE SCIENCE OF GASTRONOMY
It was an amazing course... It helped me learn more about the food science... And the chemistry of food
a little succinct and could have gone in to far more chemistry details. the teachers are a little difficult to understand at times and a little repetitive as well but overall an enjoyable course
Waiting for an extension to this course but at an advanced levelThis course is really valuable. It was presented in a simple and fun way I enjoyed studying with you thank you
It was vary good gave me ideas on how to improve my cooking technique, and allowed me to use my imagination to make my dishes better!
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