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Is Fried Food Healthy?

Bethany Tiamat
in Science

When someone asks "Is fried food healthy?" the answer seems pretty obvious, right? It's a resounding no. No, fried food is not healthy. Fried food is incredibly unhealthy. However, there can be health...

Bicarbonate of Soda and Baking Powder Are Both Raising Agents

David Greenwood-Haigh
in Science

Back to basic skills which are the backbone for baking we have to remember baking is also a science and if we don't understand whats happening it can all go wrong. A question I often get asked when I ...

A Guide to Tempering Chocolate

David Greenwood-Haigh
in Science

It means specially treating melted chocolate so that it dries to a hard, shiny finish – so you get chocolate that doesn't melt at room temperature, breaks with a nice snap instead of crumbling apart, ...

Tips from a Professional Chocolate Taster

David Greenwood-Haigh
in Science

Eating chocolate for a job may seem like the best job in the world and it is. I love doing my job, but it's not always as tasty as you may think. People’s faces often turn green with envy when tell th...

Chocolate Bloom Explained

David Greenwood-Haigh
in Science

What’s that coating of white stuff on my Chocolate? This is a question I get asked a lot when I am leading a chocolate team-building workshop or tasting session. Sometimes, when we unwrap a chocolate ...

Health Benefits of Walnuts and Almonds

Miranda O'Conner
in Science

Everyone knows that eating healthy is instrumental to fostering a healthy lifestyle--and nuts like walnuts and almonds tend to be among the healthiest foods one can consume. Of course, health wise, th...

What Really Is American Cheese?

Dave Lee
in Science

Of all the items in the dairy aisle, American cheese is certainly the most controversial. Ignoring the contentious debate over nutrition and taste, many would argue that both parts of its name are act...

Food Ingredients You Should Avoid

Armando Carrera
in Science

Yogurt for breakfast, soup and an apple juice for lunch, and a glass of milk after supper? We may think we are taking care of our bodies with “healthy” diets, but the truth is that food producers are ...

Can Some Food Actually Make You Hungrier?

Addison Lewis
in Science

If some foods can make you hungrier than before, than what's the point of dieting? According to a study done in 2012, 52 percent of Americans believed doing their taxes was easier than figuring out ho...

Chocolate: The Sweetest Drug

Armando Carrera
in Science

The emperor was Moctezuma II, last ruler of the Aztec Empire of Mexico, and his addiction to chocolate like a drug, was revealed to us by Bernal Díaz, a Spanish soldier under the conquistador Hernando...

Should Robots Be Cooking Our Food?

Julie Barnes
in Science

You don't have to be rocket scientist - or a master chef - to cook a potato to perfection. Just follow the scientific formula T=r²/c. Master chefs such as Gordon Ramsay or Mario Battali might not appr...

Is There Some Food That Can Actually Make You Hungrier?

Parag Patel
in Science

If some types of food can make you hungrier than before you ate, than what's the point of dieting? According to a recent study, 52% of Americans believed doing their taxes was easier than figuring out...