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Science Meets Food

The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) is a forward-looking, student-governed community of IFT members. Through competitions, scholarships, networking, and leadership opportunities, you’ll set yourself apart from your classmates (unless they’re members too).

By: Amanda Sia Welcome back for the second installment of “Building a Better Boba Ball.” In Part 1, we covered recent advancements in biotechnology, such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) and gene-editing technologies like CRISPR. Today’s post explores their application...
By: Pat Polowsky Sweetness. It’s one of the fundamental tastes that is crucial to just about every meal and eating occasion. We often think about dessert as being the focal point of sweet foods, but sugar often makes up...
By: Abbie Sommer These delicious sweets get a bad rep for their ingredient list and rumored unending shelf life. So what are each of those ingredients doing in there? A food company is not going to add extra ingredients...
By: Alex Pierce-Feldmeyer Kitchen Theory (KT) is a lot like a world-class athlete: extremely talented, detail-oriented, awe-inspiring and eager to learn. Kitchen Theory is a design studio with a chef’s table and a research laboratory. Kitchen Theory also serves...
Boba Tea
By: Amanda Sia “Do you ever realize how long it takes to cook tapioca balls?” I asked. For a millennial who loves instant gratification and hates waiting, the 15 minutes it takes to cook these black pearls just so...