Education & Experiments Archive

By Abbie Sommer When I’m reading a menu at a restaurant and the word “bacon” comes up (or even better “bacon lardons”), I am almost always going to order the dish. In my opinion, bacon makes everything better. But...
By: Pat Polowsky Fun Fact #1: Flavor Chemistry Chocolate is made from the fruit of Theobroma cacao trees. The cocoa beans from this fruit are fermented and roasted, ultimately leading to the precursor that makes its way into your...
By: Jo-Ezer Lau Fighting Fraud with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy This sequel to Part I and Part II in the Food Fraud series uncovers how overcoming wine fraud goes beyond the boundaries of science, considering the social role...
By: Elliot Dhuey Introduction I want to preface this article with the stark statistic that was reported by the 2nd Sustainable Development Goal by the United Nations, which states that there are more than 800 million undernourished people worldwide...
By: Eileen Foerster Now that the semester is coming to an end, hibernating indoors is starting to sound more and more appealing, but most importantly, it’s the time for holiday foods!  We all have traditions with our family and...
By: Amanda Sia, Abbie Sommer and Mackenzie Hannum “The time for food is now.” – Maria Velissariou Food science is a major and a career that spans across many disciplines. Some people study chemistry, microbiology, statistics, engineering – the...
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...
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...