Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Kitchen Chemistry for (Big) Kids

Guacamole, Death by Chocolate Cookies, Scones and Tea ... I can't wait to try some of the recipes, I mean experiments, in the Kitchen Chemistry online course offered by Dr. Patti Christiethrough MIT's Open Courseware website.

Most Kitchen Chemistry is aimed at little kids. This course has you thinking about the molecular basis for building up resistance to the heat of the jalapeno peppers, how copper helps holds together the molecules that make up meringue, and the scaffolding of dough formation.

And from the look of the photo from their class website, it looks like these college students are having fun!

The book used is considered a classic of cooking AND science: On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen. I've just added it to my list.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

These types of kitchens are way too far off the imagination of people who design kidkraft retro kitchen.