The Impossible Burger
Mar 10, 2016
A burger with the look, feel, smell, sizzle, and most importantly, the taste of ground beef—but made entirely from plants.
A heme-containing protein naturally found in plants gives our meat its truly meaty flavor.
How to dice an apple
How to chop an apple
Apple Strudel Muffins
Cinnamon Apple Muffins
… you can skip that indulgent little coating on the top, but I seriously recommend you don’t. Skipping it is pretty close to a sin
Brain food: Clever eating
Nature 531, S12–S13 (03 March 2016)
Consumption of animals helped hominins to grow bigger brains. But in a world rich with food, how necessary is meat?
omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) help to keep neurons alive and to regulate inflammation.
omega-3 fatty acids, chiefly DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are crucial for human cognitive health.
“One size does not fit all around nutritional recommendations,” says Hosking. Put another way, the nutrients found in meat are important for health and cognition, but only up to a point. “Meat packs a lot of minerals and vitamins in just a small amount of food,” says Domínguez-Rodrigo. “Eating meat is like eating a power bar.”
So the key question becomes how much meat should a cognitive-health-conscious person eat. Too little can delay development and cognition. But too much, particularly if it is low quality and mass produced, is associated with other health concerns, such as heart disease and cancer, along with memory problems later in life.
A person’s life stage matters: pregnant women need more iron, as do babies and children. Genetics also play a part, but we don’t yet know all the particulars. All these caveats make for a murky takeaway.
Writing Restaurants with Michelle Wildgen
October 8, 2014
In her novel “Bread and Butter,” Michelle Wildgen takes us behind the scenes at two upscale restaurants owned by brothers. Sibling rivalry has never been so delicious.
6:20 What’s especially interesting?
What I’m asking is: You know this kitchen, or you should. I expect for you to say “Everything is great.” but I wanna know what is especially well done.
Gyoza (餃子, gyōza) are dumplings filled with ground meat and vegetables and wrapped in a thin dough. Also known as pot stickers, gyoza originated in China (where they are called jiaozi), but have become a very popular dish in Japan.
It’s almost impossible to explain sushi’s flavor.
Fresh Wasabi Stem
99% of the Japanese restaurants or restaurants serving sushi will never serve you real wasabi. Why? Because it’s very expensive.
When cut or grated, however, enzymes from the now-broken plant cells break down sinigrin (a glucosinolate) to produce allyl isothiocyanate (mustard oil), which irritates the mucous membranes of the sinuses and eyes. Grated mash should be used immediately or preserved in vinegar for best flavor. Once exposed to air or heat it will begin to lose its pungency, darken in color, and become unpleasantly bitter tasting over time.
The distinctive pungent taste of horseradish is from the compound allyl isothiocyanate.
Relation to wasabi
The Japanese condiment wasabi, although traditionally prepared from the wasabi plant, is now usually made with horseradish due to the scarcity of the wasabi plant.