Food

Food - Delicious Science

Food - Delicious Science is the scientific story of your next meal. Michael Mosley and James Wong celebrate the physics, chemistry and biology hidden inside every bite.

We Are What We Eat

54m 41s

Michael and James explore how the chemicals in our food feed and build our bodies. The world is full of different cuisines and thousands of different meals.

Episodes

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    We Are What We Eat

    54m 41s

    Michael and James explore how the chemicals in our food feed and build our bodies. The world is full of different cuisines and thousands of different meals.

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    A Matter of Taste

    55m 10s

    Michael and James explore how the marriage between chemistry and biology is the root of all the sensations, tastes and flavors that we enjoy in our food.

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    Food on the Brain

    55m 10s

    Michael and James explore the effect of "Food on the Brain." The brain is one of the greediest organs in the body in terms of the energy it needs to run. The way it influences our diet is, in the main, by generating the cravings we all experience.

Extras + Features

  • The Food That Powers Half The Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Food That Powers Half The Planet

    2m 39s

    Rice is the staple food in much of the East and for good reason - it is packed full of energy in the form of carbs, carbs that can only be unlocked by cooking the rice correctly.

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    Kneading Bread For The Perfect Rise

    2m 10s

    The mechanical action of kneading triggers an incredible chemical reaction in the dough, which produces gluten. This sticky gluten is vital to capture naturally produced gases in the bread necessary for a good rise.

  • Huitlacoche and Corn: The Complete Protein: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Huitlacoche and Corn: The Complete Protein

    2m 37s

    James Wong is in Mexico in search of a remarkable source of protein, a bizarre local delicacy known as huitlacoche. Combined with corn it provides a complete meat free protein meal.

  • A Mushroom Vitamin D Boost: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Mushroom Vitamin D Boost

    2m 13s

    James Wong is in Bulgaria to reveal how mushrooms can be a wonderful source of vitamin D. The trick is to let the mushrooms sunbathe before cooking as the sunlight naturally boosts their vitamin D levels.

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    Preview of A Matter of Taste

    30s

    In this episode, “A Matter of Taste,” Michael and James explore how the marriage between chemistry and biology is the root of all the sensations, tastes and flavors that we enjoy in our food. Premieres May 24, 2017 on PBS.

  • Preview of Food on the Brain: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview of Food on the Brain

    30s

    Michael and James explore the effect of "Food on the Brain." The brain is one of the greediest organs in the body in terms of the energy it needs to run. The way it influences our diet is, in the main, by generating the cravings we all experience.

Schedule

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