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Serving Up Science

Serving Up Science is hosted by history buff, science writer and foodie Sheril Kirshenbaum, who will give you science-backed tips to make your favorite foods even better. Farmed or Wild? Why does cheese stink? Why should meat rest? Explore these questions and more.

Burger Brawl: Plant Protein Vs Meat

10m 39s

Culinary experts, biologists and biotech innovators have done the impossible; by tinkering with ingredients and the genetics of plants they’ve created an alternative meat, relatively indistinguishable from beef. But we’re testing the taste with a panel of protein loving athletes to find out if it plant based burgers could pass as the real deal.

Episodes

  • Burger Brawl: Plant Protein Vs Meat: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Burger Brawl: Plant Protein Vs Meat

    S2 E205 - 10m 39s

    Culinary experts, biologists and biotech innovators have done the impossible; by tinkering with ingredients and the genetics of plants they’ve created an alternative meat, relatively indistinguishable from beef. But we’re testing the taste with a panel of protein loving athletes to find out if it plant based burgers could pass as the real deal.

  • Wine Time: Taste of Tannins!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wine Time: Taste of Tannins!

    S2 E204 - 4m 31s

    Tannins are found in nature, but did you know they also give your wine that dry astringent aftertaste? But they are not just in your wine they are found in fruits like blueberries, grapes, and persimmons; they are also found in everything from chocolate to coffee to walnuts. So let’s explore the science of tannins and the role they play in your glass of vino.

  • Space Food: The Final Frontier!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Food: The Final Frontier!

    S2 E203 - 5m 48s

    When you think of space food, what comes to mind? Probably dried ice cream, jell-o, and food in a tube. But today's advances in cosmonaut cuisine include everything from mashed potatoes to chocolate pudding. And it turns out space impacts your body, so it’s not just the food variety that astronauts need, but nutrient dense meals high in iron and vitamin D.

  • Why Beer Foam is Amazing (and Underrated): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why Beer Foam is Amazing (and Underrated)

    S2 E202 - 6m 44s

    Ever wondered how beer foam foams? Often referred to as the “head” or “collar,” beer foam is a collection of frothy bubbles carbonating the top layer of freshly poured beer. The bubbles are carbon dioxide gas, which is created as a byproduct of fermentation - the process by which we get alcohol. So grab a cold- as we join a local brewer in exploring the science of beer foam!

  • 100% Dark Chocolate: Bitter or Best Ever?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    100% Dark Chocolate: Bitter or Best Ever?

    S2 E201 - 7m 30s

    There’s nothing quite like chocolate. It’s delicious, soothing, sensuous and has had a hold on us for thousands of years. Dark chocolate can even lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol. We’ll explore the science of dark chocolate with an expert chocolatier and find out why the percentage of cocoa is so important in terms of quality, taste, nutrition and health!

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