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An exciting new issue of Cell: the Biology of Food

Hey there! The last year or so has been a busy time for us, with a lot of degree-earning and job-switching. We’ll tell you more about that later, because right now we want to break the ice with a post about Cell, the scientific journal which just released a special issue on the Biology of Food.

Cell cover Biology of Food

So, what so cool about this issue, besides the alien-esque picture of an apple on the cover? This article is filled with great articles, reflections and experiments by some of the world’s leading food scientists, and comes right on the heels of the journal’s recent collaboration with Top Chef (anything sound familiar there?). Find more about the contents of the issue, or even listen to a podcast from Michael Brenner. If you hurry, you can download a few of the articles from Cell for free. We thought we’d share some of the tidbits that caught our fancy and may inspire some upcoming experiments.

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Tidbits: strawberry jam, IBM cyberchefs, and egg substitutes

Flickr user Katy.Tresedder

Flickr user Katy.Tresedder

I’m going to let the links speak for themselves.

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Tidbits: carbonated cocktails, reduced-fat chocolate, and dining technology

flickr user roboppy

flickr user roboppy

We’ve got plenty of links this week! Check them out after the jump!

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Tidbits: guinea pigs, mini salad, and miracle berry

flickr user .scarlet

flickr user .scarlet

With a new month comes a new Tidbits.

Not to mention a new MOCA challenge! Take part and spread the word!

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Tidbits: locusts, lamb shanks, and searing meat

Courtesy of Cooking Issues

Courtesy of Cooking Issues

Science Fare HQ is really pulling out all the stops for the coming few months, with SF looking to become even more awesome! In the meantime, I leave you with some links which, although aren’t as jaw-droppingly fantastic as this commune of curious cooks, are still pretty interesting!

In addition, should any of you be at the London Gastronomy Seminar tonight, drop me a line! We can hang out for a while before I make awkward excuses and analyse each moment of our social interaction on the tube home.

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Tidbits: seven-layered cocktails, phase transformations, and cocoa memory

flickr user Nestlé

flickr user Nestlé

This week has been great here at Science Fare!

The results for February’s MOCA challenge were released (a big thank you to all of those who took part) and we’ve now got to come up with something even better for next month’s challenge. You’ve set the bar high, people!

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Tidbits: IBM flavour pairing, haute horse, and burnt sugar syrup

Courtesy of Kevin L

Courtesy of Kevin L

Hello world!

We’re already 3 months into 2013 and it still feels weird to think that there was some sort of apocalyptic prophecy that people thought would come to pass! In any case, the results for the most recent MOCA challenge will be up later this week. In the mean time, check out this week’s Tidbits for your chance to win a copy of Kevin Liu’s new book ‘Craft Cocktails at Home!’

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Tidbits: mango custard, drug dealers, and a touch of gastronomy

flickr user yum9me

flickr user yum9me

Just because there’s only one day left of the February MOCA challenge doesn’t mean that you can’t still get in on the action last minute!

It also doesn’t mean that Science Fare hasn’t got anything awesome in store for you before the next Tidbits!

I hope you’re wearing two pairs because your socks will undoubtedly get blown off this week!

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Tidbits: molten cake, mealworms, and maker mark’s.

flickr user jon18

flickr user jon18

Awesome news!

Kevin L submitted the final manuscript of his book for review! While the rest of us have been sticking forks in our toasters to fix sparking issues, he’s been making an awesome contribution to cocktail science!

In other, less awesome news

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Tidbits: pressure-cooked oatmeal, healthy school lunches, and high-fructose corn syrup

flickr user jasja_dekker

flickr user jasja_dekker

We’re four days in to our February MOCA challenge and the submissions are coming in fast.

If you haven’t already, give our hot-drink based experiment a try!

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