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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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Tidbits: cool drinks, cheesecake, and candida yeast

flickr user calamity_hane

flickr user calamity_hane

This is the last Tidbits before February’s MOCA challenge starts! We’ve been pulling up our socks here at Science Fare and think that this MOCA could be the most interesting so far!

In the meantime, feast your eyes on these stories from around the globe.

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Tidbits: sweet meat, horse meat, and sea meat.

flickr user CameliaTWU

flickr user CameliaTWU

This week has been quite a weird one here in the UK, with revelations about the content of frozen food coming to light. The gravity of the situation, however, has been somewhat lessened by the absolutely brilliant jokes, puns and comedy regarding the subject matter.

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Tidbits: smoked salt, shark fin, and sugar substitution

flickr user RMacDowell1

flickr user RMacDowell1

Midway through January and temperatures are plummeting here in the UK. The only thing that I’ve been able to do to keep my core body temperature up is amass a select number of interesting stories and posts for this week’s Tidbits.

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Tidbits: hydroponic rafts, cereal microstructure, and edible glassware

Photo credit: Dr. Ricardo Radulovich

Photo credit: Dr. Ricardo Radulovich

2013.

Seems weird doesn’t it?

Twen-tee-thur-teen.

Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue the same way 2012 did, right? Sort of like going to a chain restaurant in a foreign country and seeing things that are just slightly off. Well, rightly so because we’re in the future now and with that comes the sense of moving foward.

This instance of Tidbits comes with a wonderful theme of “The Future” and as such, many of the links are to stories and articles exemplifying how the world is mixing and moving onwards to more awesome things.

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Tidbits: gourmet junk food, synthetic ambergris, and gluten-free problems

flickr user L.Richarz

flickr user L.Richarz

The year of 2012 is coming to a close and what a year it has been for this site.

Earlier this year, Science Fare merged with Kevin and Naveen’s ‘Why Cook’ blog and has since gone from strength to strength.  My addition to the roster on the right means that were some intelligent person able to find a way to convert concentrated geekery into usable energy, this website would be able to power a small town.

We’ve seen some great delights in 2012, what with Kevin L’s clear ice discovery, a series of tortilla experiments and the successful first run of MOCA.

So on that note, I give you the final Tidbits for 2012, with the hope that Science Fare will continue on this trajectory in 2013!

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Tidbits: cancer-combating cruciferae, clear chips, and historical cheese

flickr user lonbinder

flickr user lonbinder

This week has been really interesting in terms of the research being brought into the public spotlight. I’m not going to ruin the surprise for you so be sure to check the links after the jump Continue Reading →