Category: Food Science

Food Science

Food Safety During the Corona Pandemic

Cook sneezes over food in kitchen

Many of us are wondering how to be safe in relation to food and groceries during the global coronavirus pandemic. We don’t understand how it’s safe to bring in groceries or restaurant takeout without contaminating our homes and kitchens. We just have a lot of questions. The best article on this topic so far, is …

Food Science, Technique, Tips

Cooking Tips: The Art of Freezing Food

Man's hand taking food from freezer

Here are some tips on how to freeze food. Always cool food off completely before freezing. Double wrap baked goods before freezing. Wrap items airtight in plastic wrap, and then wrap them a second time in aluminum foil. To thaw: thaw at room temperature while still double-wrapped. Mark foods you’ve wrapped for freezing, to indicate …

Food Science, Tips

Cooking Tips: The Art of Cooling Food Right

Lemon Muffins left to cool on cake rack

Here are some handy tips on cooling food: Always cool hot food as quickly as possible before storing in the refrigerator or freezer. This prevents the growth of harmful organisms in your food, God forbid. Cooling hot items off the right way also protects the quality and texture of the items you cook and bake. …

Ashkenazi, Food Science, Main courses, Shabbos

Cholent: Meal in a Crockpot

Plate of cholent with garnish

Cholent, that rib-sticking Jewish Sabbath stew with its beef, barley, and beans, and overnight cooking, is the central focus of an old joke. A priest complains to a rabbi about his incessant insomnia. The rabbi says, “I have the perfect remedy: cholent. Eat it and you’ll sleep like a baby!” The rabbi gives the priest …

Food Science

Carbs and Fat Together, More Rewarding?

potato chips

A new study out of Yale University tells us that the brain sees the combination of carbs and fats as more rewarding than either of these nutrients taken separately. People are more willing to pay more money for foods that combine the two, for instance, potato chips, than for foods representing only one or the …

Food Science

The Science Behind Being “Hangry.”

Hangry guy gnaws on chicken leg

We’ve all been there: been angry because we’re hungry, otherwise known as being “hangry.” It happens when we’re dieting, fasting for religious reasons, or when it’s just too long until our next snack or meal. Whatever the reason, being hangry is nasty for you and for everyone in your general vicinity. Psychology and neuroscience doctoral …