Category: Food Science

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 …

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

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 …