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Cooking for Geeks: Science, Hacks, & Good Food

6 Ratings: 3.8
2010 SXSWi Panel with Jeff Potter

Location, date and time:   Friday, March 12 at 05:00 PM 9ABC       Cooking for Geeks covers a new way of looking at how to cook for the hacker, maker, and creative person. By bringing science and experimentation into the … see full wiki

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remember science experiments in school? that's @cookingforgeeks in a nutshell

  • Mar 13, 2010
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Biggest Takeaway:
cooking and tasting is a lot more complex than i thought!

Brief overview:
i'm not someone who's interested in cooking, nor am i good at it. i'm also not a scientist, nor am i very good at science. yet i found this session very fascinating. the session was about the different types of "tasters" (super tasters, normal and non tasters) and how they all taste things differently. 

another portion of the session talked about key temperatures in cooking, temperatures where certain reactions occur, bacteria is killed, etc.

finally talking of new and creative ways of cooking. (and even making a DIY version of new, fancy (and expensive) cooking equipment.

the "cooking for geeks" book will be released this June.

remember science experiments in school? that's @cookingforgeeks in a nutshell remember science experiments in school? that's @cookingforgeeks in a nutshell

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March 13, 2010
cool... thanks tracy. nice write up!! i don't cook either btw.
 
March 13, 2010
Nice!  Is there some Alton Brown stuff going on in here? :P  I didn't know that there were different types of taster, but something tells me I'm a "normal" one.  This sounds really cool.  Thanks for sharing, Tracy! :)
 
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