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7 Food Science Facts

The Culinary Institute of America

Knowing food science principles will give you new tools to create exception dishes

There are dozens of scientific principles at work during the cooking process. As an introduction to the topic of food science, this guide, provided to Chef’s Blade by The Culinary Institute of America, provides an overview of these principles.

1. Egg Structure and Uses
2. Effects of Heat on Starches & Sugars
3. Denaturing Proteins
4. Function of Cooking Fats
5. States and Function of Water in Cooking
6. Forming Emulsions
8. Heat Transfer

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