Looking for some fun experiments to do with your kids this week? Here are a few activities you can accomplish with nothing more than the pennies you find in your couch cushions.
Chocolate mousse can be vexing: separate the eggs, beat the whites, fold in the chocolate sauce carefully. There are a lot of ways it can go wrong! Fortunately, we've got a quick solution. This is what I like to call a "get out of jail free" dessert.
Why do these things match so perfectly? Well, when we look at the science of acids and fats it all begins to make sense. Learn why wine and cheese taste so great together, and then how you can build the best cheese plate at home!
What happens when we cook meat low and slow? Turns out there's a lot of science happening under the lid of your Dutch oven!
Though it sounds absurd, there's actually quite a bit of science behind melting cheese. If you've ever had a block of cheese separate into a pool of oil and curds while you're heating it up, you'll want to watch this for some quick tips on making the most out of melting cheese.
Making a cocktail for our intergalactic guests was a dream come true. The cast of Star Trek: TNG visited us and I was able to teach a quick lesson on density while putting together a colorful drink.
What are those gelatinous balls that congregate at the bottom of your cup of milky tea? What are the little pearls commingling with your vanilla pudding? Here's the secret science of Tapioca!
The choice between steel, iron, copper, and aluminum has never been more confusing! There are pots and pans of every variety these days, including hybrids of multiple metals. Which is best? Here's the chemistry behind metal in your kitchen.
Why are mustard seeds hot like chili peppers? Why is some mustard bright and mellow, while others are murky and hot? Here's the quick breakdown on how mustard works in the kitchen!
Why do so many cookie recipes insist that you cream butter and sugar together? And why are the instructions so vague? Do you know what's happening when you cream butter and sugar? Here's the scientific analysis of that ever-important instruction.
What happens to your food in the deep, dark, recesses of the freezer? Here's a quick scientific breakdown of the process of freezer burn and what you can do to help prevent it!
Are soufflés really as tricky as you've been led to believe? Trust me, when you look at them scientifically, it's pretty easy to make them perfectly every time.
Ever wonder what goes into making those blocks of tofu you see at the grocery store? Here's a quick lesson in protein coagulation!
Ever wonder what makes a brownie fudgy or cakey? Time to break down the science of this delectable treat!
Ever wonder why some ice is clear and some is cloudy? Here's the real science behind frozen water, and a great DIY for you and your family. Make an enormous ice cube this weekend for a snow cone party!
Looking for an educational DIY to tackle with your kids? Look no further! Here's a great way to learn about magnets, while getting messy with some homemade slime.
Oh, the delectable cranberry! It sings a tart song, brightly. But how do we get cranberries from the fields to the tables? And just what makes that jellied cranberry sauce jiggle so much?
Ever wonder what's inside those delightful little clouds of fluff? Look no further, here's the science behind marshmallows!
Sophie and I had a blast talking about the science, history, and nutritional benefits of sesame. And I get to make one of my favorite desserts, halvah!
Ever wonder what's so magical about this ancient brew? Here's a full scientific breakdown of kombucha!