Are you constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop? Or throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Here's a quick lesson on where some of those famous phrases come from!
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.
The fantasy imagined by dear Edmund in "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" can be a reality in your kitchen today! Making Turkish Delight is rather simple, all it takes is some sugar and arm power!
What are the three key components to getting the perfect cup of coffee? Saturation, temperature, and bloom. Sound like a lot of nonsense to you? Here's the breakdown on how to brew that perfect cup!
How does one of the oldest cooking materials work? Here's the history and science behind ceramic cookware!
Ever wonder where tonic water gets its name? Here's the fascinating medical history of a bar standard!
The cast and crew of H&F took another crack at stumping me! I knew most of their answers, but was completely lost when our 6 year old guest asked me about Christmas!
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.
Want to salute the end of summer with something extra special? Try making some sorbet with fresh fruit from the farmer's market and spike it with a little wine!
BBQ varies from region to region, here's an investigative look at how those unique flavors were built over centuries of America immigration!
How much do we think we're eating? How much food is actually on our plates? When it comes to the psychology of filling your dinner plate there's more at work than just your hunger!
The plant-like organisms that grow in our oceans are responsible for nearly 90% of the oxygen in the atmosphere! Seaweed and the rest of the algae world are fascinating specimens, watch the video to learn why you might want to add some sea greens to your diet!
Ever wonder what's going on under the lid? Once you seal a pressure cooker there's a lot of science that goes into breaking down meats and grains, they're amazing devices!
Ever wonder what makes a pretzel? Is it the dough? Is it the shape? None of the above?! It's actually a surprising chemical reaction between the heat of the oven and a caustic solution used to wash the dough, here are the details!
It's time for another round of "Ask Dan!" I love answering your Facebook questions, and this time we had some spectacular science to explore!
Every once in a while the cast sits down for a round table discussion about fun topics and this time was a blast. Take a listen as we reminisce over our guilty pleasures!