Food Scientist. Product Developer. Entrepreneur. Mom.
I’ve learned some pretty cool stuff about food…one bite at a time.
As a food scientist, I’ve developed new food products for local, regional, and Fortune 500 companies, created educational materials for the food industry, started up a hot dog food cart business (that’s a fun story), collaborated with talented food aficionados, scientists, professors, engineers, cookbook authors, and nationally-acclaimed chefs… and I’ve changed my name to “Mom.” I’ve spent several years developing formulas at the lab benchtop, tweaking production runs on the plant floor, analyzing sensory panels’ input, and making products for photo shoots. But, my favorite food lab remains my home kitchen where I’m constantly experimenting. Drop by Food Science Secrets or sign up to get emails, and sneak a peek at what’s going on with a food scientist!
Are you curious in the kitchen?
Who doesn’t like to browse the web’s many outstanding food blogs, loaded with delicious recipes and beautiful photos? These days, it isn’t hard to dream about being a great gourmet cook and entertaining fabulously. But then comes the hard part: actually doing it in your own kitchen! Easy, flawless, picture-perfect, right?
Mistakes happen. It’s harder than it looks to cook or bake consistently, like a pro. Why? Because foods react, breakdown or change as we add acids, mix, heat, boil, broil, sauté, steam, freeze, melt, chop, blend, puree, dice, or try to mimic any seasoned chef’s “simple” techniques,
How do they make it look sooooo easy?
If you are after those secrets, then the FoodScienceSecrets.com blog is for you…and that’s what makes this blog different than other foodie blogs. Food Science Secrets is a blog about food science, and answers the “why” of food so you can better understand our food system and the ingredients we love. It’s a blog for all curious cooks who love to eat and want the confidence to try new recipes and experiment a bit. We know you care about the food you eat, and so do we.
So, you will find posts explaining the chemistry of ingredients and food reactions, ideas to engage kids in the kitchen, and new recipes to try in your own food lab. And, since I’m all about the science behind your food, you’ll also find references and scientific support.
Thanks for taking time to read Food Science Secrets – I’m glad you’re here!