Tag Archives: molecular gastronomy

Molecular Mixology: Drinks You Can Eat

http://video.epicurious.com/watch/drinks-you-can-eat-solid-cocktails

Going off of the presentations about food biotechnology and molecular gastronomy, this video shows how a mixologist uses molecular gastronomy to make drink-flavored foods. One of his creations, a White Russian breakfast cereal’s flavor is made by infusion through dehydration.

Discussion question: What other forms of molecular gastronomy have you recently encountered, if any, in your diet?

Molecular Gastronomy Recipe: Disappearing Transparent Ravioli

This recipe is really amazing. We’ve been talking a lot of molecular gastronomy lately and we just started discussing phases. This ravioli is transparent because of a dissolving film that holds it together (a dissolving solid filled with liquid/solid). It can be filled with anything the chef pleases and the film dissolves once it is consumed. This allows a burst of flavor for the diner.

Disappearing Transparent Ravioli

The ingredients used are some we are familiar with in the lab, like potato starch and soy lecithin. I have to say that the molecular gastronomy recipes are really creative, especially this one. I would have never though to make ravioli transparent, but some one did and they were actually able to succeed. I would love to try and make this, but it requires a molecular gastronomy cooking kit that is a little pricy.

 

What kind of food would you make with molecular gastronomy?