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Science of Cooking:  Sweet Science: Candy! (Webcast)
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0:54:40
Join the Live@ Exploratorium Webcast crew as we investigate the sugary world of candy. In our studio, Exploratorium chef Michael Rothberg turns the heat up on sugar to show us the different stages of caramelization, making a simple caramel sauce and pralines in the process. Join a tour of the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory in Fairfield, CA.

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Date: April 19, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science

Keywords: jellybeans, candy, sugar, candymaking, jelly belly factory, michael rothberg, lollipops, heat, sugar, carmelization, pralines, marshmellows, taffy


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Science of Cooking:  Moldy Science: Cheese (Webcast)
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0:57:48
What is that hairy stuff on my cheese? Is cheese supposed to be runny? Creamy? Crumbly? How can anything that smells so bad taste so good? Join us as we explore the cool, dark world of cheese.

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Date: March 15, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: cheese, cheesemaking, rinds, milk, cowgirl creamery, cooking, mold, food, artisan cheese, cows, goats, whey,

Links: Cowgirl Creamery Website

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Science of Cooking:  Breakfast Science: Coffee and Donuts (Webcast)
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1:05:53
Why do coffee and donuts go well together? What's makes the "perfect" cup of coffee? Why has it been such a treasured substance for centuries? Has coffee really found its perfect companion in that fluffy, sugary thing we call a donut?

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Date: February 15, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: coffee, donuts, cooking, food, sugar, frying, coffee roasting, espresso, krispy kreme donut factory, recipes


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Science of Cooking:  Crusty Science: Bread (Webcast)
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0:56:50
Find out how yeast performs its biochemical transformation of a bit of flour and water into crusty, delicious bread. Explore the history of breadmaking around the world, and learn how bread has come to occupy such a central place in the cuisines of many nations. We'll bake some bread in our studio kitchen, play with yeast and glutens in our lab, and share recipes.

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Date: January 18, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry, History

Keywords: bread, baking, yeast, mold, carol field, william rubel, food, cooking, sourdough, wheat, gluten, recipes


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Science of Cooking:  Sparkling Science: Champagne (Webcast)
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00:52:14
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from! We reveal how to open a bottle without touching the cork, as well as the best way to keep the bubbles in the bubbly. Join our special guests, Stanford chemistry professor Dick Zare, and French enologist Michel Salgues, winemaker at Roederer Estates in California, as we explore the science of tiny bubbles.

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Date: December 28, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: dick zare, bubbles, science of champagne, science of sparkling wine, air pressure, opening a champagne bottle, condensation, fog, gases, carbonation, carbonated beverages, gravity, air resistance, drag force, terminal velocity, surface tension, carbon dioxide, equilibriu


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Science of Cooking:  Fowl Science: Talking Turkey (Webcast)
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1:00:29
Join us as we talk turkey with food expert and author Harold McGee. Why does a turkey continue to cook after it is out of the oven? How can you be sure to thoroughly cook the dark meat without drying out the white meat? Is stuffing really a good idea? How do you make the skin golden?

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Date: November 22, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: turkey, harold mcgee, cooking, food, thanksgiving, stuffing, meat, heat, temperature, white meat, dark meat, skin, baking, frying, turkey farm

Links: Harold McGee Website

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Science of Cooking:  Turkey: Getting to the Meat of the Matter (Webcast)
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1:00:24
Why does a turkey continue to cook after it is out of the oven? How can you be sure to thoroughly cook the dark meat without drying out the white meat? Is stuffing really a good idea? Join us as we talk turkey with food expert and author Harold McGee. Discover why temperature is critical, and investigate different cooking methods: roasting, deep frying, barbecuing, and smoking.

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Date: November 20, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: effect of temperature, effects of temperature, fowl science, myoglobin, cooking techniques, cooking temperatures, turkey farms, willybird turkey farm, brining a turkey, turkey brining, frying turkey, turkey behavior, turkey flocking patterns, ccoking meat, flavor, brown

Links: Fowl Science: Talking Turkey

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