DailyDirt: Better Food Through Science

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The art and science of cooking has a bright future, especially given all the different cooking shows and TV networks dedicated to food. As more and more people discover and learn about the science behind cooking, it stands to reason that there will be a growing number of interesting ways to cook. Maybe cooking is the key to teaching the scientific method to kids…?

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Jeni (profile) says:

Solar Smores

It’s truly amazing how food and science go together.

For a while I found myself fascinated with the concept of solar cooking and aimed to try something so I tried “Solar Smores”. It worked! But being in WI the days we can do this are numbered, unfortunately. Here’s the “recipe” if anyone wants to try it – it’s fun! I put it in my weekly newsletter and got a lot of positive feedback.

Solar S’mores
Four graham crackers
16 mini marshmallows
2 plain chocolate candy bars
A 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish (or similar size)
A clear glass lid to cover the baking dish

Place four graham crackers side by side in the bottom of the glass baking dish. Place a chocolate bar on two of the graham crackers. Place eight mini-marshmallows on top of the other two graham crackers. Cover the pan with the clear glass lid, and place it outside where it will be in direct sunlight. Wait for the marshmallows and chocolate to melt. Put one chocolate and one marshmallow cracker together and enjoy! This activity works best when outdoor temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Recipe makes two S’mores.


Lords of Barbeque

I think the point of this was it’s simplicity. You don’t have to be Raytheon. You can be MacGuyver.

Give it enough time and you can cook a Turkey to more than sufficient temperature in a 200 Degree oven. In a 250 Degree oven it’s even easier.

A good piece of meat can withstand internal temperatures well over the new guidelines. If you need to eat it half raw in order for it to be palatable, you’re probably wasting your time and money. Never mind the disease issues.

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