DailyDirt: How To Really Cook

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Chemistry labs are usually pictured as a clean room environment with an array of colorful liquids sitting in weird glass containers -- or sometimes as an RV racing through a desert with some crazy guy in a gas mask and dead drug dealers sliding around on the floor (a la Breaking Bad). But home kitchens are also a type of chemistry lab, and food science is getting more advanced as people with entirely too much free time (ahem, Nathan Myhrvold...) experiment with novel cooking techniques. Here are just a few links for budding home master chefs. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Anonymous Coward, 4 Oct 2013 @ 5:51pm

    if only these people with so much free time, would come up with ways to end hunger or something more useful, instead of weird emulsions with alcohol

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      Anonymous Coward, 5 Oct 2013 @ 2:43am

      Re:

      We all suffer from something else.

      The variety of interests and focuses is what maintains the equilibrium inside group systems.

      If everybody focused on curing cancer we all die of something else by the millions.

      If every cell in your body focused on only a few specific jobs we wouldn't be here.

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      Anonymous Coward, 5 Oct 2013 @ 12:06pm

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      I can only assume that you spend every waking moment of the day in altruistic efforts for the betterment of all life on earth.

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Oct 2013 @ 4:27am

    I think it's safe to say we can survive without an alcohol study or two.
    We should have cures for all that shit, but we don't because of greedy pharmaceutical companies locking down the technology to do so.

    It's far more profitable to treat rather than cure.

    Cure - Each person treated will not have to pay for "insert problem & medication" ever again.

    Treat - A lifetime paycheck and depending on the illness possibly medications they cannot live without. Stop treatment and die equals one hard pill to swallow. People will give up everything to get a few more days/months/years.

    My aunt died of cancer in the 90's, but not before her and her husband spent over 2.5 million dollars fighting it with prescriptions that ran over 30 grand per month.. They went bankrupt and when they could not afford the treatment they were dropped faster than the time it takes the NSA to violate your privacy.

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Oct 2013 @ 5:44am

    The great thing about molecular cuisine is that they need lab grade hardware for the more complex stuff(e.g. temperature controlled pots), if it catches on this could create a market for equipment that would trully transform every kitchen into a full blown biolab.

    Why that is important?

    Everyone will be able to produce biotech stuff in their kitchen, networks of people would study what others find silly and find answers and ways to do stuff in ways that we can't imagine today, it would be the equivalent of what open source did to software.

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    Brock Phillimore (profile), 7 Oct 2013 @ 11:32am

    Food labs is great. While I knew a lot of this for steaks, try this surprising link for boiled eggs:

    http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/10/the-food-lab-science-of-how-to-cook-perfect-boiled-eggs. html

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