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Culinary Physics

This studio and seminar course explores the basic principles of food biochemistry, enzymology and food processing and how they relate to memory, the senses and the processing of information. Students will also learn basic principles of molecular gastronomy and modernist cuisine as framing devices for understanding how food also functions in the context of bodily health, environmental health as well as cultural and political narratives. Assignments for the class will be based on the incorporation of food science into design and technology projects. Workshops involve using liquid nitrogen + hydrocolloids as well as creating performative + deployable food objects and a Futurist meal.

Course #
FOOD-GE 2160
Nutrition and Food Studies