Science

Review, Science, Video

4 Levels Of Nachos: Amateur To Food Scientist

We challenged chefs of three different skill levels – amateur Stephen, home cook Lorenzo, and professional chef Frank from the Institute of Culinary Education – to whip us up some nachos. After each of them had presented their creation, we asked food scientist Rose to weigh-in on their choices. Which crunchy, cheesey, melty, spicy….? Yikes, […]

Fruit, Science, Video

Why Do Scientists Create New Apples?

The Cosmic Crisp apple hit produce aisles across America on December 1, 2019. The variety came out of Washington State University’s breeding program, which has been developing the apple for the past 20 years. There are thousands of different kinds of apples on the market, and 2,500 of those are grown in the United States, […]

Environment, Science, Video

A Spoon You Can Eat Is A Tasty Alternative To Plastic Waste

Plastic cutlery has been around for years, widely considered the only choice for cheap, disposable cutlery. Knowing the threat plastic poses to our environment and health, Narayana Peesapathy created a tasty and nutritious alternative: edible cutlery. Made with flours of jowar (sorghum) blended with rice and wheat, the spoons contain no chemicals, preservatives, fat, emulsifiers, […]

Eggs, Science

Vegan Claims Eggs Are Worse For You Than Smoking

Vegan Claims Eggs Are Worse For You Than Smoking Plant Based Barb made the claims, but science unfortunately proves otherwise It’s no secret that smoking is one of the worst things you could for your health. So much so, the government have set an ambitious target to have eradicated smoking in the UK by 2030. But according to one […]

Condiments, Science, Video

Why Mānuka Honey Is So Expensive

Mānuka honey known for being is earthier, richer, and more viscous than many other honeys. It comes from the nectar of the flower of Leptospermum scoparium — also known as Manuka, which is only native to New Zealand. Mānuka, in fact, is a Maori word. “The plant itself is very rare. It’s difficult to harvest […]