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The Science of Food

An Exploration of What We Eat and How We Cook
Narrated by: Marty Jopson
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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In this fascinating and easily digestible book, The One Show's resident scientist, Marty Jopson, takes us on a mouthwatering tour of the 21st-century kitchen and the everyday food miracles that we all take for granted.

Ever wondered what modified starch is and why it's in so much of the food we buy? What do instant mash and freeze-dried coffee have in common? What's the real truth behind the five-second rule? And as the world population grows and the pressure on agriculture to produce more cost-effective and sustainable products increases, what could the future hold for both farmers and consumers?

From mindboggling microbiology to ingenious food processing techniques and gadgets, The Science of Food takes a look at the details that matter when it comes to what we eat and how we cook and lays bare the science behind how it all works. By understanding the chemistry, physics and biology of the food we cook, buy and prepare, we can all become better consumers and happier cooks!

©2017 Marty Jopson (P)2017 Audible, Ltd.

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  • Anna J.
  • 10-17-17

lots of interesting facts about food industry

lots of interesting information about the history on the industrialization of food processing new technology and future developments for food production


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  • Soba Taiwo
  • 10-29-17

Informative

I can now boast my knowledge to my chef mother. I am the superior cook.

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  • 11-17-17

Where is Harold McGee

I don’t know why Harold McGee is not in audible books there is a huge market thank you