Scientific Nutrition Update 35: Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

bottle of MSG

this is going to be a controversial episode.  I am talking about the science of a spice I have grown to quite like MSG (monosodium glutamate).  It has a beautiful umami flavor, and for the vast majority of people is safe.   Script (remember I ad-lib a lot): For today’s episode I am going to talk … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 35: Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Scientific Nutrition Update 27: Nitrates

Bacon

Today's episode is all about nitrates.  It was inspired by Meathead Goldwyn's post over at Amazing Ribs.  People have falsely linked this compound to cancer so I wanted to do some mythbusting today. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about bacon, wait no, well kinda, we are talking about nitrates, a preservative in … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 27: Nitrates

Scientific Nutrition Update 21: Reishi Mushrooms

This one was weird for me.  I am immensely skeptical of any alternative treatments or medications, but there is some really interesting evidence that reishi mushrooms could help prevent cancer, and that they may help your immune system.  Also if you want to purchase some FourSigmatic mushroom products and support this website, use this link. You'll get … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 21: Reishi Mushrooms

My First Attempt to Make Risotto

This is my first attempt at making a risotto recipe. I borrow heavily from recipes and techniques from Kenji at Serious Eats, so please read his articles here: http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/10/the-food-lab-the-science-of-risotto.html and http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/04/mushroom-asparagus-risotto-recipe.html Didn't go perfect, but it turned out delicious. Risotto recipes are one of those recipes that many people are hesitant to try at home, … Continue reading My First Attempt to Make Risotto

Quick Tip: Make Fluffier Eggs

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hltGGEeZvMM https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw8nSGssYs4RrlpGKL-k76w Subscribe to this channel for the quickest updates on my videos. In this video I discuss how to get fluffier scrambled eggs.  All you have to do is add about 1 tablespoon of club soda per egg and scramble it into the eggs.  The evaporation of the water combined with the carbonation … Continue reading Quick Tip: Make Fluffier Eggs