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The Great Cheddar Cheese Off 2015 : Part one
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Which country makes the best cheddar? This question has plagued us for millennia (possibly). But no longer, thanks to the brave and fearless scientists who gathered on a rainy afternoon to undertake some difficult and dedicated Cheese Scien[…]

THE SIXTH NOT REALLY ANNUAL FREAKY TRIGGER FOOD SCIENCE DAY – Part 2
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Welcome back to part 2! See here for part 1.
5.58pm. A quick beverage pH check before the next round of experiments: the acidity of prosecco is 3, Badger’s Fursty Ferret is 4, a substance known as ‘Sainsbury’s Craft Brewed Lager&#82[…]

THE SIXTH NOT REALLY ANNUAL FREAKY TRIGGER FOOD SCIENCE DAY – Part 1
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Over the Bank Holiday weekend your band of trusty FT regulars held (by our reckoning) the SIXTH Freaky Trigger Food Science Day, a combination of careful experiments and shockingly bad puns, dedicated to our friend and FT poster Liz Daplyn.
2pm. Sci[…]

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Spherical-I Mozzarella (making daft food science)
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I don’t believe that the producers of A Day At El Bulli intended it to be used as a cookbook at all; it’s weighty and too glossy to risk splattering with kitchen messes, and most of the recipes call for freezedryers, pacojets, and other h[…]

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pancake fillings OF THE FUTURE
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a scientific report
the project: to road-test some of the fillings people have (incomprehensibly) not yet adopted
the fillings of the future:
i: mushrooms fried in pumpkin seed butter, with garlic oil and red wine
ii: fried bacon and date syrop
iii: […]

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