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Flavor of the Month

Beer

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a frosty glass of beer? Before taking that first sip, consider these quick facts about the science behind the many complexities in beer flavors. Now that’s something to raise your glass to! Learn more Brew Your Own: Homebrew Yeast Strains Chart About the author: Alice Phung once had her sights … Continue reading

Vinaigrette
DIY Kitchen Science

Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrettes are about as easy as they look: mix oil, vinegar, and spices; shake before pouring. For those who want vinaigrettes without the inelegant step of shaking before serving, the solution is simple; add an emulsifier. Understanding the role of an emulsifier first requires some familiarity with the primary components in vinaigrette, vinegar and … Continue reading