Citrus Suprême
DIY Kitchen Science

Citrus Suprême

“Suprême” refers to the classic culinary technique of removing the flesh of citrus from the pith, or the white spongy layer in between citrus segments composed mainly of pectin and cellulose. Removing the pith, which is characterized by a distinctly bitter flavor, enhances the perceived sweetness in citrus fruit [1]. Though “suprême” may sound like … 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