Fresh Made Pasta
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Fresh Made Pasta

Guest post by Steven Du Paste, the Latin Late antiquity translation for the word Pasta. [3] Eating spaghetti and meatballs today typically involves boiling some dried spaghetti pasta and pouring on some pasta sauce from a jar. But have you ever wondered how to make these golden silky strands of noodles? To start off, we … Continue reading

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Citrus Greening Vaccines & Gluten Allergy Studies
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Citrus Greening Vaccines & Gluten Allergy Studies

In Florida, the famous orange industry has been experiencing a major decline ever since citrus greening appeared in their groves. This disease, affecting only citrus trees, is caused by a bacteria which Florida’s orange trees have no resistance against. To save the billion of dollars lost every year, the fifth-generation farmers leaving their groves, and importantly, the state’s signature fruit, … Continue reading

Harnessing Creativity & The Science of Pie (Event Recap)
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Harnessing Creativity & The Science of Pie (Event Recap)

On your mark… Get set… GO! As the doors swung open, guests eagerly awaiting the final Science & Food lecture series were transported to a place nothing short of a Pie-Palooza. Twenty student teams stood confidently next to their baked confection and explained to the judges how they employed the scientific method to creatively reimagine … Continue reading

Gluten Tolerance
Science & Food

Gluten Tolerance

It seems that people love to hate gluten. Though it plays an important role in baking, gluten has a bad reputation. The market for gluten-free foods and beverages reached $4.2 billion in 2012; an increase of 28% since 2008.[1] It is actually difficult to go into Whole Foods and find a baking mix with gluten. But … Continue reading