The assigned readings are from:

McGee, Harold. On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997. ISBN: 9780684843285.

1 How do we do a kitchen experiment?

Recipe: Basic Brownies:  The Best Recipe by the Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine, Brookline, MA: Boston Common Press, 1999, pp. 436. ISBN: 9780936184388.

McGee, Harold, pp. 285-305 and 397-409.

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2 Cheese

Recipe: Lemon cheese (PDF)

McGee, Harold, pp. 36-53.

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3 Tofu

Recipe: Steamed vegetable dumplings

McGee, Harold, pp. 615-617.

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4 Marinades

Recipe: Chicken oriental (PDF)

McGee, Harold, pp. 82-122, 156, 207-208, and 253.

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5 Candy

Recipe: Butterscotch lollipop

McGee, Harold, pp. 409-425 and 608-610.

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6 Your experiment: Muffins

Recipe: Basic Muffins: Albright, B., and L. Weiner.  Mostly Muffins: Quick and Easy Recipes for Over 75 Delicious Muffins and Spreads. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1984, p. 98. ISBN: 9780312549169.

Take a look at the recipe. This is a basic muffin recipe. It is up to you to decide (and bring to class) the "add-ins" that you can put into your muffins. Be creative, you can add in different flours, sweeteners, fruit, nuts, extracts, spices, chocolate, cheese, just to name a few. The only limitation is your imagination.

McGee, Harold, pp. 560-574.

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7 Root beer

Recipe: Root beer

McGee, Harold, pp. 466-481, 505-507, and 160.

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8 Make your own cake recipe

You are going to design a cake recipe. All purpose flour, white sugar, eggs, baking powder and vanilla will be supplied. If you need anything else you will need to bring it.

McGee, Harold, pp. 321-326.

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9 Ice cream

Recipe: Ice cream (PDF)

McGee, Harold, pp. 23-31.

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10 Fruit pizza

Recipe: Fruit pizza

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11 Peer teaching You are the teacher this week. You need to bring 1-3 friends to class to teach them some chemical/cooking principle. You can teach them one of the "experiments" we did in class, or pick one of your favourite recipes. The purpose of the class is to get your student(s) to think about cooking from a scientific point of view. Feel free to assign your student reading assignments, either in the book or on the Web.
12 Barbecue


Today we will have a discussion of food safety and barbecueing. 

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