Science in the Culinary World

Get a flavour of what goes into making food the way it is made, and the extraordinary impact science has had on understanding not just the how of a recipe, but also the why of a recipe. Learn to make finger-licking dishes and give a great experience using the latest techniques and ingredients.

Starts

30 June 2020

Time (IST)

6:15 - 7:45pm

On Days

Fee (₹, incl taxes)

Audience

Th/Sa/Mo/We/Fr

5782

Grades 4-10
Grown-Ups/ Lifelong Learners

About the Course

For ages 9-90. Participants would ideally have attended Part 1 of this course, however participation in Part 1 is not mandatory.

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The aim of this course is to give hands-on experience to participants of the latest trends in the culinary world. Starting with the basics, we will take you through a journey into the modern trends in the area.?

The methodology will include theory for about 15 minutes and then a demonstration of some of the techniques on video so that you can start working in your kitchens at home. A parent and a child from one household can join the course as a team (2 adults from a household are also welcome to join). ?This second part of this course will go deeper into some of the ideas introduced in part 1- participants will learn about the functionality of various ingredients, do a sensory evaluation through a ?triangle test? and look at the role of gels, foams and emulsions. Scientific concepts of viscosity and surface tension and how they influence our experience of food will become evident, in addition to the concepts covered in Part 1. You will work with fruits like pineapple and watermelon, vegetables and ingredients like chocolate and cinnamon.

The experience will be unique as the journey will give you a flavour of what goes into making food the way it is made and the extraordinary impact science has had on understanding not just the how of a recipe but also the why of a recipe. ?So hop on and learn to make those finger licking dishes and learn to give a great experience using the latest techniques and ingredients

Learn more about our expert course facilitator, Dr. Prabhakar Sastri, here.

About our Facilitator:

Prabhakar Sastri

Prabhakar Sastri

Obtaining a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry followed by an MS and a PhD in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Dr Sastri has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. He has consulted for large FMCG companies like ITC and Unilever. Optimizing the cookie making process at ITC, led to his interest in the 'Science of Cooking'.

Dr Sastri moved to Manipal 9 years ago and one of his passions is teaching the 'Science of Cooking' course to chefs and trainee chefs at the Department of Culinary Arts, Welcome Group School of Hotel Administration in Manipal.