Molecular Gastronomy

Molecular Gastronomy

The term  “Molecular Gastronomy” was devised in 1988 by physicist Nicolas Kurti and French chemist Hervé This. It was originally intended to refer to the investigation of cooking, though it has been adopted and applied to describe a type a cuisine.

Molecular gastronomy is a form of food science that investigates the physical and chemical transformation of ingredients in cooking. Cooking was recognised to have three components, which are social, artistic and technical. Molecular gastronomy is a modern style of cooking, it uses various styles of technical innovations from the scientific methods.

There are many aspects of food science that study different forms of food, such as preservation, chemistry, microbiology, engineering and physics. Until the creation of molecular gastronomy, there was no formal discipline dedicated to studying the chemical processes of cooking in restaurants or from home. Food science  has always been more concerned with the industrial production of food.

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