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Indulge your inner kitchen geek: Genuine Ideas is the place
Indulge your inner kitchen geek: Genuine Ideas is the place

Have you ever wanted to stick a thermocouple in a carrot and chart the rate at which it heats in a steamer, in a pot of boiling water and in a hot oven? Does the phrase “latent heat of condensation” fill your heart with joy? Boy, are you in luck. Greg Blonder, who has a doctorate in physics from Harvard University and has worked for Bell Labs and AT&T (he invented their wrist telephone), has a really terrific blog called Genuine Ideas, and many of the articles focus on the details of kitchen physics and chemistry. Among my favorites are a detailed discussion on wet vs. dry brining, the smoke ring effect in barbecuing, and the effect of a pizza stone on baking. As you...

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