Kitchen Chemistry OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Course Exploring Kitchen Chemistry

Published Jan 30, 2009

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'Kitchen Chemistry' is a free online course offered through MIT's OpenCourseWare program. In this undergraduate-level Chemistry course, a variety of foods are used to introduce students to the science involved in baking and cooking. Read below for more delicious details!

Kitchen Chemistry: Course Specifics

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Kitchen Chemistry: Course Description

It's easy to throw a handful of vegetables into the frying pan and never think twice about how they're actually 'cooking'. 'Kitchen Chemistry' is an OpenCourseWare designed as an examination of cooking from a scientific and chemical perspective. The course uses a variety of foods, including breads, meringues, james, cheeses and desserts, to show students the chemical reactions that take place in the kitchen. This entry-level undergraduate course places emphasis chemical principles involved in basic cooking. No cooking experience is needed to fully enjoy this OpenCourseWare from MIT. Dr. Patricia Christie teaches this free, online course.

This 'Kitchen Chemistry' course includes a full set of downloadable recipes as well as a list of suggested reading. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the chemistry of cooking course page.

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