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Star Chiefs –The Cocktail Demo with Recipes

September 29th, 2010 · 12 Comments · centrifuge, Chocolate, Clarification, cocktails, liquid nitrogen, Puffed Snack, rotovap, Tech Demo, Uncategorized, vacuum infusion

by Dave Arnold At this year’s Star Chefs conference I whipped up some beaver-flapper puffs for the crowd to munch on (see here for recipe), and Nils and I liquored everyone up with a passel of cocktails. Our 75 minute demo showcased three different techniques at three different attainability levels: rapid N2O infusion (within anyone’s […]

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Scotch and Peanuts in the Centrifuge = Some Funky Stuff.

October 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments · centrifuge

posted by Dave Arnold The weather’s getting chilly again, so L’Ecole (The FCI’s restaurant) asked me to start thinking about this year’s crop of Red Hot Poker drinks. (If you don’t know about the poker and our modern take on 18th century drinks, look here.) I  brainstormed with Alexis Kahn, who, along with many other duties,  runs L’Ecole’s beverage program. She […]

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Taylor W. Hubble – The Tech Department's Guardian Angel

September 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments · centrifuge, Insane

posted by Nastassia Lopez This May, Dave’s wish for a centrifuge came true when Unilever donated their old Sorvall RC2-B to the school’s Tech department.  The ‘fuge has a permanent home in Dave’s lair, and though it’s built like a bomb shelter, and not the most elegant instrument, this big guy is refrigerated and can […]

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Centrifugation: Spin it Faster. More More.

July 30th, 2009 · 30 Comments · centrifuge

posted by Dave Arnold We asked for comments on centrifugation and got some really great responses—so many, in fact, that we wanted to do another post. If you don’t know about centrifugation (what’s a rotor, what are g forces, why the hell should I care, etc., etc.) see our other posts here and here. To recap, […]

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Oh Lord, won't you buy me a new centrifuge

July 21st, 2009 · 33 Comments · centrifuge

Posted by Mindy Lvoff While I was in LA a few weeks ago, I checked in with Dave by phone and he asked how close I was to San Jose…  It turns out that he had purchased yet another centrifuge and wondered whether or not I wanted to pick it up and fly it home. […]

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Corny Corn McCorn. The Corn Syrup King.

June 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments · centrifuge, Corn

Posted by Dave Arnold Tomorrow the school is hosting a premiere party for the movie Food, Inc. The movie rightly comes out against the factory food system here in the U.S. Our dependence on monoculture corn is called out in particular. I thought it would be hilarious to serve some fancy-dan corn syrup at the […]

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Centrifuged Walnut Oil

June 3rd, 2009 · 5 Comments · centrifuge

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Our first problem with our “new” centrifuge: no cups to centrifuge product in.  We ordered bottles, only to find that they didn’t fit our centrifuge.  After calling to exchange them, we were still chomping at the bit—Dave wanted to centrifuge and he wanted to centrifuge now.  One of our interns, Ricardo […]

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Centrifuges in the Kitchen

May 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · centrifuge

Posted by Dave Arnold This is the first of a series of posts on centrifugation that will eventually be a primer. What is a centrifuge and why would we want one? A centrifuge is a device that spins at high speed to separate products into parts based on density. The faster you spin it, the […]

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The hunt for Alan Slesinski's centrifuge

May 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments · centrifuge, Insane

Posted by Mindy Nguyen Sometimes we get lucky, or maybe it’s more than that. Maybe if you’re good to your students, your students will be good to you. Well, a former Sous Vide Intensive student, Alan Slesinski, seems to be of that last mindset and he just happened to have an old centrifuge that he […]

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