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New Hydrocolloids Primer

July 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · hydrocolloids

Posted by Mindy Lvoff In our effort to keep you both entertained and informed, please check out our new Hydrocolloids Primer (which is mostly the informed part of that combo). All current and future primers can always be accessed on our Primers page. If the Hydrocolloids primer piques your interest and you want learn more, […]

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Polenta-free Polenta

June 30th, 2009 · Comments Off · Polenta

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Besides an impromptu margarita tasting during last week’s Hydrocolloids Intensive class, Nils and Dave also discovered a new recipe for polenta—one that doesn’t require the use of dried polenta, or any grains whatsoever. Instead, Nils and Dave use gellan, Kelcogel F (aka: low acyl), to turn a full-flavored chicken, porcini, and […]

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Pecan Yokan

June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Pecan Yokan

Posted by Mindy Nguyen Dave was looking through Khymos and found a recipe for yōkan, a classic Japanese pastry made by mixing red bean paste, agar, and sugar. Dave’s not actually a fan of the yokan taste, but he does enjoy its signature dense texture. As you know, we’ve been creating a lot of fresh […]

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Cold Buttered Rum

June 16th, 2009 · 19 Comments · cocktails

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Remember that butter syrup that we mentioned in our Red Hot Poker post?  You know, the one where we emulsified butter and water together with the help of a handy little blend of gum arabic and xanthan gum from TIC Gums (TIC Pretested Ticaloid 310 S).  Well, we found that just […]

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Upcoming Classes: Hydrocolloids Intensive

May 28th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Since we’re in the midst of our Sous-Vide Intensive class, I just wanted to post a reminder about the next Advanced Studies class that Nils and Dave are teaching. “Magic Potions: Hydrocolloids” covers the ins & outs of using hydrocolloids in the kitchen. The 2-day class starts June 25th and can […]

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Experimental Cuisine Collective Anniversary Symposium

May 21st, 2009 · 5 Comments · Tech Demo

Posted by Mindy Nguyen On Monday, Nils participated in the Experimental Cuisine Collective’s symposium, “From Science to Sensation,” discussing how and where science and food intersect. If you’re following us here on the blog or have had the pleasure to dine on a dish that Nils has prepared, then you no doubt have an appreciation […]

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Agar Tobiko

May 18th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Agar

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Purpose: Make tobiko-sized hydrocolloid beads Technologies Used: Hydrocolloids, Emulsifiers During our two-day Hydrocolloids class at the French Culinary Institute, students inevitably want to know how to make “caviar” beads. Whether using agar or alginates, and no matter how steady your hand, you inevitably end up with Ikura or salmon roe-sized spheres. […]

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FCI Student Demo (April 30, 2009)

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Tech Demo

Posted by Sophie Brickman Purpose: Demonstrate how to use technology to improve and expand your dishes Techniques: Vacuum-infusion, Distillation, Carbonation, Hydrocolloids, Low-Temperature Cooking, Liquid Nitrogen Menu Deep-fried scrapple w/ maple-infused cabbage, sauerkraut, and 62°C poached quail egg Mokume-gane fish with liquid-nitrogen-powdered dill crème fraîche, pressure-cooked mustard seed, pumpernickel toast, Aleppo oil-infused apple and cabbage salad […]

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FCI Student Demo (February 3, 2009)

May 6th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Purpose: Demonstration of how to use technology to improve and expand your dishes Techniques: Vacuum-infusion, Distillation (rotovap), Carbonation, Hydrocolloids, Hot Pokerage… For the February Nils & Dave demo for student and alumni at The FCI, we decided that the theme should be: delicious food… and drink… using technology. Any demo that […]

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