Learn All the Food Science You Can Hold, in Just Three Days

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Come with Harold McGee, on a journey to the land of science!Photo: AFP/ Getty Images


The nation's most influential food scientist, Harold McGee, is going to be giving a three-day seminar at the French Culinary Institute from March 15 to 17, but we were at first a little hesitant about going. The last time we attended such a talk, by molecular gastronomist Herv This, the great mans pronouncements were so profound, and his insights into the nature of matter so complex, that we were stymied and had to be woken up by security guards long after everyone else departed. McGee, though, will be giving practical demonstrations for three days, including six ways of searing a steak, everything you wanted to know about eggs and emulsions, and, on day three, a futuristic tour of enzymes, hydrocolloids, and equipment such as freeze dryers vacuum packaging, and rotary evaporators. Who could resist such a curriculum? For three days and $1,200, you can be the chef of the future!

Harold McGee Lecture Series [French Culinary Institute]
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