What if you could eat science? Good news -- you can! Let us show you the menu!
The Food Lab is a series based on the explosively popular column by J. Kenji López-Alt at Serious Eats, the internet home of all things delicious, founded by Ed Levine. Kenji is joined on the show by intrepid video journalist and food enthusiast Katie Quinn.
Together, Kenji and Katie explore and explain the sometimes complicated scientific principles behind everyday cooking—and how you can use science to cook better (and eat better). For example, why are there so many myths about properly cooking steak? How many emulsions did you eat this week? Is there anything more complicated than cookie chemistry? And what's really going on when you boil water?
But this is more than just learning fun facts. Each episode of the Food Lab arms you with useful techniques and tips for improving your eating, your way. Once you get the science, cook up your own new ideas. And you can even eat the failed experiments! Well, most of the time ...
EPISODE RELEASE SCHEDULE
7/21 - CHEESEBURGERS and EMULSIONS
8/18 - BOILING WATER and CHICKEN
9/15 - COOKIES and STEAK
J. KENJI LÓPEZ-ALT is managing culinary director of Serious Eats, and author of the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab and forthcoming eponymous book. A restaurant-trained chef and former editor at Cook's Illustrated magazine, Kenji lives in San Francisco with his wife Adri and two dogs.
KATIE QUINN is a video journalist and food enthusiast. She's been in the media industry for years as a digital shooter, producer, editor, and host. She loves a good story, a good laugh, and a good meal.