The Massachussetts Institute of Technology offers online a great free open educational resource called
Open Course Ware (OCW) for a high variety of areas of knowledge of which I am a very fond user. My
surprise this week was founding that they also teach cooking! Here you have the course URLs and description:

Kitchen Chemistry
Kitchen Chemistry: recipes

"This seminar is designed to be an experimental and hands-on approach to applied chemistry (as seen in
cooking). Cooking may be the oldest and most widespread application of chemistry and recipes may be
the oldest practical result of chemical research. We shall do some cooking experiments to illustrate some
chemical principles, including extraction, denaturation, and phase changes."

Some topics studied: Guacamole, Death by Chocolate (ou, yeah! :), Jams and Jellies, Wacky Cake, Emulsifiers.


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