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August 25 - The Science of Cooking with Professor PJ Alaimo

summer2019-10

August 25 - The Science of Cooking with Professor PJ Alaimo summer2019-10

Professor Alaimo (PJ) teaches organic chemistry at Seattle University and has combined his knowledge of chemistry with his great love of food.Before he received his PhD in organic chemistry from UC Berkeley, he worked for six years in restaurant kitchens in Detroit.Seattle University students get the opportunity to take his Chemistry of Food and Cooking class, but we can enjoy his expertise with an afternoon at the farm. He will spend the day with us explaining the science of cooking and make us better cooks with this insight.PJ will demonstrate the uses of sous vide cooking by preparing tender beef, perfect hollandaise sauce and ideal eggs. He will explain the nature of proteins and how we cook meat and eggs with different types of heat and processes to produce the ideal, tender juicy steak and the perfectly cooked egg.At the end of the afternoon we will enjoy beef with the Maillard effect to further understand the nature of amino acids, and fresh ice cream made with liquid nitrogen.If you were thinking about getting a home sous vide machine, or just want to poach your morning eggs in a more consistent manner, this is the class for you.

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