Modernist Cuisine at Home

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Public Lecture 10 (2012)
Key Lesson: Mathematical Modelling. How can we discover the underlying reasons for the times, temperatures.
Nathan Myhrvold, co-author of Modernist Cuisine, discusses his new book, Modernist Cuisine at Home.

Overview of the Science

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Equation of the Week

The full diffusion equation looks like this:

$$ \frac{du}{dt} = \alpha \frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2} $$

In the class, we use this approximation:

$$ t_{cook} = \frac{L^2}{\pi D_{heat}} \ln\left( {\frac{T_{ext} - T_0}{T_{ext}-T_{target}}} \right) $$

Beyond the Recipe

Try out the Modernist Cuisine Pressure-Cooked Carrot Soup Recipe, described on this blog post.