food science

VIDEO: Beer Foam | Serving Up Science

Mar 2, 2020

Find out the science behind beer foam with host Sheril Kirshenbaum. 

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Explore the science of dark chocolate from percentages, health benefits, taste and texture. 

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VIDEO: Umami | Serving Up Science

Nov 11, 2019

Grape juice, walnuts, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, and anchovies all have one thing in common. It’s known as our 5th taste: umami!  

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VIDEO: Stinky Cheese | Serving Up Science

Oct 28, 2019
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Have you ever noticed certain cheeses smell really bad? Food scientist Sheril Kirshenbaum is here to explain all of the smells! 

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When you're shopping in the seafood section, which do you choose? Do you go with wild? Or farmed? It’s a difficult choice.

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Ever wonder how pickles get their taste? Sheril Kirshenbaum is here to explain how it all happens. 

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'Serving Up Science’ from WKAR and Michigan State University explores the reasons behind the recipe and offers tasty tips on your favorite foods

Why let meat rest between cooking and serving? It’s an important step for a juicy steak.

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WKAR's Serving Up Science Closes 2019 MSU Science Festival

Apr 21, 2019
Serving Up Science, MSU Science Festival
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WKAR's podcast "Serving Up Science" taught dozens of people about the science behind taste. It was the final signature event of Michigan State University's seventh annual Science Festival.


Churning Is Learning at MSU Dairy Store

Jul 5, 2018
Sparty with ice cream
Courtesy / MSU Dairy Store

The Michigan State University Dairy Store is hailed as one of the tastiest ice cream shops in the country.

Demand for the dessert only rises with the temperatures.