Pasteurisation v/s Nature

Raw milk essentially is milk that has come straight from the udders of the cow. It doesn't go through any form of processing, nor any chemical alternations. Touted as a superfood by some and hazardous to health by others, raw milk has become one of the most infamous dairy products of the modern era. With … Continue reading Pasteurisation v/s Nature

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Rotten – A Review

Netflix’s latest take on the food industry, “Rotten” leaves you feeling uncomfortable, slightly bored and at times very perplexed. Brought you by Zero Point Zero Productions, the same guys behind the Anthony Bourdain shows, the show lacks luster as it delivers some very powerful messages. Through its six episodes, “Rotten” touches upon topics like market … Continue reading Rotten – A Review

Artificial Sweeteners: How Natural is Natural?

A common theory about is taste is that there is a strong correlation between an individual's consumption of a particular flavour and his / her preferred intensity. For this reason two individuals might have varying descriptions, in terms of flavour, of the same food product. Natural sugar alternatives have popularised in the last decade due … Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners: How Natural is Natural?

Sugar: What does it do to our food?

Sugar and processed food have been inextricably intertwined for decades now. Sugar or sucrose as some call it, has many technological properties that are beneficial for large scale food manufacturers. Before food processing turned industrial, sugar along with salt and fat were used primarily as preservatives. They were added to homemade condiments jams, ketchup, pickles, etc. … Continue reading Sugar: What does it do to our food?

Bread Baking: Stages of Fermentation

Fermentation, as explained earlier, is essential to the bread making process. Without it, your bread will lack flavor, texture and proportion. Fermentation in bread is slightly different from our common understanding because the process is shorter and therefore more dependent on the baker’s skill than natural progression. The fermentation process can be divided into two … Continue reading Bread Baking: Stages of Fermentation