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The Science of Gastronomy

This course will introduce you to some of the science behind food preparation, cooking methods, and generally, the enjoyment of food. The ultimate goal is to inspire you to apply scientific principles in your everyday cooking, including the principles of manipulating the human perception of food.

Start Date: Mar 01, 2014


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This course introduces a collection of basic scientific principles, in the areas of biology, chemistry and physics, that underpin their applications in cuisine preparation and the enjoyment of food.


  • Dates: Mar 01, 2014 to Apr 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: King L Chow, Lam Lung Yeung
  • Institution: Coursera

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About Coursera: Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

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