Science and Cooking Lecture

Science and Cooking Lecture

Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, to speak on "Why do we cook the way we do?"

REDLANDS, Oct. 4, 2012– University of Redlands Center for Science and Mathematics will sponsor a presentation by Jeff Potter, who will speak on the topic "Why do we cook the way we do?" in order to explore the science behind food. By understanding food science—the composition of ingredients, the importance of temperature on chemical reactions, and the techniques used by scientists to unravel mysteries—you can turn out a better meal and have fun at the same time! Following the presentation, there will be a book signing with books available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public.

What: Lecture on the Science behind Cooking

Who: Jeff Potter, Speaker
Author of Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food.

Jeff studied computer science and visual art at Brown University. He worked as a software engineer, creating everything from interactive museum exhibits to scientific visualizations while cooking for friends as a way to escape. These days Jeff wanders the globe to give the occasional talk on food science and works on unusual food challenges.

Jeff has appeared on NPR, The Today Show, CNN International, Food Network, and the Cooking Channel. He is also a trustee and spokesperson for Awesome Food, a non-profit that gives out monthly micro-grants for innovative ideas involving food.

When: Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m.

Where: Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA

Event Contact
Alan Deweerd

Media Contact
Karen Bergh


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