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Food Science essays: Academic writing and Writer’s block

Some posts and downloadable material might be available only to subscribers. This will help me manage the blog and, hopefully, be able to give you better and frequent content. Subscribe to keep reading the rest of the article. So, here is the moment. You are in front of a white paper (or a screen), trying to understand the correct sentence to start your essay with, … Continue reading Food Science essays: Academic writing and Writer’s block

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Healthier meat products and sensory challenges

We live in a world where consumers have become more aware of the relationship between health and diet. If we look at things like functional foods, we have all noticed an increase in offers from probiotic enriched beverages to cereal bars to protein and fibre fortification, healthier meat products and meat analogues. Looking at these specifically, I guess you might have already tried some, and … Continue reading Healthier meat products and sensory challenges

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3D food printing: Printable ingredients

Do you remember when we first mentioned 3D food printing (and our podcast episode)? I remember writing that this is a very innovative food processing technique that will have its use in foods and material sciences, medicine, and the pharmaceutical field (among the many). If you read the article or listened to the podcast episode, you remember that we mentioned some particular challenges related to … Continue reading 3D food printing: Printable ingredients

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4 Food Trends we will see growing in 2022

Some posts and downloadable material might be available only to subscribers. This will help me manage the blog and, hopefully, be able to give you better and frequent content. Subscribe to keep reading the rest of the article. 2022 has recently started, and as usual, I am looking into what is ahead of us regarding food trends. I was delighted to see that most of … Continue reading 4 Food Trends we will see growing in 2022

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Essay question words explained

Some posts and downloadable material might be available only to subscribers. This will help me manage the blog and, hopefully, be able to give you better and frequent content. Subscribe to keep reading the rest of the article. It is this time of the academic year. Semester one is slowly coming to an end and you are writing your end-of-semester assignments, perhaps an essay-type of … Continue reading Essay question words explained

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How to treat alcohol side effects with Asparagus

Have you ever had more than a glass of wine during a lively dinner and felt quite dizzy and tired the day after? I believe that everyone is quite familiar with the unpleasant effects of alcohol, especially the young ones with the so-called hangover. When I was a young Erasmus student in Spain I didn’t properly know that determined foods (other than kebab and french … Continue reading How to treat alcohol side effects with Asparagus

Job search: How to identify your skills

Some posts and downloadable material might be available only to subscribers. This will help me manage the blog and, hopefully, be able to give you better and frequent content. Subscribe to keep reading the rest of the article. As a teaching fellow and as a student personal tutor, I am in contact with many students during my working days. I receive questions regarding assessments and … Continue reading Job search: How to identify your skills

Food Science books for food lovers

Christmas is approaching, and soon we will be looking for inspirations and ideas for our holiday gifts. I obviously love gifting food to my loved ones, and since I live in the UK and am also very often in Spain, whenever I go back to Italy, I bring back something typically Spanish or English. Another thing that I love gifting is books, and since most … Continue reading Food Science books for food lovers

Who are the supertasters and why is food so bitter to them

Have you ever guessed what is the secret behind the science of taste and flavour? Do you know if you are a supertaster? Supertaster is not the name of a new superhero and for sure –or maybe not– it will not be featured in the next Marvel movie but you should know that the supertasters are hiding among us, you might be one as well. … Continue reading Who are the supertasters and why is food so bitter to them

Grasshopper Pasta: Why insect-based food is the future, and how do western countries adapt?

When we think about insects we have in mind the horrible creature that Kafka described in his Metamorphosis, or the unpleasant “guest” we sometimes host in our kitchens during warm summers. If you go and tell an Italian grandma that soon we will produce pasta with insect flour she would probably have a heart attack. Well, get ready foodies because this is already happening! It … Continue reading Grasshopper Pasta: Why insect-based food is the future, and how do western countries adapt?

Superfoods, egg and fat replacers: meet Chia Seeds

Everyone of us has used chia seeds at least once in their lifetime. We can use chia seeds during our breakfast, when making bread, or making cereal bars. Chia seeds are native of southern Mexico and northern Guatemala and they were once used as a medicinal from Mayas and Aztecs. The word ‘chia’ means ‘strenght’ in Mayan and ancient warriors use to eat Chia seeds … Continue reading Superfoods, egg and fat replacers: meet Chia Seeds